Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Andrew Lesnie 1956-2015
The Lord Of The Rings cinematographer was 59
Both Parts Of Avengers: Infinity War To Shoot Next Year
Chris Evans prepares for back-to-back Cap
It Follows' Maika Monroe Signs On To Independence Day 2
But what role is she playing?
Hailee Steinfeld Says Break My Heart 1,000 Times
Starring in a new YA novel adaptation
Adam Wingard Directing Death Note
He'll help adapt the horror manga
Jessica Madsen Braves Leatherface
Mr. Selfridge actress joining Texas Chainsaw prequel
Ansel Elgort Meets The Dukes Of Oxy
Adapting the drug drama at New Line
Brian Tee Is The New Shredder For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
He slices, he dices...
Sam Worthington Heads For Den Of Thieves
Joining the Gerard Butler heist film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 April 2015
Ed Skrein Playing Deadpool's Ajax
Villainous role is confirmed
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Woman In Gold (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Voices (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Turbo (2013)
Empire Star Rating
R. I. P. D. (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Safe House (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Reynolds Not Keen On Justice League
The Green Lantern ain't too excited

22 March 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

justice league green lantern ryan reynolds

How do you solve a problem like Justice LeagueWe've tried our best to solve the tricky conundrum of bringing DC Comics' finest to the big screen, and came up with inconclusive results. What's worse, the Green Lantern himself, Ryan Reynolds, has arrived at a similar position, even saying, "At this point I have very little interest in joining that kind of world."

Reynolds was talking to Empire about the current state of the Justice League project during a podcast interview that also touched on Deadpool: The Movie, masturbating during screenings of The Mission and, as they say, a whole lot more.

You can check out the podcast in full below - his interview starts at 48.50 or so - and after that read what he said in text form.

"If you're going to do comic book movies in that vein, you really have to get them right," says Reynolds. "I believe that Joss Whedon is the guy that just nails it and Christopher Nolan obviously nails it. So if they were gonna do it like that, it would be an interesting thing to do."

"It's just that... working on Green Lantern, I saw how difficult it is to make that concept palatable, and how confused it all can be when you don't really know exactly where you're going with it or you don't really know how to access that world properly - that world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with," he adds. "So at this point I have very little interest in joining that kind of world. But, you know, a great script and a good director can always turn that around."

It's an age-old get out clause, the a-good-script-and-a-good-director-would-get-me-interested number, but it's clear that Mr. Reynolds isn't champing at the bit for another chance to put on the ring of rings (leaving The One Ring to one side for a moment). Gangster Squad's Will Beall - who was tasked with crafting a Justice League script - better come up with the goods to attract a big-name director, because at the moment one of the League's players doesn't want to be part of the game...

Justice League is earmarked for a 2015 release, but as with a lot of League-related things, this is up in the air awaiting the (hopeful) success of Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel (which is out on June 14). 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Rock On Expendables 3 Rumours
'The Expendables aren't ready for me...'
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil

Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast - Featuring Charlie Cox
The team discuss and dissect the Marvel / Netflix show

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)