“A good….” After The Bizzare Wedding Gift Samuel L Jackson Reveals Why He Still Loves the Failed Ryan Reynolds Co-Stared Action Comedy

Published 07/23/2023, 5:00 PM EDT

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Ryan Reynolds makes even flop movies worth working for. The actor who began his career as a comedy hero and slowly turned his career to become an action hero. He proved to be successful in both and became the first actor to merge two qualities for Deadpool. But before that came another one of his movies that starred not just him, but also Samuel L Jackson.

Sometimes, even the biggest of movies cannot be saved by casting big stars and a big budget. The $70 million movie made in 2021 had a lot of action and sequences of laughter, despite which it failed. However, co-star and legendary actor Jackson had nothing but praise for it.

Samuel L Jackson reveals why he loved working on a flop movie with Ryan Reynolds

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When two talents come together, it usually creates a storm. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard did not create a storm, but a cover of black clouds for the two. The movie flopped majorly, but in a recent interview with Vulture, Jackson revealed how the actor actually had fun doing it.

“I don’t think the Hitman’s Bodyguard is an A-list movie in anybody’s category”, he confessed. But that was not the deciding factor for the entertainer who thoroughly enjoyed the company of the Canadian-born actor. Their bond remained so strong that Jackson even gave a unique gift to Reynolds for his first wedding with Scarlett Johansson.

As per Jackson, the original script of the movie was changed to suit the two stars. The movie flopped, but that did not stop them from making a sequel. After we released the first part in 2017, it was followed by a sequel called The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard in 2021. Not that it performed any better, but the entertainer enjoyed the shooting experience.

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Even today, there are rumors of the actors getting together for yet another part.

What was the original franchise about?

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The action flick had a base hit formula of two guys running away from bad guys in hilarious, chaotic but effective ways. It revolves around CIA executive Michael Bryce who is tasked with protecting hitman Darius Kincaid, who is a target of a don. With enemies over both of their shoulders, they move on to an adventure. The sequel had the addition of Salma Hayek to the action, with a similar plot and results.

Regarding part 3, the rumors have been around for a while. But none of the actors or makers have given confirmation or green-lit it. If a movie is confirmed, it will be seen whether Jackson hops on the bus.

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What do you think of Jackson’s thoughts on enjoying the movie despite its bombing? Share them in the comments.

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Neha Subhash Ghag

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Neha Ghag is a prime-time entertainment writer for Netflix Junkie, who has written nearly 1000 articles, immersing herself in pop culture. Writing was not her first choice, but she has now found solace in unraveling the fascinating stories of public figures' personal and professional lives. Neha is a fan of classic hip-hop and psycho thrillers, and she can talk endlessly about Kanye West.

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