Ryan Reynolds Says Green Lantern Was Frustrating


Ryan Reynolds is looking to slice, dice, and wisecrack his way next month with Fox's Deadpool, which has been a passion project for the actor for years. Originally playing Wade Wilson in the abysmal X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but never donning the red body suit and mask.

Reynolds had often avoided the big budget movies and optioned more roles leaning towards the wacky sidekick or goofy neighbor. Warner Bros and DC's Green Lantern was his first foray into this type of film and the star talks about being in that spot in Empire's latest issue.

"It was a slightly terrifying place to be", Reynolds said. "You really need a visionary behind a movie like that, but it was the classic studio story: 'We have a poster, but we don't have a script! Let's start shooting!'"

Reynolds called the production on Green Lantern "frustrating", but doesn't regret the decision. He met his future wife, Blake Lively, while filming and he states that it afforded him a lot of opportunities.

Green Lantern made $220M worldwide with a $200M budget and has gone on to be considered one of the worst offerings of comic book movies in recent memories.


Deadpool opens February 12th. DC's Green Lantern relaunch will come out in 2020, and you can check out information on all the upcoming comic book movies in our database that come out in between.