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Sunday 21 January 2018

Reynolds' rub with Lantern suit

Ryan Reynolds revealed his Green Lantern suit is uncomfortable
Ryan Reynolds revealed his Green Lantern suit is uncomfortable

Ryan Reynolds has confessed the suit he wears for The Green Lantern is so uncomfortable, he sometimes wishes the costume department could invent the real thing.

The X-Men Origins: Wolverine star plays reluctant superhero Hal Jordan in the forthcoming comic book movie, who is selected by the alien Green Lanterns to wear a ring which gives him super powers, which makes a suit of energy appear through his skin.

Ryan, 33, revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego: "I'm wearing a motion capture suit, something much more uncomfortable than the actual suit would be, so some days I would rather they rip the suit out of my skin and make it happen the way it's supposed to in the movie than wear that thing."

But he admitted the suit looks amazing on screen, and will wow fans.

Ryan revealed: "The technology that they have available to them now, that they didn't even have a year ago, is so incredible.

"You'll see the energy running through the suit, you'll hear it too. What they've really tried to focus on is the suit being a true physical manifestation of the ring bearer's biology, his will and his imagination. Effectively the suit comes out of you, it's not something you put on."

Gossip Girl Blake Lively plays pilot and love interest Carol Ferris in the movie. She is attracted to the reluctant superhero element in the film.

Blake said: "Hal is given this power but he doesn't want it. He doesn't want to be a superhero. It's not something that affects him and he surrenders to it, he discards it and the way that Ryan handles that with his wit and humour is a really fun tone."

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