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Forget About Deadpool

By TK Burton | Industry | July 13, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Industry | July 13, 2009 |

In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight Let those who worship evil’s might, Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!

From now on, whenever our benevolent leader hears those words, he’ll get a little shiver. Because it’s been confirmed that Warner Brothers has found their Green Lantern, and the man who’ll don the ring and the tights is none other than the ab-tastic Ryan Reynolds.

It’s not a bad choice — in fact, it might be a great choice. Reynolds is a solid actor, he certainly looks the part, and if he tones down the fast-talking wiseguy shtick, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t work. And since Fox Studios has already proved that they don’t give a weeping monkeyfuck about their comic book catalogue, it’s really no big deal that Reynolds has already been (pretty perfectly) cast as Deadpool. Being the star of two franchises, one from each of the major comic book companies, isn’t going to matter because Fox will fuck up Deadpool so badly, we’ll collectively acid-bath it from our memories. Accept it folks, Deadpool is dead to us on the big screen.

But Reynolds may well continue the trend of respectable DC comics movies, started with the Nolan Batman franchise. With Casino Royale’s Martin Campbell on board as the director, we may have a viable flick on our hands. As long as they find a good workaround for the “my weakness is the color yellow” thing, because seriously, that shit is just dumb.

So there you have it. RyRey is the Green Lantern. Oh, and Dustin? That look is creeping me out. Stop it.

TK Burton is an Editorial Consultant. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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