Ryan Reynolds is gearing up for the role of his life when he takes on Green Lantern, DC and Warner Bros.' next big superhero picture. The actor recently spoke to MTV about the project as well as his involvement in the Wolverine spin-off Deadpool.
For starters, Reynolds says that he's seen the GL suit -- and he's psyched.
"Seeing the prototypes for the Green Lantern costumes was a huge moment," he says. "It was a moment when I was like, 'This is happening, and it's happening in the right way.' That's a pretty cool, definitive moment for me."
He also says that he wasn't hugely familiar with the character prior to becoming aware of the film project.
"I've known about Green Lantern my whole life, but I've never really followed it before," he says. "I fell in love with the character when I met with [director] Martin Campbell. When I sat down with him, I really got what it is that this guy is all about. When you have a guy like Martin Campbell, part of his charm is that he has ba--s of titanium, and the other part is that he's slightly crazy, and you have to be to take on something with the scope of Green Lantern."
Reynolds has also been taking meetings lately with prospective writers of the proposed Deadpool movie.
"Everyone is always looking for that one line, 'What is that character?' and for me it's kind of like, 'There's a guy, and he's in a highly militarized comedic fame spiral,'" the actor explains. "That's not an easy thing to write -- an entire screenplay, let alone a franchise. I had a blast playing Wade [in Wolverine]. Every line I had in that was stuff I thought he would say. It wasn't something that a writer said to me. It was fun to really create that character, including everything he spits out of his awful mouth."