Do you think there is a contest in the Reynolds-Johansson household to see who can do the most comic book movies? Scarlett held the lead with three (Ghost World, The Spirit, and Iron Man 2) to Ryan’s two (Blade: Trinity and X-Men Origins: Wolverine) He tied it up when the spin-off Deadpool film was announced, and now has pulled ahead by signing on to play one of DC Comics’ most iconic heroes.
The Hollywood Reporter and Variety are reporting that Ryan Reynolds has signed on to play Hal Jordan in the long awaited Green Lantern film. He beat out such heady competition such as Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto and Justin Timberlake.
Reynolds on-screen persona is, in my opinion, a perfect match for the cocky, authority-bucking Hal Jordan of the script, which was reviewed by us in February. However, other denizens of the Internet have not been as kind.
For those of you worried that this will force Reynolds out of the Deadpool film, relax. Deadpool is still in the early stages of development, while Green Lantern is scheduled to arrive in theaters in December of 2010. Odds are very good that he will be able to do both.