After bravely reattaching his severed arm, Ryan Reynolds makes his first appearance as Green Lantern on the cover of this week’s Comic-Con edition of EW. Thor, Tron and other geektastic stories also await within. (Click for an even bigger version.)
While Ryan Reynolds’ shoulder injury this week was reported to be serious at first, it’s now said to be minor. Still, according to Splash Page, the Green Lantern shoot has been very physical:
Reynolds’ separated shoulder isn’t the first reported injury from the set of “Green Lantern.” In March, stuntman Jeff Wolfe revealed that he had dislocated his left shoulder on the set, but was well enough to participate in “another action sequence 12 hours after they popped [the shoulder] back in.”
Actress Blake Lively previously weighed in on the very physical “Green Lantern” shoot, explaining that “the fights [are] close and dirty.”
“I’m 40 feet in the air, spiraling around,” she described. “That’s the best workout you can ever do because it’s all core. You do that for ten minutes and you should see your body the next day! It’s so exhilarating, so thrilling — and nauseating.”
UPDATE: Splash Page has some early reaction, including the entirely-CGI GL costume’s resemblance to a giant ribbed condom, and also, those disturbing milky pupils:
I appreciate the effort being made to give Reynolds the blank-eyed look, but I wish they wouldn’t add pupils into the mix. If the character’s eyes were purely white, that would be one thing, but the very noticeable pupils aren’t doing it for me. It’s like putting nipples on the Batsuit, except not that extreme. Nothing is that extreme.
We agree, except that if the pupils were absent, we’d be dealing with Little Orphan Annie, and that would be bad.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.