This morning, the first trailer for Deadpool 3 is expected to be released during the Super Bowl, with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the Marvel mercenary with a mouth. However, before this role, Reynolds had another leading role in a superhero movie, which was also the beginning of an extended cinematic universe, Warner Bros. & DC, more than 10 years ago.
Green Lantern, with a budget of 200 million dollars, was a fantasy and science fiction blockbuster that introduced one of the greatest heroes from the franchise shared by Batman and Superman. The film was a failure due to a confused script, a poor choice of villain, and not very humorous jokes, along with excessive use of CGI. Had it been successful, it could have been the beginning of the DCEU, but it failed, and the DCEU began with Man of Steel two years later.
Despite the film’s failure, Ryan Reynolds received praise for his performance. In fact, he went as far as to prevent his actor self from accepting the role of Green Lantern in a post-credits scene in Deadpool 2. Many fans believe that Reynolds deserved another chance with the character, and some even dreamt of seeing him as Zack Snyder’s Green Lantern. However, there has been no live-action project for the character since 2011.
There have been big-budget movies and television series in development for many years, and fans hope to see Green Lantern in theaters again soon. In the meantime, viewers have the opportunity to watch the Green Lantern movie on HBO Max.
Overall, Green Lantern’s failure did not tarnish Ryan Reynolds’ career, and he went on to play other superhero roles, including the highly successful Deadpool. His legacy as a superhero in the film industry remains intact.