After a redonkulous amount of speculation and BS concerning who would wear the super-power ring of the Green Lantern Corps, a winner has emerged. Ryan Reynolds who has played two minor superheroes in Blade 3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been called up to the big leagues. After beating out Bradley Cooper, Justin Timberlake, Sam Worthington, Jack Black and Larry the Cable Guy, Reynolds finally gets a D.C. Comics staple to launch a franchise.
I may be the only movie blogger in the world who’s only slightly unhappy about this.
Every time someone mentioned the idea of a movie based on The Flash, his name came up. He would’ve made a perfect Wally West. He’s lanky, looks like a runner and has a smart mouth. Perfect casting choice. Now that’ll never happen. Plus a Deadpool movie spinoff could have cleared the stank away from the atrocity that befell him in the Wolverine movie.
Reynolds will make a fine GL. It’s just that taking this role will leave him ineligible for other things I’d rather see him in. I don’t wanna see a wisecracking GL, but The Flash? Poifect. Oh well.
Hopefully Bradley Cooper will be available for The Flash whenever that turbine spins up again.
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