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Chainsaw
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:47 am  Reply with quote



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http://weblogs.variety.com/bfdealmemo/2009/07/ryan-reynolds-is-the-green-lantern.html?nid=2854

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Ryan Reynolds has landed the coveted role of “Green Lantern,” getting the starring role in Warner Bros.' live-action film based on the DC Comics hero.

Martin Campbell will direct. The studio is still working on the picture’s budget, but production is expected to begin in January.

The news caps off a memorable summer for Reynolds, who played Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” a performance that prompted Fox to begin development on a spinoff film. Reynolds followed that by starring opposite Sandra Bullock in the romantic comedy “The Proposal,” which crossed the $100 million mark this week.

Warners and Campbell chose Reynolds, who vied for the superhero role along with “The Hangover” star Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto. The momentum built for Reynolds in the last week, as he was the only actor whose option was extended.

Greg Berlanti wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Donald DeLine will produce with Berlanti. Reynolds’ reps at UTA are working out his deal.

The actor will next star in “Buried,” a dark indie drama that will begin filming shortly in Barcelona with Spanish director Rodrigo Cortes. Reynolds will play a civilian contractor who is kidnapped in Iraq and awakes in a coffin, struggling against time to coordinate a rescue even though he doesn’t know where he’s buried in the desert.



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:31 am  Reply with quote



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You're mad about this? I think it could be a good thing. Campbell is a good director so I have faith in his decision.
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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:30 pm  Reply with quote



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I think he's better suited for the Flash as far as the DC comic book characters, but this could be interesting.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:41 pm  Reply with quote



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better than Justin Timberlake, whom they were also considering.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:30 pm  Reply with quote



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I just don't see Hal in him, and I was pushing hard for Nathan Fillion, who is tailor made for the role. They picked Reynolds becuase, right now, after The Proposal, he's huge and can open a movie. And good for them for wanting to do that in a summer that will be superhero heavy. I just don't think he's Hal.

Nonserviam is right, he's the Flash, not GL.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:21 pm  Reply with quote



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I love Fillion but he's pretty much box office poison. He's headlined 2 films and both underperformed, despite the fact that both were quality and well reviewed. That, and none of his TV shows have ever been hits. Castle got renewed, shockingly, because the ratings were bad. I don't see it making it through a full 2nd season.

And I didn't see Ledger as the Joker at all, until I saw the movie. A good director can do amazing things. The good thing is Reynolds has yet to be an ego that runs a movie into the ground as we've seen from a lot of stars.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:35 pm  Reply with quote



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I like Ryan Reynolds. He just hasn't really found the right vehicle yet.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:04 pm  Reply with quote



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I hate him. He destroyed Blade III. My GF thinks he's hot.
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Gus Bjork
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:13 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm a big GL fan, pretty much my favorite DC hero behind Batman and I'm cool with Reynolds provided the swarmy factor is kept out. I like the idea of Fillion but yeah, with this kind of money behind it no one wants to take that chance.
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Floydian Trip wrote:
I hate him. He destroyed Blade III. My GF thinks he's hot.


You just hate him because your girlfriend thinks he's hot. He was the only saving grace of Blade III, that and the design of Dracula.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:00 pm  Reply with quote



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nonserviam03 wrote:
Floydian Trip wrote:
I hate him. He destroyed Blade III. My GF thinks he's hot.


You just hate him because your girlfriend thinks he's hot. He was the only saving grace of Blade III, that and the design of Dracula.


I don't give a fuck if she thinks he's hot. He's a terrible actor. So you think Blade movies should be funny?
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Rob
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:10 pm  Reply with quote



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Floydian Trip wrote:
I hate him. He destroyed Blade III. My GF thinks he's hot.


There were many, many things that destroyed Blade III; Ryan Reynolds was just the standout of those things.
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Ah...Another Floydiantrip opinion brought to you by Ignornace.™
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:46 am  Reply with quote



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Floydian Trip wrote:
nonserviam03 wrote:
Floydian Trip wrote:
I hate him. He destroyed Blade III. My GF thinks he's hot.


You just hate him because your girlfriend thinks he's hot. He was the only saving grace of Blade III, that and the design of Dracula.


I don't give a fuck if she thinks he's hot. He's a terrible actor. So you think Blade movies should be funny?


I don't care what the Blade movies SHOULD be. Blade Trinity was fucking hilarious, and I enjoyed the hell out of it for that reason. Do I think it was a great movie? No, of course not. Was it entertaining? Yes.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:19 am  Reply with quote



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Well being a pretty big fan of Blade 1 & 2 I can say that funny was not the way to go for me. Blade Trinity is a joke.
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