So the news came down earlier today that Ryan Reynolds, the star of such romantic comedies as this summer's "The Proposal" has been signed on to play one of DC's more beloved characters, Hal Jordan. This is more than wrong. Ryan Reynolds has already established himself in the comic film adaptation world as Wade "Deadpool" Wilson in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". Having him jump ship from the Marvel U to the DCU might be a little too much.
Now I am not anti-Ryan Reynolds by any means. The man is a talented actor and will be amazing as a proper Deadpool in the spin off film. For all I know he would be an amazing Green Lantern. Just not this one. The GL that they are portraying in this film is Hal Jordan. Ryan doesn't have it in him to pull off the character. Now if this film were to showcase Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, who is full of smart ass remarks, then more power to Reynolds. That role would be perfect for him.
I could say that I am glad that Justin Timberlake didn't get the part. I'm more upset that they didn't see Bradley Cooper as someone with enough star power to lead the film. He could totally pull off Hal.