Warner Bros. Drops the Ring!
It was announced last week that Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Green Lantern in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film. Man, did they screw-up! Look, a lot of people are upset because Reynolds played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and will be reprising that role in the upcoming Deadpool movie. I could care less about that. Marvel can have him as Deadpool. The reason this casting choice pisses me off, is because Reynolds should be cast as The Flash (Wally West) not Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) in the DC Universe. The best choice for Green Lantern is Nathan Fillion. Hal Jordan is a test pilot and a man without fear. I think Nathan would be more convincing in that role than Reynolds. Wally West is the funny, fast talking, nephew of Barry Allen, a role almost tailored for Reynolds. Not to mention, did you not see that fan made trailer with Fillion as Green Lantern? I’m guessing Warner Bros. didn’t. I really want to see that movie. But, of course with Warner Bros. casting Reynolds as Green Lantern, we’ll never get to, but also he’ll never be able to play The Flash now. It’s no secret that Warner Bros. is dying to make a Justice League movie, and I don’t think they’re going to let Reynolds play two parts in the same movie. Although, this is Hollywood we’re talking about. After releasing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, anything is possible. Look it’s not too late. Let’s get Warner Bros. to realize their mistake. I say, cast Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern and green light a Flash movie with Ryan Reynolds. Then you’ll have two kick ass summer blockbuster movies on your hands, and you’re also two more characters closer to a JLA movie. Let’s start writing those letters and emails, and get Warner Bros. to do the right thing. I know they won’t. But hey, maybe Ryan Reynolds would rather play The Flash. Has anyone asked him? They should.