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Ryan Reynolds Lands Green Lantern Role


After much ado, it appears that Mr. Scarlett Johansson will be taking the coveted role of The Green Lantern in the upcoming flick based on the DC Comics hero.

Reynolds and his camp entered negotiations for the part Friday, after the studio held two rounds of screen tests, along with actors Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto. Justin Timberlake also did a screen test.

The studio had holding options on the actors, but, except for Reynolds, those expired Monday. Reynolds’ option would have expired end of day Friday.

One reason for the long search was De Line, Campbell and the studio each had a different favorite among the finalists, making it difficult to come to a consensus.

Oooh, I definitely would have liked to see Bradley Cooper in this role. I’d like to see Bradley Cooper in any role. I didn’t really understand the fuss around him, and then I finally got around to seeing The Hangover last week — which I thought was funny, but not AS funny as everyone else seemed to find it — and now I’m completely in love with Bradley Cooper and I want to marry him. Did you guys know he used to be married to Jennifer Esposito, the chick from Spin City? I actually love her too. So I’ll feel a little guilty when Bradley and I get married, but I think I’ll get over it once we start consummating our marriage over and over and over again.

Anyway. Congrats, Ryan. You still bore me, though.

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