Noah Centineo, who stars in Black Adam as the JSA’s Atom Smasher, says he would like to star in a spin-off with Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern.
Black Adam star Noah Centineo says he would like to star in a spin-off movie starring Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern. Black Adam is the next project in the DCEU, which will hit theaters on October 21. In the film, Dwayne Johnson stars as the antihero, a slave from Kahndaq who is released after a 5,000-year prison sentence and must be taught to fight for the right by the Justice Society of America, which includes Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) and Doctor Fate. (Pierce Brosnan).
One of the other key figures in the Justice Society is Al Rothstein, AKA Atom Smasher, played by To all the boys trilogy star Centineo. The character has the ability to manipulate his molecular structure, making him bigger and stronger at will. So far, not much is known about his character’s arc in the new film, apart from the fact that he will start asking himself important questions about whether the Justice Society is actually doing the right thing.
During a recent video interview with the Brazilian entertainment outlet CinePOP, Centineo was asked what other DC character he would like to appear with in a potential spin-off. He responded by saying that he wanted to star in a spin-off where Reynolds would reprise his role as Green Lantern. While he was clearly joking, he went on to say that “Ryan Reynolds is the man!Read his full quote below:
That’s a fun question. Green Lantern… Hell yeah! But the Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern. Come on, Ryan Reynolds is the man!
Can Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern Return?
Ryan Reynolds’ 2011 Green Lantern is a pre-DCEU movie that has been panned by critics and fans alike. Indeed, Reynolds himself has ridiculed his participation in the project, even to the point of including a scene in it. Deadpool 2 where as Deadpool, he goes back in time to kill the real Reynolds before agreeing to star in the project. It seems Reynolds would disagree with returning to the role as anything other than a joke, and that’s without regard for his commitments to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his upcoming role in Deadpool 3.
However, it’s not uncommon for actors and filmmakers to split their time between DC and Marvel projects. Guardians of the Universe director James Gunn recently headed 2021’s The Suicide Squad and created its spin-off series peacekeeper for DC, while Djimon Hounsou – who played in both Korath guards and Captain Marvel – appeared in Shazam! and will reprise that role in Black Adam. The door would be open for Reynolds to return if DC agreed to invite him, but it still seems like a completely unlikely proposition.
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