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. Keep up the good work Rob! I think if anyone could pull of two comic based movies it would be Reynolds. It will be interesting indeed.

    Rob do you think since Ryan and Deadpool are both Canucks Deadpool might move faster lol?

  2. Well, it will be difficult to fit in both movies but I’m sure it’s doable and although I don’t know much about either of these superhero’s other than what I’ve read about them on here(I never read comic books lol) I do like Ryan Reynolds and what he can bring to the table. I’ll definitely be seeing these movies because from what I’ve heard the characters sound awesome and Reynolds is very good IMO.

  3. @ Mike, lol

  4. I am really happy with this casting!
    That being said, I would definitely rather get my movie news from Screen Rant than ever, ever go near Rob Liefeld. Ever.
    “Premiering this August- BLOODPOUCH! Written by-Rob Liefeld, pouches, arms, and not feet pencilled by-Rob Liefeld!

  5. I wouldn’t say he was spectacular in wolverine lol. He was okay.

  6. Contract or no contract Routh would jump at the chance of playing Superman again in any film.

  7. Considering Deadpool pretty much just has Ryan attached to the project, I’d say it’s gonna have a late 2011 release. But Ryan as both Deadpool and Green Lantern is gonna be badass, I’m more excited for Deadpool but I’ll be watching both movies.

  8. i feel that Reynolds is a talented actor and Probably knows how to manage the manny movies he is doing,
    i have faith in him for the Deadpool film as long as Fox lets him continue to do things creatively in the thought of what Fan base of the character will be looking fwrd to.

    as 4 GL sounds good so far.

    i wonder who will PLay Sinestro ?

    any ideas ?

  9. John Waters has the look of Sinestro even though he’s not an actor haha. I’m sure they’ll make it look awesome whoever they choose. I just hope there’s not TOO much CGI.

  10. WB has to prove they can make a character work (other than Batman). The success of Green Lantern means a great deal for WB’s plans for future DC adaptations. Fox definitely has problems translating characters to the screen (Daredevil, X3 and Wolverine). Ryan Reynolds wiseguy moments with Wolverine and Victor early in the movie is my favorite moment in the film. He really had Wade Wilson nailed in the scene in the plane and the scene with the characters stuck in the elevator. Looking forward to both, and hopefully success for both films.

  11. Have Reynolds play GL. I like Deadpool, but given the choice between the two, I say f*** Deadpool, make GL. I mean wouldn’t it be great to finally see some movies about DC characters that aren’t Superman or Batman? I’d rather see friggin’ Aquaman than Deadpool at this point. If Reynolds is smart I think he’ll choose GL over Deadpool if/when it comes to that. I think Reynolds will be a better Hal than DP anyway…..

    As for the manips, they’re good, but the suit for the second one is terrible (first one is OK, it’s from the DC VS MK videogame). I hope the film suit isn’t anything like that.

    Now that DC HAS to make a new Superman film by 2012, they’re probably very desperate for pitches. I may send them my pitch, short version is it’s very different from what’s come before, it’s a complete reboot. Hopefully we’ll get something awesome now that they’ll be focusing on big blue again, but, unfortunately, they could just do like “Smallville the movie” and that would still count. Sucks but it would count. Complete reboot is the way to go, do the origin and have Brainiac as the villain. More on this from me later… :-)

    ^^ Thanks for the post! :-)

  12. Deadpool will break the fourth wall and know he’s in a movie? I don’t like the sound of that. Too campy. Ruins the immersion into the story.

    I’m not much of a Deadpool fan. I’d rather see a very SF oriented Green Lantern.

  13. The only DC character I have ever liked was Batman, the rest, eh… The only reason I’m interested in seeing the GL movie is because of Martin Campbell…

    I mean, Deadpool or Green Lantern, they are both kind of cheesy comic book characters, but Deadpool is at least here on earth, shooting people, cutting people, using weapons. sure he has a teleportation device, but that’s still a far cry from getting a ring and flying around to other planets…

    So character-wise, I would rather see a Deadpool movie, but looking at the production, it’s Fox vs. WB with Martin Campbell… Something tells me GL will be a more well made movie…

  14. Reynolds will do both, no prob – It’s just the timing that’s the issue.

    He had a little blurb in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly where he says there’s no reason he can’t play superheroes on both sides, or even other superheroes he really likes we well down the road.

  15. GL = better made.

    Ken, wouldn’t you rather see crazy star wars style space action than a ninja dude shooting people? ;-)

  16. @KEL

    Not sure about “ninja” but shooting people? That’s why I liked Star Wars more than Star Trek, because they actually shot, and killed, people, none of this “set your phasers to stun” BS. So yes, I’d rather see a guy running around shooting bad guys, then telling the audience how he loves how bad guys always line up so he can shoot more than one at a time…

    Somebody commented on how corny breaking the 4th wall will be. How about getting a ring that gives you powers to fly around in space wearing a zorro mask?

    I’m still going to watch both, just pointing out how you can’t call one corny without calling the other the same.

  17. LOL!

    Well, GLs are allowed to kill in authorized situations if it makes you feel better. :-P

    Getting a “Zorro mask and space ring” may be corny, but at least GL won’t look at the camera to talk to us about it. :-D

  18. Deadpool is the character that I prefer to see first. I think RR was terrific in the 15 minutes he had to act. He made a big impression. And since he wasn’t available to film the added fight scene at the end, I prefer to think that never happened. I liked the fight scene but that wasn’t Deadpool.

    Hopefully they really will follow the comic instead of the movie. I’d rather a dramatic departure from the movie than a dramatic departure from the comic.

    I don’t care about the Green Lantern. Sorry.

  19. When the deadpool movie gets made I hope they just ignore the Wolverine movie entirely.

  20. I think that they needed to cast a well known actor for these movies because these two heroes that Reynolds is playing are less known hereos. I mean, unluess your a guy and into comics you wont know these two heroes. Personally, I think the Deadpool project will be a bust because the character has aldready been ruined. I do see Green Lantern being successful and I think we will get a pretty good origin story out of that.

  21. @tasouli

    I’ll have to disagree with you that only guys read comics. I like Soulfire; Fathom; Witchblade; Constantine; X-Men, to name a few.

    I think Deadpool will be hugely successful even if they don’t fix the character assassination that was performed on him in Wolverine: Origins. I’m hoping that they do but I know I’ll go see to see Ryan Reynolds do as much with the character as he’s allowed. I’m pretty sure that RR can make up for a multitude of sins just by being familiar with the character and what fans want.

    Don’t care about GL. As much as I love RR, I don’t go to the movies to see EVERYTHING he makes. It’d have to have an awesome trailer and or pics to make me want to see it. Which is the goal of trailers in the first place. Hopefully they’ll hire a good company to cut one together out of the footage.

  22. To Ken J
    Green Lanterns mask is part of the Green Lantern corp uniform. Just as a cop or soldier wears a certain uniform. It is symbolic.

    But breaking the fourth wall has never set well with me except for a few comedies. The whole idea is to draw you into a story and make you forget that it’s just a story. Immerse you into the world and people until you care about it.

    Breaking the fourth wall ruins that and usually results in making the thing seem trite and silly.

  23. Suggestion for Sinestro. Christofer Eccleston of Dr. Who fame.

  24. I don’t know about more recent Deadpool comics but in Joe Kelly’s run of the first monthly series back in 97, Deadpool rarely broke the 4th wall in story. He usually did it in the form of “last issue recaps”. I think the 4th wall thing is way overblown.

    In a feature length film I would only expect him to do it once or twice max. It could be easily done to great comedic effect. Much of Deadpool’s humour is poking fun at pop culture and comic book conventions. It’s hardly about immersion into another world.

  25. I agree Vid I would really only want to see it done once. If they over due it not only will it lose humor, but main stream audiences will lose interest.

  26. I’ll prefer he does Deadpool first but that’s unlikely to happen…