The new rule in comic book movies is that Ryan Reynolds must star in all of them. Clearly the roles of Deadpool and Hal “One Of Many Green Lanterns Apparently” Jordan are not super enough for Reynolds, which is why he’s also starring in the film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics’ R.I.P.D.. Looks like Zach Galifianakis wants to KERPOW his way into an action franchise alongside Reynolds, which is why Galifianakis and his awesome beard are in talks to co-star.
R.I.P.D., which stands for “Rest in Peace Department,” is about dead cops who now patrol the underworld, a slightly harsher beat than Detroit. Galifianakis would play Neal Moritz, a gunslinger who’s been working the dead shift for hundreds of years, whereas Reynolds’ character, Nick Cruz, was recently killed and is out for revenge. Though I’m more burned out on Reynolds in superhero roles than I’m sure Neal Moritz is with the underworld, I’d like to see more Zach Galifianakis in general. He can weird me out in any project he chooses.
Universal wants to start shooting this summer. Meanwhile, Galifianakis can be seen later this year in The Hangover Part Deux and The Muppets. Meanwhile, I hear Reynolds is set to star as all the Avengers. (Collider)