Ryan Reynolds, who’s already playing the role of Marvel’s Deapool, has been selected by Warner Bros to play as DC Comic’s Green Lantern in the upcoming movie dedicated to the green-ring hero.The news came as a surprise to all. But well, Ryan Reynolds is a good actor, and most agree that he’s a quite good choice.
Update: here’s the first official picture of Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern:
Here’s an earlier fan-art rendition of Ryan Reynolds in the Green Lantern’s outfit:
(Created by JoshMC)
This announcement of the lead actor indicates that the story of this Green Lantern movie will revolve around Hal Jordan, the original Caucasian Green Lantern. So we are likely to see the battle between Legion and Abin Sur, Abin Sur’s crash landing on Earth, as well as the choosing of Hal Jordan.
I wonder if Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern is going to recite the oath with pride or with a deadpoolesque tongue in cheek:
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil’s might,
Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!
Anyway Director Martin Campbell will have a significant budget ($150 million) to blow us away with the the movie Green Lantern, so let’s hope it will be awesome.