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Ryan Reynolds posts his own 'cut' of Green Lantern and shoots down Hawkman rumors

By Josh Weiss
Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern

Forget the Snyder Cut for now, folks — the definitive version of Green Lantern has finally arrived by way of Hal Jordan himself: Ryan Reynolds.

The actor's re-edit of the 2011 DC misfire is an extremely truncated version of the film that incorporates narrative high points and a cameo from Tom Cruise, as well as footage from Justice League and Deadpool 2. The latter's end credits saw Wade Wilson traveling back in time with Cable's futuristic technology in order to kill Reynolds before he could ever star in Green Lantern. The Merc with a Mouth also made a quick stop in X-Men Origins: Wolverine to assassinate the lackluster version of his character.

"Here’s the secret Reynolds Cut of GL you all haven’t been waiting for," Reynolds wrote on Twitter. "In order to make it as great as possible we made some judicious cuts."

The word "judicious" is a bit of an egregious understatement because this new version runs less than 30 seconds long. For context, the theatrical cut runs for nearly two hours and as an astute Twitter user observed, there's an extended version that runs just a hair over two hours.

Since Deadpool is supposed to get a third movie at Marvel Studios, it's probably safe to assume that Reynolds won't be appearing in the DCEU anytime soon. In another tweet, he shot down rumors about him playing Hawkman in Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam (currently slated for next December).

"I’m not playing Hawkman in Black Adam. Although I generally do whatever the hell @TheRock tells me to do," he said. "I would however love to be in Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie and I’ve heard I may already be in it? #SnyderCut."

The Snyder Cut is scheduled to arrive on HBO Max sometime next year. In addition, the streaming platform is developing a Green Lantern series from Arrowverse producer Greg Berlanti. Reynolds and The Rock will co-star in Netflix's Red Notice, which is about to resume production.