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Ryan Reynolds defends the Green Lantern costume and talks about Deadpool some more

Mar. 3, 2011by: Niki Stephens

In the new blockbuster issue of Empire Magazine, Ryan Reynolds talks both DC and Marvel.

First up, we have a little GREEN LANTERN costume talk. Reynolds defends the suit against the harsh, cold critics of the internet. Basic responses to the suit were, "looks like shit", "CGI crap", "WTF?!", "really long response that is filled with nonsensical hate, cuss words in caps, and is too long to read".

Here's what Reynolds fired back with:

It has to be virtual rather than spandex, says Reynolds, wearing his grey sensor suit. This is a suit from an alien planet. Its not The Dark Knight I dont 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, he goes on. Or things fueled specifically from his own mind. Like green skin-tight body suits, eh?"

Moving on from that we have a character from the Marvel universe. For awhile now, Reynolds has stuck with doing a solo Deadpool film. We have no clue when it's going to get up and running. One minute someone is directing it, the next minute they take off. Good thing the script from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (ZOMBIELAND) is still in place. Reynolds continues to be passionate about getting the film out there, Deadpools still in the works. Im not sure how logistically it works in terms of scheduling, but yeah, I want it to happen.

Then for some reason, Empire asked about a clash between Green Lantern and Deadpool. Reynolds gives the obvious answer, Those two universes are completely different. Superhero movies are so pervasive in pop culture, I dont look at the as superhero roles as much as just roles. Theyre such different people. Deadpool is about a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral, Green Lantern is more universally themed.

Extra Tidbit: Are you excited for GREEN LANTERN? Or would you rather have a solo Deadpool film?
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5:33PM on 03/05/2011
This movie looks great. I think Ryan Reynolds will be a good Hal Jordan.
This movie looks great. I think Ryan Reynolds will be a good Hal Jordan.
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10:33PM on 03/04/2011

NO matter what the outfit looks like the trailer screams lame.

I like Ryan Reynolds, but unless they did some major script work, this film is going to tank. It looks dumb, the lines you do hear in the trailers are terrible & the film just looks like crap. I really truly hope I'm wrong, but I have a feeling this will make quite a big splash opening weekend, then drop like "The Hulk" did in it's second weekend which was 70% or more. I sure hope I'm wrong.
I like Ryan Reynolds, but unless they did some major script work, this film is going to tank. It looks dumb, the lines you do hear in the trailers are terrible & the film just looks like crap. I really truly hope I'm wrong, but I have a feeling this will make quite a big splash opening weekend, then drop like "The Hulk" did in it's second weekend which was 70% or more. I sure hope I'm wrong.
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4:52PM on 03/04/2011
I'd say this is behind Thor, Capt, and X Men to me, but it still looks pretty entertaining. I think it will be good, not great.
I'd say this is behind Thor, Capt, and X Men to me, but it still looks pretty entertaining. I think it will be good, not great.
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1:49PM on 03/04/2011
I've been sold on this movie for a while. I can't wait for Green Lantern to come out.
I've been sold on this movie for a while. I can't wait for Green Lantern to come out.
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12:30PM on 03/04/2011
As someone who has a very good friend who works for Sony imageworks, and is currently working 15-16 HR days on this film I can tell you the suit will look better when it's finished. He told me that they had to rush to get the trailer out, and that the FX team have been going back and forth with the director and the VFX supervisor on how the suit should look. He also told me that they were going in to fix the issues around his neckline. Give it an opportunity. I think this film will be good
As someone who has a very good friend who works for Sony imageworks, and is currently working 15-16 HR days on this film I can tell you the suit will look better when it's finished. He told me that they had to rush to get the trailer out, and that the FX team have been going back and forth with the director and the VFX supervisor on how the suit should look. He also told me that they were going in to fix the issues around his neckline. Give it an opportunity. I think this film will be good when it's done. The VFX guys are killing themselves to try to make it so.
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5:17PM on 03/04/2011
I think it's more than just the design or VFX.

It's the concept.

No matter how good the VFX get, chances are, it will still look like radioactive bacon.

I think it's more than just the design or VFX.

It's the concept.

No matter how good the VFX get, chances are, it will still look like radioactive bacon.

11:28AM on 03/04/2011

It's going to be Great

Enough slack about the damn suit!
Reynolds is right, it's from space. Stop shitting on this film before you see it.
If you don't have anything positive to say then don't say shite!
Enough slack about the damn suit!
Reynolds is right, it's from space. Stop shitting on this film before you see it.
If you don't have anything positive to say then don't say shite!
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9:49AM on 03/04/2011

It's going to be Great

Enough slack about the damn suit!
Reynolds is right, it's from space. Stop shitting on this film before you see it.
If you don't have anything positive to say then don't say shite!
Enough slack about the damn suit!
Reynolds is right, it's from space. Stop shitting on this film before you see it.
If you don't have anything positive to say then don't say shite!
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10:27AM on 03/04/2011
Why are only positive comments allowed?
Why are only positive comments allowed?
11:54AM on 03/05/2011
Because people are getting fed up with being positive about something not even released yet being a constant battle against people railing against "delusional optimisim". Sorry, if syou don't find anything to like about something, don't waste time commenting about it. Hard concept to grasp?
Because people are getting fed up with being positive about something not even released yet being a constant battle against people railing against "delusional optimisim". Sorry, if syou don't find anything to like about something, don't waste time commenting about it. Hard concept to grasp?
9:18AM on 03/04/2011
His explanation makes sense, but the end result just doesn't look good. Hopefully before the release they do a lot of toucing-up on the suit, or it's going to be painful to look at.
His explanation makes sense, but the end result just doesn't look good. Hopefully before the release they do a lot of toucing-up on the suit, or it's going to be painful to look at.
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8:07AM on 03/04/2011

Deadpool needs to..

..just go the f away so that marvel will stop releasing 27 different deadpool titles every month. I love how they took this wierd, unique cult figure and have done nothing but do everything they can to make us thoroughly sick of him. It's already also happening w/ Cap and Thor.
..just go the f away so that marvel will stop releasing 27 different deadpool titles every month. I love how they took this wierd, unique cult figure and have done nothing but do everything they can to make us thoroughly sick of him. It's already also happening w/ Cap and Thor.
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7:27AM on 03/04/2011
I would much rather see Deadpool if for no other reason than to wipe the hack job they did in Wolverine out of my memory. I really don't have a problem with the suit. My problem is that the trailer makes the movie look way to generic. Like they ran out of original ideas for superhero movies and just borrowed from everything else. I'm still excited about Marvels whole Avengers crossover thing simply because no one else has every pulled anything off to that scale before and the new Batman but
I would much rather see Deadpool if for no other reason than to wipe the hack job they did in Wolverine out of my memory. I really don't have a problem with the suit. My problem is that the trailer makes the movie look way to generic. Like they ran out of original ideas for superhero movies and just borrowed from everything else. I'm still excited about Marvels whole Avengers crossover thing simply because no one else has every pulled anything off to that scale before and the new Batman but other than those, I'm ready to give the superheros a break.
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7:12AM on 03/04/2011
I can't trip about the suit. I really can't. I think the approach is interesting. It's not a suit in the conventional sense. It's a construct of the ring. Therefore they decided not to go typical spandex with it. It SHOULD look otherworldly and unnatural. If they DID go spandex with it, there would likely be something that some of you out there would still bitch about. There's no placating some of you folks. Jesus.
Let me do like some of the few around here and see what I think of the movie in
I can't trip about the suit. I really can't. I think the approach is interesting. It's not a suit in the conventional sense. It's a construct of the ring. Therefore they decided not to go typical spandex with it. It SHOULD look otherworldly and unnatural. If they DID go spandex with it, there would likely be something that some of you out there would still bitch about. There's no placating some of you folks. Jesus.
Let me do like some of the few around here and see what I think of the movie in three months time. You know, when the final product is actually released.
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5:36AM on 03/04/2011

Well

I think the suit looks pretty good and his comments made sense to me BUT when all is said and done will this be a good movie? A comic book movie (like almost any movie) can either be really good or really bad and you can't always tell from the trailer what you're going to get when you see it. You have to wait and see.
I think the suit looks pretty good and his comments made sense to me BUT when all is said and done will this be a good movie? A comic book movie (like almost any movie) can either be really good or really bad and you can't always tell from the trailer what you're going to get when you see it. You have to wait and see.
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2:14AM on 03/04/2011

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Its still shit.
Its still shit.
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12:10AM on 03/04/2011

They need to make...

Rorschach and Deadpooool
A nut and a Foooool

Anybody???
Rorschach and Deadpooool
A nut and a Foooool

Anybody???
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7:45AM on 03/04/2011
I think Rorschach is probably going to strangle Deadpool, hahaha.
I think Rorschach is probably going to strangle Deadpool, hahaha.
11:33PM on 03/03/2011

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11:26PM on 03/03/2011

The suit looks ridiculous

I don't care what kind of pretzel like logic they use to excuse the design of this suit. It still looks 70's made-for-tv-movie bad.

It didn't have to be spandex, they could have easily gone with some kind of stylized armor.

After all, what's more likely for a guy to have mental childhood images of; wearing cool futuristic armor, or being slathered in radioactive bacon?

You be the judge.
I don't care what kind of pretzel like logic they use to excuse the design of this suit. It still looks 70's made-for-tv-movie bad.

It didn't have to be spandex, they could have easily gone with some kind of stylized armor.

After all, what's more likely for a guy to have mental childhood images of; wearing cool futuristic armor, or being slathered in radioactive bacon?

You be the judge.
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9:44AM on 03/04/2011
mmmm... radioactive bacon
mmmm... radioactive bacon
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11:26PM on 03/03/2011

I DON'T CARE IF THE COSTUMES CGI...

I don't like the design of it, or the man pretending to wear it. As for Deadpool, I hope it goes into development hell until Reynolds drops out and they cast somebody else. Oh and GL & Deadpool are "such differant characters." No, not with Reynolds playing them as he only has one character and its snarky douchebag, otherwise known as Ryan Reynolds.
I don't like the design of it, or the man pretending to wear it. As for Deadpool, I hope it goes into development hell until Reynolds drops out and they cast somebody else. Oh and GL & Deadpool are "such differant characters." No, not with Reynolds playing them as he only has one character and its snarky douchebag, otherwise known as Ryan Reynolds.
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10:55PM on 03/03/2011
Also, get that Deadpool movie going...NOW!

Would make for a great, fun comic book movie.
Also, get that Deadpool movie going...NOW!

Would make for a great, fun comic book movie.
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10:47PM on 03/03/2011
I still say Reynolds should have done FLASH.
I still say Reynolds should have done FLASH.
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9:03AM on 03/04/2011
It wouldn't surprise me if he does that as well!
It wouldn't surprise me if he does that as well!
2:13PM on 03/04/2011
Never say never! Who knows, he just might. I mean he's already on his third comic book character, why not do a fourth. Lol.
Never say never! Who knows, he just might. I mean he's already on his third comic book character, why not do a fourth. Lol.
10:44PM on 03/03/2011

Get Lantern over with...then,

Deadpool please. Lantern will be good just based on those involved, which means it will make money, gain new fans, and be universally appealling (sp) because of the CC (Cute Canadian) of RR. However, this is gonna piss fan boys off royally and I don't blame them, nor do I care for the what the the inevitable future will reveal. But yeah,I'd be hyped as shit if the got Deadpool off and runnin' sooner now...than later...that is all.
Deadpool please. Lantern will be good just based on those involved, which means it will make money, gain new fans, and be universally appealling (sp) because of the CC (Cute Canadian) of RR. However, this is gonna piss fan boys off royally and I don't blame them, nor do I care for the what the the inevitable future will reveal. But yeah,I'd be hyped as shit if the got Deadpool off and runnin' sooner now...than later...that is all.
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10:40PM on 03/03/2011
I can't wait for this movie. It's my number one anticipated movie of the year.

This movie is only going to be great. There is way too much good talent for this to be anything but.

This movie so has my ass in a seat come opening weekend.
I can't wait for this movie. It's my number one anticipated movie of the year.

This movie is only going to be great. There is way too much good talent for this to be anything but.

This movie so has my ass in a seat come opening weekend.
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10:29PM on 03/03/2011
Green Lantern is going to underperform badly so what's the debate? He can go straight to Deadpool and ignore any sequels for Green Lantern.
Green Lantern is going to underperform badly so what's the debate? He can go straight to Deadpool and ignore any sequels for Green Lantern.
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10:17PM on 03/03/2011
So psyched! I'm camped outside the Theater as I speak, till opening night- late June! ; )
So psyched! I'm camped outside the Theater as I speak, till opening night- late June! ; )
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10:10PM on 03/03/2011
The first trailer for Green Lantern pretty much killed the mild amount of interest I had in it. Unless it gets stellar reviews, I'll wait to rent it on blu-ray. There's just too many other movies this summer that I'd rather see.
The first trailer for Green Lantern pretty much killed the mild amount of interest I had in it. Unless it gets stellar reviews, I'll wait to rent it on blu-ray. There's just too many other movies this summer that I'd rather see.
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9:57PM on 03/03/2011
I love Reynolds, but the suit (more specifically the mask) still looks terrible.
I love Reynolds, but the suit (more specifically the mask) still looks terrible.
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9:49PM on 03/03/2011
Problem with Deadpool is, when I picture him, he's a character that's constantly masked. I never think of his alter ego of Wade Wilson or his face, which historically has looked like chewed meat. I just don't see Reynolds playing Deadpool while masked for an hour and a half--the producers would want their expensive leading man's face on display as much as possible.

Either way, I've said and still say that a fully-realized and well-adapted Deadpool movie could be a pioneering comic film, if
Problem with Deadpool is, when I picture him, he's a character that's constantly masked. I never think of his alter ego of Wade Wilson or his face, which historically has looked like chewed meat. I just don't see Reynolds playing Deadpool while masked for an hour and a half--the producers would want their expensive leading man's face on display as much as possible.

Either way, I've said and still say that a fully-realized and well-adapted Deadpool movie could be a pioneering comic film, if done right.
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9:47PM on 03/03/2011
Aside from knowing the name, I am not familiar with the Green Lantern or the mythos at all so, basing my opinion solely on the trailer, this movie looks like a green tinted Xanadu remake with Reynolds replacing Michael Beck. Which is good casting considering.
Aside from knowing the name, I am not familiar with the Green Lantern or the mythos at all so, basing my opinion solely on the trailer, this movie looks like a green tinted Xanadu remake with Reynolds replacing Michael Beck. Which is good casting considering.
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9:19PM on 03/03/2011

Blah Blah Blah

Don't really care. This guy has played two other comic book characters already. Hope this is his last.
Don't really care. This guy has played two other comic book characters already. Hope this is his last.
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9:16PM on 03/03/2011
He wears a magic ring that can make him fly to the moon and people are worried his suit looks too fake?
He wears a magic ring that can make him fly to the moon and people are worried his suit looks too fake?
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9:14PM on 03/03/2011
I'm going to do something crazy and WAIT UNTIL I SEE THE FILM before I pass any judgment on the costume.
I'm going to do something crazy and WAIT UNTIL I SEE THE FILM before I pass any judgment on the costume.
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9:10PM on 03/03/2011
Basic responses to the suit were, "looks like shit", "CGI crap", "WTF?!", "really long response that is filled with nonsensical hate, cuss words in caps, and is too long to read".

Nice to know Reynolds reads the posts on this site.
Basic responses to the suit were, "looks like shit", "CGI crap", "WTF?!", "really long response that is filled with nonsensical hate, cuss words in caps, and is too long to read".

Nice to know Reynolds reads the posts on this site.
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9:00PM on 03/03/2011

The green lantern suit looks amazing

Green lantern looks fuckin solid. Cap America looks eh mainly because of chris evans and director Joe Johnston.. And Dark Elfag you should shut up because you don't know what tour talking about you obviously never have seen him in the proposal or buried. I mean you say Ryan reynold acts like van wilder in every movie. Look at chris evans he acts more like can wilder than Ryan and he wasn't even in the movie. Anyways the suit looks great I don't know why people are complaining it looks exactly
Green lantern looks fuckin solid. Cap America looks eh mainly because of chris evans and director Joe Johnston.. And Dark Elfag you should shut up because you don't know what tour talking about you obviously never have seen him in the proposal or buried. I mean you say Ryan reynold acts like van wilder in every movie. Look at chris evans he acts more like can wilder than Ryan and he wasn't even in the movie. Anyways the suit looks great I don't know why people are complaining it looks exactly like the comic book. People are so retarded sometimes.
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8:59PM on 03/03/2011

???

Is the best way to defend the green lantern to attack the dark knight ryan? I think not.

I don't mind the suit but the mask looks dumb all the time
Is the best way to defend the green lantern to attack the dark knight ryan? I think not.

I don't mind the suit but the mask looks dumb all the time
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8:58PM on 03/03/2011

I like the costume

It's very close to the comics and a great translation to movie. Also it looks good in most of the shots (the pic above is one of the few where it looks unfinished)...
It's very close to the comics and a great translation to movie. Also it looks good in most of the shots (the pic above is one of the few where it looks unfinished)...
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8:55PM on 03/03/2011
"Shame spiral" is my phrase of the week. And this guy banged Scar Jo. Awesome.
"Shame spiral" is my phrase of the week. And this guy banged Scar Jo. Awesome.
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8:20PM on 03/03/2011
Super excited for the Green Lantern. And I like the suit. Its kinda awesome
Super excited for the Green Lantern. And I like the suit. Its kinda awesome
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8:08PM on 03/03/2011
I'm not complaining about the suit being CGI, I just think it didn't have to look like green bacon wrapped around a clown shoe of an actor. The problem is that he's fucking Van Wilder in every film he's ever been in except for Amityville which is how he should have played this and obviously didn't,
I'm not complaining about the suit being CGI, I just think it didn't have to look like green bacon wrapped around a clown shoe of an actor. The problem is that he's fucking Van Wilder in every film he's ever been in except for Amityville which is how he should have played this and obviously didn't,
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8:54PM on 03/03/2011
You're an idiot. A fool and a troll.
You're an idiot. A fool and a troll.
9:18PM on 03/03/2011
Yeah, that was just a really stupid thing to say. You want Reynolds to play Hal Jordan like he did in his character in Amityville Horror? That's just...dumb. He's done serious roles other than that one. Just because you haven't seen the performances doesn't mean they don't exist.
Yeah, that was just a really stupid thing to say. You want Reynolds to play Hal Jordan like he did in his character in Amityville Horror? That's just...dumb. He's done serious roles other than that one. Just because you haven't seen the performances doesn't mean they don't exist.
10:39PM on 03/03/2011
He does not act like Van Wilder in every movie. You should really check him out in Smokin' Aces, The Nines, and Buried. All great, versatile dramatic roles that proves that he is a great actor and will make a great Hal Jordan.
He does not act like Van Wilder in every movie. You should really check him out in Smokin' Aces, The Nines, and Buried. All great, versatile dramatic roles that proves that he is a great actor and will make a great Hal Jordan.
11:51PM on 03/03/2011
...and you're all 3 jackasses, STFU and grow a pair ladies.
...and you're all 3 jackasses, STFU and grow a pair ladies.
3:38AM on 03/04/2011
Watch Buried and make that comment about his acting again. I dare you.
Watch Buried and make that comment about his acting again. I dare you.
9:57AM on 03/04/2011
I saw Buried. I liked it and he acted well in it. So I missed one, shoot me. Okay, except for Amityville and Buried.

Now, go fuck off.
I saw Buried. I liked it and he acted well in it. So I missed one, shoot me. Okay, except for Amityville and Buried.

Now, go fuck off.
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