|07-10-2009, 11:05 PM||#1|
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Ryan Reynolds Lands Green Lantern!
Source:The Hollywood Reporter, Variety July 10, 2009
Warner Bros. Pictures has hired X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Proposal star Ryan Reynolds to play the title role in the anticipated Green Lantern, scheduled for a June 17, 2011 release.
Based on the DC Comics hero, the action-adventure will be directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye) and produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti. Berlanti wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.
The Hollywood trades say that Reynolds and his camp entered negotiations for the part Friday, after the studio held two rounds of screen tests, along with actors Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto. Justin Timberlake also did a screen test. The studio had holding options on the actors, but, except for Reynolds, those expired Monday. Reynolds' option would have expired end of day Friday.
Production is expected to begin in January.
The "Green Lantern" was created in 1940 by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell. Introduced in 1959, Hal Jordan is a second-generation test pilot, an ordinary man who was given the power ring and battery (lantern) by a dying alien named Abin Sur. When Abin Sur's spaceship crashed on Earth, the alien used his ring to seek out an individual to take his place as Green Lantern: someone who was "utterly honest and born without fear."
Reynolds will be the only actor to have played heroes for both Marvel and DC. He recently starred in Fox's "Wolverine," in which he played Wade Wilson/Deadpool. The character is now being developed for a spin-off to which Reynolds is attached. He also played Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity.
The actor will next star in Buried, a dark indie drama that will begin filming shortly in Barcelona with Spanish director Rodrigo Cortes. Reynolds will play a civilian contractor who is kidnapped in Iraq and awakes in a coffin, struggling against time to coordinate a rescue even though he doesn't know where he's buried in the desert.
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|07-10-2009, 11:08 PM||#2|
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I would've rather seen Bradley Cooper, who was also a finalist for the role, but Ryan Reynolds is better than the third option...Justin Timberlake.
Still, I am hopeful given the director and the rich comic history. We'll see what happens.
|07-10-2009, 11:11 PM||#3|
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Lame, I wanted Justin Timberlake. He was gonna bring the sexy back to Green Lantern.
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|07-10-2009, 11:13 PM||#4|
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|07-10-2009, 11:24 PM||#6|
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Lame. I hate it when they cast one actor to play 2 well known characters.
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|07-10-2009, 11:26 PM||#7|
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|07-10-2009, 11:31 PM||#8|
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Guess I should have started a new thread instead of listing this story in the Timberlake thread.
|07-10-2009, 11:32 PM||#9|
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I hope doing Green Lantern doesn't take anything away from Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds is really perfect for good old Wade.
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