SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains minor spoilers for High-speed train. If you haven’t seen the film yet, do so at your own risk!
by David Leitch High-speed train not only has an incredible ensemble cast; the film also features a number of stellar cameos. And while it’s undoubtedly the shortest of the bunch, Ryan Reynolds‘ quick appearance in the third act is definitely a highlight. Looking back, it’s not too surprising that the Canadian actor would appear in the film, considering he’s previously worked with Leitch on both. Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw — but what you probably don’t know is the specific way the director brought Reynolds into the project.
is reflected on Deadpool 2You may remember Brad Pitt appearing as an unseen member of the X-Force, The Vanisher – though his role is entirely to portray the character’s death by electrocution. In an interview with Insider, David Leitch explained that he only had to remind Ryan Reynolds of this fun part to involve him in High-speed train, as it apparently became Reynolds’ way of saying “thank you.” said Leitch,
Ryan Reynolds’ Role In The 2022 Action Movie Is Most Likely The Same Size As Brad Pitt’s Role In Deadpool 2 – although his character definitely has more impact on the film’s plot. At the end of High-speed train, it’s revealed by Michael Shannon’s The White Death that all the assassins in the set were deliberately put in the titular high-speed rain so that they all end up killing each other… and Brad Pitt’s Ladybug is the only one who is there by mistake. Ladybug only got the call to be on the train when another professional killer named Carver called in sick, and the movies will see Reynolds playing Carver in an extremely brief flashback.
As Brad Pitt explained in an interview with CinemaBlend last month, it’s all part of a cameo wheel that the High-speed train star wants to keep rolling. Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock both have surprise roles in the August blockbuster following The lost city – which hit theaters in March and features a special appearance from Pitt in a small supporting role. What will Pitt, Reynolds, Tatum and Bullock be up to together, and who else can they have fun with? Only time will tell.
With Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, Joey King, Hiroyuki Sanada, Andrew Koji and many more besides Brad Pitt, High-speed train is still playing in theaters around the world and returned to No. 2 in the box office chart this weekend.
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