Ryan Reynolds can’t stop talking.
It’s a serious problem.
Not for him—he loves the sound of his own voice. But everyone who’s working on Deadpool 2 has got to be sick of Reynolds’ constant stream-of-thought monologues by this point, and the movie hasn’t even started filming yet.
If you’d heard the news that John Wick director David Leitch has been hired to direct the Deadpool sequel, you probably haven’t thought to yourself, “boy, I wonder what Ryan Reynolds thinks of this decision?”.
You wouldn’t ask yourself that question, because you already know the answer. Ryan Reynolds is happy about getting David Leitch on board. If he wasn’t, Leitch wouldn’t have been hired.
But, just to make extra sure that you don’t forget about him even for one second, Entertainment Weekly’s man of the year (at least he’s better choice than the guy TIME picked) has publicly thrown his support behind the man that will be tentatively giving him suggestions for most of next year.
“Everybody was just a fan of his work. He’s just a guy who’s so muscular with his action. He also really understands those Deadpool sensibilities and where we need to take the franchise from here.”
Let’s leave aside the fact that Reynold’s reference to Leich’s "muscular action" sounds like a euphemism for his penis. That’s low-hanging fruit, and we’ve got bigger issues to address.
“I love John Wick. One of the things that David Leitch does that very few filmmakers can do these days is they can make a movie on an ultra tight minimal budget look like it was shot for 10-15 times what it cost.”
There you have it. What’s the secret to being hired for a Deadpool movie? Be cheap.
Be really, really cheap. Because Fox already has to shell out for Ryan Reynolds, and the movie’s lead actor doesn’t even want a director to get in the way of his own artistic genius anyway.
David Leitch is being brought onto this project because for some unknown, foolish reason, Hollywood doesn’t like making movies without a director.
Make no mistake, though: he’s only there to tick boxes. Ryan Reynolds wants all the glory for himself, and has already made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t like to share.
Here’s hoping Leitch won’t be too disappointed when he finds this out first-hand. On his first day, Ryan Reynolds will ask him to fetch coffee for everyone, and will move around all the cameras while he’s not looking.
But hey, at least this movie won’t feature a dead dog, right?
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