According to the buzz around the Internet, Ryan Reynolds has been selected to portray Hal Jordan in the live-action Green Lantern movie due out in a year or two.
At first, I was a little unsure of the news. I think maybe it's just that I picture Hal Jordan to be a little more square-jawed. But the more I thought about it, the more I like the idea. Jordan is a cocky test pilot and probably a little too sure of himself, which I can see Reynolds playing just fine.
And I like Ryan Reynolds, too. I liked his performance in the Wolverine movie...in fact, I would've liked to see more of Deadpool. Just not what happens to him at the end of the movie. I don't know much about Deadpool himself, but playing him in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
is fun. ("I'm the best there is at whatever it is Wolverine does!")
But no matter who they picked, hooray for live-action Green Lantern movie! It's about damn time. My only problem is that this is going to be like the third time we've gone over Hal Jordan's origin story in a movie. The first two being Justice League: The New Frontier
and Green Lantern: First Flight
(due later this month...squeee!). Granted, they're animated movies, but still. You might even argue for an amalgamated version of the story from Superman: The Animated Series
, where Abin Sur gave his ring to Kyle Rayner, who had to fight an already-evil Sinestro. Hopefully, the new GL movies will prove successful, and then they can make sequel after sequel with exotic aliens and awesome special effects.
Labels: Green Lantern, movies