Ryan Reynolds Discussion: Deadpool, Green Lantern & More!

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

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Reynolds as Wade Wilson in one of Wolverine’s sweet action sequences

So, when news broke the other day that Ryan Reynolds was selected to play the lead role in Green Lantern, it was a surprising announcement to say the least. Not because I don’t think he fits the role (I actually think he’ll be amazing in that movie), but because he wasn’t one of the many long-rumored candidates for the role in the months leading up to the announcement.

When the leading three candidates were named as Justin Timberlake, Bradley Cooper and Reynolds, I had a strong feeling they wouldn’t go with Timberlake, and Reynolds I hadn’t heard anything about in regards to the movie. I thought with the growing stardom of Bradley Cooper and his madly successful summer with The Hangover, he’d be ripe to hit it big as the lead in a major feature film.

I was wrong but I’m happy about it.

The other big reason why this was unexpected is because there’s been a lot of comic book movie news surrounding the Canadian star this year already, but it was all about his role as Deadpool in that movie property from that other big Comic publisher.

So now, he’s planned to lead a Marvel-based film and a DC film… at the same time. All of this of course occurring while his wife suits up in tight black leather with her multi-picture contract with Marvel Studios, playing Black Widow. We got our first look of Scarlett in costume yesterday and she’s looking good from what we’re seeing.

X-Men Origins: Deadpool (as I’ll call it for now) is arguably the most anticipated movie out of Fox’s X-Men movies in development. The others being X-Men: First Class, Wolverine 2, a Gambit spinoff and X-Men Origins: Magneto.

How will this announcement of his involvement with Green Lantern affect the production of Deadpool?

More importantly, which will be chosen to come first by Reynolds if he has to prioritize one over the other? He has already started down the path with Deadpool and he’s passionate about the character and the comics.

On the other side, Green Lantern already reportedly has a massive $150 million budget allocated for it, and it could be the start of a new series of DC films that share a continuity along similar lines of what Marvel Studios is currently doing, leading up to the Avengers team-up. We keep hearing that Clark Kent will have an appearance in the movie but there’s no word on another Superman flick at the moment and Brandon Routh’s contract with WB has just expired so that may prove difficult.

Both of Reynold’s characters are relatively unknown to mainstream moviegoers, so both projects are a little risky for that reason, let alone the styles of each movie. Green Lantern will have a lot of extreme extra-terrestrial stuff going on which may not fly with all audiences and Deadpool will be attempting to speak to the camera.

I’m confident Reynolds on-screen persona and growing stardom will overcome these obstacles and turn both into something amazing for the fans and the studios.

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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…

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