Who Will Play Green Lantern's Girlfriend?

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El Mayimbe over at Latino Review has posted an exclusive report on the pool of actresses that are said to be in the final rounds of consideration for the role of Carol Ferris, the lady love interest of The Green Lantern, Hal Jordan.

Now, the list of actresses who will possibly star opposite Ryan Reynolds (who will be playing Hal Jordan) is a pretty nice collection of former or current TV and/or film stars. All of them are hot - some of them are even good actresses. We have a nice set of photos for you to look over and consider, which is certainly not a bad way to start your Monday.

If you remember, we got our first notion of how Carol Ferris would be portrayed in The Green Lantern earlier this fall when the casting call for Green Lantern supporting roles was released. here's what the filmmakers said they were looking for:

[CAROL FERRIS]26-32, a smart and attractive woman with an MBA. She started as a pilot and now runs Ferris Aircraft. She is a work-a-holic…FEMALE LEAD

Caorl Ferris is the daughter of aerospace mogul Carl Ferris, and has a crush on Hal Jordan.

Now that you have some context, take a look at the list of lovely ladies Latino Review has pegged for the final rounds of consideration:

Jennifer Garner (Alias, Elektra)

Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Inglourious Basterds)

Eva Green (Casino Royale)

Keri Russel (Mission: Impossible III)

Blake Lively (Gossip Girl)

I confess that my ordering of these photos isn't random: in considering which actress would handle the role best and would also share the best onscreen chemistry with Ryan Reynolds, my top pick is definitely Jennifer Garner. Blake Lively? No thanks.

Please also take into account: in the comic books, Carol Ferris eventually goes from being Hal Jordan's love interest to being Green Lantern's nemesis, Star Sapphire (see header pic), after she is possessed by a violet sapphire stone imbued with light powers much like Green Lantern's emerald power ring (see the history of that story by going HERE).

It's too early to tell just closely the storyline of The Green Lantern (more likely the sequels) will follow this particular mythos of Ferris' character, but in case it goes that way, the actress playing Carol Ferris would need to be able to tackle the role of Star Sapphire down the road. For my money, Jennifer Garner works best for that.

Classic Carol Ferris

How about you? Which of these actresses would you prefer to see in The Green Lantern? Share your thoughts.

The Green Lantern will be in theaters on June 17, 2011.

Source: Latino Review

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