Ryan Reynolds News and Updates: 'Deadpool' Star was 'Unhirable' After Terrible ‘Green Lantern’ Movie

Dec 01, 2016 10:28 PM EST | By Christian Alamodin

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  • Ryan Reynolds' career suffered after playing the titular role in 2011 superhero movie "Green Lantern".
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Ryan Reynolds is among the Hollywood's A-list after his memorable performance in comic-book flick "Deadpool". However, he did not have a purely fantastic experience when it to working in superhero movies.

Reynold's first foray into superhero movies was in the 2011 DC hero flick "Green Lantern." In the poorly rated film, he played the role of Hal Jordan, the first human being to ever be selected to the Green Lantern Corps. Many reviewers saw the game as a noisy movie that did not have anything to say at all.

As fierce as it was, the "Buried" actor could not help but agree. Gamespot covered Reynold's appearance on "Variety" show "Actors on Actors" and talked about the poor reception of the film.

"I represented the death of the superhero for a while," he said in his conversation with "Empires" actor Taraji P. Henson. "After 'Green Lantern', I was pretty much unhirable."

MovieWeb.com detailed the lack of employment Reynolds experienced after the movie flopped. He was mainly doing a lot of voice work after the film, his biggest appearance was a couple of cameos in Ted. Besides that, he was mainly involved in flops and very small projects. He took another shot at comic-book films with 2013's "R.I.P.D.", another film that flopped badly.

Everything changed when he landed the Deadpool role, however. Brilliant marketing and fantastic movie-making overcame the budget constraints and produced a wonderful classic. Reynolds is set to appear in the "Deadpool" sequel, even though director Tim Miller left production due to "creative differences".

Things are looking up for Reynolds since the terrible flop of "Green Lantern". However, he cannot be forever mad at the film. After all, he met his wife, Blake Lively, on the set of the film.

 

 

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