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Ryan Reynolds Nabs Green Lantern Role


Last week, it appeared to come down to three rather different guys as options for playing the Green Lantern in Warner Bros. upcoming big-budget, "full-blown space epic": Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake. Based on my poll, the majority of you thought Reynolds would be best for the role, and it turns out, the studio agrees. Ryan Reynolds will play Green Lantern.

Reynolds is still technically in negotiations, but "if the deal is completed, it would make Reynolds the only actor to have played heroes for both Marvel and DC." Earlier this Summer he starred as Marvel character Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a role he'll reprise when Deadpool gets his own full-length movie.

According to this latest news piece, another frontrunner for the role of Green Lantern was Jared Leto. Can you imagine? I can't. Yay for more blockbustin' Ryan Reynolds!

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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
redchick152 - marvel said they will make 4 new movies a year! I am so happy, as i love super hero movies.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i am pretty happy. i think he is a great actor and look forward to seeing him in more roles. did everyone see him in "the proposal"? he had such chemistry with sandra bullock! its nice to see a boy from my town making it big.
Aurora-87 Aurora-87 8 years
I think he will do a good job.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i don't get all of the super-hero movies....aren't there any original sceenplays in hollywood??
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
He'll be perfect.
eveday eveday 8 years
Well...I hope this means he won't return as Deadpool -- I thought he was a terrible choice for that Marvel's character anyway.
JulieJean JulieJean 8 years
He could definetly do very well but I still would have liked Nathan Fillion better.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i read about this yesterday and i'm really excited actually. i think that he would do a good job in the role assuming that the movie is done well.
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