The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly parody

Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin parody The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with James Corden

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May 19, 2018

Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin joined forces for Deadpool 2, which is now out in theaters. If the early box-office response is any indication, it probably isn’t the last time that duo will share the screen as Deadpool and Cable. But what if Deadpool 2 wasn’t their first movie together? Earlier this week, during an extended sketch on The Late Late Show, Reynolds and Brolin joined host James Corden for a fake remake of the spaghetti western classic The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The original movie was one of director Sergio Leone’s masterpieces, and the skit even paid homage to Ennio Morricone’s iconic score. Reynolds stepped into the shoes of Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name (aka the Good), while Brolin filled Lee Van Cleef’s villainous role, Angel Eyes (aka the Bad). However, Corden refused to accept “the Ugly” label that was applied to Eli Wallach’s Tuco.

Unfortunately, that was about as far into the western as the skit was willing to go. The rest of it involved Corden unsuccessfully arguing that he was just as good or better than Reynolds, while angrily rejecting his role in the proposed remake. This may have been a parody, but both Reynolds and Brolin look like they would have fit well within the world of western. It would probably even be fun to see Cable and Deadpool back in the Old West, if Deadpool 3 revisits the time-travel angle.

At the end of the skit, the trio decide to make another movie: Three Men and a Baby, but Corden wasn’t happy with his role in that one. But it was either the baby or Steve Guttenberg! Tough choice.