Ryan Reynolds Cast as Hal Jordan

Ryan Reynolds Cast as Hal Jordan

After being in a three-way battle for the role with Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake, word has come via Variety that Ryan Reynolds will play Hal Jordan in the upcoming Green Lantern movie.

Production for the film is expected to begin in January based on a screenplay by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Green Lantern will be directed by Goldeneye and Casino Royale's Martin Campbell.

The casting, of course, puts a question mark on Reynolds’ picking up the role of Deadpool for the previously announce spinoff of Wolverine: Origins.

The role is Reynolds' third film role adapting a comic book character, as he previously played Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity as well as the aforementioned Deadpool. Of course, by playing Hal Jordan, Reynolds keeps comic roles in the family while setting up a home-based Marvel vs. DC rivalry, as his wife, Scarlett Johansson appeared in Will Esiner's The Spirit as Silken Floss, and will appear in Iron Man 2 as the Black Widow.

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