MCU Rumors: Deadpool 3 Star Ryan Reynolds Allegedly Did Not Want to Work With Scarlett Johansson

Ryan Reynolds reportedly made sure he won't work with ex-wife Scarlett Johansson.

MCU Rumors: Deadpool 3 Star Ryan Reynolds Allegedly Did Not Want to Work With Scarlett Johansson

SUMMARY

  • Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson were previously married and divorced in 2010.
  • The actress revealed competition and hectic schedule got in the way of their marriage.
  • Reynolds allegedly did not want to work with Johansson to avoid awkwardness.
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Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson were married from 2008 to 2010, choosing to go separate ways after a number of reasons got in the way of their relationship. With both actors working for Marvel Studios, it seems impossible to avoid each other, though they have managed over the years not to cross paths. This was something that Reynolds has always been vocal about.

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Johansson played Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while Reynolds portrayed Deadpool under 20th Century Fox. With Disney and Fox’s merging, the X-Men characters and the Avengers are now under one roof.

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Ryan Reynolds And Scarlett Johansson’s Divorce Got In The Way Of Deadpool Meeting Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson did not talk about her divorce from Ryan Reynolds until a few years later. She revealed that both of them being cast as superheroes created a lot of pressure and tension in their marriage.

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At the time, Reynolds was cast in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Johansson joined Iron Man 2 in 2010. The competition was so strong that it ultimately led to their split. She explained to Cosmopolitan via E! News:

The logistics of being with another actor are challenging… If one person is more successful than the other, that also proves challenging… There has to be a real understanding of how you share your time, especially when two people’s careers are going at the same rate.”

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

The actors’ hectic schedules also increased the demand for work time and less for family. Johansson blamed this as the reason why their relationship failed to work. She claimed going home and just ended up staring at the wall because she was physically and mentally exhausted. There was too much challenge in finding personal time.

Then, the separation happened after the couple was rarely seen together and barely mentioned each other’s names in interviews. It is interesting to think that Deadpool and Black Widow have so much history and connection in Marvel Comics, yet the characters never met on screen.

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Given the divorce news, fans would easily get the point. The actor made sure never to work with his ex-wife to avoid presumed awkwardness. Reynolds is now married to Blake Lively, and Johansson is with Colin Jost.

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Scarlett Johansson Has No Regret Ending Marriage With Ryan Reynolds

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Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow

In another interview with Cosmopolitan via E! News, Scarlett Johansson admitted she did not regret severing ties with Ryan Reynolds. According to the actress, it was the best decision she made in her life. Still, she loved the experience of being married to the Deadpool star.

I’m a big believer that when something feels right, you should do it. I’m a big believer in instinct. Getting married was the right thing to do because it was natural. It grew out of a romance and love and a desire to have a future with somebody, and I was very fortunate that I married somebody who turned out to be the person I thought he would be.”

Johansson shared that she was not “fully aware of the peaks and the valleys” and she was not prepared “to hunker down and do the work.” Both actors, at the time, were at the height of their careers.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Ariane Cruz, Senior Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.