Reynolds Defends Green Lantern Suit

During an Interview with Empire, Ryan Reynolds responded to criticisms towards the Green Lantern suit and talked briefly about Deadpool.

A lot of negativity has been expressed by some on the first Green Lantern trailer and the look of the living, energized look which others blasted as unfinished CGI, Reynolds, who plays Hal in this big screen version of the DC Comics adaptation, has responded to that negativity, explaining why he thinks the CGI is needed for the story.

“It has to be virtual rather than spandex,” says Reynolds, “This is a suit from an alien planet. It’s not The Dark Knight – I don’t put the suit on and my voice drops several octaves,” adds Reynolds, unfazed by the absence of green tights. “The suit is powered specifically on his will, his emotion, his creativity and his imagination. I love that. Everything Hal creates are images from his childhood. Or things fuelled specifically from his own mind.”

He then went onto address the Deadpool issue, where fans feel as though he has pulled away from this project and that it won’t ever happen. The actor actually stated the contrary, insisting, “Deadpool’s still in the works. I’m not sure how logistically it works in terms of scheduling, but yeah, I want it to happen.”

Those “logistics” are indeed a big problem for Reynolds right now. He is currently filming Safe House with Denzel Washington and will then do R.I.P.D with Zach Galifianakis. Throw in voice work for animated movies and video games along with the publicity tours that are tied into these projects and he is fairly locked in for the next year or so. And you can be sure Warner Bros will certainly want to gear up a sequel to Green Lantern if does well on release, a script for Green Lantern 2 has already been commissioned, so a busy man indeed.

That’s not to say Reynolds is worried about crossing the streams with regards to his comic book work, though. Asked how he could possibly lead the two franchises, “Those two universes are completely different,” contends Reynolds. “Superhero movies are so pervasive in pop culture, I don’t look at them as superhero roles as much as just roles. They’re such different people. Deadpool is about a guy in a highly militarised shame spiral, Green Lantern is more universally themed.”


GREEN LANTERN is released in Irish Cinemas June 17th.