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Ryan Reynolds shines his light in 'Green Lantern'

Ryan Reynolds shines his light in 'Green Lantern'

Initial photos of Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern were treated like a kryptonite cake at Superman's birthday party. Fans called the suit silly-looking and an insult to the long-running comic book series.

Reynolds was never worried.

"I expected that reaction," he says. "I don't think some people realized that the suit — in the mythology of the film — is made of energy. It's not made of spandex or luge wear. I always knew the suit was going to be" a computer-generated image.

Everything from Reynolds' green-and-black outfit to the planet Oa, home world of the Green Lantern Corps, was added long after the filming. Despite having not seen any special...