Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern

Earlier tonight, Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ryan Reynolds would be slipping on the most powerful weapon in the universe and would now have the burden of protecting Sector 2814. That’s right, Ryan Reynolds will become Hal Jordan (aka the Green Lantern) for DC Comics, Warner Brothers, and director Martin Campbell.

I love Reynolds, but I am completely shocked at this casting. I had completely ignored the news a few days back that the WB narrowed the casting of Hal Jordan to three (Bradly Cooper, Justin Timberlake, and Reynolds of course). I dismissed it because Reynolds had just signed on the dotted line to bring a more faithful Deadpool to life in a spin-off film from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and in the past he co-starred in Marvel’s third Blade movie as Hannibal King, a vampire hunter. Add to that the fact that he has been DC Comic’s (and fans) top choice to star as Wally West (aka the Flash) for years.

Before he turned into the Green Lantern, Hal Jordan was a man without fear. Originally he was a test pilot, but in alternate versions he has also been portrayed as a United States Air Force pilot. I’d expect them to go with the Air Force pilot version for the film. Do we even have test pilots anymore?

Reynolds is a strong actor with a lot of faces, and without a doubt he has the built and look for Jordan/Green Lantern. This dude is huge, he looks like a superhero.  I just hope and pray that he doesn’t portray a comical or annoying Hal Jordan.  He should be a larger than life superhero. More of a strong, silent type.

Casting Reynolds is a small step in the right direction for this flick, but Martin Campbell still has a lot to do to prove that he is the right man to helm this project.  I want an epic Green Lantern film, not a forgettable action movie.

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ItsJustSomeRandomGuy’s latest “Hi, I’m a Marvel… and I’m a DC” spoof features Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine chatting it up with the Watchmen. I LOVE this series and this one hits the nail on the head. This is Deadpool!

Written by Daniel Way with pencils by Paco Medina, Deadpool #4 is the first part of “Say ‘Hi’ to the Bad Guy”. This two part story is a much better starting point for the new series which unfortunately began smack in the middle of Marvel’s universe wide crossover event “Secret Invasion”.  I’ve always liked Deadpool, aka the Merc with a Mouth, because hes a fun character who is usually thrown into off the wall (and over the top) situtations.

Marvel’s official description: His mission in “Secret Invasion” completed, Deadpool goes back to business as usual, completely unaware that he’s been sold up the river by a villain of incalculable guile — a villain who won’t soon forget — or forgive — Wade’s sins. As the Skrull War winds to its climactic conclusion, the Merc with a Mouth has no idea that the worst for him is yet ahead.

The issue comes out on November 19. Click these thumbnails to check out the full pages.

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Posted on November 16th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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