Ryan Reynolds is one of the most well-loved actors in Hollywood. Due to being a talented actor with an authentic knack for comedic timing, his success isn’t surprising. He’s also married to Blake Lively, making them one of Hollywood’s most famous couples. But not everything is always as good behind the scenes.
Sometimes the nature of making a film can cause controversy. Other times, behind-the-scenes drama can cause a massive scandal. Here are some of Ryan’s most famous films that also happened to gain some bad press.
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder Lawsuit
Ryan Reynolds’s breakout role was the titular character in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder. Not only did the movie make him famous, but it also made a lot of money at the time, to the tune of $38 million.
Initially, everything was smooth. However, this all changed 15 years after the movie was released. In 2017, Myriad Pictures claimed that their partners on the movie, Tapestry Films, orchestrated secret negotiations with Lionsgate for the rights of the film.
As of the time of this writing, the conclusion of the lawsuit has not been publicized.
Wesley Snipes Caused Problems On The Set of Blade: Trinity
Blade: Trinity was the first comic book movie Ryan Reynolds ever starred in.
While Van Wilder may have been Ryan’s breakout role, Blade: Trinity was the film that cemented him as one of the biggest rising stars in Hollywood.
Ryan Reynolds played Hannibal King, a private investigator who was also a vampire.
The Blade trilogy has had plenty of scandals and behind-the-scenes controversies, mainly due to the troubling lifestyle led by Wesley Snipes.
Numerous stories have come out about Wesley Snipes, including his trailer constantly smelling like m*rijuana. A lot of times, he wouldn’t even come out of his trailer. When he did, he would start fights with co-stars, according to Cheatsheet and People.
Wesley Snipes and Ryan Reynolds didn’t like each other. Although it’s hard to imagine a happy-go-lucky guy like Ryan holding a grudge against Wesley.
However, Ryan has admitted to not enjoying his experience working on the set of Blade: Trinity.
The Lawsuit That Involved Amityville Horror
This 2005 horror film was a remake of the 1979 classic. Just like Van Wilder, this movie also had a lawsuit that diminished its reputation. The lawsuit even occurred back in 2004, setting the backdrop for the rollout of the highly anticipated movie.
The case remains unsolved to this day.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Was Panned For Its Depiction Of Deadpool
X-Men Origins: Wolverine was the movie where Ryan Reynolds first played his most famous character, Deadpool.
For years, this movie was the center of hate from the majority of comic book fans. Even casual fans who liked the X-Men movies didn’t really seem to gravitate toward this prequel.
The film has a 38% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The most prevalent of many reasons audiences didn’t like it was the portrayal of Deadpool.
He was a popular fan cast for the character for years before this movie came out, so you can imagine the disappointment for comic book fans when they watched this movie for the first time.
They even removed Deadpool’s mouth, which was the most popular thing about him. He loves to talk and make jokes.
Green Lantern Was Another Disappointing Comic Book Film
After the critical failure of Marvel’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ryan Reynolds immediately switched sides and played the famous DC character Green Lantern.
Similar to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ryan’s take on the character, and the movie itself were panned by critics and audiences alike.
This Movie Was Ryan Reynold’s Biggest Flop
R.I.P.D was one of Ryan Reynold’s more forgotten roles. In this movie, he starred alongside Jeff Bridges as a police officer in the afterlife.
The film brought many comparisons to the Men In Black movies but wasn’t received quite as well by audience members and critics.
On top of all of that, the movie lost over $50 million, landing as one of the biggest box office bombs of all time.
It was also Ryan Reynold’s biggest financial flop of his career.
The Tragic Ryan Reynold’s Scandal That Involved The #MeToo Movement
Deadpool 2 has a deep history behind it that’s not known to most people.
The first Deadpool movie was one of the best come-up stories in cinema history. It was a Cinderella story that took years to complete.
Deadpool 2, unfortunately, had to deal with some controversy that may have prevented it from being a more successful sequel.
This was one of Fox Studio’s last movies as the sole owner of Deadpool’s rights. While Deadpool 3 is confirmed to be on the way, at the time there was a lot of uncertainty if Disney was going to continue making movies for the vulgar and violent vigilante.
The saddest thing about this film is that one of its biggest stars, TJ Miller, was involved in the #MeToo movement. The negative publicity started in November 2017, resulting in a lot of drama in the six months prior to the film’s release.
While the movie might have performed well financially and critically, the press release was a nightmare for everybody included, most of all Ryan Reynolds.