It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Of Dennis Reynolds’ Most Inappropriate Pickup Lines

Dennis Reynolds from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia may be the creepiest character on television. Though he started out as a shallow yet somewhat normal ladies’ man, Dennis has gotten more out of control as the series went on, revealing himself to be a complete psychopath.

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Though he sometimes has luck with the ladies, Dennis often thinks he is more desirable than he actually is. His short temper and manipulative techniques mean that any woman he does manage to seduce will quickly discover what a monster he is. Here are Dennis Reynolds’ most inappropriate pickup lines from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

10 “How’s about you and I go into the back room and I ‘change your mind.'”

When their various schemes keep failing, the gang decides to start playing to their own individual strengths. For Dennis, he is dubbed “the looks” of the team, a role which he accepts proudly. However, he quickly discovers those looks have limitations.

When Dennis, Mac, and Charlie go to the bank to get a loan for their gasoline scheme, they are unsurprisingly denied. Dennis decides to change the bank worker’s mind by unbuttoning his shirt and offering to “change her mind.”

9 “Charlie has cancer.”

Anyone who has watched even a single episode of It’s Always Sunny will know that the Paddy’s Pub gang are pretty terrible people. Even as friends, they are completely willing to use each other’s misfortunes to their own gains.

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After Charlie tells his friends that he has cancer, they try to cheer him up by getting him a date with the waitress he has a crush on. However, the waitress takes pity on Dennis instead and he decides to sleep with her. To be fair, this wasn’t his original plan but it’s still a pretty gross that he went through with it.

8 “We got pretty close near the end there.”

Like the other characters on the show, Dennis has only gotten worse over time. He was relatively tame in Season 1 compared to how he is in later seasons. Yet he still proved that there is pretty much no line he won’t cross in order to seduce a woman.

When the gang finds a dead man in their bar, the man’s granddaughter comes to see the place he died. Instead of feeling sympathy, Dennis only sees an opportunity for sex. He proceeds to lie to the girl and tell her that he was very close to her grandfather, despite never meeting him before.

7 “I like your look.”

Telling a woman “I like your look” is sort of cheesy but it’s not an inappropriate pickup line on its own. However, given where Dennis used the line, it becomes very inappropriate.

Mac and Dennis become involved in the abortion debate and whether pro-life or pro-choice is the right side to fight for. However, they quickly use the situation as a means to meet women. Dennis chooses the pro-choice side as it has more women, but when he is called out for being a creep, he decides it’s time to fight for the other side.

6 “While I don’t particularly find you conventionally attractive, I do find you oddly sexy.”

When the gang gets involved in the group dating scene, you just know it’s going to be a disaster. None of the members of the Paddy’s Pub gang are skilled in these situations, but Dennis is confident he will excel.

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Though he has a thought-out plan for seduction, Dennis is unable to hide his creepiness for more than a few minutes. After putting on the charm, he gives what he thinks is a compliment to one girl without realizing it is incredibly insulting and degrading. Things quickly unravel from there.

5 “I wanna do s*** to you that will make you realize what a worthless, boring piece of s*** your husband really is.”

Alhough we are told that Dennis was popular and well-liked in high school, as the series goes on, we get a sense that some of that reputation might have been in Dennis’ head. At the gang’s high school reunion, Dennis is disliked by many people and seeks revenge on those he thinks wronged him.

In order to get back at his old nemesis, Dennis tries to seduce the man’s wife. She is initially charmed by him, mostly because she thinks Dennis is gay. However, he finally loses patience and reveals his entire disgusting plan which, of course, doesn’t work.

4 “We don’t want just the two of you, ya gotta bring your girlfriends, that’s a requirement.”

No matter what situation the gang finds themselves in, Dennis always sees it as an opportunity to score with the ladies. And it seems like the more inappropriate the situation, the more excited he is about it.

When the so-called “storm of the century” is heading to Philadelphia, the gang decides to stock up their bunker in preparation. Dennis, of course, tries to bring some girls back as well. Though they don’t seem too creeped out by the idea, Dennis also can’t help but insist they also bring more girls as they are just not enough.

3 “For the good of the race.”

Despite being incredibly creepy, Dennis is usually a pretty confident guy when talking to the ladies. His bad temper is often what screws things up but in one instance, his nerves did actually get the best of him.

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With that storm raging, Dennis confronts the local newswoman he has grown infatuated with. Though he feels as though he has come up with a very reasonable argument, his nervousness makes his ramblings sound even creepier than they actually are.

2 “I call it the D.E.N.N.I.S. system.”

The fact that Dennis has an intricate and complex system for seducing women should provide enough proof that this guy is seriously messed up. But once he proudly explains the system in detail to the gang, he becomes even more disturbing.

Though Dennis sees this as a sophisticated technique, it’s little more than psychological manipulation and emotional abuse. Seeing Dennis attempt to use the situation various times shows how horrible he would have to think up something like this.

1 “I would like to come in your room. And I suspect that you might say ‘no,’ and yet I also feel like maybe you wouldn’t dare.”

Probably the most disturbing moment in Dennis’ long career of being creepy is his theory about “the implication.” In Dennis’ warped mind, a boat is the perfect place to seduce a woman because she won’t refuse due to the implication that something might go wrong.

We see him attempting to put this theory to the test with a young woman. Though he imagines he’s being charming, he is, of course, coming off like a terrifying predator.

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2019-09-07 01:09:36

Colin McCormick

Ryan Reynolds Admits He Loves Tom Holland 3000 In Funny Instagram

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds officially loves Spider-Man‘s Tom Holland, according to a new photo circulating on Instagram. After breaking out in Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place and Van Wilder, the Canadian actor went on to feature in a number of starring roles and scene-stealing cameos. While some efforts, such as Green Lantern, proved decidedly underwhelming, his popularity has only continued to soar among fans. Despite Disney recently acquiring Fox and all its properties, Reynolds’ Deadpool is the only superhero not being rebooted.

Holland, meanwhile, first came to prominence on the stage and a supporting role in The Impossible alongside Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. It was being cast as Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) in the MCU, however, that catapulted him to true acclaim and popularity. The fate of the Web-Slinger is currently up in the air, following a breakdown in talks between Disney and Sony, who own the movie rights. The debate has raged over the last week regarding whether Disney or Sony was in the wrong and where Spider-Man heroics should take place – with some even constructing a website dedicated to whether the character has returned to the MCU yet. Whatever happens, though, Holland is still signed on for two more outings, with Spider-Man: Far From Home’s writers also returning.

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Both actors have amassed hugely popular social media presences over the years, often engaging with fans and promoting upcoming films in truly unique ways. Reynolds, especially, has seemingly cornered the market regarding online self-promotion. This was not only evidenced by his work behind the scenes on Deadpool but also his viral videos for Detective Pikachu. An Instagram user by the name of Hystu01, however, opted to combine the star-power of both actors into a hilarious image of Reynolds proclaiming his love for Holland. Check out the original image below:

Reynolds quickly caught wind of the new meme. In his own inimitable style, he quickly added it to an Instagram story, proclaiming it “obviously photoshop“. He added, however, that it being a doctored image doesn’t mean that the love isn’t real. Holland concurred in an Instagram story of his own, posting that “photoshop never lies“. Each of the actor’s posts can be seen below:

Anyone who’s watched Avengers: Endgame will understand the relevance of loving someone 3000. Seeing it delivered from Reynolds to Holland, though, will surely provoke a particularly singular thrill. “SpideyPool” is a popular ship among comic book fans, one that many have been eager to see realized on the big screen. With Disney and Sony yet to come to a mutually-agreeable compromise, however, even Reynolds jokily announced that it may not happen. Outside of their superhero commitments, both Reynolds and Holland have a number of projects in the pipeline.

The former has both Netflix’s 6 Underground and video-game-inspired Free Guy currently in post-production. Holland, meanwhile, recently filmed reshoots on Chaos Walking, and has lent his voice to a number of animated projects, including Pixar’s Onward. There’s every chance, following those, that the actors will ultimately work together. Still, it’ll no doubt be the unorthodox superhero partnership that fans are truly eager for. Whatever happens, though, the Spider-Man and Deadpool bromance will at least occur in real-life if not on the big screen.

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Sources: Hystu01/Instagram, Ryan Reynolds/Instagram, Tom Holland/Instagram

2019-08-28 03:08:43

John Atkinson

Ryan Reynolds Jokes Spider-Man & Deadpool Movie Will Never Happen Now

Ryan Reynolds jokes about the possibility (or lack thereof) of a Deadpool and Spider-Man movie after reports of Sony and Marvel Studios going their separate ways. In 2015, Sony and Marvel Studios – and the latter’s parent company, Disney – struck a deal that allowed Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker has appeared in five MCU movies, including two solo films and three team-ups. But news broke this week that Sony and Marvel may part ways after failed attempts to renegotiate their previous deal. Although further updates indicated Sony and Marvel could still strike a deal, there’s been a great deal of uproar among fans over the prospect of Spider-Man leaving the MCU.

To potentially make matters worse, the reported breakdown of Sony and Marvel’s partnership comes just a few months after Disney’s deal with Fox closed, which officially brought the film rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four home to Marvel Studios. Just as it seemed like Marvel Studios had access to (almost) all of its comics character library, the news of negotiations breaking down between Sony and Disney/Marvel could lead to Spider-Man exiting the MCU. That means fans may never get to see Holland’s Spider-Man appear on screen with X-Men characters, like Deadpool. And the man behind the Merc with a Mouth touched on just that topic with a recent joke.

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On Twitter, Deadpool star Reynolds was asked by a fan if viewers can get a Spider-Man and Deadpool movie now. The actor responded, “You can. But you can only see it in my heart.” It’s clearly a light-hearted response to the fan question, and may not even be referencing the reports concerning Disney and Sony. But it also offers little hope that fans will ever see Holland and Reynolds unite for a Spider-Man and Deadpool live-action team-up on the big screen.

It should be noted that, while a Spider-Man and Deadpool movie became more possible when Disney acquired the X-Men rights, Marvel Studios is still figuring out what to do with those characters. They were prohibited from discussing any kind of plan for the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the MCU until the deal closed, which didn’t happen until March. Although Disney is expected to reboot all Fox’s X-Men characters besides Reynolds’ Deadpool, the latest reports indicated the Mouse House is still deciding on what to do with the Merc with a Mouth. Reportedly, Disney wants R-rated Deadpool solo movies, but for the character to be included in the MCU and appear in PG-13 team-up movies.

So, even before negotiations between Sony and Disney broke down, it wasn’t yet known whether a Deadpool and Spider-Man team-up was in the cards. If Deadpool remained outside the MCU and kept to his own R-rated universe, he wouldn’t have been able to crossover with Spider-Man. Still, if Sony and Disney don’t strike a deal for Spider-Man, there’s less possibility fans will ever get to see Holland’s wall-crawler and Reynolds’ Deadpool appear in a movie together. While Reynolds’ tweet doesn’t offer much hope for a Deadpool and Spider-Man movie, the situation between the studios could change.

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Source: Ryan Reynolds/Twitter

2019-08-22 04:08:15

Molly Freeman

The Rock & Ryan Reynolds Reveal Matching Tattoos in Hobbs & Shaw Set Photo

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Ryan Reynolds have celebrated Hobbs & Shaw topping the box office for a second week with a set photo, showing off their characters’ matching tattoos. The film is the first direct spin-off from the Fast & Furious franchise, which first debuted in 2001 and has since spawned multiple sequels. A ninth installment is due for release next year. Hobbs & Shaw saw Johnson reprise his role of Lucas Hobbs alongside Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw. Newcomers to the franchise Vanessa Kirby and Idris Elba play Hattie Shaw and Brixton Lore, respectively.

Directed by David Leitch, Hobbs & Shaw saw the titular characters forced to team up in order to prevent a deadly virus from being unleashed. The unlikely duo was tasked in that mission by Agent Locke, played by Reynolds in the first of the film’s many surprise cameos. The character was quickly established to be somewhat fanatical of Hobbs, revealing that he even had an identical tattoo as him. The character later returned in a mid-credit scene. Although the installment was intended to be a launchpad for further spinoffs and generally well-received, it marked the franchise’s lowest box office opening since 2009. Regardless, it topped the box office in its opening week and held strong in its second.

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In honor of the achievement, Johnson posted a celebratory photo of him and Reynolds to Instagram. Sitting in the booth of a diner, both actors have their shirts pulled back to show off the aforementioned matching tattoos. In the description, Johnson thanked Reynolds for his contribution to the film. The wrestler-turned-actor described the actor’s cameo as a delight for fans and that he considers it one of the reasons for the film managed to remain at the top spot. Reynolds, in turn, posted a similar image. In his own inimitable style, however, the comedic actor played it off as a real and something he was surprised to wake up with. Check out both posts below:

Both actors will next be seen together in the Netflix original film Red Notice. The film, which will also star Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman 1984), follows an Interpol agent as they track the world’s most wanted art thief. Reynolds and Johnson also have their own individual comic book franchises in the works – with Black Adam expected to start filming in 2020 and Deadpool 3 still in development despite Fox being acquired by Disney.

Whatever one’s opinion regarding the spin-off installment – especially in regards to the main Fast & Furious franchise – it’s far from the kind of bomb that people (and Tyrese Gibson) believe it to be. And while it remains to be seen if any sequels or new spin-offs are greenlit, there is no denying the charisma of the two aforementioned actors. There is a reason why Leitch was eager to bring Reynolds onto the film and give him free rein following their collaboration on Deadpool 2. And why both actors often take it upon themselves to promote their films via social media in unique and inventive ways – especially in Reynolds’ case. Because it works. While the cameos were understandably kept secret before the film’s release, the secret is out now. As such, posts like the ones could potentially provoke some fresh interest in the film and help it continue its streak for a third week.

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Hobbs & Shaw can be seen in theaters now.

Source: Ryan Reynolds/Instagram, The Rock/Instagram

2019-08-11 09:08:52

John Atkinson

Ryan Reynolds Starred In Detective Pikachu For His Kids

Ryan Reynolds took on the titular role in Detective Pikachu so his kids could finally see one of his movies. Nintendo’s first live-action Pokémon movie turned out to be a wildly successful move for the company. Based off of the 2016 video game of the same name, the film followed Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) who heads on a journey to uncover the mystery behind what happened to his father, Harry. Accompanied by his father’s Pikachu (voiced by Reynolds), a plucky young journalist named Lucy (Kathryn Newton), and her Psyduck, the crew head out on a journey that leads to the discovery of something major that could endanger all of Ryme City. The film was praised for its stunning CGI work and wholesome story and has prompted many to believe that a sequel is in the cards and maybe even a shared Pokémon universe.

The initial announcement of the film was one that many weren’t expecting, mainly because the title is a spinoff of the Pokémon series, and left plenty of fans nervous as to how it would turn out. Before Detective Pikachu, video game movies didn’t have a very solid track record. Reynolds’ attachment was also offputting at first, but once people heard him voicing over Pikachu in the movie’s first trailer, they were sold. He clearly had a blast promoting the film as well, as he took to “leaking” it online in a hilarious publicity stunt that ended up just being sweet little Pikachu dancing on a loop.

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According to, Reynolds addressed why he took on the role in Detective Pikachu’s commentary track where he exclaimed that he, “was excited to do a film that [his] kids would love,” adding in that he doesn’t, “do a lot of films that are not rated-R,” so this role was a major deal for him. Currently, Reynolds has two kids with Blake Lively and another on the way, so it’s nice that he wants to create something that his growing family can be a part of.

Detective Pikachu was a film that both kids and adults enjoyed immensely. Many longtime Nintendo fans were grateful for the incredible CGI work that went into creating each and every Pokémon. Not only did the film prove many doubters wrong, but also put other filmmakers adapting video games on the spot. Case in point, Sonic the Hedgehog’s trailer failed to meet the newfound bar that Detective Pikachu had set. Currently, that film is in the process of reworking Sonic’s design, but fans can only keep their fingers crossed that the end result will work out.

Reynolds’ lovable and hilarious take on Pikachu was, obviously, very different from his role as the titular character in Deadpool, but carried the same amount of charisma. He’s truly passionate about the work that he puts out there and hopes that everyone else can feel the same amount of love for it that he does. That charismatic energy, combined with the incredible CGI design of the Pokémon, helped make Detective Pikachu such a successful video game adaptation. It’s definitely a film that his kids will be able to enjoy as they grow up, and even into adulthood.

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2019-08-11 03:08:19

Hannah Hoolihan

Ryan Reynolds’ Game Show Titled Don’t Green Lit By ABC

Ryan Reynolds’ game show, titled Don’t, has been green lit by ABC. The TV game show format has been in need of a boost over the last few years, and although numerous classic shows have recently returned with updated looks and concepts, maintaining their popularity continues to be an uphill battle for some.

With such a great degree of programming currently available to the average TV viewer, it’s hardly surprising that the most memorable game shows are the ones that have proven themselves over time. Few game shows will ever reach the heights that the likes of Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune or even Family Feud have managed to attain and often, this degree of notoriety has as much to do with the hosts of those programs as with the game itself. A well-made game show with an endearing or comedic host is often the best chance a network has to find success, so when a star who possesses both those qualities sets to work at getting a new game show off the ground, there’s ample reason for audiences to give the program a chance.

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In this case, Deadline is reporting that actor/comedian Ryan Reynolds is getting set to produce a brand new game show concept called Don’t. While Reynolds won’t be taking on hosting duties, he’s still very excited about this latest venture into the vast world of home entertainment. Speaking about Don’t during the game show’s announcement, Reynolds explained his troubled relationship with the word, while utilizing the sardonic humor that fans have come to expect (and love):

“All my life, the word ‘don’t’ has tortured me. From ‘don’t curse’ to ‘don’t play ball in the house’ to ‘don’t eat the crab salad you left in the sun for three days.’ I cannot wait for my personal trauma to become the next great ABC family show.”

The concept of Don’t is a pretty simple one: a family of four must take on five different challenges – some of which are mental and some of which are physical. The main characteristic that all these challenges share is that each one of them involves the rule “don’t”“Don’t Laugh”, “Don’t Slip”, “Don’t Scream”, etc. Each challenge must be completed within a set amount of time in order to win a cash prize. Every challenge that isn’t completed during the allotted time limit will result in the elimination of a family member from the game, and each member will eventually be eliminated until there is only one remaining. When this occurs, the final family member must complete all of the challenges in order to win the prize money.

Judging by what we currently know about how Don’t is played, there doesn’t seem to be very much to it. It’s hard to imagine a game show such as this being around for the long haul, despite Ryan Reynolds being deeply involved with it. However, the game’s concept will likely be far more entertaining than it sounds, as the restrictions imposed upon participants could result in some decent laughs. Should the worse case scenario occur and Don’t doesn’t perform the way Reynolds or ABC had hoped, Reynolds still gets full points for continuing to be the risk taker that he’s become known as.

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Source: Deadline

2019-04-09 05:04:06

Mike Jones

Ryan Reynolds to Produce Horror Movie Based on Reddit Story

Ryan Reynolds is set to produce a movie adaptation of a story that originally appeared on Reddit, The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out Of Medicine. Written by Jasper DeWitt, this supernatural tale was first posted on the “NoSleep” Reddit board, a subreddit dedicated to reality-based horror fiction, and proved immensely popular. DeWitt has contributed a number of his works to the page but this particular effort focuses on a young doctor who becomes determined to cure a psych patient that no other medical professional has been able to help. Naturally, events take a turn for the disturbing and the doctor soon becomes embroiled in a battle for their own sanity.

Perhaps best known for his portrayal of potty-mouthed Marvel antihero Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds is set for a busy couple of years, providing the voice for the title Pokemon in Detective Pikachu and starring in a follow-up to 2017 action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard. However, Reynolds has also made moves in the world of production. The actor has had a hand in producing all of the Deadpool movies, as well as the forthcoming Michael Bay-directed Netflix feature, Six Underground.

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It now appears that one of Reynolds’ next producing projects will be The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out Of Medicine. As reported by Variety, 20th Century Fox and New Regency purchased the rights to the movie, beating out strong interest from a number of rival parties, and have handed production to Reynolds’ Maximum Effort company and Vertigo Entertainment. There remains no word regarding directors, casting or a potential release date as of yet.

This announcement comes after Reynolds’ production company signed a three year first-look deal with Fox back in January of this year, a relationship that is set to yield Clue, based on the board game of the same name. Psychological horror perhaps isn’t the genre film fans are most accustomed to seeing Reynolds in, but with producers from all four companies involved, this is unlikely to be an issue.

While it’s becoming worryingly common for movies to use board games as source material, taking inspiration from a Reddit story is certainly a novel approach, but one that’s perhaps indicative of the future of the business. The popularity of Reddit and similar sites means that aspiring writers have an outlet for their work that wasn’t available in decades past. This has arguably leveled the playing field between published and unpublished authors and the planned movie adaptation of The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out Of Medicine could represent a shift away from the tradition of movie studios only adapting recognizable books that have already experienced proven success.

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The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out Of Medicine is currently without a release date. More news as it arrives.

Source: Variety

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2018-12-06 05:12:08

Hugh Jackman Trolls Ryan Reynolds With Once Upon a Deadpool Ad

Hugh Jackman trolls Ryan Reynolds with a mock Once Upon a Deadpool ad that pokes numerous holes in Reynolds’ seemingly perfect public image. Anyone who’s been following the X-Men movie franchise for the past couple of years knows the two actors have engaged in a good natured back-and-forth, with Reynolds relentlessly campaigning for Jackman to reprise his Wolverine role in an upcoming Deadpool movie. Jackman remains adamant he’s hung up the claws for good, a proclamation that had Reynolds recently call his friend selfish.

Sadly, it seems like X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the only time the two will share the screen in a Marvel movie, but film fans can see both stars in separate projects this fall/winter. Jackman leads Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner as disgraced presidential candidate Gary Hart, while Reynolds will once again return as the Merc With a Mouth for the PG-13 edition of Deadpool 2, Once Upon a Deadpool. Earlier this month, Reynolds had a bit of fun at Jackman’s expense by unveiling a fake awards promo for The Front Runner, and now it’s Jackman’s turn to strike back.

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Jackman took to Twitter to share the video, which is stylized similarly to Reynolds’ own parody. In the clip, the Aussie thespian takes all the credit for Reynolds’ ascension to superstardom, claiming to have handpicked Reynolds for the Deadpool role and even helping Reynolds land the Sexiest Man Alive title. Jackman closes out the video by mentioning Once Upon a Deadpool’s partnership with the Fudge Cancer charity. Watch it in the space below:

It’s a humorous post that will only continue to fuel speculation Jackman is actually in Once Upon a Deadpool. For many fans, the constant interaction between the two actors is too coincidental for this to just be more of their trademark ribbing. While that could be all there is, it’s understandable why some viewers would get out the tin foil hats and believe something’s afoot. After all, Reynolds (with his new friend Fred Savage) shot new material for Once Upon a Deadpool in secret, and the announcement of the film came as a surprise. It’s quite possible Jackman came on set for a day to shoot a brief cameo and Fox is keeping it under lock and key to shock audiences when the movie opens in December.

Considering how last year’s Logan ended Wolverine’s story, it makes sense why Jackman would be hesitant to reprise his trademark role. Most are in agreement James Mangold’s Western-infused take on the X-Men property was the prefect sendoff, and little from an artistic perspective could be gained by having Jackman return. However, the Deadpool movies occupy their own zany corner of the universe and are famous for their fourth-wall breaking and meta references. Jackman could make an appearance (either as himself or Wolverine) in this one-off and it probably wouldn’t throw the canon out of whack (even more so than it already is). Plus, it would make fans cheer to see the two faces of the X-Men series together again.

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30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles

Landing a part in the latest major superhero movie release represents the pinnacle of many an acting career. Michael Keaton, Hugh Jackman, Chris Evans and, to some extent, Robert Downey Jr might not be the household names they are today were it not for their comic book exploits.

However, while headlining the latest cinematic effort involving a caped crusader of some kind represents a dream come true for many, it’s proven to be something of a nightmare for a rare few. Bad scripts, difficult directors and a toxic work environment are just some of the many myriad reasons cited by the actors and actresses in this list – yet that’s really only the tip of the iceberg. Studio politics, stalled contract negotiations or issues around costume, make-up and iffy computer effects have also played a role in making these superhero movies not-so-super for the stars involved.

More often than not, the resulting movie has been forgettable at best and downright terrible at worst – but there are exceptions to the rule. Sometimes, an actor ended up enduring a miserable time on an otherwise enjoyable project. Other times, far sinister things were going on, unbeknownst to many involved in the finished movie.

Plenty of flops feature on this countdown but some major moneymakers can be found too, with comic book movie properties tied to Marvel, 2000AD, DC and Titan Comics all present and not very correct. Yes, landing a part in the latest superhero movie blockbuster has represented the pinnacle of many an acting career down the years but for this lot, it represented the pits.

Here are 30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles.

30 Hugo Weaving – Red Skull

Hugo Weaving originally signed a multi-picture deal to play the Red Skull across various future Captain America movies. However, when the character returned in Avengers: Infinity War the character had been recast with The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand taking Weaving’s place. It wasn’t a huge shock.

A few years prior, The Matrix actor told Collider playing the Red Skull was “not something I would want to do again.”

“It’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by,” he said. “I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”

29 Ryan Reynolds – Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds has made no secret of the fact things didn’t exactly go to plan with 2011’s Green Lantern. He even went as far as to include a gag, poking fun at the project, in Deadpool 2. Though it’s something he is able to laugh about now, it’s clear the actor regrets signing on that particular dotted line.

“When we shot Green Lantern, nobody auditioning for the role of Green Lantern was given the opportunity to read the script because the script didn’t exist,” Reynolds told The Hollywood Reporter. The experience did at least teach him some valuable lessons about making superhero movies which was good news for Deadpool fans.

28 Jessica Alba – Invisible Woman

Jessica Alba’s experience playing Sue Storm in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was so bad it left her considering a career change. “I wanted to stop acting. I hated it. I really hated it,” Alba told Elle [via SyFy].

“I remember when I was dying in ‘Silver Surfer’. The director [Tim Story] was like, ‘It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.’ He was like, ‘Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.'” She continued: “It all got me thinking: Am I not good enough?”

27 Ben Affleck – Daredevil

Ben Affleck doesn’t just regret starring in the 2003 movie adaptation of Daredevil, he hates it. Affleck let his feelings be known to TimeTalks [via NME] during a discussion about why he signed on for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck said: “Part of it was I wanted for once to get one of these movies and do it right – to do a good version. I hate Daredevil so much.”

“The Netflix show does really cool stuff,” he added.

“I feel like that was there for us to do with that character, and we never kind of got it right. I wanted to do one of those movies and sort of get it right,” Affleck stated.

26 Terrence Howard – War Machine

Terrence Howard has always blamed Robert Downey Jr for the fact he never got to reprise the role of James Rhodes in the Iron Man sequels. “It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to re-up for the second one, took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out,” Howard told Watch What Happens Live [via Vulture].

Howard claims the studio offered to pay him “one-eighth of what we contractually had” and when he tried to call Downey Jr to talk about it “he didn’t call me back for three months.”

25 Idris Elba – Heimdall

Idris Elba’s experience working on Thor: The Dark World was so bad the actor described parts of it as “torture” to The Telegraph. In the interview, Elba recalled how he was forced to complete reshoots in London for the Thor sequel just days after return from filming the prestige biopic Mandela, in South Africa.

“In between takes I was stuck there [hanging from a harness], fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this fucking helmet, while they reset, he said. “And I’m thinking: ‘24 hours ago, I was Mandela.’ … Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out.”

24 Ryan Reynolds – Wolverine: X-Men Origins

Ryan Reynolds’ appearance as Deadpool in Wolverine: X-Men Origins was plagued with problems, starting with the character’s appearance. “He wound up being this abomination of Deadpool that was like Barakapool, with his mouth sewn shut and weird blades that came out of his hands and these strange tattoos and stuff like that,” he told GQ.

Though Reynolds objected, the studio pressed on.

“The conversation at the time was ‘If you want to play Deadpool, this is your chance to introduce him. And if you don’t want to introduce him in this fashion, we’ll have someone else play him.'”When the film leaked online and fans reacted angrily, Reynolds response was simple: “told you so”.

23 Ed Norton – Hulk

Ed Norton clashed with producers behind the scenes on The Incredible Hulk, having only agreed to play Bruce Banner on the proviso he could have a say on the script and direction of the film. Replaced by Mark Ruffalo in the MCU, Norton couldn’t resist having a dig at the film during an appearance on Comedy Central’s Roast of Bruce Willis.

“I tried to be like you,” he told Willis [via Indiewire]. “I did a big action movie called The Incredible Hulk. You know what went wrong? I wanted a better script…I thought we should make one Marvel movie as good as the worst Christopher Nolan movie, but what the hell was I thinking.”

22 George Clooney – Batman

Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin may have fallen flat with critics and fans alike but it proved to be a serious career wake-up call for its star, George Clooney. “Up until that moment, I was an actor only concerned with finding work,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “After the failure of that film creatively, I understood that I needed to take control of the films I made, not just the role.”

Clooney successfully banished memories of his time as Batman with next three films: Out of Sight, Three Kings and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

21 Tommy Lee Jones – Two-Face

Tommy Lee Jones hated working on Batman Forever or, rather, he hated working with co-star Jim Carrey. “I was the star and that was the problem,” Carrey explained on Norm MacDonald Live [via THR].

The situation came to a head when Carrey ended up in the same restaurant as Jones during filming.

“I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how are you doing?’ and the blood just drained from his face,” Carrey said. “He went to hug me and he said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ And I said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn’t smart. And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.'”

20 Topher Grace – Venom

Topher Grace never felt entirely comfortable in the role of Eddie Brock/Venom having bagged the role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. “I was a huge fan of the character of Venom when I was a kid when Todd McFarlane brought him into the comic,” he told Michael Rosenbaum on the Inside of You podcast [via Cinemablend]. “And I was surprised and a little bit like ‘Huh?’ when they wanted me to play it.”

Not only does Grace accept he was miscast, but he also agrees Tom Hardy is perfect for the role. “When I look at it now… [at Tom Hardy’s Venom movie] I go ‘That’s the guy.'”

19 Mickey Rourke – Ivan Vanko

Micky Rourke trashed the bigwigs over at Marvel Studios for what they did to his character Ivan Vanko, in Iron Man 2. Rourke told Syfy that he had worked hard with writer Justin Theroux and director Jon Favreau to flesh out his Russian villain and turn him into a three-dimensional character. Someone behind-the-scenes had other ideas though.

“I wanted to bring some other layers and colors, not just make this Russian a complete murderous revenging bad guy,” he said. “Unfortunately, the [people] at Marvel just wanted a one-dimensional bad guy, so most of the performance ended up the floor.”

18 Alicia Silverstone – Batgirl

Alicia Silverstone was on the receiving end of some serious body shaming while working on Batman & Robin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Silverstone, who was a huge star following the success of Clueless, was under intense scrutiny over her weight with one critic reportedly observing she “looked more Babe than babe.”

When rumor got out on set that she was having issues with her costume fittings, a storyboard artist ever put together a joke cartoon of Batgirl, mocking Silverstone’s issues.

The fake poster for Clueless 2: The Casting of Batgirl might have gone down well with the guys in the film’s art department but studio bosses were far from impressed.

17 Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider

Nicolas Cage has previously spoken of his disappointment at his two Ghost Rider movies, which he felt played it too safe. Speaking to JoBlo [via Bloody Disgusting], Cage explained that he and writer David S. Goyer had always envisioned the films as being gritty and, most importantly, R-rated.

“Ghost Rider was a movie that always should’ve been an R-rated movie,” Cage said. “David Goyer had a brilliant script which I wanted to do with David, and for whatever reason, they just didn’t let us make the movie.” Though he believes there is the potential for someone else to take on the role and go down that dark path, Cage is done with the character.

16 Jim Carrey – Colonel Stars And Stripes

Jim Carrey stunned social media ahead of the release of Kick-Ass 2 by denouncing the film and its “level of violence” in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. Carrey, who is an outspoken advocate for increased gun control, took to Twitter following the incident to explain that he could no longer support the film.

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he wrote [via The Guardian]. “My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

15 Michael Jai White – Spawn

He may have been among the first African American actors to portray a major comic book superhero but Michael Jai White has little love for his sole outing as Spawn. In fact, White is a much bigger fan of his small but powerful role as the gangster Gambol in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

He even went as far as to conduct an interview with The Hollywood Reporter revisiting his performance alongside Heath Ledger.

During the interview, White couldn’t resist having a dig at Spawn: “There is no footage of me ever saying that I liked Spawn. I have never said that I thought that was a good movie.” Ouch.

14 Jared Leto – The Joker

Jared Leto was left far from happy with the version of Suicide Squad that made it to the cinemas. Asked by IGN whether any scenes involving the Joker were cut from the film, Leto let rip.

“There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn’t even start. I think that the Joker… we did a lot of experimentation on the set, we explored a lot. There’s so much that we shot that’s not in the film,” he said. “If I die anytime soon, it’s probably likely that it’ll surface somewhere. That’s the good news about the death of an actor is all that stuff seems to come out.”

13 Halle Berry – Catwoman

Halle Berry’s regret at signing up for Catwoman was clear to see when she decided to make an appearance at the annual Razzie Awards back in 2005. A celebration of the year’s worst films and performances, Berry ‘won’ the Worst Actress gong for her efforts in Catwoman and, in a surprising turn of events, was on hand to deliver a memorable acceptance speech.

“I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-sh**, god-awful movie,” she said [via MTV], going on to mock the rest of her cast. “I’d like to thank the rest of the cast. To give a really bad performance like mine, you need to have really bad actors.”

12 Alan Cumming – Nightcrawler

Back when Alan Cumming was still in the frame to reprise his role as Nightcrawler in X-Men: The Last Stand, the Scottish actor shocked journalists with his response to the news Bryan Singer would not be returning for the third installment.

“I’m not disappointed, I can’t deny it,” Cumming said [via Movieweb]. “I think he’s really talented. I’m very proud of the film. I think it’s a great film. I didn’t enjoy working with him on the film.”

Evidently, Singer and Cumming didn’t see eye to eye on X-Men 2 though the source of their fractious relationship has never been divulged.

11 Ellen Page – Kitty Pryde

Ellen Page took to Facebook in 2017 to accuse director Brett Ratner of harassment during their time together on 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. According to Page, Ratner mocked her sexuality during promotional work for the film. Page was only 18 at the time.

“‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He said this about me during a cast and crew ‘meet and greet’ before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand,” Page wrote. “He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’”

10 Michael Fassbender – Magneto

Back in 2016, during the Toronto Film Festival’s pre-opening-night fundraising event, honoree Michael Fassbender surprised those in attendance by laying into his performance as Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. According to Vulture, during a segment in which clips from several of Fassbender’s films were shown, Fassbender started “cringing and rubbing his face with embarrassment”.

“I don’t actually like that performance there, to be honest,” Fassbender said after the highlights reel finished. “I just think it’s me shouting. It’s just like [making a face and flailing his arms around] some dude shouting.”

9 Jamie Bell – Thing

Rumoured unrest on the set of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, coupled with the movie’s bad reviews left a bad taste in the mouth of its star, Jamie Bell. “There were several things on that movie I was clearly not privy to because I’m just an actor and I just do my stuff on set,” Bell told the Los Angeles Times.

“Everything starts with the best of intentions. A production begins with the idea to make something that’s unique and original and with integrity,” he said.

“I don’t know what happened between the launch of the voyage and the arrival. I think we were all bitterly disappointed with that film,” stated Bell.

8 Josh Brolin – Jonah Hex

Production delays, directorial changes, script rewrites, reshoots, and some pretty heavy-handed editing helped make Jonah Hex one of the most disappointing comic book movies of all time. It’s something the film’s star, Josh Brolin, is only too aware of. In fact, he revealed in an interview with the Nerdist that he hates it just as much as everyone else.

“Oh, ‘Jonah Hex,’ hated it. Hated it,” he said [via Collider]. “The experience of making it — that would have been a better movie based on what we did. As opposed to what ended up happening to it, which is going back and reshooting 66 pages in 12 days.”

7 Jennifer Garner – Elektra

While Ben Affleck bounced back from his Daredevil movie, Jennifer Garner never quite got going again after her spin-off effort, Elektra, bombed. Though Garner has never spoken openly about the film, her ex-boyfriend and close friend Michael Vartan revealed to Us Weekly [via SFGate] that the Alias actress was very unhappy with how the film turned out.

“I heard [Elektra] was awful. [Jennifer] called me and told me it was awful,” Vartan said. “She had to do it because of Daredevil. It was in her contract.” Garner has never denied Vartan’s claims.

6 Edward Furlong – The Crow

The Crow: Wicked Prayer is an absolute stinker of a comic book movie and currently boasts a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s star, Edward Furlong, struggled to show much in the way of enthusiasm for the role during an interview with Movieweb.

Asked about how he prepared for the film’s starring role, Furlong said: “It’s sort of like a really slow process that Lance Mungia, the director, and I went through. Initially, I was just attracted to the script because it was The Crow and I got to put on some leather pants and kick people’s ass.” Given how it turned out, he must be regretting signing up for such flimsy reasons.

5 Chloë Grace Moretz – Hit-Girl

Chloe Moretz made her name as Hit Girl in Mark Millar’s original Kick-Ass but, despite the first film holding a special place in her heart, she’s always been less enthusiastic about the sequel.

During an appearance on a panel at the Provincetown Film Festival in 2018, Moretz made those feelings crystal clear. “I love the franchise, I think the first movie was really, really special. I wish the second one had been handled in a little bit of a different way,” she said [via Cinemablend]. “Because I think we were all kind of looking forward to something a little different than what happened with it all.”

4 Kate Mara – The Invisible Woman

Kate Mara played Sue Storm in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie and, in an interview with The Times[via Yahoo] revealed the negative aura surrounding the film made her “a little gun-shy” about seeing the finished film.

“You don’t always have to learn some incredible life lesson when making a s*** movie. Sometimes it’s just what happens,” she said. “[Fantastic Four] was a tricky shoot but you know when you know when you’re shooting it that a film isn’t going to be what you want it to be? That was not the case at all.”

3 Jamie Kennedy – The Mask

Son of the Mask saw Jamie Kennedy replace Jim Carrey as the franchise’s star, with almost unwatchable results.

Though the movie is widely regarded as one of the worst ever made, Kennedy’s biggest regret may boil down to the make-up he had to wear on the film.

“I wore it 6 days in a row, and after that it gets rough,” he told Movieweb. “I had ears in this one, and Jim Carrey didn’t in the first one, so they would like press against my real ears and cut the circulation, so I would have to like rub my ears a bit after having on the makeup to get the blood flowing again.”

2 Sylvester Stallone – Judge Dredd

Despite starring in such turkeys as Over The Top, Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot and Oscar, Sylvester Stallone’s biggest regret was reserved for another movie. “The biggest mistake I ever made was with the sloppy handling of Judge Dredd” he once declared [via Den of Geek]. “The philosophy of the film was not set in stone – by that I mean, ‘Is this going to be a serious drama or with comic overtones’, like other science fiction films that were successful? So a lotta pieces just didn’t fit smoothly.”

“The design work on it was fantastic, and the sets were incredibly real, even standing two feet away, but there was just no communication,” he stated.

1 Lori Petty – Tank Girl

Lori Petty had a very particular gripe with the way things turned out for her Tank Girl movie: it was given an R rating. “There is nothing about that movie that is R. Nothing. Except there’s a woman talking s***. That’s why they rated it R. If they were going to rate it R I should have been butt-naked all the time, running around,” she told AV Club.

Tommy Boy came out that weekend, too, which is a hysterical movie, but it was rated PG-13. Do you know how many people bought Tommy Boy tickets and went to see Tank Girl? A billion.”

Are there any other superhero actors who regretted their roles? Sound off in the comments!

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2018-10-08 03:10:25 – Jack Beresford

DC’s Titans Has The Perfect Response To Deadpool 2’s ‘So Dark’ Dig

Deadpool 2 claimed DC properties are “so dark,” and now it’s DC Universe’s Titans series that is responding. One of the criticisms that the DCEU has received in recent years is the dark nature of their movies. The grounded take was built by Zack Snyder off the success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, but audiences didn’t respond in the same way. Many believe they’ve lost sight of who these characters are, and a darker approach is sticking with DC as they launch a digital service full of original content. They aren’t even shying away from it, as the first trailer for Titans showed Robin brutally beating criminals and saying, “F*** Batman.”

Even though this is the style DC has operated with recently, other superhero movies have gone in the opposite direction. This is especially true with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool franchise, which has repeatedly made DC the butt of his jokes. This continued in Deadpool 2 when, following a jab at dubstep from Cable (Josh Brolin), the Merc with a Mouth says, “You’re so dark. Are you sure you’re not from the DC Universe?”

Related: Jason Todd’s Robin Confirms Titan’s Place in DC Timeline

Well, DC Universe is finally responding to Deadpool’s comments by using them in the latest promo for Titans. The video starts by quoting D. Pool’s remark, referring to him as an American philosopher (even though he’s Canadian). It then shows a montage of the violence that Robin (Brenton Thwaites) will be dishing out to criminals and cops alike, before saying “Suck it, Mr. Pool.” They do sign the statement “with love” but then immediately show Dick Grayson smashing a guy in the face as blood splatters on a nearby window.

This is a pretty great response on the part of Titans, as they’re embracing Deadpool’s concern instead of turning away from it. This also makes Titans the latest DC entity to mock Deadpool. The recently released trailer for the animated Harley Quinn series commented on Marvel’s canceled Deadpool animated series from Donald Glover. Warner Bros. even responded to Deadpool 2‘s post-credits scene where Deadpool travels through time to assassinate Ryan Reynolds before he could star in Green Lantern, but it was Reynolds who got the last laugh.

Even though DC has received criticism for the approach, it is one they are changing. Wonder Woman was the first true sign of this, and the reception only further encouraged Warner Bros. to meddle with Justice League‘s tone, just as they did with Suicide SquadAquaman looks to be a giant, fun adventure film based on the new extended trailer. There’s also Shazam! coming out next year, which made it abundantly clear in its first trailer what tone it’s going for. DC will still have some darker properties like Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and maybe Birds of Prey, but the future appears to be more balanced, tonally, even if Titans will stay in a darker one to start.

More: Every Trailer Released at New York Comic Con 2018

Titans season 1 premieres Friday, October 12, on DC Universe.

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2018-10-08 02:10:09 – Cooper Hood