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One of Ryan Reynolds' worst movies is getting a sequel

One of Ryan Reynolds' worst movies is getting a sequel

An interesting choice of follow-up film...

There’s no doubt that Ryan Reynolds is a talented guy. 

Fans alike will agree that the actor certainly makes a great Deadpool and his nominations for the Marvel Comics character are well-deserved. 

In fact, the second movie in the franchise has an almost identical Rotten Tomatoes score across audience and critic reaction, at a respectable 85 and 84 per cent.

But as you’ve probably guessed, we’re not talking about the prospect of a Deadpool 3 here. The Motion Picture Association has instead announced that R.I.P.D. is headed for a follow-up movie.

The 2013 Universal Pictures movie is hailed as one of Reynold’s worst works to date, having racked up just a 12 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 25 percent on Metacritic. 

And it goes from bad to worse if you take into account the films’ loss, which was at least $140 million - marking the film as one of the top 10 biggest box office disasters of all time, as per Bomb Report.

The comic book adaptation garnered apathetic reviews from critics and grossed just $78 million, despite having a $130 million budget. Ouch.

R.I.P.D. was even dubbed ‘a little underwhelming’ by the film’s own Jeff Bridgers in an interview with GQ - an awkward moment indeed.

R.I.P.D. is heading for a second film.
Universal

So, it’s certainly come as a surprise for viewers that the movie’s creators are trying to claw it back with a follow-up film, titled R.I.P.D. 2: Rise Of The Damned.

One social media user took to Twitter to ask: “We need a R.I.P.D. 2? Wasn't the first one rather awful?”

Another person on the platform, Kalvin Koskela, asked: “What kind of universe do we live in where Close Enough and Infinity Train are yanked from HBO Max but somehow Universal gives R.I.P.D. and 47 Ronin sequels despite both films being terrible in quality and having crashed and burned at the box office?”

Someone else, who goes by @thefilmology on the site, said: “R.I.P.D. getting a sequel before The Nice Guys is my villain origin story.”

Despite the reasoning behind the follow-up perhaps being unknown by onlookers, one thing is known to be true: Reynolds will not be a part of the film.

Rise Of The Damned is headed up by director Paul Leyden, while Richard Fleeshman, Jake Choi, Kerry Knuppe and Stephanie Levi-John have been confirmed to be a part of the cast.

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