Ryan Reynolds is now tapped to star in two big budget comic book adaptation films. The first film was announced by Ryan himself during promotional interviews for Marvel’s “Wolverine”, Reynolds excited fanboys round the world with his confirmation on a “Deadpool” spinoff. Now he has signed on as Hal Jordan, “Green Lantern”, in one of D.C’s flagship titles.
Both of these films have a 2011 release date, which has confused most and excited the rest. Reynolds working on both films may lead to one or both of the films suffering. Some say it will boost the hype and maybe even the budget for one or both films. I am a little confused. Deadpool has always been one of my favortie Marvel characters…maybe the one good thing Lefield gave us…but the Green Lantern film is one I have dreamed of for years. Deadpool’s character in “X-Men: Origins” started off strong, but( no surprise from FOX ) writers fucked it up big time by combining other mutant’s powers into Wade…ugh. Green Lantern on the other hand, is almost too hard to fuck up, but I’m not holding my breath.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the fact that comic book movies are now met with anticapation instead of rolled eyes, but too much too fast usually ends in failure. Look at the comic industry of the mid 90’s…the same fate could fall upon comic adaptation movies. I think Reynolds is a great actor, and I know he reads comics, so I’m not worried about him putting his all into both films, but money or time constraints (or both) may hurt his performance. Warner Bros. is apparantly putting a lot of bank in “Green Lantern”, so I know they will be expecting alot from Reynolds, but at the same time, Ryan getting both roles could push the budget for both films way up, as well as his paycheck.
I am excited for both films. I am looking forward to seeing a better interpertation of Wade Wilson a.k.a. “Deadpool”, but the GReen Lantern has the potential to be huge!!! Could one, or both, of these films suffer from the fact Rynolds will be working on both of them in such a short time period? Are you looking forward to either movies? Are you sick of movie studios jumping on the comic book band wagon? Will there be a backlash from a flooded market of the same genre? Let me know what you think!
How 'bout we throw a Green Lantern Corps. ring on his finger and have a "Dead-Lantern" film? huh...anyone?