Ryan Reynolds Reveals He’s Taking A Break From Acting, But For How Long?

In late October, Ryan Reynolds revealed he would be taking a break from acting. He dropped the news after completing filming for Spirited, Apple TV’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

At the time, he didn’t reveal the reason behind the break, but just this past week he explained he wants to spend more time with his family.

I’m just trying to create a little bit more space for my family [wife Blake Lively and their three daughters] and time with them. You know, you don’t really get that time back.

He didn’t need to give a reason, but that’s certainly a good one. He’s been working non-stop for the past few years, so he deserves a break. More important, his kids deserve a break. Yeah, they’re growing up with extreme privilege, but no amount of money can buy time with your dad.

As for how long this break will be? Well, Reynolds teased his fans on Instagram by sharing the definition of “sabbatical” from Indeed.com.

A sabbatical can last anywhere from two months to a year. In general, six months is the standard length of time for a paid sabbatical. It gives you enough time and flexibility to do things such as travel, study or complete a major side project.

So we’ll see what happens. My guess is that he probably won’t take on a project until summer of 2022, so he gets a solid 6-8 month break.

I don’t see him going past a year. The dude likes working too much.

Jason Bateman Reveals Why He Dropped Out As Director Of The Upcoming ‘Clue’ Remake

If you haven’t watched the original Clue (released back in 1985) you need to change that. When it was released, it didn’t get the best of reviews from critics, but it has since become a cult classic. The humor/style was ahead of its time. I don’t think people “got it” back in the ’80s.

But now? It works. The humor holds up extremely well. It’s one of those movies you can watch over and over again. Just a bunch of great actors having fun together.

It was revealed recently that Ryan Reynolds wanted to make a remake of the film. And originally, Jason Bateman was set to direct this remake. You all know how I feel about remakes, but with Reynolds and Bateman on board…maybe there is hope?

Unfortunately, Bateman dropped out back in February, and now James Bobin is apparently in talks to direct.

So why did Bateman pull out? Well it wasn’t because he lost interest in the project, he just lost time. He talked to Collider recently about the decision…

[Clue is] something that we were getting very close to starting, but as it turned out something of that size takes much, much longer to do than what the seasonal hiatus was able to accommodate. It would have pushed back the start of this season too far. So unfortunately I had to step off of that.

But if it’s still around when Ozark is all wrapped up, I’d love to do it.

There you have it, folks. By the way, the latest season of Ozark just dropped on Netflix.

Everyone Can Relax, Ryan Reynolds Confirms ‘Deadpool 3’ Is In Development

Some ‘Deadpool‘ fans have been worried lately. They were wondering if ‘Deadpool 3‘ would get lost in the madness of the Disney purchase of 20th Century Fox.

Would the giant studio continue the Deadpool franchise? Well, according to Ryan Reynolds, all is good.

During a recent interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Reynolds confirmed things are moving forward with Marvel..

Yeah yeah, we’re working on [Deadpool 3] right now with the whole team. We’re over at Marvel now, which is like the big leagues all of a sudden. It’s kinda crazy. So yeah, we’re working on it.

There you go, folks. You can rest easy now. Disney loves money, and Deadpool has made a lot of money. The first film was made for under $60 million and ended up making over $700 million at the box office.

The second film in the franchise made nearly $800 million worldwide, so yeah, Disney ain’t going to pass that sh*t up.

John Krasinski And Ryan Reynolds Teaming Up For Fantasy Comedy Film ‘Imaginary Friends’

The dream team of Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski is about to find a home in Paramount. According to a recent report, the studio is in the process of picking up their film ‘Imaginary Friends

There was apparently an intense bidding war over the project and Paramount is coming out on top.

Krasinski will write, direct, and star in this film. Reynolds will co-star and probably produce.

The Dr. Dolittle-like tale of a man who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends, befriending those that have been forgotten or discarded. However, some imaginary friends, lacking love and friendship, turn to the dark side, and it’s up to Reynolds’ character to save the world from those that become evil.

Sounds interesting, yeah? At least it’s somewhat original. Krasinski has probably had lots of offers to direct remakes of popular films, but he seems to be committed to writing his own sh*t.

For Reynolds, this is just more money in the bank. He’s made at least $60 million this past year, and once this deal closes, that number will go up even more.

No word on a potential start date for filming, but we’ll keep you posted.

Take A Look At The Just Released Salaries Of Some Very Famous Movie Stars

We’re all interested in money, especially other people’s money. We want to know how much everyone is getting, even those who are clearly making way more. Maybe it’s some sort of torture or perhaps it’s just general curiosity.

Either way, you’ll probably be interested in the recent Hollywood salary report from Variety.

In the report, the salaries of several stars are revealed, including Kristen Stewart, Martin Lawrence, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, and many more.

What’s interesting is that the celebrities who are working on Netflix films are actually getting bigger paychecks than those working with your typical Hollywood studio.

For example, Ryan Reynolds is getting $27 million for the upcoming Netflix film ‘Six Underground‘ and Will Smith is expected to get around $30 million for reprising his role in Bright 2.

Meanwhile, Idris Elba is getting just $8 million for Hobbs & Shaw and Leonardo DiCaprio is getting $10 million for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

The discrepancy between the numbers seems rather large; however, there is an important note to consider. With Netflix, what you see is what you get, meaning the $27 million paycheck Reynolds gets is all he’ll get, even if the film became a massive hit for Netflix.

Most studios offer stars lucrative back-end deals, which means if the movie is a success, they’ll earn more money. So while studio films might be more of a risk for an actor, they could be more beneficial if the movie is a success.

Watch The New Trailer For ‘Detective Pikachu’ Starring Ryan Reynolds

Get out your magnifying glass and long jacket, ’cause there are some mysteries that need solving. Ryan Reynolds stars in the upcoming live action/animated hybrid ‘Detective Pikachu‘ film.

Rob Letterman is the director behind this project, which has already been approved for a sequel.

Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City — a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world — Pikachu and [a young man (Smith) investigating the disappearance of his father] encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

As mentioned above, Warner Bros. has already announced a sequel to this film, which means they have lots of faith in it. They’re expecting a huge box office performance.

Detective Pikachu is set to hit theaters May 10, 2019. Check out the trailer below…

Ryan Reynolds Will Reportedly Produce A Stoner Version Of Home Alone Titled ‘Stoned Alone’

We realize the headline sounds like it belongs on The Onion, but apparently this movie is a real thing.

According to Deadline, Ryan Reynolds is set to produce a film titled ‘Stoned Alone,’ which will be an r-rated version of Home Alone featuring a weed dealer who misses his plane for a scheduled holiday ski trip.

“He makes the best of things by getting high. Paranoia sets in and he believes he hears someone break into his house. Turns out thieves have broken in. Fully stoned and fueled by paranoia, he tries to thwart the thieves and defend his castle.”

I mean, it sounds incredibly stupid and like a waste of time and money, but also…I kinda want to watch it?

Augustine Frizzell is set to direct the project. She’s the director behind the 2018 indie dramedy Never Goin’ Back.

No word on if Reynolds will also star in the movie, but I don’t think he needs to. Macaulay Culkin, the star of the original Home Alone, could easily play the stoner they’re looking for…

This could be a direct sequel.

Netflix Announces Biggest Movie Yet Starring Ryan Reynolds And Director Michael Bay

Netflix attempted to enter the blockbuster action movie world last year with fantasy-action film Bright, which starred Will Smith. It was made with a budget of $90 million, which at the time was the biggest budget for a Netflix film.

That’s going to be changing, though. According to a report from Deadline, the streaming giant is teaming up with Michael Bay, and they’re giving him a $150 million budget to work with.

The movie, currently titled Six Underground, will star Ryan Reynolds. The script was written by Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, so it’s a pretty familiar team for Reynolds.

“The Hollywood Reporter has revealed some plot points, saying Six Underground revolves around six billionaires who fake their own deaths and form an elite team to take down bad guys.”

I suppose that sounds interesting? Perhaps. I mean, Netflix doesn’t seem to care about what the critics think, so they’re not trying to impress Walter Johnson Williamson from the Tulsa Express.

Bright was absolutely trashed by critics, but it was still watched by an estimated 11 million people in just three days, so negative reviews don’t exactly hurt films released on Netflix. I mean, they certainly don’t help, but it’s not as damaging as it is for movies being released inside theaters.

Six Underground is expected to be released in 2019.

WATCH: Ryan Reynolds And Josh Brolin From Deadpool 2 Make Each Other Laugh With ‘Playground Insults’

As we told you earlier this week, ‘Deadpool 2‘ comes out this weekend, and it’s already getting great reviews from critics.

Both Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin star in the action-comedy, and they have been traveling around the world the past month to promote the movie, so they’ve spent a lot of time together.

Which means they can freely insult each other without getting butthurt. During a recent appearance on Scott Mills’ BBC Radio 1 program, Brolin and Reynolds participated in an unfriendly game of Playground Insults.

We won’t ruin all the insults for you, but we will say that at one point Reynolds goes for a low blow by insulting Brolin’s performance in The Goonies.

Ryan Reynolds Confirms T.J. Miller’s Weasel Will Not Be In Deadpool’s Next Film

T.J. Miller’s career is hanging by a thread. He has been dealing with accusations of sexual assault, and he was also arrested for calling in a fake bomb threat. It’s safe to say, the dude is going through some sh*t right now.

But still, you’ll be able to find him later this month in Deadpool 2. He returned to the Weasel character for the sequel, and it looks like it might have been his last time playing the character.

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds had a profile piece with the New York Times recently, and he confirmed that Miller would not be in Fox’s upcoming spin-off, X-Force.

“During an interview with the New York Times, Reynolds was asked of the various allegations being leveled against Miller but declined to comment. However, the Deadpool actor did confirm that Miller was not involved in X-Force – Reynolds’ next planned appearance as ‘the merc with a mouth’ following the upcoming release of Deadpool 2.”

It’s a sad end for Miller’s character. He provided a lot of laughs in the first film, and I’m sure he provides several laughs in this upcoming sequel. His character will be missed.

But the dude needs to get himself together. He should probably step away from Hollywood for a bit.