How Ryan Reynolds is being redeemed as a superhero
Ryan Reynolds hit a bit of a career plateau in recent years. His smarminess and sarcasm was endearing as his career skyrocketed and he appeared in lots of comedies of both the buddy (Van Wilder) and romantic (The Proposal) variety. But a bunch of dud films, like Green Lantern, and general career competition from Bradley Cooper caused him to endure a professional lull around 2011. He married and divorced Scarlett Johansson and then married and procreated with Blake Lively, and that was about all anyone talked about. Now that the actor is playing the titular character in Deadpool, set to debut in February 2016. Reynolds is all in and redeeming and reinventing himself by portraying a superhero the right way. This role "suits" him on many levels. It's also ironic that he's reviving his career with a comic book character, since a comic book character seemed to kick off his downward trend.