GREEN LANTERN is set for a cameo in the upcoming Justice League movie alongside Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, but will Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds give the role another shot?
DC’s equivalent to Marvel’s Avengers has already wrapped, with a release date set for November 2017.
After witnessing a live action version of the Trinity together on the big screen for the first time, fans will also get to see the likes of Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash (who had a brief cameo in Suicide Squad).
According to TheWrap “A member of the Green Lantern Corps will be seen in Justice League in a key sequence.” The Green Lantern Corps movie doesn’t release until 2020, after a Justice League sequel in 2019, but this might just be the studio’s way of easing in the character similar to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman’s cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year.
Warner Bros production president Greg Silverman has previously teased that the Green Lantern’s origin would be explored in the second Justice League movie.
“[Green Lantern] is an incredible character. He’s actually multiple incredible characters.
He said. “There’s real opportunity there. We didn’t do a great job on that first Green Lantern movie.
“This is a character who deserves to be treated in the same way that Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman are being treated now, which is with great reverence.
“I guess I can say to the Green Lantern fans: if they can be patient with us, I think they’ll be really happy.”
If Hal Jordan turns up in 2017’s Justice League, it would be a pretty early tease, so there might be the possibility of another member of the Corps showing up inside.The Green Lantern still hasn’t been cast yet, probably to leave breathing space for Ryan Reynolds’ 2011 flop.
Reynolds has since then successfully taken up the role of Deadpool with Deadpool 2 also in the works.
Speaking with Empire in 2011, Reynolds revealed he wasn’t really that interested in reprising the role.
He said: “Not yet. I don’t know. If you’re gonna do comic book movies in that vein, you really have to get them right.
“I believe that Joss Whedon [Avengers] is the guy that just nails it and Christopher Nolan [The Dark Knight trilogy] obviously nails it.”
Reynolds added: “So if they were gonna do it like that, it would be an interesting thing to do.
“It’s just that… working on Green Lantern, I saw how difficult it is make that concept palatable, and how confused it all can be when you don’t really know exactly where you’re going with it or you don’t really know how to access that world properly – that world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with.
“So at this point I have very little interest in joining that kind of world. But, you know, a great script and a good director can always turn that around.”
Reynolds certainly hasn’t waived away the possibility of returning as Green Lantern, even if his first stint was pretty terrible let’s not forget how he managed to reboot Deadpool to great critical and financial success following a lackluster first stint at the role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
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