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Oh Thank God, Ryan Reynolds Has Left The Highlander Remake

There Can Be Only One

Is there only one person left working on the Highlander remake now? 

The Wrap is reporting Ryan Reynolds is no longer attached to star in the remake of the 80s sword fighting classic, Highlander. Previously, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo decided he’d rather not be involved either. I’m sensing a theme here.

“Summit vowed to move quickly in finding Fresnadillo’s replacement but still hasn’t brought another filmmaker onboard, leaving Reynolds in limbo,” writes The Wrap. “An individual familiar with ‘Highlander’ tells TheWrap 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.”

I guess that makes sense. Competition reality show to pick the new actor by making contestants fight each other with swords? Or should we just try and put this one away in a drawer and pretend it never tried to happen? To be completely honest, putting aside how much I despise 80s remakes, I didn’t think Reynolds was right for this part anyway.

(via io9)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."