Warner Bros. has chosen Ryan Reynolds to star in its upcoming Green Lantern film after an exhaustive casting process, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio had also screen tested Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Jared Leto (Alexander) and singer Justin Timberlake. The film debut of the popular DC Comics character will be directed by Martin Campbell, who rejuvenated the James Bond franchise in 2006 with the stellar Casino Royale.
Reynolds, no stranger to comic book adaptations, recently stole several scenes in the otherwise disappointing X-Men Origins: Wolverine as fan-favorite mercenary Deadpool. He also appeared as Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004).
It is not yet known how the Green Lantern film will impact the Deadpool solo film, currently in development.