Ryan Reynolds Exits Highlander
There can only be one, but that one won’t be Ryan Reynolds.
The X-Men Origins: Wolverine and R.I.P.D. actor has walked away from Summit Entertainment’s planned reboot of The Highlander, according to The Wrap. Reynolds had been attached to the project for nearly a year, joining mere months before director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo left in December. Without another director in place, Reynolds also walked away from the franchise.
The Wrap suggests that “Reynolds’ exit may actually prove beneficial for the project, as a new director will be able to cast a new leading man rather than inherit a previous filmmaker’s decision.”
The Highlander reboot once again focuses on immortal Scottish warrior Connor MacLeod, played in the original film by Christopher Lambert. Summit, it’s never too late to just give Lambert a call.