Earlier this year, Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. There has been a lot of talk about a Deadpool spinoff, starring Ryan Reynolds because Deadpool played a large role in the X-Men comics. Now however, Reynolds has been casted to play the Green Lantern in a movie that may possibly premier in the same year as the Deadpool spinoff. While starring in two large movies is very exciting for Reynolds, I think that this will only leave fans confused. I believe that seeing one actor playing two iconic superheroes will only leave fans mixing up the stories because they will have a hard time differentiating between the two superheroes. While they are both very different, I think that the average movie go-er, who is probably not a huge comic book reader, will find it strange that he is playing two different superheros.
As an avid Ryan Reynolds fan, (I loved him in Two Guys, A Girl, And a Pizza Place, Just Friends, Definitely Maybe, and The Proposal) I am happy that he is finally being casted in large blockbuster roles, I just hope that doubling up on the superheroes won't hurt him in the end. Maybe the fact that the characters are so different, Deadpool a literal dead pool of X-men powers, and the Green Lantern a pilot who received a ring of power, will make the dueling superhero roles a good career move. I guess we'll just have to wait and see to see how both the movies promote Reynolds and deal with the possibility of his role as two superheroes, but I am hoping things turn out well.
If you want to read more about his role as both Deadpool and the Green Lantern, here's an article about it.