Ryan Reynolds Explains How ‘Deadpool’ Is Actually A Film-Critic; Defends ‘Green Lantern’

By Nilankur Dutta | 1 year ago
Ryan Reynolds Explains How ‘Deadpool’ Is Actually A Film-Critic; Defends ‘Green Lantern’

Ryan Reynolds is a confident man. Despite his first superhero outing “Green Lantern” flopping at the box office in every possible way, Reynolds stands by his decision. Read on to find out more.

Despite  2011’s “Green Lantern” failing in all commercial, critical and logical ways, Ryan Reynolds is not dissuaded. Were he given another magical ring that can take him back in time, he would totally choose to do “Green Lantern” all over again. The 38-year-old actor was in conversation with GQ recently, when he said:


“If I had to do it all again, I’d do the exact same thing. You know, also, Green Lantern—you gotta remember, at the time, everyone was gunning for that role. The guys I was screen-testing against are amazing talents. But would I change it? No! And if it was as big a success, then it might have offered a whole different avenue of opportunities, or maybe I would just be kind of always that guy. I really don’t know.”

Reynolds also agreed that had “Green Lantern” ended up being a success by some inexplicable quirk of fate, then he would have ended up doing “Green Lantern 3” by now, instead of playing the comical mercenary in “Deadpool”

Reynolds also expounded on the appeal of “Deadpool.” He said:

“I think one of the reasons that Deadpool has gained a lot of momentum isn’t just that it’s funny or isn’t just that it’s rated R. The meta aspect is very important. So I think Deadpool’s coming along at the right time, because it’s also speaking to that generation and that group of people that have seen them all, seen all these comic-book films and enjoyed them all to varying degrees of success. But I think it’s speaking to them as though the guy in that red suit is one of them, to some degree.”

According to Reynolds at least, “Deadpool” is like a commentary on the genre of super-hero films, a character that sees all the conventional super-hero doing their heroics, while he is just making fun of the whole deal. Reynolds also said that the fact that he likes about the “Deadpool” character, is his deliberate attempts to annoy everybody.

You can find out for yourself when “Deadpool” hits theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.

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