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Ryan Reynolds is Conor McLeod in Highlander reboot?! Seriously?!

June 27th, 2012 by Marc 3 Comments

Once in a while a piece of news reaches us that makes such perfect sense that you can’t help but walk about all day with a cheesy grin on your face.

Now imagine hearing a piece of news that has totally the opposite effect.
That’s how the news that well known Scottish actor Ryan Reynolds will be playing Scotland’s own Conor McLeod in the remake of Highlander has been greeted. Dyed in the wool Glaswegian Reynolds `apparently almost choked on his haggis when he heard the news that he had won the role ahead of such clearly unsuitable fellow Scottish actors Dougray Scott, Kevin McKidd, Ewan McGregor and Gerard Butler.
After making noises that the role would definitely go to a Scottish actor, after the role was famously played in the original by Belgian French American Christopher Lambert, it would seem that no decision is too dumb for the powers-that-be in unnecessary remake world.
Reynolds is fast becoming the poor man’s Rob Schneider, ruining everything’s he ever touched, but he still gets cast in everything, his agent must be fantastic, but can the Marks and Spencer model shock everyone by making a successful franchise film?
There can be only one … who thinks this is a good idea.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….