Ryan Reynolds Has ‘Very Little Interest’ In The Justice League Movie


Though DC studios have slated their ambitious Justice League film for 2015, the company haven’t laid out any convincing groundwork or even assigned a director – notwithstanding recent internet rumours. And now, in an interview with Empire, Ryan Reynolds expressed his apathy to the proposed comic book mash-up, barring the appointment of a ‘good director’.

Check out what the Green Lantern himself had to say below:

“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 [sic] do it like that, it would be an interesting thing to do.”

It’s obvious that the Canadian actor is referring to Marvel in his quote. The studio single-handedly crafted the how-to blueprint for pitting  superheroes together under one narrative umbrella. Yet, for Marvel at least, it really came down to The Avengers being released amidst a perfect storm. The superhero demand was ripe for harnessing and, more importantly, their establishing films were all well received – a feat that DC struggled with.

“It’s just that… working on Green Lantern, I saw how difficult it is to make that concept palatable. 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.”

At this time, there’s enough Justice League rumours to sink a ship, and searching through them for a scrap of validity is a lost cause. Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan were rumoured to carry on the Batman legacy for the film, then the script reportedly went down for maintenance, but if there’s one thing we do know, it’s that DC face a formidable challenge.

In truth, their hopes seem to rest on the bulging shoulders of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel when it’s released on June 14th. However, only time while tell whether the Superman reboot can provide a cinematic foothold that the Justice League film could latch onto. Until then, though, DC are still searching for their creative directing and acting leads.

Source: Empire

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  1. Paul McNameesays:

    I’ve thought about this and thought about this and I can’t see it working. Maybe it’s because DC’s superhero squad is too…big? Not roster-big but comics-big. Superman and Wonder Woman are immortal, Lantern’s power is nearly limitless and despite recent efforts to change it Aquaman remains lame as ever and just wouldn’t work. They’re not going to get their established Batman involved, which’ll undermine its credibility whichever way they choose to go, and the only conceivable threat is someone like Darkseid, and with Marvel using Thanos for Avengers 2, that’ll just seem like a ripoff (despite the opposite actually being true in terms of comics chronology). I dunno. Oh, and here we go with Reynold’s opting out too. So they’re going to have a Justice League without Bale’s Batman or Reynolds’ Lantern. Casting Wonder Woman is going to be divisive as hell.

    Agh. Maybe they should just do something else. So Marvel’s done it already. You don’t need to follow suit, DC!

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