Ryan, MY DUDE, if you’re reading this, just stop it right now. Stop it. Cut it out. Don’t do this to us. Please, we beg. DC fans have had their hopes and dreams crushed six ways to Sunday ever since the franchise launched back in 2013, so you teasing a likely impossible appearance as Green Lantern in The Snyder Cut certainly isn’t helping.
“I’m not playing Hawkman in Black Adam. Although I generally do whatever the hell The Rock tells me to do. I would however love to be in Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie and I’ve heard I may already be in it? #SnyderCut,” Reynolds wrote on Twitter early this morning.
I’m not playing Hawkman in Black Adam. Although I generally do whatever the hell @TheRock tells me to do. I would however love to be in Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie and I’ve heard I may already be in it? #SnyderCut
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 4, 2020
While Reynolds has long been known to be something of a jokester, the fact that he’s even addressing the rumors at all, especially in such a public forum, is… interesting. Sure, casting an A-lister like Reynolds in a supporting part like Hawkman doesn’t make sense, but a cameo appearance as Green Lantern certainly falls under the realm of possibility as far as I’m concerned.
First and foremost, he’s already (and infamously) played Green Lantern. Who knows what the nature of his deal with DC and Warner Bros. was? Second, for all intents and purposes, The Snyder Cut appears to be the final entry into Snyder’s DCEU, meaning that anything included in the project won’t need to be further explained or fleshed out going forward, thus opening the door to a Reynolds cameo. Ultimately, do I think it happens? Probably not. But Reynold’s sudden willingness to engage in the conversation certainly raises a couple of eyebrows.
As for when fans can expect to get their hands on The Snyder Cut, the film (or miniseries, we’ll likely find out more about the project at the DC FanDome event in a few weeks) is currently scheduled to hit HBO Max in the first half of 2021.