Green Lantern’s release date has been announced, with Ryan Reynolds as the star. Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern sounds like a great match on paper, and after his turn in the X-Men series, it seems Reynolds is made for this world of films. With the starring role in Green Lantern though, Ryan Reynolds could be placing himself squarely on the A-list of actors.
The Green Lantern release date is scheduled for June 17, 2011, so it is still a bit of a ways off, but that doesn’t mean the buzz can’t get started. The film is supposed to go into principal photography and begin shooting within about four months, and that will give producers plenty of time to create an epic super hero film. Green Lantern always seemed like one of those super hero movies that couldn’t be made into a live action version, but it seems they are about to make it a reality.
Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is on board to be the director of Green Lantern, and right now Ryan Reynolds is the only big name star attached to the project. That will certainly change as filming get closer to taking place (read below). That only minor details about the script have been released, really shows that they have a lot of faith in Ryan Reynolds being able to pull off the role of Hal Jordan (Green Lantern). This just makes the year even better for Ryan Reynolds, who recently married (uber Hot) Scarlett Johansson and seems to be box office gold. He is coming off two high grossing films with Wolverine and a romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock. Now it seems like the sky isn’t the limit for Ryan Reynolds, as he seeks to take on the role of an out-of-this-world super hero.
In additional to Van Wilder getting the lead role, Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively might also be casted in the Green Lantern movie. The 22-year-old blonde star is being lined-up to play the love interest of the main character Hal Jordan – who is played by Ryan Reynolds.
However, Blake reportedly faces stiff competition for the part as Jennifer Garner, Diane Kruger and Eva Green are also in the running.
A source said: “Blake would be amazing in this role. She has a busy 2010 promoting The Town, but she would love to play a part in a superhero film.” I like Blake…she is hot!
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