Warner Bros. is expected to announce today at CinemaCom in Vegas that Geoffrey Rush will be voicing the CG character Tomar-Re in its June 17 release “Green Lantern.”
Based on the DC Comic, “Green Lantern” centers on Hal Jordan, who defends a sector of the universe with a mystical green ring. Tomar-Re teaches Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) how to use his new cosmic powers.
Donald De Line produces and Martin Campbell directs. Greg Berlanti is also producing and wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.
2011 CinemaCon Honours
Sure, Ryan Reynolds holds mystical superpowers in “The Green Lantern,” but what’s really super is the massive behind-the-scenes team at work here.
“On a movie that’s coming out on a size and scale like this, you realize how insignificant the actor is. I’m an important cog in a very large machine,” Reynolds said from Cape Town, South Africa, where he’s filming the thriller “Safe House” with Denzel Washington.
“I was on a greenscreen stage with a hundred other crew members,” Reynolds said of playing Hal Jordan and his alter ego, the Green Lantern, “and it’s those people whose efforts created what will later be known as the film.”
Reynolds also tops a body-switching comedy “The Change-Up,” due in August.
He’s one very grateful star. “If you asked me 15 years ago if I could be living the life I am living I would say, ‘Go fuck yourself with a rusty bicycle pump.’ Look, I’m in the 99 percentile in terms of I’m a working actor and that’s always been the goal. It’s not something I’m totally in charge of. I’m just thrilled I get to work in a way that it’s a privilege.”
Ryan Reynolds will receive CinemaCon’s Male Star of the Year Award, to be awarded at the confab’s March 31 gala.
In 2009, Reynolds moved into leading man status with box office hit “The Proposal,” toplining alongside Sandra Bullock.
He’s set for superhero status this summer with Warner Bros.’ “The Green Lantern,” which bows nationwide on June 17, before starring in Universal laffer “The Change-Up” on Aug. 5.
Reynolds starred in the ’90s sitcom “Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place,” then went into film with “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.” From there he appeared in such pics as “Blade: Trinity,” “Waiting” and “Just Friends.”
CinemaCon runs March 28-31 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
the film is called ‘definitely, maybe’. it also stars elizabeth banks, isla fisher, rachel weisz and kevin kline.
I have no official source that i can link you to but my friend Vee read in the latest TotalFilm-Magazine (April 2011) that castmembers of ‘Green Lantern’ will be appearing at Kapow ComicCon in London, UK that will take place on 9th and 10th April 2011. But the article did not say which castmembers will make an appearance.
(see Vee’s post here)
Ryan Reynolds already played the role of Wade “Deadpool” Wilson in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” though most comics fans — including Reynolds — agree that it wasn’t the best translation of the character to the live-action world.
A solo “Deadpool” movie has been in development for some time now, and though Reynolds has been busy lately with “Green Lantern,” he revealed that all is not lost for fans of Marvel’s Merc With The Mouth.
“‘Deadpool’ is still in the works,” he said in an interview with Empire. “I’m not sure how logistically it works in terms of scheduling, but yeah, I want it to happen.”
Those “logistics” are indeed a big problem for Reynolds right now. He’s a hot commodity in Hollywood these days, with “Green Lantern” due in June, summer romantic comedy “The Change-Up” due in August, and upcoming work on a “Green Lantern” sequel and an adaptation of Dark Horse’s “R.I.P.D.” comic book series.
That’s not to say Reynolds is worried about crossing the streams with regards to his comic book work, though.
“Those two universes are completely different,” he said of the Marvel and DC franchises specifically. “Superhero movies are so pervasive in pop culture, I don’t look at them as superhero roles as much as just roles. … They’re such different people. Deadpool is about a guy in a highly militarized shame spiral, Green Lantern is more universally themed.”
sorry, i don’t know that either. my best guess is that he was filming for ‘safe house’.