Ryan Reynolds Has “Very Little Interest” in Playing Green Lantern in ‘Justice League’
Green Lantern is one of the heroes that Warner Bros. had planned for their ‘Justice League‘ lineup (along with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Flash) but there’s just one problem: the may they have playing Green Lantern – Ryan Reynolds – wants no part of returning to that character.
We’re still not sure ‘Justice League’ is happening any time soon but regardless, Empire asked Reynolds if he would be interested in returning (hot off the rumors that Henry Cavill and Christian Bale would return as Superman and Batman, respectively) and this is what he had to say:
Working on Green Lantern I saw how difficult it is to make that concept palatable, and how sort of confused it can all be when you don’t really know where you’re going with it or you don’t really know how to access that world that comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with. So at this point I have very little interest in joining ['Justice League'].
We’re sure you’re all thinking it, so we’ll just go ahead and say it: we have very little interest in you joining ‘Justice League’ too, Ryan Reynolds.
‘Green Lantern’ was a disaster any way you slice it. Some of that blame (not all, but some) falls on Ryan Reynolds who was wildly miscast as Hal Jordan. Now, Ryan Reynolds in a ‘Deadpool’ movie? That we would be down for because it fits his sensibilities far better than a ‘Green Lantern’ film. So it’s probably best for all parties if they just reset the character and start fresh with a different actor. (It wouldn’t even be that difficult. Just write in Alan Scott or Guy Gardner or even Kyle Rayner.)
Reynolds does go on to say that a “great director” could convince him to return but, if we’re being honest, any “great director” would probably realize that bringing back Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern isn’t the smartest move.