Ryan Reynolds Reveals He’s Given Up on Playing This Superhero: ‘I Think All of Those Ships Have Sailed’


The conflict between Marvel and DC is unlikely to end any time soon. However, a few actors have played characters for both companies. Ben Affleck, for example, was Marvel’s Daredevil before he became Batman. So it is possible to get over it. But Ryan Reynolds – who may be locked into a big Marvel deal – does not hold out hope for DC ‘s return.

Ryan Reynolds on 'Today'
Ryan Reynolds on ‘Today’ | Nathan Congleton / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank

Ryan Reynolds featured in the 2011 Green Lantern crash

Reynolds ’history as Deadpool is well documented. But even before he played Deadpool – sort of – in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the actor was the first Marvel hero Blade: Trinity‘s Hannibal King. The outcome of that film was very rocky, with star Wesley Snipes raising heads with director David S. Goyer. But he found Reynolds in the doorway of the comic book movie.

2011’s Green Lantern perhaps feels like a great career opportunity. On paper, the story of a cocky pilot who becomes a space cop with a powerful ring looks like a winner. But the film garnered disappointing numbers in box offices and false reviews from critics. So Warner Bros. pressed. plans for the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) to Man of Steeland free.

Reynolds plans to eventually bring Deadpool to the MCU

Instead, Reynolds looks set to double his promise to Deadpool. Since Disney acquired Fox, the Merc with the Mouth is heading to Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). However, Marvel Studios has not made any official announcements about it Deadpool 3 still.

Reportedly, one reason behind this is the question of how you should introduce the R rate Deadpool series into the MCU. Given the sheer size of the character, Reynolds will definitely show up at some point. But fans shouldn’t keep their eyes peeled for Deadpool when Level 4 comes around.