Ryan Reynolds on 'Green Lantern' Struggles: I Didn't Read the Script First

It's safe to say he handled things a bit differently before signing on for 'Deadpool.'
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Ryan Reynolds in 'Green Lantern'

Ryan Reynolds is helping to explain what may have gone wrong with Green Lantern.

The actor recently spoke to Yahoo Movies, and he was asked what his experience on the 2011 superhero film taught him as he prepares for his starring role in Fox's upcoming Deadpool.

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"Well, script," he said. "When we shot Green Lantern, nobody auditioning for the role of Green Lantern was given the opportunity to read the script because the script didn't exist."

"I'm not complaining about it — it was an opportunity of a lifetime, and if I were to go back and retrace my steps, I would probably do everything the exact same way," Reynolds continued diplomatically. "But script, that's what's different on this one." He pointed out that the Deadpool screenplay has been in place for quite some time.

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Reynolds' film version of Green Lantern earned $219 million and was considered by fans to be a disappointment. Warner Bros. is rebooting the DC Comics character for a 2020 film.

Deadpool is slated for a February 2016 release.

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