In 2017, we got an unexpectedly good action movie starring Ryan Reynolds violently quipping his way from action scene to action scene. I know what you're thinking, but Deadpool actually came out in 2016.
I'm talking about The Hitman's Bodyguard. The movie starred Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson as "Bodyguard" and "Hitman," respectively, actioning and "comedy-ing" through nearly two hours of film.
Now, Ryan Reynolds has shared a photo to his Twitter and Instagram accounts showing Selma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, and himself on the set of the sequel, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard.
Reynolds is notably covered in blood, while his co-stars are not.
The caption on his Instagram makes reference to Reynolds's old TV show, Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place, saying,
"Two Guys, A Girl and—OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK? Here we go again... #HitmansWifesBodyguard @salmahayek @samuelljackson"
The original movie didn't really resonate with critics, but the chemistry and quippiness between the main actors has gained a great following.
Fans are really excited for the sequel.
@VancityReynolds @SamuelLJackson @salmahayek Loved the first, this one will be great too bit when are you going to… https://t.co/NZNYJi58OZ— Rob Torture Wright (@Rob Torture Wright)1552511456.0
yo holy shit its happening for real https://t.co/rTTJWKocY8— ♡ mezu ♡ (@♡ mezu ♡)1552440431.0
@VancityReynolds @SamuelLJackson @salmahayek https://t.co/sj8CDiJ1wh— Julie (@Julie)1552500006.0
Omg! HITMAN is 1 of my fvrt of urs. Can't wait more...😍 https://t.co/VDrVv2A9Do— Gautamvatsa (@Gautamvatsa)1552456073.0
@VancityReynolds @SamuelLJackson @salmahayek NICE! I thoroughly enjoyed the first movie!— Zexy Bastard (@Zexy Bastard)1552497397.0
The first movie saw Reynolds as a disgraced body guard having to protect a hitman testifying against a dictator in International Criminal Court. Jackson plays the hitman giving the testimony in exchange for the release of his wife, played by Hayek, from prison.
The title of the sequel gives a hint of how the film will move the story forward, moving Reynolds from guarding Jackson to guarding Hayek. While the story of the first film didn't receive glowing reviews, we're hoping that the great character interactions carry through.
Otherwise, why bother?
@Luke_S1986 @getFANDOM @RevengeOTFans @DEADLINE Director: "How do we make the sequel better than the original?" Wr… https://t.co/DSbme3EcW6— Green Lantern (@Green Lantern)1552331224.0
@getFANDOM @RevengeOTFans @DEADLINE Uh? Was this film good enough (or even successful enough) to merit a sequel?… https://t.co/a9uzpBNqRs— Frank Comiskey (@Frank Comiskey)1552465829.0
@RottenTomatoes They made a sequel? #HitmansWifesBodyguard https://t.co/WDQv97HiOK— Andrew Vo (@Andrew Vo)1552490378.0
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard has a pedigree in modern action blockbusters with Reynolds's aforementioned Deadpool films, and Jackson playing Nick Fury in the Marvel movies. They've added Frank Grillo from the Captain America films as an Interpol agent and Antonio Banderas from The Mask of Zorro and Desperado.
There is no word on a release date yet, but with the film taking place in several European countries and Reynolds's proclivity for oversharing on social media, this isn't the last set photo we'll see.