Ryan Reynolds shoots down rumors he has a cameo as Green Lantern in Zack Snyder's Justice League

Ryan Reynolds shoots down rumors he has a cameo as Green Lantern in Zack Snyder’s Justice League

With less than a month until Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuts in theaters, a new rumor has been shot down by Ryan Reynolds as quickly as it started.

A wide-ranging piece from Vanity Fair chronicled how the ‘Snyder Cut’ of Justice League transformed a two-hour theatrical film into a four-hour ‘mini-series’ debuting on HBO Max March 18.

One tantalizing tidbit from the piece revealed that Snyder, 54, re-shot the ending and included a, ‘hero cameo that will blow hard-core fans’ minds,’ which lead many fans to speculate it could be Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, though Reynolds took to Twitter to debunk the theory.

Debunked: With less than a month until Zack Snyder's Justice League debuts in theaters, a new rumor has been shot down by Ryan Reynolds as quickly as it started

Debunked: With less than a month until Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuts in theaters, a new rumor has been shot down by Ryan Reynolds as quickly as it started

Reynolds starred as the title character in Warner Bros.’ 2011 Green Lantern film, which was a box office bomb ($219 million worldwide from a $200 million budget) and a critical failure as well.

Reynolds himself has bashed the movie several times, including in his own 20th Century Fox superhero movie Deadpool, one of the highest-grossing R-rated films of all time.

After the Vanity Fair piece was published on Monday morning, speculation wasn’t too far behind, including voice actor Jon Bailey, who tweeted, ‘SPOILERS: (it’s @VancityReynolds) #SnyderCut’ along with a Green Lantern GIF.

Green Ryan: Reynolds starred as the title character in Warner Bros.' 2011 Green Lantern film, which was a box office bomb ($219 million worldwide from a $200 million budget) and a critical failure as well

Green Ryan: Reynolds starred as the title character in Warner Bros.’ 2011 Green Lantern film, which was a box office bomb ($219 million worldwide from a $200 million budget) and a critical failure as well

Reynolds quote-retweeted, ‘It’s not me. But what a cool pirate flag to cameo as Hal. Maybe it’s another GL? But for me, the suit stays in the closet. I mean, computer.’

Reynolds frequently criticized the digital effects for Green Lantern, including the suit itself, which was completely created through visual effects work.

Still, the cameo may very well be a new Green Lantern, since Warner Bros. has been developing a reboot entitled Green Lantern Corps for years.

Tweet: Reynolds quote-retweeted, 'It¿s not me. But what a cool pirate flag to cameo as Hal. Maybe it¿s another GL? But for me, the suit stays in the closet. I mean, computer'

Tweet: Reynolds quote-retweeted, ‘It’s not me. But what a cool pirate flag to cameo as Hal. Maybe it’s another GL? But for me, the suit stays in the closet. I mean, computer’

The studio first announced Green Lantern Corps at Comic-Con in July 2015, though very little has happened with the project since then.

A Variety report from late November 2019 revealed Geoff Johns was expected to deliver his script at the end of that year and the project remains a ‘priority’ for the studio, despite any concrete developments. 

Regardless of who the cameo is, fans will find out starting March 18 on HBO Max with the four-hour version of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

New Lantern: The studio first announced Green Lantern Corps at Comic-Con in July 2015, though very little has happened with the project since then

New Lantern: The studio first announced Green Lantern Corps at Comic-Con in July 2015, though very little has happened with the project since then

Snyder directed Justice League, though he backed out of the production when his daughter Autumn committed suicide at just 20 years of age.

The filmmaker was replaced mid-production by Joss Whedon, with the final product resulting in a mix between Snyder’s footage and Whedon’s reshoot, which wasn’t received well by fans and critics alike.

Warner Bros. reportedly spent upwards of $70 million on new reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. 

Reshoots: Warner Bros. reportedly spent upwards of $70 million on new reshoots for Zack Snyder's Justice League

Reshoots: Warner Bros. reportedly spent upwards of $70 million on new reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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