The Teen Titans Go! Movie Fired Back At Ryan Reynolds For Deadpool 2's DC Burn

Yesterday's Deadpool 2 trailer was the most action-packed preview, but it also included a few of the Merc with the Mouth's trademark fourth wall breaks, one of which was him questioning if Cable was actually from the DC universe judging by how dark he was acting. It was a fun jab at the darker entries in the DC Extended Universe (I'm looking at you, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), but the folks over at the Teen Titans Go! to the Movies social media team didn't take it lightly and fire back at Reynolds to remind him about his pre-Deadpool superhero movie history, although in the process, they burn DC.

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Like in the Teen Titans Go! TV series, Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven and Cyborg will be the stars of the show in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, but the animated flick will also see Justice Leaguers Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern show up. The movie will see the team of teenaged heroes heading to Hollywood to find a director to helm a movie about them, and the above gif shows Green Lantern recalling his own unfortunate cinematic past. This, of course, refers to 2011's Green Lantern, which starred Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan and underwhelmed critically and commercially. John Stewart should just be thankful that the Green Lantern movie starred Hal rather than him; he still has the opportunity to make a great first cinematic impression alongside a new version of Hal in Green Lantern Corps. In any case, even though Reynolds is currently enjoying popularity as Deadpool, he shouldn't forget about that time he donned the emerald ring of willpower.

Obviously this is just a little fun being had between two competing companies, but if we really want to get into the finer details, then let's not forget that Ryan Reynolds was affiliated with Marvel long before he boarded Green Lantern. First he appeared as Hannibal King in 2004's Blade: Trinity, and though we try our hardest to forget it, he debuted as Wade Wilson in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Still, Green Lantern was Reynolds' first starring role as a superhero, so despite not being well-received, it still was more prominent compared to the previous two Marvel appearances. The first Deadpool movie threw in a dig at his time as the Emerald Knight when Wade Wilson asked that his super suit not be made green or animated. For Deadpool 2, Wade's throwing shade at the DC Extended Universe, but at least he's also willing to make fun of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well, as evidenced by when he called Josh Brolin's Cable Thanos. Those two characters do sound awfully similar.

You can see Ryan Reynolds back in action as Wade Wilson when Deadpool 2 comes out on May 18, and Teen Titans Go! to the Movies will follow on July 27. As for everything else hitting the big screen later this year, you can find release date information in our 2018 premiere guide.

Adam Holmes
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