Reynolds Calls GL Epic (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Friday, April 01, 2011
Source: Los Angeles Times

It seems that lead star Ryan Reynolds isn't fazed by some fan backlash from the first Green Lantern trailer released late last year. While the executives over at Warner Bros. Pictures conceded earlier this week that a reason they've been holding back promotional content and trailers for the summer film was fan worries spawning from the first trailer (and an effort to fix them in post-production), Reynolds recently chat with the Los Angeles times while backstage at the CinemaCon and addressed some of the points.

One issue he commented on was the fandom reaction to the comedic moments from the first trailer.

“They were worried about it,” the actor said backstage Thursday at CinemaCon, where new footage of the summer release was unveiled. “I think people should have their opinions. Fanboys are known to have a very loud voice. They’re known to beat their chest hard when they like or dislike something, and that’s all part of the game. I know, because I was an integral part of the shooting process, that the movie is not a comedy at all. There’s definitely a few funny moments in it. The levity is really kind of more in a Han Solo kind of vein than anything broader. You are quite exposed. You’re putting yourself out there on the rounds. And the push is just gonna be astronomical for this. It’s kind of exciting.”

Reynolds went on to say that one of the selling points for him was that it would be a space epic in the same vein as the Star Wars saga.

“A movie like this, you can’t even really get a script when you meet with the director. You have to base your decision solely on concept art and what their objectives are,” he said. “For me, what sold me was the space epic. The idea of doing a superhero movie particularly in a summer particularly crowded with superhero films – it’s not really necessarily appealing to watch a guy earthbound. For me, it wasn’t. I love the space idea. The idea that it’s kind of like ‘Star Wars.’ I just knew that it would encompass so much ingenuity, creating a whole other world.”

Find out what he had to say about the recent Justice League rumors and whether he would be involved by reading the full story here.

The second full trailer for Green Lantern will be attached to the May 6 release of Marvel's Thor.



Series: Green Lantern, The, Green Lantern