Ryan Reynolds praises Jeff Bridges, ‘RIPD,’ but quiet on ‘Deadpool’
While promoting the DVD, Blu-ray release of his recent film “Safe House,” Ryan Reynolds briefly spoke about his comic book film “R.I.P.D.” which opens next summer and the highly anticipated solo “Deadpool” film.
Talking with Movie Hole in an interview posted Saturday, the “Green Lantern” star says “R.I.P.D.” just wrapped and Jeff Bridges was great.
“R.I.P.D. just wrapped two days ago — I’m really excited about that. R.I.P.D. was great, though. Jeff Bridges is a great costar, and [director] Robert Schwentke did a great job.”
The ‘Rest in Peace Department’ is based on a 1999 Dark Horse comic book series in which a deceased cop (Reynolds) works with a team of ‘undead’ police officers to discover who murdered him. The newly dead officer will be mentored by a veteran (Bridges) at R.I.P.D. to solve the crime in return for years of service to the ‘force.’
Reynolds’ description of the film adds even more intrigue to the film.
“It’s unlike any other movie I’ve ever seen. The movie’s palette is just incredible and the scope of it is amazing. It’s nice to see a budget like that being used in a really practical way.”
“Deadpool” fans are eager to hear details of bringing the Merc with a Mouth to the big screen, but the “Safe House” star was brief.
“I can’t tell you anything about Deadpool.”
Reynolds did open up a little, discussing the fighting in the film.
“I think all the hand-to-hand fighting is tough because there’s no way to really regulate that stuff. It just gets kind of ugly and mean, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Director Tim Miller is on-board for “Deadpool,” but no other details have been released.
“Safe House” co-stars Denzell Washington, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Patrick, Sam Shepard, Liam Cunningham, and Joel Kinnaman.
“Safe House” is available on DVD, Blu-ray June 5, 2012.