Reynolds Will Be The Green Lantern But What About Fillion Or Dodgers??

Posted: July 11, 2009 in Scifi
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – After an intense months-long search, Warner Bros. has chosen Ryan Reynolds to play the title character in “Green Lantern,” the studio’s live-action movie based on the DC Comics hero.

Reynolds and his representatives entered negotiations for the part Friday, after the studio held two rounds of screen tests for the actor, Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto. Justin Timberlake also did a screen test.

The film is being directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti.

by Borys Kit click here to read more

Twentieth Century Fox has begun development on “Deadpool,” an “X-Men” spinoff that will be crafted as a star vehicle for Ryan Reynolds, who played the character in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

The character is one of the most popular in Marvel Comics’ X-Men universe. Deadpool is Wade Wilson, a mercenary who, dying of cancer, submits himself to the Weapon X genetic alteration experiment and emerges as an indestructible semi-sane anti-hero. Reynolds seemed destined to play the character. In one reference in the Marvel Comics, Deadpool is described as a mix between “a Shar Pei and Ryan Reynolds.”

by Michael Fleming click here to read more

So, why did I post two different stories? As you’ve just read, Ryan Reynolds will don on the Green Ring and he is also slated to played Deadpool from the Wolverine: X-Men Origins. While I enjoy Ryan’s work, I have a deep concern that doing a Deadpool and Green Lantern movie will become a conflict of interest regardless of when the movie are made. Simply put, Deadpool is Marvel Comics and Green Lantern is DC’s property. These are two major comic book publishing houses that have strong and vested interests in making sure their heroes make the big jump from the comic pages to the silver screen and bring in the big bucks. There is no way, one actor will be able to pull this off. Imagine this scenario, John Hodgman from the PC vs MAC commercials doing two separate commercials one for PC and the other for MAC. In a actual example, Will Arnett from Arrested Development was the voice of the new KITT but was replaced by Val Kilmer since Will does truck commercials for a rival company. Click here to read more. There is no way this can happen but aside from this the bigger question to ask, “Is Ryan Reynolds the Hal Jordan?”

I am mixed about seeing Ryan in this role. Hal Jordan/Green Lantern has had more retelling of his origins story more than I care to count. Now, for those who have no idea who Hal is or the Green Lantern, this might be fine. The Geek that I am knows Hal’s story from the comics plus the animated series and the of course, the upcoming direct to dvd Green Lantern: First Flight later this month. Part of my grip are these reasons which I stated but the bigger reason is why Hal Jordan again? I would have loved to have seen Jon Stewart as the Green Lantern as seen in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. I am all for non-white superheros making it big in the comics to the big screen and aside from Blade, who else can you think of? And NO, Sam Jackson as Nick Fury in the last 30 seconds in Iron Man does not count. Nor do I want to see El Dorado: The Movie as he was one of the lamest superheros on the Super Friends and he is also a furniture department store. Let me know what you think.

In the mean time, check out the fan made Green Lantern fake trailer using Nathan Fillion and after that Duck Dodgers as the Green Lantern.

  1. Wasn’t there a television series in the late 1960s or 1970s entitled, The Green Lantern? Still, with all of the new CGI effects, the new movie should be very good. Check out my first and recently released novel, Long Journey to Rneadal. This exciting tale is a romantic action adventure in space and is more about the characters than the technology.


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