Zack Snyder’s Justice League is finally available on HBO Max, and its reception has largely been surprisingly positive. The film packs in a number of surprises for its fans, including a shocking cameo and a cliffhanger ending that will be discussed for a long time. Now, after Ryan Reynolds confirmed that his Green Lantern character won’t have a cameo in the movie, we have both gossip and comments from Zack Snyder himself to help us imagine what could have been.
Insider Daniel Richtman has come forth with an exciting report that may paint a clearer picture of how a popular actor could have returned to one of his most reviled roles. That’s right: Richtman brings word that Ryan Reynolds’s Hal Jordan was not only wanted for a cameo in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but he was also going to appear alongside fellow Green Lantern John Stewart. That is pretty exciting, and it is a shame it did not end up making it into the movie. Fans can definitely dream, though! Maybe a Reynolds Cut of the Snyder Cut?
You can also check out Zack Snyder’s comments on his wished-for Ryan Reynolds cameo below:
Ryan Reynolds debuted as Hal Jordan in the critically panned Green Lantern movie released back in 2011. The film performed so poorly with audiences and critics that WB scrapped all plans for a sequel. Reynolds, meanwhile, moved on to play Deadpool for Marvel. Honestly, those films are a much better fit for him and have served his career remarkably well. Better than Green Lantern ever did.
There are high points in Ryan Reynolds’s Green Lantern performance. Not many, but they are there. It would be great to see how he would do with a better script and a more experienced director, but alas, that probably will not ever happen.
However, as bad as that Green Lantern movie was, it would still be interesting to see how Ryan Reynolds’s take on Hal Jordan would fit in with the rest of the characters. It is easy to write it off as something that would not ever work, but who knows? That is something we won’t know unless the studio caves again and we see that made-up Reynolds Cut I mentioned earlier. Maybe just do a mental copy-and-paste and imagine Reynolds in any scene you want. Snyder of course had his own idea of when and where he would show up if Hal Jordan had made it into the final cut, but this is your imagination. Go nuts!
After lots of waiting and wondering, Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated cut of Justice League is now streaming exclusively on HBO Max (sans Ryan Reynolds). If you have not seen it yet, give it a gander. It is awesome. It is a lot more fun than Joss Whedon’s disastrous theatrical cut and improves upon so much of what went wrong with that movie. It is four hours long, but hey, if you enjoy it, does that even really matter? You can watch it on HBO Max right here.