Well, the speculation appears to be over and the choice has been made: Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern. According to Variety, the actor will be getting the starring role in Warner Bros.’ live-action film based on the DC Comics hero.
Martin Campbell is directing the movie and the studio is still working out the film’s budget, although its expected to be quite large. Production is expected to begin in January on the film written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.
According to the article, Warners and Campbell chose Reynolds, who vied for the superhero role along with The Hangover star Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto. The momentum built for Reynolds in the last week, as he was the only actor whose option was extended.
Well, there you have it. Now Ryan Reynolds is starring in two rival superhero franchises. Should be an interesting next couple years.