I think I know of one reason why the Green Lantern movie hasn’t fared as well as hoped at the box office.
The movie’s star Ryan Reynolds has enjoyed a pretty comfy relationship with People Magazine as of late. He was named the mag’s Sexiest Man Alive this year, so with a big-budget tentpole flick in theatres this summer, People was bound to focus its peepers on the Canadian actor yet. In the June 27 edition, Reynolds took over the last page of the magazine for a regular feature in which a celebrity is offers quick answers to five questions. Among the topics are hangovers, greeting cards and mixtapes (does anyone even make those anymore?). Here’s a look at that page…
The most interesting thing on the page to me, though, was at the bottom, below a byline for the feature (circled in red above). Here, let me blow that part up for you…
Oops. Reynolds wasn’t in The Green Hornet. It was released months ago and starred Seth Rogan in the title role. Oh, and Reynolds never got “buzz” for either movie.
Maybe the saddest part of this proofreading fail is the fact it was made in People. The magazine is published by Time Inc. Time Inc. is a part of Time Warner. And Time Warner owns both Warner Bros. Studios and DC Entertainment, which produced the Green Lantern movie.
I wonder if this Green gaffe led to someone getting a pink slip.
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