Sam Worthington: ‘Green Lantern’ role ‘didn’t make much sense to me’

Ryan Reynolds eventually starred in the 2011 DC Superhero flop.

Sam Worthington almost went from “Avatar” to becoming a DC superhero…that is, if the script made sense to him.

The ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ actor revealed he almost got cast in the 2011 DC movie ‘Green Lantern’ as Hal Jordan — except he didn’t get to grips with the plot.

“It didn’t make much sense to me — the suit coming out of his skin?” Worthington told Variety. “And I thought, ‘He has this powerful ring that can create anything. Well, what can beat the ring?’ The answer was: ‘Nothing.’ I thought, ‘Well, something has to beat it or it won’t be very interesting.’”

Ryan Reynolds eventually took on the lead, and the film was a notorious flop, grossing $116.6 million at the US box office. Worthington later starred in Man on a Ledge and Wrath of the Titans.

Reynolds first saw Green Lantern a decade after its release and tweeted live in 2021. “I only ever read my parts of the script, so it’s really exciting for me to see that,” Reynolds wrote.

Hellboy star David Harbor admitted he called Reynolds for advice on how to handle a potential flop.

“I know him a little bit. I called him up and said, ‘Hey man, I just need to know something. You know “Green Lantern”? Big letdown for you. How the hell is that because I think I’m going to do this now,'” Harbor recalled when asking Reynolds the day Hellboy hit theaters. “‘Am I alright? Am I going to survive this?’”

Harbor added that Reynolds was “cute” to answer his questions.

DC Studios’ new creative director James Gunn recently responded to a fan query on Twitter that Reynolds’ return as the Green Lantern was highly unlikely. “That’s not a priority for me, much less for @VancityReynolds,” Gunn said tweeted.

However, he added that the content of “Green Lantern” is very “important‘ for DC as a whole.

HBO Max should start a TV series “Green Lantern”; Creative overhauls in October 2021 resulted in a showrunner exit and a general refocusing of the show, which had already cast Finn Wittrock as Guy Gardner and Jeremy Irvine as Alan Scott, two Green Lanterns.

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Lindsay Lowe

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