Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay set for Netflix blockbuster

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 May 2018
Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

'Deadpool 2' star Ryan Reynolds is reportedly set to team up with 'Transformers' director Michael Bay for big budget Netflix movie 'Six Underground'

Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay are reportedly set for Netflix's biggest blockbuster to date.

The 41-year-old Hollywood star is said to be teaming up with the 53-year-old filmmaker on Skydance Media's 'Six Underground', which will be produced for a 2019 release on the online streaming service.

According to Deadline, the action thriller's budget could be in the $150 million range - which would make it Netflix's biggest feature film to date - and its slated to start production this summer.

The project is being developed from a script penned by 'Deadpool' screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Reynolds is currently riding high after starring in the sequel to the superhero blockbuster, with 'Deadpool 2' earning $301 million across the world over its first weekend.

The 20th Century Fox movie - based on the beloved and edgy Marvel Comics character - has proven to be a huge hit with audiences across the globe.

As reported by Variety, it pulled in $125m in the US alone, with an international haul of $176m - even without a boost from China, where the movie appears unlikely to get a release.

The figures make it not only the best ever overseas opening for Fox International, but it has also toppled 'Logan' ($160 million) as the biggest international opening for an R-rated film.

Its huge success comes as it has been revealed the makers of the movie cut a post-credits scene because they considered it inappropriate.

Writers Reese and Wernick have revealed they'd shot a scene in which the character - who is played by Ryan Reynolds - was seen killing a baby version of Adolf Hitler, but they performed a U-turn after screening the scene to an audience.

Rhett explained: "Deadpool goes back and kills baby Hitler at the very end. That's what was supposed to happen."

Paul added: "And not just supposed to happen, we shot it."

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