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the funny guy

Ryan Reynolds just won my respect today as we were gifted with the return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Reynolds' new 'Deadpool' film: 'Deadpool & Wolverine'. The release of the trailer for Marvel's superhero upcoming movie this morning crashed the internet and glued back the pieces of my heart - broken since 2017, after watching 'Logan'.

Thanks to the persistence of the Canadian and American actor, producer and businessman, Ryan Rodney Reynolds, there's a promising future to the X-Men - which makes me so happy it deserves a dedicated post here. You know, I've written about the bad guy and about the sci-fi guy... Now, you've probably heard about the funny guy, right?

Ryan for GQ magazine, 2016 cover story

Yes, he is funny, but I believe Blake Lively's husband's filmography goes beyond just comedy and this movie list can help me prove it to you. In fact, I believe there's a Ryan Reynolds film for everyone and every genre taste, doubt it? Check it out:

Ryan Reynolds for kids:

'Pokémon: Detective Pikachu' (2019), by Rob Letterman. Add Reynolds' witty and sarcastic humor to the fluffiness of the most beloved Pokémon and you have a sweet and funny fantasy film. 

Ryan Reynolds for action fans:

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' (2017), by Patrick Hughes. With "mother f**" Samuel L. Jackson. OMG! This film made me laugh from the moment I pressed play until the last credits. Ryan and Samuel make the best duo (after Ryan and Hugh, of course)! And the sequel 'Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' is even funnier.

Ryan Reynolds for those who don't even like Ryan Reynolds:

'Criminal' (2016), by Ariel Vromen com Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman and Gal Gadot. You don't need to like Ryan in this one, because his character dies in the beginning and has his mind transplanted into serial killer Costner's brain.

Ryan Reynolds for sci-fi enthusiasts:

'Life' (2017), by Daniel Espinosa. With Jake Gyllenhaal and new queen of sci-fi (I''m still writing about it) Rebecca Ferguson. If you like your sci-fi with a little bit of thriller + a little bit of horror, this one is for you.

'R.I.P.D' (2013), by Robert Schwentke. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline this supernatural 3D action-adventure as two cops dispatched by the Rest In Peace Department (R.I.P.D.). Also, fun and (lots of) laughs from the beginning to the end.

Ryan Reynolds for the geeks:

'Green Lantern' (2011), directed by Martin Campbell. With Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong. You know I'm a DC girl, so I'll always tell you this movie is a great superheroes movie!

Ryan Reynolds for cult film lovers:

'Paper Man' (2009), an independent comedy drama film written and directed by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. With Emma Stone, Jeff Daniels and Lisa Kudrow. Sweet!

Ryan Reynolds for the romantic types:

'The Proposal' (2009), by Anne Fletcher. It has Sandra Bullock in the cast and there's no Sandra Bullock's bad movie or no one in the world who doesn't like Sandra Bullock so... 

'Just Friends' (2005), by Roger Kumble and with Amy Smart and Anna Faris. Is this the silliest Christmas film ever made? In Portuguese we would called "besteirol"... Anyway, my sister loooooves it and I have to confess, I've watched it quite a few times too! (haha..)


How it started:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), by Gavin Hood. 

How it's going:
Deadpool & Wolverine (2024), by Shawn Levy. Scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2024, and in the United States on July 26. I can't hardly wait!