Variety is reporting that actor Ryan Reynolds (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) has landed the coveted role of Hal Jordan in the Warner Bros. live-action film based on the popular DC Comics series.
Martin Campbell is on board to direct and while the budget – which has been rumored to have swollen to as high as $200 million for the space epice – is still not finalized, production is expected to begin in January of 2010.
The film is written by Greg Berlanti with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green, the latter two being names very familiar to comic fans. Donald DeLine will produce with Berlanti.
Earlier today CBR ran a poll asking our visitors which actor they thought should play the ring-bearer. Based on reports from Thursday, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake were names being bandied about and you overwhelmingly voted for Bradley Cooper, who as of this writing was in the lead with a whopping 67% of the vote. Reynolds was second with 26%.
This of course isn’t Reynolds’ first foray into the comics silver screen. He was previously seen in this summer’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” as Wade Wilson and in 2004’s “Blade: Trinity” as Hannibal King.
Look for more on this story as it develops.