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Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern -- First Look!

Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern -- First Look!

Here is your first look of Ryan Reynolds as the green superhero Green Lantern, compliments of EW. Here’s what the 33-year-old spilled (per usual, his quotes are hilarious):

On the perils of flying at high speed: “The first time you do it, you’re deeply considering an adult diaper.”

On maintaining a monk-like diet: “It’s all part of the job, so I guess I can’t complain. You spend one day a week eating what you want and the other six days eating drywall and wood chips.”

On wife Scarlett Johansson playing Black Widow in the Iron Man franchise: “We have a lot of comic books lying around the house – more than the average young married couple.”

On his face being plastered on green-hued products everywhere: “There’ll be the Green Lantern hubcaps. The Green Lantern terry-cloth onesie. The Green Lantern prostate check.”

Green Lantern is set for a June 17, 2011 release. It was directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and co-stars Tim Robbins, Blake Lively, Mark Strong and Peter Sarsgaard.

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  • Donovan

    If I were black I would be so pissed at this. The Green Lantern has traditionally been a black character. Like, the only one, and they get a white guy to play him in the movie? That blows.

  • Gary Peterson

    Black? That’s ONLY if you’ve watched the Green Lantern in the JL cartoon! Do your research. Hal Jordan is white and was created in the 1950′s. There are many Green Lanterns. Including a black one and a hispanic one as well.

  • huh

    Rynolds is hideous

  • Butter_Fly

    He kinda looks like Will Ferrell.

  • Donovan = Ignorant

    Thanks for your completely ignorant and uninformed comment, Donovan.

    Green Lantern of Earth, Hal Jordan, will not be yet another Affirmative Action failure in the films as he was in the animated series for children.

    Please get back to work at the drive-thru window now, Donny.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    pretty cool. to be honest, the mask around his eyes is odd shaped but other than that it’s good. c’mon.. after seeing how bad those thor photos were this is a million times better. i see they’re going with a more cgi look. hope it doesnt suck like the original avatar [the last airbender] did

  • mailey

    haha, he’s funny. i like him. and i like that he and scarjo dont flaunt their relationship and are seen everywhere together.
    it’s nice.

  • JIM
  • http://entertainmentalley.com N.

    Great sense of humor! I’m sure Ryan will pull this off well. Though I’m really looking forward to his new movie Buried. That one sounds really interesting.
    entertainmentalley.com

  • http://Justjared.com Slig

    Hahahah.me in film

  • jaye

    lol. For his sake I hope it’s successful, but he looks ridiculous. Looking better than the Thor shots is no recommendation lol.

  • me

    reminds me of Ben Affleck in DAREDEVIL, which sucked!!!

  • Mandy

    oh WOW! finally!

  • Status quo

    @Donovan = Ignorant:

    Wow…did you really have to bring up affirmative action? For that, I’m going to have to ask you to do the world a favor by jumping off a bridge with weights just to make sure the job gets done.

    Sorry, but I HATE it when people bring it up and make a big deal out of it.

  • the african darkside

    It’s noteworthy to say most films have white comicbook characters starring in them. What does this say about hollywood and america?

  • And Won

    There are a bunch of Green Lanterns:

    Golden Age: Alan Scott – White
    Silver Age: Hal Jordan – White (Most popular of all time)
    Bronze Age: John Stewart – Black
    80′s meathead GL: Guy Gardner – White
    Modern Age: Kyle Raynor – White

    Regardless this promo pic looks pretty lame

  • sorry

    Butterface tbh.

  • Einstein

    @the african darkside:

    Ummm…that they are commensurate with the country’s demographics?

  • the african darkside

    Einstein,

    This is my opinion not necessarily fact.

    Hollywood producers,executives etc,have every right to make legally
    acceptable movies but i firmly beleive movies represent lead white character than any other group of people also i’ve notice through tv
    and internet research that this country is becoming very diversed.

    Do these executive think all americans are dumb. Nothing against ryan or actors but hollywood films seems unbalanced racially.

  • Hello

    Looks stooooopid.

    Green Lantern is a horrible “super hero” ..

  • Jokergurl

    It looks silly but hopefully with Reynolds in it , it will be cool I’d rather see him as Deadpool though continuing his role in the Wolverine movies (before he met Wolverine because Deadpool is kind of dead when Wolverine gets done with him.) It’s too bad he separated his shoulder on the set the other day though, that had t hurt. This will slow down filming for a while.

  • brenda

    What can I say?..I like him ,he is funny ,but like a super hero?

  • Charlie

    Silly Donovan! If Green Lantern was African, then he would have been known as Black Lantern. I’m shocked you did not know that.

  • http://www.Swedishmatchmaker.com Rebecca Laybia

    He is the hottest

  • Tia

    haha! he’s always so witty and funny. :) him and scarlett also make a nice couple

  • DJB

    Which chart is it #1? From what I can see, California Gurls by Katy Perry still rules on Billboard 100. :) I do like the song though. :)

  • annabelle

    @Status quo: @ why don’t you go around and start bitching at Donovan since he started it all. Hate it when people make a big deal out of it? Well that’s just to bad, cause you’re already involved since you replied to that comment, bitch!

  • DJB

    Oops.. I goofed. Had too many browsers up. Sorry for the song comment. :(

  • rickster

    @Donovan: hal jordan is the original silver age green lantern. that is who he is playing, not jon stewart who came decades later.

  • rickster

    HATE the costume, especially that mask. it is totally wrong. still can’t figure out why they are in new orleans. hat has nothing to do ith the location of the storieswhich were set out west i a DESERT area. will seethe movie though.

  • amanda

    Can’t wait for this movie!

  • C. Clift

    the african darkside, thats the way hollywood has ALWAYS been. If you don’t like it, get up off your butt and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! All the super hero guys that get a movie use the original guy, which in this case he was white. In fact, I dont know why they made a black one, it just confuses people. Anyway, If you want a black super hero, he has to be black FIRST (ex. Hancock). ANYWAY…I think Reynolds will be good for this role, he seems fitting to me

  • Green Lantern Fan 2814

    @the african darkside:

    its not about how many there are, its about how they are betrayed in the films. they did a fantastic job with Blade. I hate it tho when they take a comic book that has a white hero and turn him black for the movie just because they want racial balance. Nick Fury for example being portrayed by Sam Jackson, Nick has always been a white guy in the comics and while he does a better job of playing him in the movies than Hasslehalf did, He is suppost to be white.

    If you really want more black heroes then petition DC to put out a Terrific man, Cyborg, or Black Falcon flick. You can even ask them to put Jon Stewart as a Lantern in the sequel to GL, but the original Hal Jordan the man that’s book introduced us to the Green Lantern corps was a white test pilot that met a dying Abon Sur (red guy) to take over his spot as a Green Lantern.

  • http://fatburnerburner.blogspot.com Fat burner

    betman

  • Comicfreak

    @Green Lantern Fan 2814:

    The Nick Furry they are using is the Ultimates version. But without that backing i would agree. These Superheroes have been around for a long time. Its like saying they should make a Fresh Prince movie and have a white guy play Will. True comic fans are always looking for movies to be as close to the comics as possible. FF2 rise of the silver surfer, X3, and Wolverine Origins are perfect examples of how these movies can stray away from the comics. These movies are based off of previous work, its only right they are made as close as possible. That includes race of the character.

  • Comicfreak

    @Comicfreak:

    The Nick Furry they are using is the Ultimates version. But without that backing i would agree. These Superheroes have been around for a long time. Its like saying they should make a Fresh Prince movie and have a white guy play Will. True comic fans are always looking for movies to be as close to the comics as possible. FF2 rise of the silver surfer, X3, and Wolverine Origins are perfect examples of how these movies can stray away from the comics. These movies are based off of previous work, its only right they are made as close as possible. That includes race of the character.

  • wtf246

    @ the african darkside; ok so have you even looked at demographics in America? Majority of the population are white. something to the effect of 75% in 2008. where as black pop. was around 12%. so… if 12% of movies showed a black character staring then that would be correct racial representation. (Hispanic 15%, Asian 4%) which last i checked Hollywood is actually over representing that minority. i selected black pop. because i am assuming you wanted the black green lantern. see here’s the concept, in business you want to reach the majority of the population with the most money to spend. stop turning every little thing into a racial debate. look past the rose tented glasses.

    as a side note; however, if you by chance were referring to the Native American minority then I agree, Hollywood is unbalanced. they are the most under represented race. but i also assume Hollywood is operating on a business frame of mind. the American culture also has endowed an association between white=good (Implicit Association test). so lots of things can play a role in deciding who is going to play the part.

    hope this helps..

  • andree

    All these negative comments. I don’t think he really cares. He was great in the green lantern and i hope he comes back. Even if he doesn’t, he is still good at wahtever he does. You people have no taste at all. love you Ryan.

  • andree

    @Status quo: asshole.

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