Ryan Reynolds And Grant Gustin Take Shots At Each Other's DC History In New MNTN Commercial

Ryan Reynolds And Grant Gustin Take Shots At Each Other's DC History In New MNTN Commercial Ryan Reynolds And Grant Gustin Take Shots At Each Other's DC History In New MNTN Commercial

Is this the Green Lantern/The Flash team-up we've all been waiting for? In a newly released commercial, Ryan Reynolds and Grant Gustin exchange barbs about their respective DC histories. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Nov 01, 2023 01:11 PM EST
Filed Under: The Flash

Between starring in movies, running a football club, and being a marketing whiz, Ryan Reynolds is a very busy man these days (he even has a stake in a liquor brand and wireless provider). 

Now, in a new commercial for MNTN, a TV marketing company, Reynolds introduces the world to Chief Performance Officer Seymour Roas. Played by The Flash star Grant Gustin, he shares a lot of technical jargon which is repeatedly interrupted by the Deadpool 3 actor referencing Gustin's superhero past. 

"That sounds fast," he says at one stage before asking, "Would you say people could see results...in a flash?" Gustin's Roas largely ignores him, only for Reynolds to then add, "You'll always be my Barry." 

Gustin bounces back with the perfect zinger by responding, "You'll always be my Hal" ("That hurts, Seymour," Reynolds notes). It's a great promo and one which is drawing a lot of attention on social media.

Reynolds has never shied away from referencing the movie that nearly destroyed his career. Released in 2011, Green Lantern was a critical and commercial flop and saw Hollywood largely move on from a leading man who had been unfairly deemed box office poison. 

He'd later prove everyone wrong, of course, with Deadpool putting him back on the A-List. These days, Reynolds is one of the world's biggest movie stars. 

As for Gustin, it's unclear what he has planned after The Flash wrapped up earlier this year. He spent a decade playing DC's Scarlet Speedster, and many fans were left disappointed when he was seemingly denied a cameo appearance in this summer's The Flash movie. 

For the time being, this is the closest we're going to get to a Green Lantern/The Flash team-up, so check out the commercial in the player below. 

Green Lantern: Sworn to preserve intergalactic order, the Green Lantern Corps has existed for centuries. Its newest recruit, Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), is the first human to join the ranks. The Green Lanterns have little regard for humans, who have thus far been unable to harness the powers of the ring each member wears. But Jordan, a gifted and cocky test pilot, may be the corps' only hope when a new enemy called Parallax threatens the universal balance of power.

The Flash: The series follows Barry Allen, portrayed by Grant Gustin, a crime scene investigator who gains super-human speed, which he uses to fight criminals, along with others who have also gained superhuman abilities.

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UniqNo - 11/1/2023, 1:06 PM
MCUKnight11 - 11/1/2023, 1:16 PM

Gustin is still the best live action Flash and Reynolds under different circumstances could've been a great Hal Jordan. Here's hoping in the DCU we get great castings for both Barry and Hal since they're one of my favorite friendships in DC.
emeraldtaurus - 11/1/2023, 1:19 PM
The Flash TV show was a glorified toy commercial, the movie was painful to watch ! The Green Lantern movie was even worse, let's hope they can redeem themselves with "Lanterns" and the rebooted DC Studios Flash.
Matador - 11/1/2023, 1:54 PM
@emeraldtaurus -

emeraldtaurus - 11/1/2023, 5:37 PM
@Matador - haha 🤣
TheVandalore - 11/1/2023, 1:31 PM
I want to see Grant succeed in life.

That is all.
DarthOmega - 11/1/2023, 2:17 PM
@TheVandalore - Same here. He always seemed like a decent dude. Other than the poor writing in later seasons, I thought he was a good Flash.
Himura - 11/1/2023, 3:11 PM
@TheVandalore - He was the lead for a tv show for 10 years. I think he'll be okay.
theFUZZ008 - 11/1/2023, 2:04 PM
Is this meant to be funny?
tylerzero - 11/1/2023, 2:20 PM
@theFUZZ008 -

If you set your expectations low enough, then, yes.

cheeseburger - 11/1/2023, 3:11 PM
@theFUZZ008 - you might appreciate it if you had a sense of humour
theFUZZ008 - 11/1/2023, 7:01 PM
@cheeseburger - You might be right. Maybe Ryan Reynolds would seem funny, then.
TheVandalore - 11/1/2023, 11:24 PM
@theFUZZ008 - I don't understand why people don't understand that there are different types of humor, and not all jokes are designed to illicit rip roaring cackles and bellows of uncontrollable laughter. Humor can be checky, dry and modestly clever by design. This was a exhibition of charming dry humor. They weren't expecting anyone to holler or this to be their favorite commercial of all time. This was just a fun and clever little play on their careers in Superhero stuff. It's nothing to be taken seriously or to hold up to some critical standard. It's not that serious, you can just enjoy and have fun you know.
Godzilla2000Zer - 11/1/2023, 2:33 PM
I liked it
AquaClunge - 11/1/2023, 3:14 PM
Ryan will never stop milking his green lantern jokes like he hasn't appeared in far worse movies.

Gl was trash though
AnthonyVonGeek - 11/1/2023, 3:14 PM
When did grant start looking like a cool nerdy archaeologists?
dragon316 - 11/1/2023, 4:17 PM
Dispute what Ryan and fans say I still like green lantern movie I can rewatch that movie unlike birds of prey
vtopa - 11/1/2023, 5:15 PM
That was cute. See More...?
Baf - 11/1/2023, 5:17 PM
Box office poison? Seems like nothing propelled that actor from B to A faster that the GL flop.
ChipBoundary - 11/1/2023, 11:52 PM
@Baf - you're joking, right? He was aan A-List blockbuster star years before that. Van Wilder was a massive success. Amityville Horror reboot? Waiting? He's been a leading man on TV and movies for years.
solskulldeath - 11/1/2023, 9:15 PM
Grant: " you'll always be my Hal.."
Ryan: "That's hurt,Seymour"

Lol lol lol
Lokiwasright - 11/1/2023, 9:29 PM
Click on twitter links and I get

NinnesMBC - 11/2/2023, 1:47 AM
Wasn't expecting this at all yesterday but I think that is what made it work so well, how unexpected (and even random) it is but that makes it so good.

Two great actors that have pretty much defined two popular characters from the two mainstream comic brands, Reynolds or whoever came up with this idea is a genius. But his references to Grant's tenure as Flash and delivery are funny.

Grant looks great with that look too.

What a treat, I hope they do more and who knows, maybe a project together. Would be fun.

valmic - 12/7/2023, 4:57 PM
That’s from like a month ago.

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