Everyone likes Ryan Reynolds because he’s relatable. Sure, he’s got matinée idol looks and is married to a cover model wife and he owns a gin company and he stars in huge blockbuster movies and is actually nothing like us at all, but he’s got a great sense of humor, doesn’t take himself – or being a dad – all that seriously, and he seems like a great guy.
And, like all of us, the pandemic has been tough on him in ways both big and small. In a recent interview, he explained one of the things he’s missed the most over the past year-plus of Covid-19, and it’s something most of us miss too.
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“Maybe I’m emotional because of everything that’s going on in the world, but I was sobbing this morning watching that,” the actor told Total Film magazine (via Digital Spy), referring to the viral video of a movie theater crowd reacting to the climactic moments in Avengers: Endgame. “That is some of the most beautiful, big-budget action filmmaking that I’ve ever seen.”
“That’s one thing I’m really looking forward to, and that I really miss – in a movie theatre and watching a movie that way. It’s a unique experience.”
Over the weekend, Fast 9 hit theaters and grossed $70 million, and A Quiet Place 2 debuted to big money a few weeks earlier, the surest sign yet that audiences are coming back, and they’re ready for summer movie season.
Reynolds himself is getting ready for Deadpool 3, which will officially be a part of the MCU (and it’s first – and only? – R-rated entry) and should be out in 2023, to full capacity theaters! Before that, you can catch Reynolds in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and Free Guy, which comes out in August.