Ryan Reynolds has a sense of humor, and unless he’s doing straight-faced fare like Life or Self/Less or the actually quite good Mississippi Grind, he doesn’t let you forget it. Ever since Deadpool, the actor has really been clowning it up. His latest gag? Recording a joke interview from the set of 6 Underground, the movie he’s making with Michael Bay.
Ryan Reynolds took to his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon to drop a little video. In it, he leans against a wall, looking relaxed and casual, his serious spectacles on. He announces his favorite part of working with the director of five Transformers films, two Bad Boys films, and one Pearl Harbor: all those quiet moments.
And then all hell breaks loose.
No sooner does he mention the word “quiet” does the background fill up with destruction — some typical Bay-hem involving a three-vehicle collision and some relatively mild-for-Bay explosions. The noise drowns out Reynolds, as he continues speaking, oblivious to the carnage behind him.
It’s a pretty easy joke, though Reynolds pulls it off with graceful aplomb. To be honest, the plot of 6 Underground is goofier than this video: A sextet of billionaires fake their deaths so they can fight crime. Think of it as Atlas Shrugged meets Batman. The movie is written by Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, so it will probably be self-aware of how ridiculous it is.
Of course, when it’s released, you probably won’t be able to see those explosions on a big screen. 6 Underground is Netflix’s priciest movie yet, so it may only be available to view on your television, computer or smartphone — the same places you watched Reynolds’ silly Twitter video, basically.