This is your Green Lantern.

Well, this settles thisVariety has announced that Ryan Reynolds will be playing Hal Jordan.

Reynolds is a pretty good actor, I can say that having watched quite a number of his movies he’s a thoroughly enjoyable guy to watch.  Though I’m not sure how good he is as a dramatic actor, but its long been a contention of mine that comedic actors are also just as excellent in dramas. I just have nasty visions on the part of 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros over this considering he is playing both a DC and a Marvel character (Deadpool) and that both movies will likely be released around the same time.   This is not Reynolds’ first foray into comic book characters, his first turn was as Hannibal King the vampire hunter in “Blade: Trinity”.

The movie is being handled by some fine folks involved in comics.  The script was written by “Eli Stone” producers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (who has a pretty awesome “Amazing Spider-Man” annual on stands this week) and “Kings” producer and “Superman/Batman” scripter Michael Green. “Casino Royale” director Martin Campbell will handle the space epic.

Shooting begins in January for a  December 17, 2010 release.

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