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  Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern
Posted by: Kerri on Jul 12th, 2009 2 Comments »

The rivalry between DC Comics and Marvel has been going on for what seems like forever.  Batman.  Spiderman.  Superman.  The Avengers. The Fantastic Four.  The Justice League.  The Hulk.  Iron Man.

It came as no surprise to see that both DC and Marvel have created their own movie studios and that the feud has left the comic book world and taken the big screen.

And now at the crux of this feud, where there’s due to be Iron Man and Batman sequels, and the Avengers is on the horizon, comes The Green Lantern, a staple in the DC Universe.

And it has just been reported that Ryan Reynolds has signed on to play this legendary DC Superhero.

For those who are unfamiliar with this comic book legend, he first made an appearance in All American Comics #16 in July of 1940.  Originally created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell, the Green Lantern was adorned with a power ring that gives the user control over the physical world, as long he had the strength and will power to be able to wield it.

Reynolds, according to the Hollywood Reporter beat out Justin Timberlake and Bradley Cooper as Warner Bros first choice for the iconic superhero.  Also, the process of choosing the newest superhero was a lengthy one, and now makes Reynolds the ONLY actor to play a character in both DC and Marvel universes.

Most recently Reynolds can been seen playing Deadpool in the X-men Origins series, Wolverine.  It has also been rumored that Deadpool may be seeing a spinoff in the near future, which will star Reynolds.  Also, Reynolds can be seen as the vampire hunter, Hannibal King, in Blade: Trinity.

This also won’t be Reynolds first dip in the DC Universe, as he was tapped a few years ago to play the Flash.

Directed by Martin Campbell with a screenplay by Greg Berlanti and Michael Green, the Green Lantern is tentatively scheduled to have a release date of June 17, 2011.




  Bradley Cooper In Talks for Lantern
Posted by: Mike on May 6th, 2009 Leave a Comment »

The Green Lantern film has been rumored to death, and kicked around the internet for years now.  At this point, people are starting to think that it’s never going to happen.

And now, the newest rumor is that Bradley Cooper is in “serious” talks to play the lead role.

All the websites I’ve been reading this on, are taking the “who’s Bradley Cooper” position. But I call BS. You all know who Bradley Cooper is.

Wedding Crashers. Sac.  ‘nough said?

He’s also done a bunch of TV (“Alias”, “Kitchen Confidential”), and is in the upcoming The Hangover, which looks hilarious.

According to HitFix:

I’ve just spent the last hour or so on the phones, tracking down a rumor I heard, and HitFix can exclusively report that Bradley Cooper is now one of the guys most likely to don the suit and slip on the power ring as The Green Lantern for director Martin Campbell.

For those of us that are Bradley Cooper fans, this is great news!




  Another I Am Legend Easter Egg
Posted by: Christine on Jan 9th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Just before I Am Legend was released, we heard about the the Batman Vs. Superman Easter egg in the Times Square scene. The writer Akiva Goldsmith placed several in-jokes throughout the movie, and we’ve all been waiting for someone with a keen eye to spot them. Obsessed With Film has a great screenshot of two more future-movie posters – The Green Lantern and (possibly) The Flash.

While I’m sure this isn’t a hint of what’s to come from Warner Bros., all the fanboys are thrilled by the prospect of a sneak preview at the superhero greatness to come in the next few years. Go check out the (somewhat blurry) screenshot on Obsessed With Film.




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