According to The Hollywood Reporter Ryan Reynolds beat out Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake for the title role on the upcoming film, Green Lantern. Please give me a moment as I, and all the other fanboys out there, breathe a collective sigh of relief Justin Timberlake wasn't chosen. Ahhhh, that feels better.
After an intense months-long search, Warner Bros. has settled on Ryan Reynolds as its choice to play “Green Lantern,” the studio’s live-action tentpole based on the DC Comics hero. The film is being directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti
If the deal is completed, it would make Reynolds the only actor to have played heroes for both Marvel and DC. He recently starred in a comic book movie, Fox's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," where he played "the merc with a mouth" Deadpool. The character is now being developed for a spin-off to which Reynolds is attached. He also played Marvel’s vampire hunter Hannibal King in “Blade: Trinity.”
“Lantern” is actually Reynold’s second stab at a DC Comics hero. A few years ago, he was attached to play the comic company’s speedster “The Flash.”
I'd totally forgotten he was up for the part of the Flash. Reynolds' role as Wade Wilson was the best part of Wolverine and I think he'll be great as Hal Jordan.