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Ryan Reynolds Barely Avoids Being Crushed During Scary Moment At Brazil Comic-Con Experience

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By Jeff Mazzeo

Ryan Reynolds narrowly escaped serious injury when a barricade that was holding back hundreds of fans gave way and almost crushed the actor. The 43-year-old star was at CCXP 2019, a Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday to promote his new movie, "Free Guy." The event brought several major Hollywood stars south of the equator including Daisy Ridley and the rest of the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" cast.

The "Detective Pikachu" star was waving and greeting thousands of screaming fans when he jumped down off the stage to shake a few hands. As soon as he approached the swarming fans, the barricade broke and Reynolds used his impressive reflexes and response time to fling himself out of the way and onto the stage.

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He Would Have Been Trapped

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The scary videos, that immediately began circulating on social media, show that if Ryan hesitated for a moment longer, he would have been trapped under the barricade and hundreds of fans. Security immediately rushed over the check on the star but he escaped serious injury. Just like a superhero, he was only concerned for the safety of the fans who ended up going down to the ground and not his own.

Other angles of the incident made it clear that the venue was not meant to handle the massive crowd because they broke the barriers on both sides of Reynolds' narrow stage. Luckily, no one suffered any significant injuries and the event went on as planned.

Debut Of 'Free Guy' Trailer

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The "Deadpool" actor debuted the new trailer for his movie, "Free Guy," where he plays a non-playable character in a video game that suddenly decides that he is not going to go along with the program one day.

The 20th Century Fox movie also stars Jodie Comer, comedian Lil Rel Howery, and "Stanger Things" actor Joe Keery. The film promises to be an exciting new look at the world of open-world video games.

Ryan's All About Timing!

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The actor did not just show off his good timing by jumping out of the way in Brazil, he proved that he is a marketing genius by capitalizing on all the recent Pelaton drama.

He enlisted the help of the actual actress that starred in the controversial commercial to help promote his alcohol brand, Aviation Gin. Reynolds' ad shows the actress, Monica Ruiz sitting at a bar, stressed out from all the drama but comments on how "smooth" her gin is. Ryan shared the video to his Instagram and wrote, "Exercise bike not included. #AviationGin."

His famous friends sounded off with praise in the comments. "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt said, "This is next level. 😂😂," while "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Rob McElhenney wrote, "HOME RUN."

Now that's how you capitalize on a viral situation.

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