If this video, courtesy of the folks at JoBlo [Extra has now provided the official video, and weren’t happy about JoBlo’s “exclusive” version, it seems], is even more of a hoax than the obviously hoaxy parts, they’re damn good. I think the news is for real, though. Rob Liefeld is certainly acting like it is.
The interview with Mario Lopez is obvious set up, but you get to see Ryan Reynolds in costume before all is said and done.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist