Though, honestly, Ryan Reynolds‘ negative comments about the oft-delayed superhero film sound less like a case of “I have zero interest in the Justice League movie” than of “I still wince when I think about Green Lantern.” Can you blame him?
Opening up about his superhero experience to Empire, Reynolds explained that:
“If you’re going to do comic book movies in that vein, you really have to get them right. I believe that Joss Whedon is the guy that just nails it and Christopher Nolan obviously nails it. So if they were gonna do it like that, it would be an interesting thing to do.
It’s just that… working on Green Lantern, I saw how difficult it is to make that concept palatable, and how confused it all can be when you don’t really know exactly where you’re going with it or you don’t really know how to access that world properly – that world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with. So at this point I have very little interest in joining that kind of world.”
Am I insane, or has the attitude of pretty much everyone attached to the Justice League movie in some way been, to paraphrase, “meh”? This movie is a big deal! Get it together, Warner Bros.! Reynolds did go on to say that “a great script and a great director” could renew his interest in the film. Fingers crossed that the studio gets its act together and lines one (or both, preferably) of those up sometime soon. Because. Y’know. A great script and a great director are great things to have.
Though Reynolds’ excitement at coming back to Green Lantern for Justice League is decidedly sub-par, there’s another superhero he’s dying to revisit: Deadpool. Unfortunately, it sounds like the superhero movie he does want to do probably won’t make it to the big screen, at least not without some major changes. Said the actor:
“[The Deadpool script has] got a similar tone [to Zombieland], almost. They wrote it and they developed it as well and, you know, it’s sitting there… You could do it for a pittance compared to the modern sort of epic scale superhero movies, but it’s about a guy who knows he’s in a movie and knows he’s in a comic book who is deeply mentally disturbed and hyper violent. And that’s tough to get by a studio… The script is one rewrite away from Deadpool jumping across the desk at the studio executive and attacking him.”
You know what? Forget Justice League. I want that movie.
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