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Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern fun

Published 24/09/2010 | 10:09

Ryan Reynolds had fun shooting Green Lantern
Ryan Reynolds had fun shooting Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds has revealed he was overjoyed to play a comic book hero after starring as a man who had been buried alive.

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The Hollywood star spent the entire shoot in a box while he was making Buried, then went from that set to Green Lantern, playing the title role as the DC Comics test pilot who gains extraterrestrial powers.

He said: "To go on a great wide open set like Green Lantern, run around for six or seven months playing a superhero was pretty great!"

With all the dark, brooding superheroes running around on screen, Ryan, 33, hopes Green Lantern can lighten things up a bit.

"It's a real classic kind of guy. It's the guy who can throw a punch, kiss the girl and tell a joke. That's something I'd love to see on screen again, and I hoped it's embraced for that kind of spirit," said the star, who is married to actress Scarlett Johansson.

"You can't be intermittently clenching your jaw muscles in place of emotion. You've got to be having a little fun with it, too."

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