If you watched the two back-to-back, there’s really nothing similar about Deadpool and Green Lantern apart from Ryan Reynolds presence in both films. According to Reynolds, there’s a simple reason for that. The Entertainer of the Year and Hugh Jackman rival discussed the two films with Entertainment Weekly, revealing his excitement for Green Lantern and his disappointing relationship with Fox at the time:
“With Green Lantern, I don’t think anyone ever figured out exactly what it was. That isn’t to say the hundreds of men and women didn’t work their fingers to the bone to make it as good as poosible. It also fell victim to the process in Hollywood which is like poster first, release date second, script last. At the time, it was a huge opportunity for me so I was excited to try and take part in it.