These days, it is difficult to not hear the name Ryan Reynolds when we talk about Hollywood’s greatest actors. The Canadian actor is one of the most successful and renowned actors in the industry today. With a career spanning over three decades, Reynolds has given innumerable hit films and shows to the audience.
Apart from great films, the actor has always kept the audience entertained with his pranks and jokes about his wife and co-stars. While there is a plethora of memorable roles he has starred in, he almost lost one of his most iconic roles to The Boys star, Jensen Ackles.
Over the years, we have seen Reynolds in tons of films and shows of some very different genres. From Green Lantern to the Free Guy, he is one of the most versatile actors in the industry today. So what Ryan Reynolds role did Jensen Ackles had a shot at?
What was the Ryan Reynolds role that The Boys star Jensen Ackles almost landed himself into?
Ryan Reynolds has become synonymous with the character of Deadpool. Thanks to the actor’s flawless portrayal of the Merc with a Mouth, one cannot imagine any other actor taking Reynolds’ place as Wade Wilson. However, recently Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles revealed at the Salute to Supernatural convention that he had a chance to play Deadpool. The actor spoke that he was not available for the role back then.
“But, had I been available, I would’ve had to, you know, jump through the studio hoops and jump through the, you know, producer hoops and stuff,” shared Ackles.
Batman: Under the Red Hood star added that he really likes the role. Interestingly, he revealed that his ex-girlfriend was also a part of the film, so it would have been awkward. However, the star has no hard feelings, as he confessed that he loves the current cast. And at the end, Ryan Reynolds was cast for the role and the rest is history.
As of late, the entire Deadpool team is gearing up for the third installment of the movie. Deadpool 3 will make its way to our screens later in 2024. Are you excited about watching it? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.