Let’s Get Nerdy..

As I’m sure any of you have heard by now, or at least fellow comic book aficionados have heard, the Green Lantern is coming to life. Well, figuratively speaking of course. The alien ring wearing, Earth protecting superhero is being pulled from the pages of a comic book and placed in a different kind of ink as his story is heading for the big screen in what could possibly be one of the more anticipated comic book movies since Watchmen (or even Wolverine Origins).

The Green Lantern movie which is slated to begin filming in January of 2010 has already gotten its lead character. And just who is going to don the alien ring and the green and black tights? Non other than the face of Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds. While I myself am delighted over this pick (since he beat out Justin Timberlake who I seriously cannot see playing a Superhero unless it is some kind of Disco Dancing Kid) other comic book fans are causing an uproar. Why? Well most are having an issue about Reynolds being the face of both Deadpool and Green Lantern, and would like to have seen Firefly’s Nathan Fillion helm the role. While I’ve little doubt that Fillion would be able to play the role well, would he actually be able to fill out the suit? Yes Reynolds is known mostly for being a glib actor and holding mostly comedic roles but when push comes to shove he can play serious and dramatic roles. For example: Definitely Maybe- while yes it was a bit of a comedy did have its serious moments- and Amityville Horror.

Now my blogs usually have some kind of lead up to the whole point that I want to make, and this is where my point is going to be made. As I mentioned comic book fans have their tighty whities in a bunch because of Reynolds playing two comic book characters. Okay.. Understandable IF the comic book characters were both from the same company, which, they aren’t. Deadpool is a MARVEL character, Green Lantern is a DC comics character. Now to my knowledge neither character has had a run in with each other. Now anyone with half a brain who sits and watches the beginning of any comic book film will see the MARVEL or DC comics logo before the film actually starts, making it pretty hard to lose concept of what company the film is basing their characters on.

In further comparison Deadpool is a villain who went up against Wolverine and thusly wasn’t out to protect the world. Green Lantern is a hero who is out to protect the world. Now if people can’t understand the differences between the two characters they really need to pull their backsides out of their arses. What’s the big deal about one guy playing two comic book characters anyway? If someone is silly enough to get THAT confused about it, then um.. Yeah they deserve a good slap side the head. I’m sure in the past, there have been people who have played two different comic book characters. Hell, Punisher has had three different people helm the role (Dolph Lundren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson) in three completely different movies. So why can’t one person play two different comic book roles? How about women who have played both in a comic book adaptation and a video game adaptation of a movie? Are we going to run out and complain about Mila Jovovich and Angelina Jolie for that? I doubt it. What next? People are going to have a fit that Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine and Van Helsing? Or better yet, more drama about the emo dancing that Toby Mcquire did in the last installment of Spiderman?

If anyone wants to bitch about someone playing a certain role they should bitch about Spiderman! Toby Mcquire? REALLY?!? Yes granted Peter Parker is supposed to be this uber nerd and such, but still… Toby Mcquire????? I’m sorry the Spiderman serious- while I wasn’t that big a fan- was really really ruined for me when they named him to don the suit. The only salvaging part of the films were the cameo roles of Bruce Campbell. I mean Mcquire playing Spiderman was about as bad as Nick Cage playing Ghost Rider. I was a fan of Ghost Rider, still am, but to be honest I don’t want to watch the movie A) Because while a good actor Cage creeps me out B) I’m just not sure he could pull it off despite the buzz it got.

I think people just need to give Ryan Reynolds a chance. After all, there are casting directors for a reason, and I’m sure they saw something in his audition that they didn’t in others. And I’m pretty sure- despite what one person put on Twitter- he didn’t get the role because he’s married to Scarlett Johanson *who is a lucky woman..*. I’m sure people can argue right now that I should give Mcquire and Cage a chance, and I can tell you here and now. I have. I watched the first and third Spiderman movie. Those were hours of my life I can’t get back… And as for Ghost Rider? I saw part of it. To be honest, if there were any salvation to that film it would be in Sam Elliot though perhaps one day I’ll watch more than just a few minutes of Ghost Rider. We shall see.. But back to the Green Lantern story. As I said, people need to wait and see. It all depends on what direction the writers take it, how true to the story they stick or how much they adapt it to fit a certain audience.

Also, I want to point out that while one person on Twitter posted they thought Seth Rogan was set to play the Green Lantern I want to kindly point out that it’s the Green Hornet he is set to play. Darn Green super heroes! I’d shake an angry fist but I’m afraid Hulk will smash his way into my bed room and thusly cause me to wet myself… Not pretty..

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2 Responses to “Let’s Get Nerdy..”

  1. I think you have the hots for Ryan Reynolds! 😉

    • GothicPineapple Says:

      lol!! That’s so totally beyond the point :P. I’m also a fan of his acting *nods and tries to look innocent* Really, that’s the only reason I made that blog defending him. *shady eyes*. Okay.. So maaaaaaaaybe the hotness factor came into play a bit, but I’m so not going there lol.

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