Ryan Reynolds compared “The Adam Project” to “ET”.
The 45-year-old actor stars in the upcoming film as Adam Reed, a man who uses time travel to find a younger version of himself in order to confront his late father and solve a mystery. and suggests it was inspired by classic 1980s movies such as “ET” and “Back to the Future.”
Speaking at a screening of the Netflix film on Tuesday (15.02.22), Ryan told Variety: “It looked like one of those big wish-fulfillment movies with huge stakes and a high concept, but it it was also about something very personal, which is kind of what I loved about 80s movies – what I loved about ‘ET’ and ‘Back to the Future’, and all that that Amblin (by Steven Spielberg) did.
“I just felt like it kind of got back to the genre of filmmaking and in the times we’re living in right now, it felt timely.”
The film sees a reunion between Ryan and director Shawn Levy after collaborating on the hit film ‘Free Guy’ and he explained how the pair wanted to tell another new story.
The ‘Red Notice’ star said: “It was a totally original idea that worked in theaters. For us, it was amazing. And we love IP, and we love superhero movies. We love it all. But it was a special experience, and we really wanted to keep this train going.”
Rumors have suggested Ryan’s Deadpool will appear in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” but the star dismissed the speculation.
He said, “I’m really not in the movie. I promise, I’m not in the movie.”
Reynolds added that a third “Deadpool” movie is in the works.
He said, “It’s coming.”
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