Actor Ryan Reynolds has quit acting once out of desperation. A chance encounter with actor Chris William Martin changed his destiny forever. Seeing Reynolds in a wretched state, Martin took him to with him LA and the two aspiring actors started chasing their dreams. In 1998, Reynolds landed the role of Berg in ‘Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place.’ Though the sitcom was a moderate success, Reynolds managed to get more roles. He gathered momentum with popular comedies both in movies and TV.
In the second stage of his career, Reynolds shifted his focus to dramatic roles with projects like ‘Buried,’ ‘Woman in Gold,’ and ‘Life.’ In the third leg, he picked up action flicks like ‘Blade: Trinity,’ ‘Green Lantern’ and ‘Safe House.’ His experiments with several genres culminated in the 2016 movie ‘Deadpool,‘ and the rest is history. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Ryan Reynolds movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Ryan Reynolds films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Ryan Reynolds movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
9. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Ryan Reynolds voices the iconic Pikachu in the upcoming action-comedy ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu.’ The movie revolves around a son’s search for his missing father. He is helped by detective Pikachu. When Pikachu learns that it can communicate with the young man Tim Goodman, played Justice Smith, they team up to find Goodman’s father who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The live-action flick is directed by Robert Letterman. The other cast includes Suki Waterhouse, Kathryn Newton, Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, Rita Ora, Rob Delaney, and Ken Watanabe. ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ hits theaters on May 10, 2019.
8. 6 Underground (TBA)
Ryan Reynolds teams up with ‘Transformers’ director Michael Bay for the action flick ‘6 Underground.’ The actor reunites with ‘Deadpool’ executive producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote ‘6 Underground’ for Michael Bay. The other cast includes Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Lior Raz, Payman Maadi, and Dave Franco. Though the plot details are kept under tight wraps, speculative reports suggest that the movie follows 6 billionaires who fake their death to form a covert vigilante squad to fight the evil. “Making this movie was an experience I will never forget”, Reynolds told Variety after wrapping up the movie in December 2018. ‘6 Underground,’ which is in the post-production stage, will be released through Netflix soon.
7. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2020)
‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ is a sequel of the 2017 movie ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard.’ Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson return for more action in the second instalment along with Salma Hayek. Directed by Patrick Hughes, the first movie was an action-comedy that follows a high-profile bodyguard of underworld celebrities. Reynolds plays the role of Bodyguard, while Samuel L. Jackson plays The Hitman and Salma Hayek his wife. Bodyguard finds himself entangled with a dangerous plot involving The Hitman. When an Interpol agent, played by Frank Grillo, joins The Bodyguard, The Hitman and The Wife, the foursome brace up for the final battle to prevent a deadly cyber attack. Patrick Hughes, who helmed the first movie, is expected to direct the sequel from a script by Tom O’Connor. ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard‘ hits theaters in 2020.
6. The Croods 2 (2020)
The DreamWorks’ animated movie ‘The Croods 2’ features an ensemble voice cast that includes Nicolas Cage (Grug), Emma Stone (Eep), Ryan Reynolds (Guy), Catherine Keener (Ugga), Cloris Leachman (Gran), Clark Duke (Thunk), Peter Dinklage (Phil Betterman) and Leslie Mann (Hope Betterman). The movie is a sequel to the 2013 Oscar-nominated animated feature ‘The Croods.’ Reynolds voices the wandering nomad Guy in the sequel. Guy lost all his family members in a tragedy and his only friend is the pet sloth, Belt. He is the second most powerful person in the order of the Croods. The movie revolves around the Croods, who’re facing the biggest threat after they left behind the cave in the form of another powerful family. ‘The Croods 2‘ hits theaters on December 23, 2020.
5. Free Guy (2020)
Ryan Reynolds joins hands with Shawn Levy for the sci-fi action-comedy flick ‘Free Guy’. The movie is directed by Shawn Levy from a script by Matt Lieberman. The plot revolves around the protagonist who realizes one day that he is living inside a video game. And it means his existence is in the mercy of the makers of the game! Reynolds plays the central character of Guy, a bank teller who learns he is trapped in a video game. Guy teams up with a cute avatar within the game to prevent the creators from shutting down their world. Written by Matt Lieberman, the movie also stars Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, and Taika Waititi. ‘Free Guy’ hits theaters on July 3, 2020.
4. X-Force (TBA)
Disney’s acquisition of Fox hit the ‘Deadpool’ spin-off ‘X-Force’ straight in the heart. Zazie Beetz’s Domino and Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson team up again for this next adventure. Drew Goddard is also attached to the project as director. But creator Rob Liefeld took to Twitter that the project is a victim of the Disney-Fox merger, though Reynolds’ wholehearted welcome message to Disney indicates that the actor is ready to return with ‘X-Force.’ All the fans have is a promise of Walt Disney Chairman Bob Iger. He told Variety that Disney will keep making the adult-oriented ‘Deadpool’ movies in the future. But the fate of ‘X-Force’ is still uncertain.
3. Deadpool 3 (TBA)
‘Deadpool’ fans are anxious about Wade Wilson’s future under the reign of Disney. But it is almost confirmed that there will be a third instalment for Ryan Reynolds’ iconic ‘Deadpool’ franchise. Reynolds has confirmed in January that ‘Deadpool 3‘ is on. But the actor didn’t slip anything more than saying, “looking to go in a completely different direction” in the third installment. ‘Deadpool’ creator Rob Liefeld has also confirmed the third instalment is on its way. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick also return as writers for the third movie. Though uncertainty still looms over the project, it’s just a matter of when.
2. Clue (TBA)
‘Clue’ is a crime drama based on the board game of the same name. Reynolds reunites with his ‘Deadpool’ writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick for the crime drama. The movie is a part of a three-year first-look deal Reynolds inked with Fox. The game, which was first introduced in 1949, follows a contest to find who among the six suspects killed the victim. The winner has to find the exact location and the weapon used in the crime. Each player assumes the role of a suspect and competes to find the real culprit. More details of the project haven’t been revealed yet.
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1. Don’t (2019 – )
Ryan Reynolds produces the original family game show ‘Don’t’ for ABC. Described as a comedic physical game show, ‘Don’t’ features four families taking on various challenges. Each episode follows one family and with a certain rule for them — Don’t’ do a particular action or thing. For example, the contestants might be told “don’t laugh’ or “don’t scream.” The family which fails to perform the challenge successfully will be eliminated. Reynolds executive produces ‘Don’t’ along with Banijay Studios North America president and CEO David Goldberg, Caroline Baumgard and Maximum Effort’s George Dewey. ABC is yet to announce a release date for the show.
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