Ryan Reynolds is becoming one of the biggest action stars of our generation. To say it came something out of nowhere is an understatement, but here we are. And though he’s heading up a comic book franchise that’s done billions in business over the years, he’s also part of another budding set of movies with some a-listers. It won’t be long until we get Reynolds in another turn as a bodyguard, this time alongside both Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.
The latest trailer just dropped for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and it’s giving us a different dose of action in this much-anticipated sequel. There are plenty of high-profile and glitzy backdrops, but then there’s also Ryan Reynolds who is playing a high-strung and somewhat uptight dude, just a little different than the carefree guy we’ve seen in other acting iterations. Check out Reynolds as a bodyguard who simply can’t relax in this latest trailer for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard:
We catch up with Ryan Reynolds after the events of The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the 2017 film that saw Reynolds protecting Jackson’s character as they navigate a world of terrorists and trained killers. They made it through alive and in this next movie it looks like Reynolds is set to begin enjoying a life of relaxation and ease, something very different than a world of dodging bullets and keeping others from deadly harm.
But it doesn’t take long for the serenity of this calming world, replete with cocktails and good beach reads to shatter in a hail of gunfire and narrow escapes. He’s commissioned by Salma Hayek to do another round of protecting. She’s the titular hitman’s wife and needs a bodyguard’s help with her latest predicament. It looks like a fast-paced and action-packed film that has the Ryan Reynolds stamp of devil-may-care snark.
The only thing different in this Ryan Reynolds film, compared to say his Deadpool films is that he isn’t the central driver of all the action. He’s more along for the ride here with Hayek and Jackson who seems to have much more penchant for the blood and killing that Reynolds does. It makes for a nice dichotomy of sorts, and a little bit different than more of his recent roles.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard follows up the first film which was a success at the box office, earning almost $180 million at the box office on only about a $50 million budget. The critical reviews weren’t all that great at sub-50% on Rotten Tomatoes. Of course, this type of flick isn’t made for the critics, it’s made for popcorn-holding theatergoers looking for some high octane action and laughs. It looks like the sequel has that and more. And it won’t be long until we can see the whole thing. Ryan Reynolds and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is set to hit theaters this summer, on June 16th. Until then we can just picture Reynolds sitting on a beach imagining the action world has passed him by.