Last November, director Carlos Fresnadillo’s left the Highlander reboot. Now, Ryan Reynolds, the man slated to be the new Connor MacLeod, has walked as well. This leaves Summit Entertainment in a bit of a predicament and the Highlander franchise back in pre-production limbo. Of course, this may also help their chances of finding a new director as they will get to make their own choice of star. My take on this, while I’m disappointed that in the loss of Ryan Reynolds, maybe we should go with a lesser known try to carry the film on its own, without the name of the actor.
What are your thoughts? Any suggestions on who Summit should get next?
As 2011 comes to an end, and another long holiday weekend is upon us, why not kick back and watch a superhero movie or two? The Green Lantern Extended Cut movie is available on Blu-Ray that gives us more backstory on the characters.
I got a chance to play Rise of the Manhunters, the Green Lantern movie tie-in game for X-Box 360. Now I’ve played some superhero games in the past that didn’t live up to the character they were trying to recreate, so I went in with a lot of expectations (some might say demands) for the game. Here’s a list of specific (and largely unreasonable) things I wanted out of this video-type-game
Here’s another look at the Green Lantern costume worn (virtually) by Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming Warner Bros. flick.
There’s been a lot of talk recently regarding the costume, and since it seems to be a sticking point for many of you, here it is again. Do the details of the costume matter? While some of us may be put off by the visible toes, and the general organic nature of the costume, the bottom line is the costume should let viewers know right away that this is Green Lantern. My nearly four-year-old son saw this picture on the RSS feed the other day, and proudly shouted, “Hey, look! It’s Green Lantern!”
Sounds like mission accomplished to me… but then again, my kid is four, what does he know…
Ryan Reynolds may get a lot of attention with the upcoming Green Lantern movie, but many fans are eagerly awaiting his return to the Deadpool role. X-Men Origins: Deadpool is getting closer to production with the announcement that Tim Miller will be directing the movie.
If you haven’t heard of Tim Miller before, that’s okay, as this is his first directing gig. Most of the time he’s behind a computer doing visual effects from his effects house, Blur Studios. He’s directed many video game trailers, and is doing some work with Ron Howard on The Dark Tower, so it isn’t like he’s a complete n00b.
X-Men Origins: Deadpool is being written by the team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with Lauren Shuler Donner producing.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents an enthralling examination of the creative forces behind the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics, an all-new documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of the iconic company with unprecedented access to the Warner Bros. and DC Comics archives. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics will be distributed by Warner Home Video on November 9, 2010 on DVD for $24.98 (SRP). Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics will also be available On Demand and for Download.
Behind the amazing tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and a host of other well-known characters is the equally impressive story of the challenges, creativity and triumphs of the company that brought those characters to life. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is both a celebration of the best writers and artists in comics and a thoughtful exploration of 75 years of DC Comics history.
Principal photography has wrapped on Warner Bros. Green Lantern movie, but before the set and location have a chance to cool down and become stale, the sequels are on the way. Michael Goldenberg has been hired to write the Green Lantern 2 script. Goldenberg was also behind the current Green Lantern rewrite, so it looks like Warner Bros. isn’t messing around when it comes to getting things done quickly. If the rumors floating around the Intardwebz are true, if the first Green Lantern movie is a success, Warner Bros, is prepared to short a third movie back to back with the second.
It’s times like these that make me remember who the winner in all of this is – Ryan Reynolds. For the next five years, he’s going to be busy, he going to be even more famous than he is now, and more than likely he’s going to forget he ever did Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place.
I’m glad parents take their kids to Comic-Con. Even with all the scantily clad women, questionable products, and pretend violence, there are some moments that get you pretty excited for the next generation of comic book readers.
If you were curious what Ryan Reynolds would look like when he suited up as a member of the Green Lantern Corps. Entertainment Weekly landed the first look.
It really looks a lot like some of the fan created art we saw a couple of months ago, and while the plastic looking ribbed outfit looks a tad too shiny for my taste, it seems to be the new trend in superhero costumes, so I’ll go along with it if the movie is good.
Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, a cocky test pilot who becomes a ring-wearing intergalactic superhero in this massive sci-fi epic from director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale). Though Reynolds has prior experience in the superhero realm from his role as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, playing Green Lantern involved some major challenges, like getting hurled through the air on a wire at up to 60 feet per second to create the illusion of flight. “The first time you do it, you’re seriously considering an adult diaper,” Reynolds says. Still, he couldn’t resist the chance to play the beloved DC Comics hero, whose power ring can conjure virtually anything he can dream up. “Will and imagination are his superpowers,” Reynolds says. “We need a circus of Timothy Learys to think of things Hal would invent with his ring.”