Following the completion of his most recent film, Ryan Reynolds has announced that he will take a break from acting. Reynolds has been one of Hollywood’s busiest actors in recent years. He’s already promoted the release of two films this year – The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and Free Guy – with a third (Netflix’s Red Notice) coming out next month. Aside from that, Reynolds is the creator of the Deadpool franchise and has voiced characters in films such as Pokémon Detective Pikachu and The Croods: A New Age.
Reynolds has been filming Spirited, a comedy-musical spin on A Christmas Carol, for the past few months. The film was first announced in 2019, but production only started earlier this year. Sean Anders and John Morris directed Spirited, which stars Reynolds, Will Ferrell, and Octavia Spencer. The film has yet to be given a release date, although it could easily be scheduled for next year’s holiday season. Many people are looking forward to seeing Reynolds and Ferrell on the big screen together, especially since they appeared to be having such much fun on set.
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Reynolds didn’t indicate how long he plans to take a break, but it’s understandable why he’d want one. He’s only been in three movies in the last year: Red Notice, The Adam Project, and Spirited. That would be impressive enough, but Reynolds accomplished all of this while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which made filming considerably more difficult (Reynolds’ Red Notice co-star Dwayne Johnson has spoken openly about how difficult filming was).
As a result, it’s understandable for Reynolds to want to take a break for a few months. In terms of his next projects, Deadpool 3 is perhaps the most advanced. Reynolds has stated that there is a 70% possibility the Marvel film will be shot within the next year, although this might still be months away. Reynolds might return to Deadpool 3 after a hiatus of many months, or the picture could be postponed until 2023. In any case, Reynolds appears to be satisfied with his approaching sabbatical, and fans have plenty of his films to enjoy in the meanwhile.