As The Highlander preps for a major franchise reboot, the studios are searching high and low for an actor for the title role.  They may have found it in Ryan Reynolds.

According to Variety, the actor is in talks with Lionsgate-Summit to play the character Christopher Lambert made famous.  It isn’t clear at this time if the role has been offered, but it looks like Reynolds is interested in playing the part.

Highlander is being directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, with Neal Moritz and Peter David producing.

via Variety

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8 Comments

  1. I’m going to go ahead and say what I’m sure no one else is willing to: I’ll withhold judgment till I see it.

  2. Why not? Sure he’s not Hal Jordan or Conner McLeod but Reynolds is due for a signature series. I’m still upset that Dynamite pretty much cancelled any more Highlander comics. Yes, I’m an actual Highlander fan.

  3. I would rather see him in Deadpool. The Highlander needs a real Scotsman. It’s just not the same without the accent.

  4. I don’t care as long as they fin someone who can actually wield a sword and use more then the crappy theater technique that every other movie uses…

  5. Reynolds is too much of a pretty boy for the role. I agree he would do well in Deadpool. There isn’t much I have seen him in that I can say I enjoyed. Not against Reynolds per se, but his roles haven’t been that great.

    Having just seen Avengers a couple of times, I could see Jeremy Renner in the MacLeod role.

  6. Reynolds doesn’t have the right kind of thing for the role, IMO. I can just see him shooting out some of that cynical “Waiting” humor and sarcasm and ruining the whole feel of mystique. Lambert was just the right amount of badass with that little bit of snide humor to make it work. I’m worried Reynolds will take it too far.

    Also, if it ain’t broke, don’t friggin’ fix it, Hollywood, you moronic jackholes! No remake needed or wanted, but that’s personal opinion, I suppose…

  7. I don’t see it.

    However, if the info got jumbled somewhere along the way, I think, maybe he could play the Kurgan.

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