Green Lantern Might Drop Deadpool
Rob Liefeld reveals Ryan Reynolds, everybody’s favorite cinematic Deadpool, might abandon the role now that next year’s Green Lantern movie is to be the first of a trilogy.
Unless, of course, GL tanks. Then it’s every man for himself.
According to Rob, who created Deadpool for Marvel Comics, Warner Bros is determined to make Reynolds’ superhero persona exclusively restricted to the Emerald Emasculator. He points out that Harrison Ford managed to handle both Han Solo and Indiana Jones; since I’m older, I’ll note Buster Crabbe handled both Flash Gordon AND Buck Rogers… as well as Tarzan, Billy the Kid, Captain Gallant, and Red Berry. And we might not have the bandwidth to list all of Timothy Dalton’s appearances as comics and heroic fantasy characters.
The directing chores on Deadpool have been offered to Robert Rodriguez with a start date sometime after production wraps on Spy Kids 4, should he take the gig. The Zombieland screenwriters have written the script. In case you missed it, Reynolds played Deadpool in the Wolverine origin movie.
Green Lantern is set to hit the theaters on June 17, 2011. It’s directed by two-time James Bond director Martin Campbell.