While half of the geek community is ranting about Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and the other half is gushing about Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, there seems to be a third fictional hero victorious in getting the first release. That hero? Paper Man.
In a plot that conjoins Superman with Drop Dead Fred, Paper Man is about a boy (Jeff Daniels) who’s best friend is a superhero (Reynolds) he created in his mind. The boy grows up to become a failed writer who can’t let his childhood go. Along the way he meets a girl (Emma Stone), who shows him that being an adult isn’t all that bad.
The script comes from Kieran and Michelle Mulroney, brother and sister-in-law of actor Durmot Mulroney. While we still may be months off before we get to see Reynolds’ CG Green Lantern costume, we do get to check him out in a faux-Superman suit with bleached blonde hair.
Check out the first trailer for the film after the jump, and be sure to catch Paper Man in select theaters starting April 23rd.