Ryan Reynolds is the frontrunner for the Highlander remake — just let him be Deadpool, dammit!

Illustration for article titled Ryan Reynolds is the frontrunner for the emHighlander/em remake — just let him be Deadpool, dammit!

Is someone hellbent on finding the worst ways to make Ryan Reynolds a big ticket leading man? News of his next possible project has us scratching our heads — Reynolds might be the new lead in the Highlander reboot. Commence "there can only be one" jokes now.

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According to Variety, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intruders) has Reynolds lined up to star in this hush-hush reboot that no one asked for. Sure, he knows how to use a sword, but we'd all much rather see Reynolds waving the blade of Deadpool, not trying to kill immortals in a kilt.

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yankton
Yankton, née Spacemonkey Mafia

If a Highlander reboot is going to happen, I'd really like to see a non-anglo from not Scotland as the lead. I loved the original in all it's beautiful, "I'm a forensic scientist who also happens to be a published authority on ancient swords." glory, but there's a whole planet's worth of history, and it'd be neat to take the conceit and do something new(-ish) with it.

I never really watched the show, which I'm sure has a rich cast of supporting global characters, but every time I try to watch it, I black out only to wake up with an episode of 'Renegade' playing.