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Ryan Reynolds Uses Commencement Speech to Slam Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds couldn’t help but poke fun at 2011’s Green Lantern during a heartfelt commencement speech.

The star shared the speech on his official YouTube page, which was done for the Kitsilano Secondary School he previously attended. Around the video’s 3:00 mark, Reynolds said, “Some of you might consider me successful. I don’t know. Some of you may have seen Green Lantern.”

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Green Lantern released in 2011 and showed Reynolds as a pilot named Hal Jordan, who comes in possession of a Green Lantern ring. The film featured a number of popular characters from the Green Lantern comics, including Sinestro, Tomar-Re and Kilowog. Despite being a popular DC character, Green Lantern received mixed to negative reviews and didn’t do as well as anticipated at the box office.

Reynolds has made a habit at poking fun of Green Lantern every chance he gets, even recently joking that a fan should not watch the film. Both of Reynolds’ Deadpool films also feature hilarious references to Green Lantern.

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Reynolds will return to star in an upcoming third installment of the Deadpool film franchise, which will be produced by Marvel Studios. Meanwhile, DC is planning a new film called Green Lantern Corps as well as a Green Lantern live-action series set to release on HBO Max.

Ryan Reynolds has continuously made fun of 2011's Green Lantern, even mentioning the film in a recent commencement speech.

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