2021 will be huge for Ryan Reynolds as he stars in three potential blockbusters including Free Guy, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, and Netflix’s Red Notice. But 2022 might be equally great for him as he’s got a bunch of upcoming Netflix movies lined up. The first of them is his time travel movie, The Adam Project. He began filming this one right after he ended production on Red Notice. So, he went from paring up with a couple of DCEU actors (Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot) to a couple of MCU actors (Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana). And now, he has shared the first look at “Daddy Ruffalo” through his new Instagram post. Check it out:
As a caption, Reynolds wrote: “I have a friend from work too. But no matter how angry I make him, he stays the same size. @markruffalo #TheAdamProject.”
This was a clear nod to the improvised Thor: Ragnarok moment that happened on Sakaar. Hulk showed up in the Gladiator’s pit and Thor was all happy about it before being punched in the face multiple times. Reynolds took a funny dig at how Banner turns into an angry green rage monster in the MCU.
Mark Ruffalo is playing the father of Ryan Reynolds, and he made an interesting revelation with his reply in the comments. He wrote: “Your mother (@jennifer.garner) is going to be very upset about her Subaru. It’s hard to get too angry at my son.” Looking at the above set photo, it seems that Ruffalo’s character might get a little angry at Adam after all. Anyway, Ruffalo shared another still from The Adam Project. Take a look:
He was clearly having a little difficulty following because I was using the elephants and the chickens to try and add some flare to the story of love. 🐘🐓
📸: Doane Gregory pic.twitter.com/0qaoKDiDuh
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 31, 2021
Till now, we just knew that the film will feature Walker Scobell and Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, Adam Reed. Scobell’s Adam will be 13 years old while Reynolds’ Adam will be from the future. Mark Ruffalo is their father and a brilliant physicist. He is the same age as the older Adam. Reynolds’ character will return to the past and team up with his younger self. Together they’d embark on an adventure to find their father as the future depends on it. Well, it seems that the two will be successful with their mission. Catherine Keener is the antagonist in the film as she’d have stolen a piece of technology from Ruffalo’s character.
Besides these plot points and cast members, we’ve also known that Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, and Alex Mallari Jr. are supposed to star in the film. But now, Ruffalo has revealed that Garner is playing the mother of the two Adams.
The Adam Project is directed by Shawn Levy. Here’s the synopsis of the film according to What’s On Netflix:
“Adam Reed, age 13, and still grieving the sudden death of his father a year earlier, walks into his garage one night to find a wounded pilot hiding there. This mysterious pilot turns out to be the older version of himself from the future, where time travel is in its infancy. He has risked everything to come back in time on a secret mission. Together they must embark on an adventure into the past to find their father, set things right, and save the world.”
Since there was no footage of The Adam Project in “Netflix’s 2021 Movies” trailer, it’s safe to assume that they’ll release this film sometime in 2022.