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luckylegendary at 3:04PM, July 27, 2009
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In light of the recent news about Ryan Reynolds casing in Green Lantern, I have a few comments about that. I personally am not happy with this choice. Reynolds, who is typically pigeon-holed in comedic roles, does not seem appropriate. I understand his fan-base will build ticket sales, but I have the solid belief that film super heroes should be portrayed by unknowns. These heroes are so iconic, that to install any other pop-culture actor in their shoes seems jarring and unsatisfying.

Examples: Halle Barry (X-Men), Ben Affleck (Dave Devil), Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four), etc.

It just doesn't work.

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Vagabond at 4:19PM, July 27, 2009
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Um, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man?
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NickGuy at 8:44AM, July 28, 2009
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Michael keaton as batman?

Heath Ledger as Joker? (i STILL maintain it shouldve been Jude Law)

tobey maguire as spiderman?…wait, nvm


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Dark Pascual at 9:35AM, July 28, 2009
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To be honest, putting Brandon Routh as Superman certainly didn't helped at all.

Ben Affleck as Daredevil sucked because Affleck plain sucks and the movie would have been awful with any other actor…Same goes to Jessica Alba as Sue Richards (I actually think that Halley Berry as Storm wasn't that bad…Catwoman, on the other hand).

I'm not sure if Reynolds will fit as Hal Jordan, but he seems like a good choice to be Kyle Rayner…
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ozoneocean at 10:26AM, July 28, 2009
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What about the guy who'd going to play Thor?

I'm conflicted there… He does look enough like the “all-American” stereotype character that the comic book Thor is, but I keep thinking of the big red faced, red headed, angry, bearded great brute that's described in all the eddas and it just seems so weird.

So of like as if some muscled ropey action hero freak played the movie version of Rob Liefeld's idiot Jesus comic character and you're constantly thinking of the caring carpenter guy from the bible and all the paintings etc.
 
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fern at 11:15AM, July 28, 2009
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I'm sick and tired of Ryan Reynolds and his shenanigans. First he takes Scarlett Johansson from us and now this?! He should just stick to making pizza with another guy and a girl…
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lefarce at 11:18AM, July 28, 2009
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Although he's not a bad actor, there's just a part of me that hates watching his movies.

 
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Air Raid Robertson at 2:57PM, July 28, 2009
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I can't say that I've liked Ryan Reynolds in anything that he's acted in ever.

I haven't seen a single film or televsion appearance where I've said “This is very entertaining and I like the performance of this Reynolds guy in it.”

I dunno, maybe he hasn't gotten the right role yet. Still, I'm not optimistic about this movie.

Geoff Johns writing and producing the Flash movie might be good though.
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lefarce at 3:17PM, July 28, 2009
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He reminds me of that Shia kid, in the sense that he's really a talented guy who just has the misfortune of starring in shitty films.

 
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HippieVan at 4:11PM, July 28, 2009
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What about the guy who'd going to play Thor?

I'm conflicted there… He does look enough like the “all-American” stereotype character that the comic book Thor is, but I keep thinking of the big red faced, red headed, angry, bearded great brute that's described in all the eddas and it just seems so weird.

So of like as if some muscled ropey action hero freak played the movie version of Rob Liefeld's idiot Jesus comic character and you're constantly thinking of the caring carpenter guy from the bible and all the paintings etc.

That guy does NOT look like the Marvel Thor. Bah.

Also, something about Ryan Reynold's face bothers me. I don't know what.
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lefarce at 4:17PM, July 28, 2009
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Also, something about Ryan Reynold's face bothers me. I don't know what.

The fact that physically he would play a great Plastic Man?

 
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Sea_Cow at 9:08PM, July 28, 2009
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Van Wilder. That is all I have to say on the topic.
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Product Placement at 2:20AM, July 29, 2009
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Wait? There's a green lantern movie now?

I'm waiting anxiously for the plastic man movie now. Because it's only a matter of time.
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Dark Pascual at 8:20AM, July 29, 2009
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Wait? There's a green lantern movie now?

I'm waiting anxiously for the plastic man movie now. Because it's only a matter of time.

Yeah, but they should do a Blue Beetle movie first…And a Flash movie…And Captain Marvel…
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Product Placement at 1:09PM, July 29, 2009
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And a Flash movie…
Silly Pascual. They already made a Flash movie years ago.

And it looks like they're making a big budged version today.
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Dark Pascual at 10:31PM, July 29, 2009
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And a Flash movie…
Silly Pascual. They already made a Flash movie years ago.

And it looks like they're making a big budged version today.

Nonononono…That wasn't a movie, that was a 90 minutes (little bit more) pilot…That doesn't count as a movie…DON'T MESS WITH THE GEEK!!!

However, I remember that series, and it was pretty cool, and probably one of the best DC adaptations on TV.

Now, going back to the fanboy mode:

A FLASH MOVIE, AND A GREEN LANTERN MOVIE!!!! YES YES YES!!!!

If they could handle every hero to one studio, they could FINALLY put together a Justice League movie, or a The Brave and the Bold movie, or a Superman/Batman movie…Even Dark Knight Returns…
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Sea_Cow at 10:35PM, July 29, 2009
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Plastic Man will be Jim Carrey and he will fuck it up horribly. I know these facts because they are obvious.
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lastcall at 4:51AM, July 30, 2009
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Um, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man?

Hey, Downey was friggin' PERFECT as Tony Stark. I heard he didn't even have to audition; they begged him to play Tony. Downey is an asshole and so is Tony, so it fit perfectly in my opinion. Downey can relate to alcoholism/addiction as well, and I hear that aspect of Tony will be featured prominently in the second film.

And I would have preferred Grace Jones over Halle Barry as Storm…though I don't think Ms. Jones is doing much acting nowadays.
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ozoneocean at 5:34AM, July 30, 2009
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And I would have preferred Grace Jones over Halle Barry as Storm
Oh yes! :)

Man, I don't give a crap about the X Men, but I'd see it if it had Grace as Storm for sure ^___^
 
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Inkmonkey at 11:11AM, July 30, 2009
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I'm not sure if Reynolds will fit as Hal Jordan, but he seems like a good choice to be Kyle Rayner…

I was thinking the exact same thing.

Anyway, I really like Reynolds: he's a cool guy and doesn't afraid of anything. I'm just a little surprised by the whole thing because he's already set up to play Deadpool in his own movie.
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lefarce at 12:25PM, July 30, 2009
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he's a cool guy and doesn't afraid of anything.

I'm going to find the asshole who made that meme and cram my dick down their throat.

 
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tezzle at 10:59AM, Aug. 1, 2009
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I also agree he'd make a better Kyle. I love Ryan Reynolds, he doesn't have a great list of films under his belt, but he's a good actor.

As much as I love DC Comics over Marvel, I'm much more looking forward to Reynolds as Deadpool. The Deadpool in X-Men Origins wasn't THE Deadpool, but he keeps saying they want the Deadpool movie to be a faithful adaptation, so we'll see.
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Product Placement at 3:37PM, Aug. 1, 2009
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Nonononono…That wasn't a movie, that was a 90 minutes (little bit more) pilot…That doesn't count as a movie…DON'T MESS WITH THE GEEK!!!

However, I remember that series, and it was pretty cool, and probably one of the best DC adaptations on TV.
Yeah, that was technically speaking a pilot for the show that you're talking about there but it was still a feature length film.
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parkbenchbook at 4:11PM, Aug. 1, 2009
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Ryan Reynolds was originally in line to play the Flash before he appeared as Deadpool or they'd even started talking a Green Lantern movie in the press. I actually think he would have been good as Flash.
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ozoneocean at 4:33AM, Aug. 2, 2009
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I don't even know who Ryan Reynolds is. So I will now Google him and when I find him I'll post a pic so others who're in the same position as I can benefit. :)

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Oooooooh, THAT guy. What a dick.
Ugh, it seems like everyone has a chest like that these days. What a monkeyman.
 
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Sea_Cow at 9:21AM, Aug. 2, 2009
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And I would have preferred Grace Jones over Halle Barry as Storm
Oh yes! :)

Man, I don't give a crap about the X Men, but I'd see it if it had Grace as Storm for sure ^___^

Isn't she Christopher Walken's little friend from the one Bond movie?
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ozoneocean at 9:58AM, Aug. 2, 2009
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Yeah :)
and Schwarzenegger's in Conan the Destroyer.

 
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NickGuy at 11:00AM, Aug. 2, 2009
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Plastic Man will be Jim Carrey and he will fuck it up horribly. I know these facts because they are obvious.


maybe 10 years ago.

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lastcall at 4:29PM, Aug. 2, 2009
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That Ryan Reynolds photo looks incredibly photoshopped…his head looks too big…no, not THAT head, you perv. ;)
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Wills42 at 5:50PM, Aug. 2, 2009
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I've never been more excited for a casting in my life… well, when Ryan Reynolds was said to be Deadpool, I had a nerdgasm. But, seriously, Wolverine Origins SUCKED. But I can't wait for the ACTUAL Deadpool movie, or Green Lantern, actually. We shall see…
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