Friday, 1 October 2010

Ryan Reynolds is Hal Jordan

So I'm a huge Green Lantern fan and was very excited to hear about the (some might say inevitable) move tie-in. However, after seeing a fan trailer on YouTube I got 100% behind Nathan Fillion to wear the ring as the title character. Imagine my annoyance when current Hollywood darling Ryan Reynolds effortlessly picked up the role despite being completely unsuited for it and already having roles in two Marvel movies - Blade Trinity and Wolverine - with a Deadpool spin-off on the way.

Naturally I'm not going to boycott the film or anything ridiculous but what are your thoughts? Should filmmakers dilute the verisimilitude of the comic universe by casting actors in multiple roles? Is my friend right in saying that the costume looks like a green condom?