In typical Canadian fashion, Ryan Reynolds will never stop apologizing to fans for his role in the Green Lantern film, which debuted back in 2011. While the film had an impressive budget, Green Lantern failed in the box office and is known as a scourge on the DC cinematic universe, even for the actor himself.
On Twitter, Ryan Reynolds sparked up a conversation with @alistairmckeon on Wednesday afternoon when he responded to one of the Canadian actor’s tweets about Deadpool 2. @alistairmckeon stated, “I love you despite the Green Lantern issue.” Not surprisingly, Ryan Reynolds responded via his Twitter account, @vancityreynolds, stating, “It’s not an issue. Did you see Deadpool 2? Green Lantern never happened.” The full conversation can be seen below.
For those fans who have seen Deadpool 2, the post-credits scene goes above and beyond in attempting to erase the Green Lantern film from existence. At the end of Deadpool 2, Deadpool uses Cable’s time travel device to go back in time and fix events including reversing the deaths of Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and the X-Force fan favorite Peter (Rob Delaney). Now that Deadpool has access to this timey-wimey device, he decides to fix a few other unpleasant events as well, including his part in Green Lantern.
In the post-credits scene Marvel fans are now calling the best post-credits scene to date, Deadpool goes back in time and shoots himself as Ryan Reynolds in the head just as he’s happily reading the script Green Lantern and congratulating himself for, “Finally hitting the big leagues.” Seeing as the scene was Ryan Reynolds idea, he clearly will never grow tired of apologizing to his fans for his mistake.
Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.
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10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!