Ryan Reynolds Discussion: Deadpool, Green Lantern & More!

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

ryan reynolds buried Ryan Reynolds Discussion: Deadpool, Green Lantern & More!
Ryan Reynolds to star in Indie flick, Buried

Ideally, they’ll be able to schedule enough time for both projects to release as planned, but that will prove difficult if both are set for a 2011 release and both are big budget summer fare. Reynolds already suffered through schedule limitations for his involvement in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and had to finish scenes after principal photography had ended so he could be more than just a cameo in the flick.

Since Deadpool has no director or writer yet, let alone an official production schedule, I presume that the Martin Campbell–directed Green Lantern will start first. Not to mention that it already has several drafts of the screenplay done.

Let’s not forget, Reynolds was also just announced to be starring in an independent film called Buried which will see the talented actor stuck in a coffin all by himself for the entire length of the film. That’s expected to be finished for a debut next year and he’s just about to start filming that (or already has…).

As an Indie flick, the shoot for that film will be quite short so that’ll be workable into his schedule, especially if he’s starting this month – it’ll be done before the others even start. These other two biggies though involve a ton of shooting and even more press-related stuff.

Call me selfish, I want both movies and I want them both done right and not rushed (unlike Wolverine which clearly was). One person who’s pumped about the idea of Reynolds getting the Hal Jordan gig is Deadpool creator, Rob Liefeld who had this to say on his twitter account after the news broke:

“Deadpool as Green Lantern? Sounds good to me!! The Deadpool budget just got bigger fo sho.”

You can follow Liefeld on his twitter account for great updates @robertliefeld or myself at my newly-created @rob_keyes.

If I get a chance to speak with Reynolds at San Diego Comic-Con next week, I’ll be sure to ask how Green Lantern will affect the Deadpool film and when we’ll be seeing it.

For those of you excited about the recent Ryan Reynolds news, here are two awesome pieces of fan art of the Canadian star in costume as the Green Lantern!

The following poster comes from Screen Rant reader, Josh Thomas:

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A poster by Josh Thomas [Click to Enlarge]

Awesome work Josh, thanks for sending it in!

And last but not least, /Film was forwarded to a fan-made photo by Josh MC of Reynolds in full costume as Green Lantern and it looks amazing:

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Incredibly realistic artwork by Josh MC [Click to Enlarge and see the detail]

Are you excited to see Reynolds bring Deadpool and Green Lantern to the big screen, and which are you more looking forward to?

Green Lantern is scheduled to open June 17, 2011 with a production start of next January, and X-Men Origins: Deadpool is tentatively planned also for a 2011 release.

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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…