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!!0