Ryan Reynolds has been one of the most iconic Marvel superheroes these days, after portraying the lead role in the Marvel Universe movie "Deadpool." However, the actor opened up to having gone through rejections at a time, after having been criticized in his previous superhero movie.
Ryan Reynolds Shares Failed Auditions After Having Portrayed Main Superhero Role In The 2011 "Green Lantern" Movie
"Deadpool" has been ranked as one of the highest-grossing films of 2016, and it has been a good year for actor Ryan Reynolds having been a part of it. However, it can be recalled that the actor has also suffered through terrible criticism when he played the protagonist and the DC superhero in the 2011 movie, "Green Lantern." The movie has become a basis of terrible DC movies alike which has been the subject of movie critics for a while now. Thus, his portrayal in such has also resulted to failing some of his auditions.
According to the actor, as he calls it, he was "unhireable" due to his portrayal as Green Lantern in the movie of the same title. Thus, when he auditioned for a film by Taraji P. Henson, he said "I auditioned and failed for the Coen brothers." He shared that after portraying the protagonist in "Green Lantern," he felt that he had a hard time in getting back out there since the movie was criticized so much and he was a part of it. Nevertheless, "Deadpool" was indeed a big break for the actor after having gone through failed auditions.
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Reynolds did not specify what Henson movie he auditioned for, but it was highly speculated that it could have been the movie entitled "Hail, Caesar!" The main role of the movie was given to Channing Tatum, who successfully portrayed and all-singing and all-dancing role in the film. Reynolds is now most likely working on the sequel of "Deadpool," to which the release date is yet to be announced. It was previously speculated that he and the director Tim Miller had differences while filming, and it is most likely true since Miller is now confirmed to be replaced as director in the sequel, "Deadpool 2."