The ‘Green Lantern’ Movie Will Reportedly Begin Filming In March

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Last Summer we learned the amazing news that Hottie McHotness Ryan Reynolds has been cast as the lead in the upcoming Green Lantern movie adaptation … today we learn that the film has been given the greenlit to begin filming in March with a tentative release date of June 2011!

Warner Bros. Pictures has moved forward with “Green Lantern”. Visual effects supervisor Karen Goulekas recently posted an update about the film through her blog page that this movie adaptation of DC Comics character has got its official green light, MTV reported. “‘Green Lantern’ got the official green light today,” Goulekas wrote on Wednesday, January 6. She additionally hinted that the film will kick off its principal photography in March, claiming “And not a second too soon – only 10 weeks out from shooting!” “The Proposal” actor Ryan Reynolds has been set to play the title character. Meanwhile, there was rumor that “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively and “Elektra” actress Jennifer Garner were among the candidates to be the leading lady. Other names which were also mentioned on the list of possible Green Lantern’s love interest included James Bond’s girl in “Casino Royale” Eva Green, Mission: Impossible 3″ star Keri Russell and Diane Kruger from “Troy”. “Green Lantern” will follow Hal Jordan, an ordinary man who was chosen by a dying alien named Abin Sur to receive a green energy-powered ring used for protecting the planet. Martin Campbell will serve as the man behind the lens while Donald De Line, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Haas will produce. This action adventure movie is set for June 17, 2011 release date in the U.S.

This is great, great news! I love Green Lantern and I am very much looking forward to the release of this film. Because Lantern’s superpower resides in his power ring, there is sure to be a lot of special effects in the film … and hopefully a shower scene for Ryan Reynolds. OK, mebbe that second bit won’t happen but, well, you never know. Additionally, it turns out that one of the actresses above has been cast in the role of Carol Ferris, Green Lantern’s love interest in the film. After the jump, find out who it is …

Variety reports actress Blake Lively has been cast as Carol Ferris, Green Lantern Hal Jordan’s love interested in “Green Lantern.” She will star along side Ryan Reynolds, who plays the test pilot turned super hero Hal Jordan. Vareity describes her role as “a pilot and administrator in civilian life.” The film will be directed by Martin Campbell, whose previous credits include the 007 films “GoldenEye” and “Casino Royale.” He also helmed recent “Zorro” films with Antonio Banderas. Besides Reynolds and Lively, no other cast members have been announced … Looking forward, the film still has a number of principle characters left to cast. A casting sheet first found on the Internet in September of 2009 revealed the characters Sinestro, Hector Hammond and Abin Sur will appear in the film. While the Abin Sir part will presumably be a minor one, Sinestro’s role is considered to be the third major part in the film. At one point, Jackie Earle Harley (“Watchmen,” “Human Target”) was rumored to be the front-runner for Sinestro. With a presumed March start date, readers can expect further cast announcements shortly.

Jackie Earle Harley would be a great Sinestro! OMG, I am so excited for this film. I’ve not been a big reader of the comic books, to be honest, and most of my familiarity with the character has come from the SuperFriends and Justice League cartoons but I’m totally geeked nonetheless. I’ve recently become aware of the Blackest Night storyline that is happening in the comic books right now, so I’m gonna seek those comics out to get me amped up for the film. While I’m a bit worried about Lively’s casting, I’m confident that with Reynolds in the lead the movie will be amazing. Woot!!

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  • Anne

    blake lively? srsly? obviously the casting directors saw something during her auditions to cast her in this big role. hopefully she’ll be able carry her own. and here’s hoping for some steamy scenes with ryan reynolds!

  • siena x

    jennifer garner and ryan reynolds look related.
    it could seem a little incestuous.

  • debho

    Jennifer Garner has already been a superhero herself…seems a little odd to have her in another movie like this.

    • @debho — Ryan Reynolds has also been a superhero before and will be in addition (Deadpool, X-Men) … but I’m glad Garner isn’t doing the role.

  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    Sounds great except for Blake…watch, her less than stellar acting skills will bring this movie down!

  • CHASE

    Blake sucks! She is horrible in everything she touches. Sisterhood was bad and she couldn’t act even if someone paid her to! Oh wait…

  • Amy

    Actually if anyone’s seen Elvis and Annabelle or The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Blake’s a pretty good actress.

  • Jill

    Blake’s actually underrated actress. She was really good in the Sisterhood movie especially being that it was her first gig ever!!! And she has grown since, she was amazing in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee!!! If you haven’t actually seen her in anything other than GG(which I think she’s good in) than you really can’t judge her.

  • Lol

    I’m sure there will be plenty of shirtless scenes, seeing as thats the only reason he has a job in the first place. Quite sad, really.

  • ela

    i love ryan! i am excited for the film.

  • In Luv With Blake

    Chase said, “She is horrible in everything she touches”, I disagree dear Sir or Madam, she could “touch” my throbbing wang with her lips anytime and I would repay her by “touching” my lips on her gorgeous puckered rosebud of a butthole

  • Raziel

    She is going to be an awful Carol Ferris

  • Peter

    I would have liked to see ashley green or Natalie Portman or Jesica biel or my personal favorite evangaly lily. (The girl from lost) At least cast a brunet you know.

  • vintage

    Lol @ In Luv With Blake 5:46pm

  • alka

    There was a blind item a while ago about a studio mogul who had ditched his last mistress and was now chasing a tallish young blond actress who was looking to push her career to the next level. Apparently the promise of a high-profile role would be the bait. Harvey Weinstein and Blake were mentioned as possibles. Some of it does fit, Blake is often seen wearing Harvey’s wife’s fashion label. But then, it may just be complete nonsense, or the blind may refer to someone else. Funny that many of the posters were talking about Blake and the Green Lantern role on that blog, probably a month ago. Did they know something?

  • Doc J

    His name is Jack Earle Haley – not Harley you morons! Jackie may like to ride a Harley but is not a Harley!

  • E.B.LUFC

    ARE U CRAZY BLAKE LIVELY IS A QUALITY ACTRESS IVE NEVER SEEN HER IN GG OR SISTER HOOD BUT PRIVATE LIVES SHE WAS REALLY GOOD AND IM NOT JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSE OF HER TWO MAIN ASSETS AND 1 ASSET THATS ALLWAYS TUCKED AWAY SHE REALLY IS A GOOD ACTRESS