While some would love to forget Ryan Reynolds’ performance as Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, the superhero movie has become the butt of a joke between the Deadpool 2 star and Warner Bros. Studios.
Earlier in the weekend, Warner Bros. acknowledged the failure of Green Lantern after the success of Deadpool 2. The studio followed up on that with a tweet jokingly requesting Reynolds return Hal Jordan’s Lantern ring for another movie. Responding to the request, Reynolds had a perfectly tongue-in-cheek reply.
Well, if we’d used a NuvaRing™️ in the first place, we wouldn’t be in this mess. #deadpool2
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 19, 2018
It’s a typically Deadpool-esque crass joke about contraception, suggesting that Warner Bros. should’ve never allowed Green Lantern to be conceived in the first place.
The DC Extended Universe is still planning to push ahead with its Green Lantern Corps movie, but no one is expecting Reynolds to do another X-Men Origins: Wolverine and return to the role of Jordan after 2011’s box office blunder. With a packed slate that includes The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Clue, Detective Pikachu and reprising his role as Wilson twice more for X-Force and Deadpool 3, there wouldn’t be much time for him to put on some bright-green spandex anyway.
The 41-year-old has frequently panned Green Lantern, reportedly never seen the final cut and even scored it a dismal 1 out of 10. There may be no love lost between Reynolds and his stint as the DC favorite, but he still sees the funny side of it all these years later.
In theaters now, director David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell and Josh Brolin as Cable.
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