Concept Art from Legends of Tomorrow‘s first season imagines Ryan Reynolds as the Alan Scott Green Lantern.
It seems that Legends of Tomorrow nearly included the original Alan Scott Green Lantern in the first season. Concept artist Andy Poon revealed that the Alan Scott Green Lantern was originally part of the the Justice Society storyline in Legends of Tomorrow, posting his art of the character on Instagram. Interestingly, the art uses Ryan Reynolds as the base for Alan Scott, giving fans an idea of what the actor could look like in a practical version of the Green Lantern costume.
Andy Poon explained that the Alan Scott Green Lantern was the first choice for an appearance in Legends of Tomorrow, but after half an hour of being tasked with creating the art, DC decided not to allow the character in the series. It isn’t clear why Alan Scott wasn’t allowed in Legends of Tomorrow, but the artist explained that he was changed to Hourman. Poon also mentioned that he chose Ryan Reynolds for the base since this wasn’t an animated suit and the star is from Vancouver, where the series shoots. Take a look at the concept art of Green Lantern below.
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So this is and old one but interesting one. Way back in season 1 of @cw_legendsoftomorrow , I was initially tasked to draw Alan Scott, only to find out about an hour later from DC that we can’t use him so they changed him to Hourman. So considering @vancityreynolds is from Vancouver with his good sense of humour and this is not an animated suit, I used him as the base for Alan Scott. One can dream right?! @dccomics @vancityreynolds #alanscott #greenlantern #greenlanternagain #notanimatedsuit #goldenage #conceptart #illustration #costumeillustration #costumedesign #yvr #vancouver
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Legends of Tomorrow stars Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer / Atom, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance / White Canary, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Charlie, Tala Ashe as Zari Tomaz, Jes Macallan as Ava Sharpe, Courtney Ford as Nora Darhk, Olivia Swann as Astra Logue, Amy Louise Pemberton as Gideon, Nick Zano as Nate Heywood / Steel, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory / Heat Wave, and Matt Ryan as John Constantine.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on The CW.