Reynolds has been a part of several comic books based movies such as Blade Trinity, RIPD, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, etc., somehow missed being a part of a critical and commercial success until the first Deadpool movie came out. Deadpool 2 now seems to be all set to make about $150 million this weekend.
That’s more than the $116 million that Green Lantern earned domestically in its entire box office run, and Deadpool 2’s global debut weekend is also likely to overtake the worldwide total of Green Lantern.
In case you don’t know about it, Reynolds played Hal Jordan in 2011 movie Green Lantern, that according to Warner was successful enough to make a sequel. However, the sequel didn’t happen, and the movie’s star Reynolds as well as the villain Mark Strong went on to feature in other superhero projects. Reynolds’ performance as Deadpool has made him a major box office attraction and Strong will be seen next year as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana in Shazam!
Green Lantern received incredible powers courtesy of a ring given to him by mighty aliens, and Warner Bros referenced to the Beyonce song which was a part of the end credits of the movie, which happened to be one of the several disliked choices made by the studio related to their cinematic adaptation of the most successful DC Comics property at that time.
The original Deadpool film took a few shots at Green Lantern, and the second one has done the same, so Warner Bros. was finally compelled to task Tomar-Re to talk to Reynolds.
As is his trademark, Reynolds replied: “If we’d used a NuvaRing in the first place, we wouldn’t be in this mess.”
NuvaRing is a vaginal contraceptive ring, which was quite in vogue back during Green Lantern’s production days. In the subsequent years, the company that produces NuvaRing has faced accusations of concealing the product’s harmful side-effects, and are now dealing with $100 million in civil suits combined.
We are not sure why Reynolds thinks that he could have avoided Green Lantern’s production by using protection, but, then we don’t know what all transpired regarding the film’s production.
Green Lantern’s theatrical as well as Director’s cuts are available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital. You can watch the Ryan Reynolds starrer Deadpool 2 in theaters now. The movie stars Josh Brolin as Cable, Zazie Beetz as Domino and several new characters as part of the X-Force, a team which the next film will be based on and Ryan Reynolds will reprise the role of Deadpool in it.
There is a brand new Green Lantern movie under-development at Warner Bros. It is titled Green Lantern Corps and scheduled for 2020 release. According to the rumors, the film will feature two Green Lanterns as co-leads and will be more of a ‘buddy cop’ movie, but, Reynolds is not a part of it.