If there is one man who knows the perils of an under-performing superhero movie, it’s Ryan Reynolds. The actor was infamous for starring in the woefully-received Green Lantern, but he looks to be in an upstream of positivity with the release of the Deadpool trailer creating a lot of buzz. However, in an interview with GQ Magazine, Reynolds is fearful for the cast of Fantastic Four.
“You know, Miles Teller’s gonna recover,” Reynolds said. “Miles Teller’s gonna go on to do amazing things, you know. It’s important that Michael B. Jordan continues to go on and do amazing things.
“I know it’s not easy for a black actor,” Reynolds answers after being asked about the difficulties faced by black and white actors. “It’s not easy for a female actor. It’s not easy for a lot of people that are… That entire cast is amazingly talented. And I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. I mean, I know what that feels like. It doesn’t feel good. And it also is difficult, because you don’t feel like you can control that outcome. You know, as much as you want to. You can’t really.”
On the subject of Deadpool, Reynolds doesn’t think it will suffer from superhero fatigue: “I think Deadpool’s coming along at the right time,” he says. “Because it’s also speaking to that generation and that group of people that have seen them all, seen all these comic-book films and enjoyed them all to varying degrees of success. But I think it’s speaking to them as though the guy in that red suit is one of them, to some degree.”