Zack Snyder's Justice League: Ryan Reynolds Teases Possible Green Lantern Appearance

By Tom Drew Updated:
Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Affleck's Batman

Zack Snyder's Justice League is well underway in its production, with the director hinting at its progress by talking about Superman's role in the film and its positioning as an "Elseworlds" story in the DCEU. One of the looming questions coming out of the initial release of Justice League was the inclusion of a brief Green Lantern cameo and how this may have related to the phrase "Unite The Seven" used in some marketing materials. New rumors seem to suggest that this may be addressed in the Snyder Cut.

Several rumors have also circulated about the possibility of Ryan Reynolds making appearances in the DCEU, either by returning as a familiar character or taking on a new role altogether. One of these rumors indicated a possibility for Reynolds to reprise his role as Green Lantern in a cameo appearance for Zack Snyder's Justice League .

A recent rumor then claimed that Ryan Reynolds would be appearing as the Carter Hall incarnation of Hawkman in the upcoming Black Adam . It was also stated in this rumor that Charlie Hunham and Michael B. Jordan were being considered for the role, should Reynolds not take it.

Reynolds has now addressed these claims on Twitter, denying one and seemingly teasing the other...


Ryan Reynolds has taken to his social media to deny the rumor that he would be playing Hawkman in Black Adam .

The Green Lantern actor followed this up by stating that he would like to play a part in Zack Snyder's Justice League , and also acknowledged his awareness of rumors that he may be in the film. This is likely in direct reference to his rumored appearance as Green Lantern.


Ryan Reynolds is known for joking around on his social media platforms, often using his Twitter to poke fun at his other celebrity friends or make other humorous remarks. Therefore, it is very possible that Reynolds could be commenting on these rumors as a joke to keep up this persona.

However, the fact that Reynolds did not outright deny the claim that he may be making an appearance in Zack Snyder's Justice League is telling, given the context of the rest of his statement. It would be unusual to deny the Hawkman rumor in seriousness and not to deny the other, so it is possible that Reynolds is subtly hinting that fans can expect to see him in the film in some form.

Even though Reynolds is seemingly uninvolved in the Black Adam project, this does not completely deny the initial rumor. Reynold's lack of involvement does leave room for the other actors listed to take his place, if the rumor is to be believed. Alternatively, this extra piece of information may have been included to safeguard the rumor's supposed legitimacy, so it is best to take it with a large grain of salt.

Fans will have to wait to see whether Ryan Reynolds suits up as Green Lantern when Zack Snyder's Justice League releases on HBO Max in 2021.

- About The Author: Tom Drew
Tom Drew is the Executive Editor at The Direct. Tom writes for The Direct's Marvel, Star Wars, and DC branches while specializing in all things movies, from blockbuster to indie darlings.