It broke all over the geeksphere today… Ryan Reynold has been confirmed to Hal Jordan in Warner Brothers live action Green Lantern flick coming Summer 2011.
from Cinematical – In a very surprising move, Ryan Reynolds has won the much-coveted lead role in Warner Bros. live-action version of Green Lantern. We reported earlier this morning that Reynolds was up for the role alongside Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake, but thought he’d be a long shot considering the fact that he was also gearing up for a solo Deadpool spin-off. But Green Lantern is definitely a better (and more popular) role for him, and Warners probably liked the fact that Reynolds comes with a nice healthy package full of good looks, charisma and physical force. Dude is huge, he’s proven he can handle the superhero stuff (ie: Deadpool in Wolverine), and he’s at that sweet spot in his career where something like this could turn him into the next Christian Bale.
Lantern fans will probably agree that he’s the best choice, though I’m not crazy about actors who double-dip in the comics world, and I can see people wanting the actor to stick to either one or the other. Production on Green Lantern is set to start in January, with Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) at the helm. The Green Lantern is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 17, 2011.