Friday, July 10, 2009


According to The Hollywood Reporter Ryan Reynolds beat out Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake for the title role on the upcoming film, Green Lantern. Please give me a moment as I, and all the other fanboys out there, breathe a collective sigh of relief Justin Timberlake wasn't chosen. Ahhhh, that feels better.

After an intense months-long search, Warner Bros. has settled on Ryan Reynolds as its choice to play “Green Lantern,” the studio’s live-action tentpole based on the DC Comics hero. The film is being directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti

If the deal is completed, it would make Reynolds the only actor to have played heroes for both Marvel and DC. He recently starred in a comic book movie, Fox's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," where he played "the merc with a mouth" Deadpool. The character is now being developed for a spin-off to which Reynolds is attached. He also played Marvel’s vampire hunter Hannibal King in “Blade: Trinity.”

“Lantern” is actually Reynold’s second stab at a DC Comics hero. A few years ago, he was attached to play the comic company’s speedster “The Flash.”

I'd totally forgotten he was up for the part of the Flash. Reynolds' role as Wade Wilson was the best part of Wolverine and I think he'll be great as Hal Jordan.


Tim said...

I've always like Ryan Reynolds (even way back on two guys, a girl and a pizza place). I agree that Wade Wilson was the best part of Wolverine and then they ruined the Deadpool character by making him CGI and having Swords coming out of his arms. I am just hoping that they somehow fix it for the Deadpool movie. Maybe Green Lantern can change the DC suckfest that their movies usually are!

K and S said...

It would be nice to finally have a good movie based on a DC comic book. Superman Returns was one of the worst flicks ever.

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