Ryan Reynolds Defends ‘Green Lantern’ Costume, Says ‘Deadpool’ Still Alive

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

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Ryan Reynolds may be one of the hardest-working stars in Hollywood right now, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t taking time to consider fan reactions to early Green Lantern footage – or that he’s forgotten about the seemingly stagnant Deadpool movie, which he remains attached to (if only in spirit).

The first Green Lantern trailer provided an early look at Reynolds’ CGI outfit and, admittedly, the costume could stand some improvement. A number of fans are just against the idea of a digitally-created suit on principle, and it’s on that point that Reynolds disagrees.

Reynolds had the following to offer The Daily Blam!, on the topic of Hal Jordan’s costume in the Green Lantern movie:

“It has to be virtual rather than spandex. This is a suit from an alien planet. It’s not ‘The Dark Knight’ – I don’t put the suit on and my voice drops several octaves. The suit is powered specifically on [Hal's] will, his emotion, his creativity and his imagination. I love that.

“Everything Hal creates are images from his childhood. Or things fueled specifically from his own mind.”

Passing over Reynold’s little jab at Christian Bale’s Batman (yeah, we’ve all heard that one before), he is right to call attention to the fact that Hal’s own personality affects his extraterrestrial suit and abilities. The costume is also a construct projected by the Lantern’s ring, which allows some leeway in terms of how “realistic” it ought to look.

A second Green Lantern trailer should be released in the near future, complete with improved F/X shots. If Reynolds’ face mask and costume still look as though they were pasted onto his body at that point, then perhaps it’ll be more fair to criticize the choice to produce the Lantern’s outfit via digital, rather than practical, means.

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Deadpool movie Ryan Reynolds Defends Green Lantern Costume, Says Deadpool Still Alive

Reynolds played the “Merc With The Mouth” in the Wolverine origins movie, and most fans have been excited to see him reprise the role onscreen ever since. The Deadpool script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick has earned lots of early positive buzz, but Reynold’s currently jam-packed schedule and the seeming departure of director Robert Rodriguez has left the project in a stasis.

Despite all that, Reynolds insisted to Empire that a Deadpool movie will actually be realized – though he admits “I’m not sure how it logistically works in terms of scheduling, but yeah, I want it to happen.”

2011 is pretty much all booked up for Reynolds, seeing as that he’s currently filming Safe House, and will be appearing in R.I.P.D. shortly thereafter. That’s not to mention all the promotional work he has to do for Green Lantern and this summer’s comedy release, The Change-Up. So unless someone other than Reynolds becomes a candidate for the title role, Deadpool won’t be beginning production for a while now.

Would it be problematic for Reynolds to headline two comic book franchises? He doesn’t think so:

“[The 'Deadpool' and 'Green Lantern'] universes are completely different. Superhero movies are so pervasive in pop culture. I don’t look at them as superhero roles as much as just roles. They’re such different people. ‘Deadpool’ is about a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral, ‘Green Lantern’ is more universally themed.”

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The two have crossed paths before.

Green Lantern and Deadpool as about as different from one another as costumed heroes ever get, so Reynolds has a point in that regard. Now everyone just has to wait for the latter to actually move forward out of development limbo – and unfortunately, that could take a while.

Green Lantern, however, is due out in theaters this summer on June 17th. We’ll keep you posted on Deadpool‘s progress.

Source: The Daily Blam!, Empire

TAGS: deadpool, green lantern

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  1. and plus ryan reynolds was just a bad choice for hal jordan. from the commercial i can already tell that the hal they made isnt like the one from the comics. hal is a good man who has fearlessness, honor, and selflessness. he idolized his father as a child and would sneek out of school to watch him fly planes. one day he snuck out to watch his dad test a prototype jet. hal watched in horror as it exploded on takeoff. after that, hal followed in his fathers footsteps trying hard in school and being the top of his classes to become a pilot. his father raised him to be brave and to stand up for those who cant do so themselves. his ability to overcome fear is his most dominant quality. he is a daredevil, constantly doing amazing stunts that would make you skwirm. which is why the ring chose him. THIS hal is irresponsible, selfabsorbed, and based off of the commercial – doesnt seem to have the same moral code or motivations for his career choice. i really hope this film proves me wrong or i will be pissed, because based off of what the trailer shows – they just set back “superhero movie making” back 15 years

  2. If I had my choice of roles to put him in I would have made Reynolds the Flash.

    • I’ve thought that since I seen the green lantern. He just fits the characters description except for the ginger part but between the flash and deadpool I’d have him be dead pool tbh. I think Chris pine would make a great green lantern!

  3. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. has said that they have no interest in having Ryan Reynolds portray another major comic book character from another rival company. They said that they already have plans for GL sequels and are not interested in dealing with bargaining time for Ryan Reynolds to portray another MAIN current cbm character at the same time. What Ryan Reynolds has caused is a “conflict of interest”. For example: If I work for Delta Airlines(a passenger airline), Delta Airlines will not allow me to work for another “passenger” airline at the same time, it is a conflict of interest. So I understand Warner Bros. stance on that. Ryan Reynolds made the wrong choice in terms of choosing a character that “fits him better” and a character that he can be a lot more creative and free with.

  4. If Green Lantern makes big money, WB can’t stop him from doing any other movie. If he really want to do Deadpool, he just has to make it happen schedule wise. I do hate that corporate rival crap attitude though. It just makes it worse for the fans. It’s why James Marsden was given a chump part in X-3 as Cyclops because he accepted a role in Superman Returns.

  5. Plus James Marsden died like in under 30 minutes in that movie…..x3

  6. you people need a life….most the people that watch these movies never read the comics and just want to be entertained for 2 hours…you people talk about the super hereos as there real people and need to be played and look exactly as they were in the comics

    • Why people are so passionate about this, is because it’s like if a tv show you loved made a movie and then got different actors for the roles and then changed the characters to appeal to a wider audience, taking everything you loved about the show away it’d leave you going WTF! Sacrificing character or story to try to broaden the movie to a wider audience will always lead to a mediocre movie. Alienating fans and actually pushing people away who may have just wanted to start reading the comics. You might get less box office sales, but a movie true to the story that made these characters great will always outlast a quick buck flash in the plan. I’ll get off my soap box now.

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