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I was unhirable after Green Lantern: Reynolds

November 30th, 2016 by Marc Comments



Ryan Reynolds has said his Green Lantern movie back in 2011 “represented the death of the superhero for a while”.

In a new episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors, the Deadpool star said he struggled to find work after portraying Hal Jordan/Green Lantern.

After Green Lantern, I was pretty much unhirable,” he added.

However, the arrival of Deadpool has reignited the actor’s career.

Deadpool was one of those things that was just so specific – it was like this weird superhero anarchy that I loved so much,” he said. “I think I was in the superhero suit more in the marketing materials than I was in the actual film. Which is
 why I stole the suit at the end of production and just brought it home with me.

Reynolds will play Deadpool again in the upcoming sequel which will be helmed by John Wicks director David Leitch.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….