Ryan Reynolds has surprisingly become one of the most dependable action stars of the last decade. Between his stint as Deadpool and his enjoyable performances in movies like The Hitman’s Bodyguard and 6 Underground, the comedic actor has portrayed a real penchant for action. One has to wonder if it has become something he’s a genuine fan of. As such, there are probably some specific action movies and franchises that Ryan Reynolds has an affinity for. Like many movie buffs, he seems to be a fan of the classic Die Hard. And according to one of our trusted and proven inside sources, it sounds like it is a big influence on where he wants his career to go.
According to our source, Ryan Reynolds is on the hunt for “a Die Hard type movie” that will do justice to that untouchable action classic. Whether that means a movie that follows the same kind of structure as Die Hard or what is not exactly clear, but what is clear is that Reynolds wants to find an action movie that would be as indelible as that Bruce Willis movie. It could end up being a kickoff to a brand new franchise, but it seems more resonant that Ryan Reynolds wants to find an action movie that will be as singularly memorable as Die Hard. Those are tough to come by but finding one would only further engrave his name on the wall of action movie history.
It is easy to see why Ryan Reynolds would be attracted to a Die Hard kind of movie. The original film featured a star who was not known for action at the time but was rather a charming and often comedic good-looking guy. As much as we view Bruce Willis as an action icon today, he was better known as the star of the romantic comedy/drama Moonlighting. It somewhat mirrors the kind of trajectory that Reynolds has had with his acting persona. Now, both of them are seen as the kind of actors who can headline action films. But as much success as Reynolds has had with his action career, it is hard to argue that he has a movie that is as landmark as Die Hard.
But this could also mean that Ryan Reynolds is looking for a movie that is a little smaller scale than what he has done with his action movies. Die Hard is a wonderful spectacle of an action movie, but it also takes place primarily in a single contained location. Perhaps Reynolds is looking for the kind of action movie that is a self-contained kind of story with a really strong premise. If that is the case, it would be great to see a movie come along that fits the bill with those kinds of criteria.
Until then, we will see Ryan Reynolds stretch his action hero chops in upcoming movies like The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and Red Notice. He doesn’t seem to be slowing down with his action output but he’s also in projects that are somewhat ensemble pieces. If he was able to find his own Die Hard movie, it would be something that focuses solely on him as the star. Hopefully, he can find the right movie and we will all get to see it.