Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern - What About Deadpool?

Ryan Reynolds has been around, but lying low on the scene for awhile now, and then all the sudden, it's 2009 and he has significant roles in two of the bigger summer movies -- The Proposal, and Wolverine, and suddenly he's on the radar as an actor to watch, with massive entertainment coverage.

And now, according to Mike Flemming's blog on Variety, Ryan Reynolds has been cast in Warner Brothers next big super hero film, Green Lantern. (Apparently the other actors in consideration were Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto).

I expect that the Green Lantern film should be entertaining, especially with Martin Campbell as director. Campbell re-captured James Bond fans with his entertaining Bond film Casino Royale in 2006.

The only question I have at this point, is how this will play out with Ryan Reynolds also slated to play the comic book character Deadpool/Wade Wilson in the comic book adaptation of Deadpool. Reynolds played the Wade Wilson role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and was supposed to reprise this role (pictured right), headlining his own film in 2011.

Production has not begun yet on either of these films, and with limited details, I have to wonder if the Cinematic Universe has room for two Ryan Reynold's Superheroes? Not to mention both are supposed to hit theaters presumable summer 2011. Somehow that just seems odd.

2 comments:

Grayce said...

I agree. It's kind of sad though if he doesn't get to play deadpool.

Paulie Cox said...

This man was born to play Wade Wilson

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