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has been trying to wriggle his way into a super-suit for a long time. Before , there was the (way less successful) , which might not have brought him glory, but it did bring him his wife , so it wasn't a total loss. But even before The Green Lantern, Reynolds was in talks to lend his talents to another superhero entirely: .

The Flash 'Justice League' [Credit: Cartoon Network]
The Flash 'Justice League' [Credit: Cartoon Network]

In 2005, Reynolds made a play for the role of The Flash at Warner Brothers, but was essentially given an ultimatum: Take the role of the Green Lantern, or nothing at all. While his hopes for playing The Flash on the big screen might have been dashed, a young company called Brash Video Games wasn't ready to let the dream go just yet.

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Brash had been working on a Flash game with Bottlerocket Entertainment circa 2007, and according to DidYouKnowGaming?, there was only one man they wanted to voice the hero:

The narrative developments were yet to be finalized and no voice actors had been ever cast, although the team did have an idea of who they wanted to play Wally West. Actor Ryan Reynolds.

'Deadpool' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
'Deadpool' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

Unfortunately, Brash went bankrupt before the Flash game could ever get off the ground. But now, you can check out some of the unseen footage in the clip below!


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