Ryan Reynolds's Hollywood domination may have been a long time in the making but his recent success in the record-breaking, box office-busting Deadpool has firmly cemented this adorable, endlessly witty, devilishly-handsome super-dad on the star circuit. And we couldn't be happier about it.
This also means, of course, that he now has the ability to be picky about the movies he stars in and is probably the reason why each one of his three upcoming films all sound pretty damn awesome:
1. The Hitman's Bodyguard
Partnering up with an absolutely bangin' cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek and Daredevil's Élodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds plays the world's top protection agent in the action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard. The story follows Reynolds and his new client, the hitman (Jackson), and considering they both come to the field carrying totally opposite agendas — decimate and protect — they hate each other. Regardless, they're now pinned side by side with 24 hours to get from England to the Hague with only a murderous Eastern European dictator (Oldman) standing in their way.
They had me at the cast line-up, tbh. Get in my face immediately.
Release date: 18 August 2017
2. Deadpool 2
I know right? You're probably wondering whose balls he had to fondle to get a second movie — but who TF cares? It's coming and we could not be more excited to see Reynolds return as the Merc with a Mouth.
The movie was green-lit earlier this year and while we don't know much about the plot as of yet, we can happily chow down on chimichangas until that point — and, as 20th Century Fox has announced that October 6, 2017 and March 2, 2018 are set in stone for Marvel movies, it's most likely Deadpool 2 will hit theaters on one of those days.
Release date: 12 January 2018
In Skydance and Sony Picture's sci-fi pic Life, Ryan Reynolds is doing a Matt Damon and flitting off to Mars, except unlike Damon, he comes back promptly with the rest of his International Space Station crew, carrying actual proof of otherworldly signs of life.
Co-starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal — who's had a good run of late following boxing drama Southpaw and creepy thriller Nightcrawler — Life reunites Reynolds with familiar faces: Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and Daniel Espinosa, the director behind Safe House.
While many details of the plot are still left under wraps, an A.I. movie starring these Hollywood golden boys seems like pretty decent Oscar fodder, don't you agree?
Release date: 12 May 2017
Well, there you have it guys, three upcoming roles featuring Reynolds that, if I'm honest, all sound awesome!