The idea of Highlander being rebooted/reimagined has been kicking around Hollywood for some time now. The powers that be, in this case Lionsgate, have now officially green lit the project. They have signed on Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intruders) to sit in the director’s chair. They have tasked Art Marcum, Matt Holloway (Iron Man) and Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight: Breaking Dawn) to pen the new venture. But the big question is: Who will don the kilt and be Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod? The powers answer to this question….
Ryan Reynolds…. SCHWAAAA?
Don’t get me wrong. I like Ryan. He seems like a loveable guy. He is charming, witty and undeniably a good looking dude… but for this role… I am skeptical. And the last time I was this skeptical about him being cast in something, Green Lantern happened. He was ok, but he was not the right choice for Hal Jordan and I really question him as the choice for Connor MacLeod.
Kevin McKidd would make a fantastic Highlander… mostly because he is one… Not a mythical human who fights for ‘The Prize’ but no, an actual Scotsman. I would love to see him play that role. But it doesn’t look like that will happen. It should… but it won’t.
Now what does this mean for Deadpool, the role that Ryan is actually right for? From what I have read, it doesn’t look good for the snarky superhero. Not good at all. This is sad; because when I heard they were making that movie I was excited. Now the likelihood of Deadpool seeing the light of day is slim to none and I think I see slim buying a train ticket for a different destination.