Ryan Reynolds to star in reboot of “The Highlander”

There can be only one! And that one is Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds. After many weeks of rumors and speculation, it has been apparently confirmed by multiple sources that the “Green Lantern” star will in fact be playing the title role of Conner MacLeod, originally made famous by actor Christopher Lambert, in the reboot of “The Highlander”.

The original “Highlander” has reached cult status since it’s release in 1986, spawning several not-so great sequels and a not-so great television show. Though the original is sacred to many diehard fans, I feel as though this franchise is one that deserves a fresh start. And with Ryan Reynolds playing the main character, this has the potential to be a fun action film. The reboot is currently slated for a 2014 release, so it will be awhile before we know if Hollywood has stabbed our nostalgic hearts once again. But for now, I remain hopeful. Now if only they could convince Sean Connery to reprise his role…

~ by Brandon Gnuschke on June 27, 2012.

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