We’ve all enjoyed the ongoing feud between secret best friends Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds over the years but I think we’re ready for the next stage: a proper Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds movie, and no, X-Men Origins: Wolverine doesn’t count.
Both Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds have worked with Shawn Levy before and that director told THR that he wants to be the one to bring the two actors together.
What we want is to fold it all in together and make a big, fat bromance sandwich of a movie, because the world wants the Hugh Jackman-Ryan Reynolds movie. I don’t know exactly what it’s going to be, but I know it needs to be me who directs it.
Now that Shawn Levy will be taking the helm of Deadpool 3, perhaps the perfect moment has arrived; after all, Reynolds has been badgering Jackman about reprising this Wolverine role for some time, but I suppose Marvel Studios probably has plans for Wolverine.
Speaking of sequels, several of Shawn Levy’s movies have followups in the works, including Free Guy. 20th Century Studios president Steve Asbell recently confirmed that more Free Guy movies are on the way and Levy said that Reynolds and himself are “very proactively developing” a sequel with original screenwriters Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn. There’s also a Real Steel series in development for Disney+, but Levy said that the series is “its own thing entirely” and that he’s “not giving up the hope or the possibility of a sequel as well.“
Shawn Levy’s latest movie, The Adam Project, is now streaming on Netflix. Ryan Reynolds stars as Adam Reed, a wounded time traveler from 2050 who has ventured into the past on a rogue rescue mission to search for Laura (Zoe Saldana), the woman he loves, who got lost in the time-space continuum under mysterious circumstances. When Adam’s ship gets damaged, he’s sent spiraling back to 2022, and the only place he knows from this era of his life: home. There, he meets up with his twelve-year-old self (Walker Scobell) and must come to terms with his past in order to save the future. You can check out a review of the film from our own Gaius Bolling right here.