How Many Actors Are There?

In the endless procession of longshot casting rumors and breathless reboot news that comprises half of the Internet (the other half is “check out what these characters from a middling TV show that only bloggers like would look like if they were in a Nintendo game from the 1980s!”) it is being “reported” that Ryan Reynolds might star in a Highlander remake. Sure. They may or may not actually remake Highlander, and Ryan Reynolds may or may not be in it. Got it, Vicki Vale. Start the presses back up. Here’s the thing, though: how many actors are there? By my count there are four. Is that right? Ryan Reynolds is already playing Deadpool in the X-Men universe, and the Green Lantern in the Green Lantern universe. That’s two superhero franchise roles. So now he’s also going to be Highlander? Perfect. Meanwhile Dame Jeremy Renner is Hawkeye in the Avengers and also the new Jason Bourne. That’s two of the four actors I mentioned. There’s Tempestt Bledsoe and Billy Bob Thornton and that’s it. I’m exaggerating for effect, but you do get my point. It doesn’t even seem like Ryan Reynolds is that good at the franchises he already has, why give him more franchises? Surely there’s some dude in a chicken costume outside of a Pollo Loco somewhere just dying for the opportunity. If you think about how many waiters and waitresses are trying desperately to make it, and how few of them actually will, that number shrinks even further when all the roles go to Ryan Reynolds. Is it because he’s the most talented? That hardly seems possible. Is it because he’s the only handsome one? But his face is mostly injection-molded rubber! Let’s find some new actors, guys. There’s got to be at least two more actors out there. SHOW YOURSELVES! #Birdie4Highlander