Ryan Reynolds Confirmed as ‘Highlander’

The ‘Green Lantern’ star will play the immortal Connor McLeod in director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's remake for Summit Entertainment.
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Ryan Reynolds Confirmed as ‘Highlander’

Ryan Reynolds is confirmed as the HighlanderRyan Reynolds has officially signed on to star in the Highlander remake for Summit Entertainment and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

We reported last month that the actor was a front runner for the role of Connor McLeod, a sword-wielding Scotsman who is one of the last immortal warriors known as Highlanders. After nearly a month's worth of negotiations, the deal is finally sealed for the Green Lantern star to portray this iconic character. He is no stranger to swordplay either, having played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is directing, and he is also in talks to rewrite the screenplay by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Neal H. Moritz and Peter S. Davis are producing.

Christopher Lambert first portrayed Connor McLeod in the 1986 adventure Highlander, that spawned the sequels Highlander II: The Quickening, Highlander: The Final Dimension, Highlander: Endgame, Highlander: The Source, Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, along with the Highlander TV series that ran for six seasons.

Highlander is in development .

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  • Erin-Williams • 3 years ago

    Why Ryan Reynolds? As if ruining my favorite movie isn't bad enough...

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    • David-Langway • 3 years ago

      Oh lords I am going to be sick. This is sacrilege! How many characters is he going to be allowed to brutalize and wreck? Please someone pass a law preventing this travesty from taking place.

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      • Salemwolf711 • 3 years ago

        damn it!

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        • jayaottley • 3 years ago

          Sorry I've now officially lost all hope for this movie to be serious, I would prefer someone more of an Irish/Scottish heritage but none the less someone that fits the role.

          I was hoping to hear Ralph Fiennes, Clive Owen or Gerald Butler being cast in this as the bad guy and maybe Daniel Radcliffe or Robert Pattinson as Connor Mcleod

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          • mrfixit • 3 years ago

            Butler would be a cool bad guy, but not the main character. Ryan Reynolds is more like Connor than Statham and Butler. Statham would suck in this role. They would expect to add way too much martial arts action which would take away from the sword fights. Plus he is too old to pull off the character. Duncan was the martial artist, not Connor. As a fan of the Highlander movie (not the franchise that spawned crappy sequels) I am all for a reboot, but they need to stay clear of the stories that followed the original, and go their own way.

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            • incmob • 3 years ago

              please ryan reynolds, for the love of god... any god... stop making these films and starring as the iconic characters... you are kicking my ass.

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              • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                get Gerard Butler

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                • megaspencer10 • 3 years ago

                  But what about Dead Pool move is that still a option?

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                  • skywise • 3 years ago

                    How about getting a REAL Highlander to play the highlander...

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                    • psychobilly13 • 3 years ago

                      No thnx buddy

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                      • pjwolsker • 3 years ago

                        Ryan Reynolds is a great actor. He can do more then just comedy. Dont believe me? Then go watch Buried.. he did a pretty good job in that one.

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                        • psychobilly13 • 3 years ago

                          Hahaha! He killed that deadthbloke or deathcoat character her played in the wolverine movie. He destroyed green lantern and now highlander. Reynolds is a walking talking digestive trac......he turns everything he touches into sh*t.

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                          • Luis-Mota • 3 years ago

                            lol highlander

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                            • kguy • 3 years ago

                              Such a typical choice -_-

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                              • artkid04 • 3 years ago

                                eeeeh, I'd go for Ryan Gosling instead, I just feel Ryan Reynolds is too much a comedian actor, then again I never saw Safe House

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                                • SFXlights • 3 years ago

                                  Please Holllywood! No more remake or Reboots! I have a idea! How about a new idea!!

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                                  • newtron • 3 years ago

                                    Just because Reynolds played Dead Pool, doesn't mean he's gonna be good for this role. First off, Reynolds doesn't impress me too much as an actor...comedic actor, yes, but dramatic? I'm not so sure. But who knows? It may work. He's gonna have to bring it, because there's more to Conner McLeod than sword play, and the first film is pretty classic...(singing) "Waaaant, to liiiiive, forevahhhhh...Waaaant, to liiiiive, forevahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" HA HA Sorry, I couldn't help myself :D

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                                    • newtron • 3 years ago

                                      @jasdjqs : WOW. Gerard Butler would have been great for that role.

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                                      • jasdjqs • 3 years ago

                                        Gerald Butler will be good for that roll, love the first Highlander

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                                        • truvision82 • 3 years ago

                                          I think Jason Statham woulda been perfect

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