Boy, that Ryan Reynolds has it tough. He has been attached to star in two comic book adaptations, Deadpool and R.I.P.D., for some time and judging by his schedule and the projected production timelines of the pair of films, it looks like he’s not going to be able to do both. Sophie’s Choice this is not, but for fans it's a downer.
It appears Reynolds is legitimately interested in both of them, but as he told io9, Hollywood is "so fickle and contingent on so many factors." Poor dude, he’s got movies coming up with Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Denzel Washington (Bateman and Wilde co-star in The Change-Up and Washington in Safe House) and then he has to decide which franchise he’d like to be a part of. Man, I’d hate to have to make that call.
But I’ll make it anyway. He should do Deadpool. The character is such an asshole and so funny, it would be the perfect blend of Van Wilder and Hannibal King (his brawny vampire slayer from Blade: Trinity). Plus that character was totally shafted in the movie-that-shall-not-be-named (X-Men Origins: Wolverine - curse you editors!). Also, I’ve never heard of R.I.P.D. but that looks stupid based on its name. Dude, I judge books based on their spine cover. I’m hardcore like that.