Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi joke they've never heard of Green Lantern as they reunite to promote Free Guy

They star together in the upcoming film Free Guy. 
But Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi are hoping movie-goers won't remember they worked together once before - on the critically-panned box office flop Green Lantern.

'I’ve never met him,' Reynolds responded when asked by Total Film Magazine about reuniting on screen with the New Zealander.

The Canadian star, who serves as a produce on Free Guy, went on: 'I still can’t quite figure out how we got him for this. He just sort of said ‘yes’ right away.'

Waititi was also all in on rewriting history during the interview published in part Sunday by gamesradar.com.

'What’s the project you’re talking about? I’ve never heard of it... Green... what?' he deadpanned.

Free Guy, directed by Shawn Levy, is a comedy adventure about a bank teller who discovers that he's actually an NPC (Non-Player Character) inside a brutal, open world video game.

The film due for release in December also stars Killing Eve's Jodie Comer and Joe Keery from Stranger Things.

Reynolds, 43, also joked about Green Lantern in a Commencement speech he recorded for the Class of 2020 at his alma mater, Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver, B.C.