Ryan Reynolds may have starred in one of this years runaway hits Deadpool but there were points in his career where he was sure he would never be a working actor again, let alone a superhero again.
Speaking on Variety’s Actors on Actors, to Empire star Taraji P. Henson, he said “I was pretty much unhireable”
“I represented the death of the superhero for a while,” he said candidly to his colleague Henson. Green Lantern was released in 2011 to widespread disaproval from critics an fans alike.
This year however saw Reynolds get back into costume as what could be described as a superhero in one of the comedies of the year Deadpool.
Deadpool was a passion project for Reynolds who spent almost ten years trying to get the merc with a mouth to the big screen.
Rumours of on-set rifts between Reynolds and director Tim Miller seem to have been confirmed as Miller will be replaced for Deadpool two.
With one wanting to go big and the other wanting to go for the indie super hero feel of the first the pair will not team up again for what they are calling creative differences.
Although Miller has praised Reynolds dedication to bringing the superhero to the big screen in the first place.
Although the director of the first film will not be returning, Deadpool will in a sequel the date for which has yet to be announced.