Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson are two of the biggest celebrities on the planet. Between starring in – and possibly leading – the Deadpool franchise and the Fast and the Furious franchise (respectively), as well as in countless other popular films, these heavy-hitting actors have had their hands in some of the world’s biggest franchises. Naturally, any kind of team-up between the two would generate crazy numbers at the box office, and if a new rumor ends up being true, then we may just see that happen sooner rather than later.
According to Hollywood gossip writer Daniel Richtman, Ryan Reynolds wants to work with Dwayne Johnson on an upcoming project that isn’t Netflix’s Red Notice. More specifically, he wants to do a movie with him for Paramount. While this is just a rumor at this point, it makes more than a bit of sense. The two are set to star together in that aforementioned Netflix movie, alongside the fabulous Gal Gadot, of course. That will release later this year, but until then, you can check them out together in the recent Fast and the Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, which showcases Johnson in a starring role and includes a fun cameo by Ryan Reynolds. They only interact a handful of times during the film, but the filmmakers give us enough to tell that the two have some great chemistry. It would be great if we got to see them bicker and banter for two hours rather than fifteen or so minutes.
In addition to starring in Red Notice, Ryan Reynolds is also scheduled to appear in Deadpool 3, which, excitingly enough, is now officially a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will also be starring in the belated Free Guy, which is now scheduled for release on August 13, 2021. Aside from those, though, he has been in tons of other really fun – and occasionally not so fun – films. Among them are Pokemon Detective Pikachu, The Proposal, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Life, Safe House, The Croods, and countless other films you have probably (definitely) seen at least once. Safe to say that Ryan Reynolds is still on top of the world.
While Dwayne Johnson is definitely doing a lot these days, it’s what he’s rumored to be doing that has been generating the juiciest stories. Not only are rumors circulating that he wants to restore the SnyderVerse, but he has also reportedly been wanting to work with Superman actor Henry Cavill for quite some time. That has not yet been substantiated by the studio or the trades, so remember to take that particular rumor with a heap of salt. On the confirmed side of things, Johnson is slated to star in the DC Extended Universe’s upcoming Black Adam movie. As you can see, as far as popular actors go, he and Ryan Reynolds appear to be neck-and-neck.
If you are eager to see Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson star together in a big-budget movie but don’t want to hold out hope for a Paramount flick that may or may not happen, don’t worry. You can catch the two in Red Notice when it hits Netflix later this year.