Breaking News: Blake Lively Cast opposite Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern!
With Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s next big superhero flick getting the green light earlier today with only ten weeks to go before principal photography begins, Warner Bros. has a lot of decision-making to do in the coming weeks to fill out the cast of their big budget introduction to one of DC’s important characters.
Lively (Gossip Girl, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) will play the leading lady of the story, Carol Ferris. Ferris runs the aerospace company that hires Reynolds’ character, the pilot Hal Hordan.
Carol and Hal have a young romance in the comics which quickly gets complicated due to Hal’s other identity and Carol’s inheritance of the company from her father. One thing leads to another, crazy aliens get involved, Star Sapphire is introduced, big battles here and there, so on and so forth… You’ll have to wait for the movie.
Blake traditionally sports the blond look but Ferris is a very dark-haired character in the comics so we’ll see if she changes her hair color like Reynolds’ wife Scarlett Johansson did for her role in Iron Man 2. Either way, Screen Rant’s Senior Editor Kofi Outlaw won’t be pleased with Lively’s selection as she was his least favorite of the five candidates listed by our pals at Latino Review who were able to find out the final five contenders for the role.
If it’s any consolation to those who had other choices at the top of their lists, despite being several years below the age range for the casting call, Lively highly impressed those in attendance for her audition.
Next up on the list for character casting is Sinestro, the feature villain of Green Lantern.
What do you think of their decision to go with Lively?
Special shout out to our pals at who knew Blake was one of the final five contenders for the role!
Green Lantern opens June 17, 2011. Director Martin Campbell and his award-winning crew get to work in March.
Source: THR, Latino Review