Yeah, I don't speak Entertainment Industry, so I'm somewhat perplexed.
Also, and first of all, I didn't know anyone was asking
him to do another movie.
Therefore, it sorta sounds like he's trying to get out in front of some news that he won't be reprising the role? Or, is he trying to gauge whether the fans want him back by the volume of the outcry?
FWIW, Reynolds wasn't the problem with GL1. It was the script; it stank.