Apologies to the one(s) of Green Lantern fans who might have seen the movie, but the announcement of a Green Lantern sequel seems like the opposite of what America wants, i.e. for someone to remind them of who or what the Green Lantern is again. The Hollywood Reporter claims that, while Warner Bros. was Ã¢â‚¬Å“somewhat disappointedÃ¢â‚¬Â with the $89.3 million the movie has pulled in since it’s release, the studio reportedly still “believes in the franchise.” While that amount seems like it would be enough to keep Peter Sarsgaard in giant prosthetic foreheads for another go around, apparently the movie made drastically less money their second weekend at the box office.
Critics doubted a Green Lantern sequel was in the works, suggesting that Ryan Reynolds might be better suited for comedies like the upcoming The Change-Up with Jason Bateman and, we’re assuming, Van Wilder 3: Tokyo Drift. Maybe it’s just us, but we blame that red alien guy with the magician beard from the trailer. Nothing good could come from a movie featuring him.
Green Lantern might be swooping into theaters soon, but back in 2004 Jack Black’s Green Lantern movie was the one on the verge of getting the (magical) green light. At the time, SNL‘s TV Funhouse creator Robert Smigel signed on to direct the comedy-action film with Black as the lead, but had to shelve the script when the studio feared comic book geeks wouldn’t want to see their 8th favorite superhero turned into one giant, albeit hilarious, joke. Not like Ryan Reynolds‘ version, no sir! GQ‘s Mike Ryan got his hands on the original script, but we have to warn you: once you see it, you can’t unknow the tragic fact that this movie will never, ever be made
In the original version, Black’s Green Lantern would have eaten coyote brains, created a racecar bed with his mind, and, as to be expected, used his super powers to gift himself with a bigger wiener. Jack also has several catchphrases throughout the film, including “It’s Clobbin’ Time,” “Nein,” and “Who wants a taste of the green?” Okay, so maybe Jack Black dodged a bullet on this one. At least Ryan Reynolds doesn’t have to use a giant stapler against the villain’s junk. We’re assuming; we haven’t seen it yet.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds new film, Green Lantern, is poised to hit theatres tomorrow. In preparation, the big premiere happened at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in L.A yesterday, and most of its cast turned up to celebrate. Blake looked lovely in her white Chanel couture gown, which only someone as leggy as her could pull off. She also brought her family with her including mom Elaine, and sisters Lori and Robyn.
Ryan was not, in any way, overshadowed by his co-star? That light grey suit’s totally working on him! Tim Robbins and Peter Sarsgaard rounded up the main male cast. As for the ladies — and we didn’t know this — Angela Bassett‘s in the film too. Angela, as in Stella who ‘Got Her Groove Back’ in the ”90′s! In it to just watch the film were celebrities like Jason Bateman, Zachary Levi and Karina Smirnoff, who you can all see in the our gallery. Let’s see if this is going to be the summer hit that everyone predicted it to be!
You have to give Blake Lively credit: the girl’s got focus. While most entertainment journalists would love to discuss Blake’s alleged nude photos and her regular dates with Leonardo DiCaprio, the Gossip Girl star isn’t letting those subjects outshine her role in Green Lantern…at least in the interviews she gives. While talking on Today this morning, all she’d offer—aside from a serious appreciation for the wit of co-star Ryan Reynolds—was “You know, getting into this business, [it's] what comes into it,” she explained. “You do it for the art, for the wonderful work that we get to do and, otherwise, you keep your head down, you keep to yourself.” Maybe you keep your nude pics to yourself, too. Just saying.
Blake also stopped by Live With Regis & Kelly this morning, wearing the same blue Tibi dress. See photos of Blake in the gallery below and check out her Today interview after the jump.
Man, nude photo leakers are a touchy bunch. A day after a rep threatened to sue anyone who published the alleged Blake Lively nude shots scooting around the web, a second batch of NSFW photos has been dumped online with a message to the Gossip Girl star’s handlers. “Oh yes, Blake’s rep, these are totally fake. We really believe you. Want moar? BTW, thanks for all the faps.” So far neither Blake nor her rep has said whether or not they’d like “moar.”
Judging from the star tattoos on her chest, the good folks at ONTD think the pics were taken around the time of The Town, though it’s worth noting that her character in the upcoming Green Lantern film, Carol Ferris, eventually became the villain Star Sapphire. Why is that worth noting, you ask? Because Green Lantern comes out in two weeks! Between that film, the “fake” nudes and Blake’s quality time with Leonardo DiCaprio, June could be her highest profile month yet. And, if the film flops and the pics are real, her most embarrassing.
As temperatures rise and blockbusters flood the movie theaters, prepare to swim in celebs who became household names via the boob tube. While some have since established themselves as movie stars, we grew to love them on a weekly basis from our couches.
A brunette version of Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively will play leading lady opposite Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern. Mad Men‘s January Jones will trade her 60s housewife getup for a shimmery push-up bra for her role as Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class. Ever the uptight but lovable nerd, The Office‘s Ed Helms will reprise his role in The Wolfpack in The Hangover: Part II. This summer’s token fluffy comedy Monte Carlo features plenty of TV’s hottest stars such as Glee‘s Cory Monteith, GG‘s Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, and Wizards of Waverly Place‘s Selena Gomez.
Before the heat and humidity makes us all flee to the movie theaters for relief, check out what TV stars to keep an eye out for in this summer’s biggest flicks.
If The Dark Knight taught us anything, it’s to never underestimate the acting ability of a ’90s teen heartthrob. If The Dark Knight taught us two things, though, it’s that’s no superhero movie is complete without a compelling supervillain. And seeing as how there are so many action movies coming out this year, including Thor, X-Men: First Class, and Transformers 3, it was kind of hard to get excited about the Green Lantern trailer‘s CGI-splattered fight scenes…until we saw Peter Sarsgaard as corrupt scientist Hector Hammond. Someone get us a fainting couch, because he is the archnemesis of our dreams. You’re saying he has a gigantic gruesome head, a thirst for limitless power and a terrible haircut? It’s what evil geniuses are made of. Sure, Ryan Reynold‘s Green Lantern will undoubtedly save the day before the credits role, but until then let’s enjoy Sarsgaard in all his snarling, preening, demented glory.