Reynolds: I knew of the Green Lantern, but I wasnt versed in it. You know, like, Geoff Johns, or anyone like that. I knew that he was an ordinary guy who was bequeathed a ring by a dying alien. It shot lasers out of it or something like that. Beyond that, I wasnt that familiar with it. I think I was most startled to find out how vast the universe is. I know Geoff Johns likened it to the Star Wars of the DC Universe and it really does feel like that. The scope is the thing that blew my mind. I couldnt believe it when I made that discovery. I met Martin [Campbell] like I was meeting on any other movie. They were casting the Green Lantern and I knew that I had already kind of dipped my toe in the comic book world a little bit. I mean, years ago, I played in Blade: Trinity and I had four minutes of Deadpool. So I wasnt sure if this would be the right fit or anything like that. I was really more interested in Martin Campbell just because I loved Casino Royale and I had loved some of his other films as well. I had 3 meetings with him total. At first, they were kind of trying to convince me and then by the end I was begging them for the role. They took me up to the art department and I met [production designer] Grant Major, [costume designer] Ngila Dickson, and [cinematographer] Dion Beebe was there. I saw the artwork and that was it. Seeing that world and seeing the possibility there. You dont want to put the cart in front of the horse, but if this were to work you do another movie. Barring that, you do another one after that. Then, you can see this going well beyond Hal Jordan and into the other Green Lanterns. You know, the fall of Hal and dispensing with him and then bringing on Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, or any of those guys.
I thought that was pretty awesome. That is off the top of my head. Reynolds: Boynumber one is Back to the Future. That is definitely up there. That is a huge one. Star Warsthe first three. What else? I like Total Recall. I dont know. As a kid, I loved Robocop.
As far as acting touchstones are concerned there is a moment where you are perfectly human and you surprise yourself with this fist that comes out of nowhere and you are sucked up into space and taken to another planet. Where do you start to come up with your reaction for something that is so unrealistic in our universe?.
Reynolds: Yeah, I will talk about this. Yeah, I think there is a lot to mine out of it if you do a second and third movie. Again, you dont want to just say that we are doing a second and third one because the first one has to work. That is the mission and that is the job right in front of everybody. The second one, Ill tell you, whether its Martin Campbell directing it or somebody else, we inherit a ton of answers and that is the biggest thing you get out of it. I mean, you start work. Now, we know how Hal Jordan looks like, what the Green Lantern looks like, and what Sinestro looks like. We know how all of these guys look like, how they fly, how they move, and interact with one another. There are so many answers that the second production gets. You almost feel like you get a six month head start, and that is going to be amazing. But In terms of the larger DC Universe? I would love to see a Justice League movie. Personally, and I have talked to no one about this, but I would love to see Geoffs [Johns] DC Universe Online -- that kind of idea with this kind of post apocalyptic Justice League. I just thought that was really amazing. Just the visuals of that. I would love to see something like that. I think its a different way to go with it too. You can shoot and be kind of a little bit more creative with something like that.