Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Green Lantern: Ryan Reynolds Says 'Deadpool' Movie Is 'Coming Along

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Earlier this week, Ryan Reynolds expressed some uncertainty that he'd be able to star in both "Deadpool" and "R.I.P.D.," two upcoming comic book movies in which he's attached to the lead role. With "Green Lantern" on the horizon and his new thriller "Buried" set to debut in a few weeks, the actor certainly has his work cut out for him — but does that mean we won't see him reprise his role as Marvel's mouthy mercenary?

"We'll see," said Reynolds when asked if the "Deadpool" movie was still in the works. "It's in development like the other films."

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Green Lantern: 'Green Lantern' Star Blake Lively Finds Strength In Carol Ferris

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When "Green Lantern" hits theaters next summer, don't hold your breath waiting for a damsel in distress to appear on the big screen. According to actress Blake Lively, her character of Carol Ferris is much more of a proactive heroine than the common superhero female lead.

"Playing women with strengths are the characters I'm most attracted to," Lively told MTV News while promoting her work in "The Town," director Ben Affleck's latest Boston-set crime thriller. "Being in a superhero movie opposite such amazing actors and an incredible director, and not just being a damsel in distress but a fighter pilot and [Hal's] boss at the company."

Indeed, Carol Ferris has quite a lot of strengths, including a capacity for great evil as the villainous Star Sapphire. But don't expect Lively to transform from Hal's love interest to his nemesis overnight.

"There are always winks and homages to certain things in the comics for the fans, but I don't think you'll know yet how evil she turns," she said. "Not yet."

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Green Lantern: Ryan Reynolds Calls 'Green Lantern' Suit Like Filming 'Inside Alec Baldwin'

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With "Buried" and "Green Lantern" being two of the most talked about films of the year, it's not a big surprise that GQ decided to have star Ryan Reynolds be their October cover boy. The profile of the actor, who at many times it seems is universally loved for pretty much every step in his career, is an intriguing look at someone who is surprisingly guarded yet content with his life.

Despite the fact that Ryan opens up to GQ, there is an unmistakable air of restraint with everything he shares. This is most obvious in regards to his relationship with wife Scarlett Johannson, which Ryan says "hasn't been some covert operation," but he still chooses "to remain as private as possible without being secretive."

The time when Ryan opens up the most is when he talks about his experience on the set of "Green Lantern," and his well-loved sly humor sneaks into the conversation when talking about the motion-capture suit he was forced to wear throughout the majority of the shoot.

"It's made of actual woven misery," he says. "Whatever material they've used, they've managed to make it the most heat-conducting substance known to man. I literally begged them to just put me in a non-breathable rubber unitard... It was like shooting an entire movie inside Alec Baldwin."

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Green Lantern: Blake Lively Calls Her Early Acting Performances 'Terrible'

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You'd think that as the star of a hit television show, Blake Lively would crave the spotlight just as much as any Tinseltown darling. But you'd be wrong. In fact, according to the October issue of Allure , the "Gossip Girl" actress is "The Anti- Starlet."

Blake insists she doesn't want to be famous. "Yeah, I don't comment on my relationships, so you can skin that one," she said. "My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different." Well, she is certainly heading in the direction of respected actress with Friday's release of "The Town." She stars opposite Ben Affleck, in a small but pivotal role. "This part was originally supposed to be for a 37-year-old woman—she’s a mother—but when I read the script, I knew I had to have the part," Blake said. "It was selfish of me. I worried I would ruin it for other people. But I had to try it."

And try she did. But in the beginning, she was insecure about her acting abilities. "You make your mistakes on a bigger screen for everyone to see," she said. "I’d look at what we shot on a day and it was like, 'Oh, gosh, I'm terrible.'" Blake's had years to hone her craft, and casting directors are taking notice. The 23-year-old will next star in the highly-anticipated "Green Lantern alongside Ryan Reynolds and Peter Sarsgaard.

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Green Lantern: Ryan Reynolds Talks 'Green Lantern,' But Who's The Mystery Alien?

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"Green Lantern" star Ryan Reynolds is a magazine cover boy yet again — which is appropriate at a time when the actor’s charms are being utilized for critically praised and/or huge-profile projects as opposed to the under-the-radar comedy and horror films that formed the foundation of his early career.

One of those high-profile projects is of course, “Green Lantern,” which Reynolds just happened to be in the midst of filming when GQ visited the set for a profile of the actor. Describing Reynolds in the midst of a scene, the magazine may have revealed an alien guardian we could see at a vital point in the film.

The report also paints a picture of what Reynolds may be doing in that horrible suit — and the mysterious Lantern who joins him in the film.

“This afternoon a newly empowered Green Lantern meets two aliens who will train him in his new powers and role," reported the magazine. "Everything is shot against a blue screen with orange letters dotted over it. One of the aliens is played by a man on stilts. Reynolds cowers on the ground in his gray dotted one-piece as the man on stilts leers toward him.”

Who could it be? As the foremost trainer of new Lantern recruits, Kilowog could require a motion actor to simulate his towering size by standing on stilts. Or are the stilts meant to imitate something more stilt-like — possibly the long lanky appendages of Corps member Salaak?

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Green Lantern: Flash Movie and Green Lantern 2

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Something that got lost in all the post-Big Big Live Show shuffle last week (which is understandable, given how crazy that event-to-end-all-events was) was a little tidbit from comic & screen writer Marc Guggenheim about the second GREEN LANTERN movie and FLASH movie. According to Joblo (by way of Newsarama) Guggenheim and his co-writers, the Greg Berlanti/Michael Green duo, have just turned in their treatment for FLASH and, without skipping a step, they’re already talking about what to do for GREEN LANTERN 2. This is fulfilling the scoop we got back in July when the trio was announced for this gig. Guggenheim stressed, however, that the writing of the FLASH screenplay is still a ways off, presumably depending on the WB’s approval.

Is it too early to be talking about a second GREEN LANTERN movie when the first hasn’t even come out yet? These things are really easy to do sequels to, and I still say that it’d make a lot of sense to fit Johns’ new cosmology into this trilogy with movie #2 concerning the SINESTRO CORPS WAR and movie #3 dealing with BLACKEST NIGHT. Also, a question for you maniacs... 

Christopher Nolan thinks DC characters work best in their own self-contained spheres, but would you like to see GL and Flash exist in the same movie continuity in a manner similar to what Marvel’s been doing?

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