Ryan Reynolds Snags Green Lantern

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

We told you to check back regularly for this news to drop, and now it’s dropping!

Variety is reporting that actor Ryan Reynolds has been cast as The Green Lantern in Warner Bros.’ upcoming live-action adaption of the DC comics superhero. This announcement comes on the heels of earlier news that DC/Warner Bros. had narrowed the long search for their Green Lantern down to three finalists.

Reynolds has been a fast-rising star: his performance as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in this Summer’s Wolverine led Fox to create a spinoff film for the character. His most recent flick, the rom-com The Proposal with Sandra Bullock just passed $100 million and the actor has another film on the way, a psychological thriller called Buried, which is already generating mild buzz.

For all these reasons – and the fact that Reynolds has proven (keyword) he’s a pretty good leading man with a variety of range – he obviously deserves the role, and, in my early uninformed opinion, will handle it well. Congrats to him.

The Green Lantern casting has been a long, semi-entertaining drama but I’m glad I can now say that the film will be directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), with a script by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim and will star Ryan Reynolds in the titular role of Green Lantern/Hal Jordan!

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I am Ryan Reynolds.

Phew. Over and done with. Now all I gotta do is let you know every time  they add another cast member, shoot a scene, shoot a photo of a scene, cut a trailer, premiere a trailer…yadda, yadda, yadda. At least this part got figured out.

The Green Lantern is slated for release on June 17, 2011. Filming is set to start this Fall.

Here’s an early “look” at Reynolds in a GL costume, courtesy of Screen Rant writer Mike Wilkerson:

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Source: Variety

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  1. it takes way too much to please you guys. there are parts of the character that are funny and reynolds will do that well. he can also play a serious roll as we have seen in a couple movies. imagine how much you guys would be complaining if that dope Justin Timberlake was cast! now think about Ryan Reynolds being green lantern. you feel better now don’t you?

    3rd actor to play DC and Marvel/Fox but people will say depending on the writers it’s not written as a DC character or something shady.

    bottom line is that Reynolds is a fine choice (funny or not) and it will not affect Deadpool. He will do both.

  2. @Matt haha Can we really count that version of “Catwoman” as DC’s Catwoman? I mean… really???

  3. Despite the disconnection of Catwoman from any Batman franchise, and despite the universal hate toward Catwoman, it is in fact a DC character and film.

  4. The comedy didn’t hurt Iron Man. It won’t Green Lantern either.

    And Hal does have a sense of humor… it’s just a bit more subtle.

  5. What it boils down to is whether the actor can make you believe he truly has the capacity to “overcome all his fears” and Ryan Reynolds is fine for that.

  6. I don’t mind watching Catwoman. It’s always nice to see Halle Berry in a skintight leather outfit. :D

  7. Ok folks..To chant or not to chant..should the chant be in the movie or something he is saying in the end credits as it fades away from a shot of GL powering up his ring?

  8. Hal has a great sense of humor but it is subtle and intelligent..I love reading the current reimagining of GL by Geoff Johns..Very high quality IMO. Art work is very well done too…GL and the GL Corps have played an integral part in DC’s Universe in the last 5 years .. Hal, John Stewart, Guy Gardiner and Kyle have a great dynamic in the books and act like four best friends who know each other better(good and bad) than anyone else and would go to the wall for each other..

  9. Reynolds is the man, the more the merrier.

    Although on DC/WB’s part – don’t they know he’s getting his own Marvel flick?

  10. The Critic with that logic any time a terrible casting choice is made instead of expressing how you think it’s bad we can just say well It could of been Actor X..> See don’t you feel better now?

    I highly doubt JT was ever a serious option.

  11. ” It’s always nice to see Halle Berry in a skintight leather outfit.”

    Yeah…that was a nice sight, but even that couldn’t distract me from the horrible dialoge and weak plot.

  12. The chant MUST be in there. Also, some humor is necessary, I never said it was. What I said was, the humor in the script IS BAD. REALLY, REALLY BAD. For that matter, so’s the entire first draft. Guggenheim hasn’t written anything good yet. Not one thing. And, he wrote X-Men Origins: Wolverine, so he could just be the new Zak Penn. That’s scary.

  13. meant to type “I never said it wasN’T.” Typo.

  14. I like ryan but I wanted Nathan Fillion as Hal

  15. Reynolds was never shy about how he loves what was going on for the Deadpool film, and how much of a fan is. Looks like we’ll have to listen to more of the same “I’m a huge fan,” crap. Just like Shia Lebouf is a fan of everything he’s attatched to.

  16. This might work, neither excited nor disapointed. i dont really care for the character of Green Lantern but if tehy are getting the guy that directed Casino Royale to do teh movie it should be a decent enough of a movie. I think that Reynolds will bring too much humor to teh character but I think on a movie like this they need a big well known hollywood actor to play the lead role, as it proved to work well with Iron Man. Good for Reynolds though, he is moving up the hollwood actor…still see him as Van Wilder though

  17. let’s bash people for being fans of what they are doing. let’s just all hope for people who don’t know the character’s they are playing, or don’t care about the character they are playing. should make for some great movies.

  18. So does this mean he isnt gonna play deadpool??????

  19. Him playing green lantern would actually increase his audience for when he plays Deadpool.

  20. Id have to say Ryan Reynolds makes a great choice to play Hal Jordan outta all the other choices they had. Bradley Cooper would be my 2nd. As for the rest, Hell NO. Finally a DC comic movie with one of the greatest heroes other than Batman and Superman to hit the silver screen. Even though id think Reynolds would be a perfect Wally West/Flash, im sure he’ll be great as Green Lantern.

  21. you don't think this is a conflict of interest? reynolds is already deep in the marvel camp with wolverine and proposed dead pool movies. also, i'm not a green lantern fan (yet) so i don't know much about his personality. it doesn't seem like green lantern would have a personality even similar to dead pool. like i said, i don't know tho.

  22. Iam looking forward seeing Ryan Reynolds play The Green Lantern on the Big Screen.

  23. Iam looking forward seeing Ryan Reynolds play The Green Lantern on the Big Screen.