Ryan Reynolds Doesn't Want to Return as Green Lantern in ‘Justice League’

The actor subtly acknowledges the difficulties in working on ‘Green Lantern’, and in trying to make the story palatable.
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Ryan Reynolds Doesn't Want to Return as Green Lantern in ‘Justice League’

Ryan Reynolds may not return as Green Lantern for Justice League While the Warner Bros. DC Comics ensemble Justice League is still nowhere near being ready for production, they may have already lost their Green Lantern.

Ryan Reynolds has revealed that he hasn't been asked to reprise his role as Green Lantern for Justice League, while also talking about the difficulties they had with the story on 2011's Green Lantern.

Here's what he had to say, indicating he may be more interested if a director such as Joss Whedon or Christopher Nolan signs on.

"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 is the guy that just nails it and Christopher Nolan obviously nails it. 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."

Earlier this month, an unconfirmed report revealed that Christopher Nolan is developing Justice League, with Christian Bale reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Will Beall wrote the Justice League screenplay, although that report indicated the studio wasn't happy with his draft, and is seeking other writers.

Justice League Part 1 comes to theaters November 11th, 2017.

Sources:Empire
Tags:Batman

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  • comicbookfan • 2 years ago

    Good. GL needs to be portrayed by the likes of Nathan Fillion. He's such a desired fan-favorite it inspired him to voice act the part in 3 DC animated flms. He's down. And wtf is Reynolds talking about you have to access that world right and have a grasp on knowing what you're doing - he's the reason the GL movie sucked and bombed. Hal is not a funny man and he did not fit the role. The villains were also to blame but RR played Wally West in a Lantern costume. Wrong move. What he's talking he did. Dude needs to take his own advice and just stick to getting Deadpool off the ground.

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    • instead8909 • 2 years ago

      @lazerdude he did another JL.

      the reason Nathan stands out is because he puts himself in the situations, it's his personality that makes me like him and his humor.

      I do like Brad, he just doesn't put himself in the characters situation and that's what we have to do.

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      • escapist • 2 years ago

        While deliberating the role of The Green Lantern, i am alos interested in who will play the Flash. For some reason Michael Fassbender keeps popping up as the Scarlet Speedster.

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        • lazerdude • 2 years ago

          @instead8909 but he did the voice for green lantern perfectly in The Justice league animated show and he showed in fire fly and serenity that he can pull of serous and funny at the same time... in my mind I don't find anything great about bradly coopers acting I mean it isn't bad but he never stands out to me and is never a memerable moment of the movie... Fillion stands out

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          • basquat • 2 years ago

            SO he just put it on the director why Green lantern was sh*t. That's not a good idea career wise. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. Demi Moore did that and faded out fast afterwards.

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            • Titon • 2 years ago

              @instead8909 I met him on ComicCon 2 years ago, and he is a very nice guy, very funny. He would be perfect for Ant-Man, the funny superhero-scientist, but for Hal, no way. Actors for Green Lantern: Bradley Cooper or Chris Pine.

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              • Titon • 2 years ago

                @lazerdude Like @instead8909 said Fillion is to goofy for the role, too comedic, the producers need someone who could pull off a c*cky test pilot and a superhero with charm and toughness, Bradley Cooper could do a great job as Hal, he has everything for the role see The A-team.

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                • lazerdude • 2 years ago

                  @Titon are you kidding? did you see Fire Fly? he could tottaly pull off Hal Jordan like I said he already did in the animated movie justice league doom...

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                  • vanboy • 2 years ago

                    Yeah, he would be awesome to meet and get an autogragh from. He seems totally cool, don't get me wrong. I thought he was badass in Serenity, but for Green Lantern? Meh. He does need to do more sci-fi movies for sure.

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                    • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                      @vanboy he's one of the actors that I would love to meet. Love him in Castle, I keep excepting him to do more sci-fi films. Nathan seems like a nice guy.

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                      • vanboy • 2 years ago

                        Hopefully this is just Reynolds trying to pull some strings. I hate when they change actors. I think the record is for the Terminator films. I can understand what he menas when he didn't like what was going on with the story. There were so many cool things that he could have done in that movie, and the things he created with the powers of the ring, reminded me of goofy things that would have been done in a Hanna Barbarra cartoon.

                        And @Mutant, I totally agree with you Nathan Fiilion comment. A buddy of mine, (who's all into Firefly) is always suggesting what good stuff he could be in. And like you, I think he's too comedic. Even in Slither he had that comedy thing going.

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                        • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                          I would love it if Bradley got involved with the second GL film and JLA.

                          I just can't see Nathan Fillion as a superhero, he's too goofy. He would be a suitable fit for Scooby Doo 3 as the main villain.

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                          • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

                            He's quoted as saying, verbatim, what I've been saying on this site for nearly 4 years. Hat's off to him for realizing that, Ryan Reynolds of all people.

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                            • Titon • 2 years ago

                              @lazerdude Bradley Cooper could bring a great Green Lantern, Fillion on the other hand looks more like Ant-Man to me, they are 2 different universe, but Fillion is more of a scientist type of guy.

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                              • incmob • 2 years ago

                                good riddance then mr. renyolds

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                                • lazerdude • 2 years ago

                                  you know we know that Nathan Fillion can pull off green lanterns voice because he did it well in justice league doom so lets get him to do Hal Jordon... he would totally rock as Hal

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                                  • Titon • 2 years ago

                                    @jasonkat Agreed

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                                    • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

                                      ...because "Green Lantern" was crap to begin with!

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                                      • kguy • 2 years ago

                                        @dan1 ikr. that's what I thought

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                                        • thebd • 2 years ago

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