Ryan Reynolds Discussion: Deadpool, Green Lantern & More!

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

ryan reynolds green lantern and deadpool Ryan Reynolds Discussion: Deadpool, Green Lantern & More!

It’s a big time for comic fans who want to see their favorite characters grace the silver screen. With plenty of major comic book films debuting to widespread success in recent years, it’s no surprise that there are dozens more of these genre films in production or development as we speak.

Some major ones have made big strides in recent weeks, confirming dates and announcing casting decisions, and we expect some more of that soon with San Diego Comic-Con around the corner.

Join me as I try to make sense of a large mess of comic book movie news involving my one of my favorites, Ryan Reynolds (Plus: 2 pieces of awesome fan art!).

Several films that I’ve been following closely and expecting to make casting decisions this month and last are Thor and Green Lantern – both of which are planned for releases in the early part of summer 2011.

Luckily for us fans, I was right and we’ve seen several of the key characters for Marvel Studios’ Thor movie been cast and following in suit, DC’s counterpart movie which has been moving along the same trend in development and casting timing, Green Lantern, finally made its lead star casting decision last week.

The man who will play Hal Jordan in the upcoming Warner Brothers DC Comics film is Ryan Reynolds.

That’s not all though. Screen Rant has also been closely following other Marvel film franchises that have their licenses owned by other studios, such as Fox’s X-Men movies and there’s been some major developments there as well… also involving Ryan Reynolds.

As we all know, Reynolds played a part in X-Men Origins: Wolverine which opened in May to financially successful results. Critics everywhere and a large portion of the fans did not share in that success however.

As I’ve been reporting on all along, leading up to the film, we all thought Reynolds was a perfect selection to play the role of Wade Wilson/Deadpool in that movie and we hoped, as Reynolds did, that the character would get his own spinoff.

Unfortunately, the makers behind the Wolverine Origins film messed up the character and his storyline but on the positive side, in the few minutes we saw Reynolds playing Wade Wilson on screen, he was spectacular and easily one of the best parts of the film.

As a result, a Deadpool Solo spinoff movie was given the greenlight and Reynolds now has the opportunity to deliver what he wants from the character and what the fans want. From what Reynolds has been saying all along, they seem to match up very well.

In interviews everywhere for X-Men Origins: Wolverine prior to its release, and then after with the announcement of the go-ahead with Deadpool during interviews for his recent and successful romantic comedy, The Proposal (with Sandra Bullock), he’s been making confirmations about the movie for the fans left right and center.

He’s already said the film will closely follow the comics, that he’s been given a lot of control over the movie with Fox studios apparently also wanting to respect the source material closely with this one.

He’s also confirmed that the movie will feature Deadpool in his trademark red and black duds and that the character will be breaking the fourth wall in the movie like he does in the comics, interacting with the audience directly, knowing full well that he is in fact in a film.

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  1. yea I’d rather him do Deadpool first. I really dislike the casting of him in GL for a lot of reasons. One it will cause some conflicts with Deadpool, two he is simply not the right guy for the part and three that means there is no chance he will ever be Wally West.

  2. @Daniel

    Kid Flash? Really? I could never get into Flash. I’m just not looking for a man THAT fast, I guess. ;)

  3. Hey all, I’m about to head over to my bud’s where I’ll be staying for a few hours before heading to the airport with him.

    Stay tuned for more comic book movie news soon as Comic-Con preview night begins tomorrow. My mission is to find Reynolds and get the answers! ;)

    Follow us on twitter, I’m @rob_keyes and master Vic is @screenrant

  4. @ Thandrale

    The REASON behind the mask according to the comics is pretty irrelevent, I just think it’s corny… doesn’t really matter why, it just LOOKS corny in my opinion.

  5. Personally, I’m not really keen on actors playing more than one superhero character. I mean Ryan Reynolds played Hannibal King in Blade 3, now he’s Deadpool and soon Green Lantern. I mean, are all other actors dead? Why would one man hog three superhero characters in a lifetime? When I saw Reeve I saw Superman, I see Hugh I see Wolvie, I see Patrick- Professor X. What do you see when you look at RR? Ok let’s not leave RR in a dead-end like Hannibal King, but Deadpool has promise- so what’s with GL? There are sooo many actors who could have pulled it off that one easily.

  6. Now, now. I hardly consider Hannibal King a super hero. A smart ass, sure but he’s no Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds is.

  7. Deadpool is a second string nobody character, and who would leave a musical genius like Alanis Morisette for a 2-d hack like that Johannsen chick. Ryan Reynolds had two girls, it’s time for him to go back to the pizza place.

  8. Claude, when I look at Ryan Reynolds, I see a d-bag. It’s the only thing he’s good at playing, because he comes off as one. I can’t stand him as an actor, can’t stand him onscreen, and generally him being in a movie is a reason for me never to see that movie. I don’t get what anybody could see in him.

  9. @ Has to be said,

    Couldn’t disagree more bud, but to each there own.

    He wasn’t at the party unfortunately so I didn’t get to ask him :(

  10. The Flash has to be Barry Allen.

  11. I am TOTALLY stoked!
    Huge fan of Ryan and I’m thrilled to see he’s FINALLY getting some major recognition.
    Can’t wait to see him in both of these roles.

  12. Sinestro : Kevin Spacey

  13. @Rob

    He isn’t completely wrong though, Ryan Reynalds basically only plays some idiot frat boy or some other d-bag in his comedy movies. I’m not saying he won’t do well in this movie, but it’s not a huge stretch for someone to say that about him…