GREEN LANTERN Screenwriter Reacts to Ryan Reynolds Casting Decision

by Joey Paur


As you know Ryan Reynolds has been cast as the Green Lantern, most people are excited about it, a few are not really feeling it. I think it's great! But, who cares what we think. What do the guys writing the script think about the casting decision? Screenwriter Michael Green had this to say:

"While I didn't have any say at all in the process, I couldn't be happier. Ryan Reynolds is the best possible outcome. A terrific, intelligent, charismatic actor, and of course, funny as hell."

He points out that Reynolds is "funny as hell." does that mean the script is going to have a good amount of comedy in it? Green says the character calls for an actor that is multi-layered.

"Hal Jordan/Green Lantern has a lot of different layers to him, and Ryan is one of the rare guys who can inhabit them all and more," he said.

Well, it's true Reynolds does have what it takes to pull off a multi-layered character. Then the screenwriter turns all fanboy and starts talking about how he's liked Reynolds since he popped up in Blade 3.

"I've been a fan of his since I saw him kick ass in Blade 3 - and everything he's done since just shows how much depth he's got underneath his hero side, the funny thing is, since the announcement, I've been approached by women and geeks alike telling me how psyched they are to see him put on that the ring. The only negatives I've heard at all is people worried he won't be able to play other superheroes too!"

Michael Green co-wrote the script with Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. The film is set to be released June 17, 2011, and I can't wait to see it!

Source: Newsarama