Posted by Heather Snowden @heathers
Staff Writer at MP. Lover of bad puns, nostalgic feels and all things Winona.
Heather Snowden

You wouldn't be blamed for erasing 2011's #GreenLantern from your mind, for #RyanReynolds' second foray into the murky depths of supe-land was an unsuccessful one, to say the least. However, as it turns out, had #Fox listened to the actor's pleas five years ago, there would have been no movie to erase in the first place — well, kind of.

In a candid interview with GQ, the actor revealed that after his first venture onto the big screen as #Marvel's Merc With a Mouth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine — in which the character was barely recognizable — he begged the studio to greenlight a solo #Deadpool movie. And what's more, had they agreed, he would never have accepted the role of Hal Jordan, the titular hero of Green Lantern.

This means two things: Firstly, Reynolds wouldn't have been part of a movie unanimously panned around the globe, and secondly (and more importantly), we would've been treated to the first Deadpool movie many moons ago. He recalled to GQ:

"I wrote a letter to my executive at Fox saying, 'I’m gonna take this movie Green Lantern if you guys aren’t gonna make Deadpool. I’m at the altar, about to say ‘I do’ to somebody else, but tell me you want to spend the rest of your life with me, because I want to spend the rest of my life with you,’” he recalled. “They said, 'Unfortunately, we can’t green-light that movie, and I don’t think it’s ever going to get green-lit.' So I was like, Okay, I’m gonna go move on with my life, then, I guess."

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Luckily for ole' Ry, he's been able to chimichanga the hell out of any doubts over his ability to perform in a #superhero film, winning over pretty much every moviegoer on the planet with his potty-mouthed portrayal. And, I suppose, without the Green Lantern flop, he wouldn't have been able to throw this less-than-subtle nugget of shade in Deadpool's opening sequence:

Every cloud, eh?

What's your favorite Deadpool quote?

(Source: GQ)