Ryan Reynolds cast as 'Green Lantern'

Ryanreynolds_290_002 Ryan Reynolds will need superhuman strength: He'll be carrying two super-franchises.

Reynolds, who has been talking up a Deadpool series spun off from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," has been chosen to play DC Comics' Green Lantern.

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Warner Bros. extended the offer after screen tests earlier this week with Reynolds, "The Hangover" star Bradley Cooper and singer Justin Timberlake, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

THR points out the role would make Reynolds the first actor to play both Marvel (Deadpool) and DC comic-book characters.

Hal Jordan, a test pilot recruited into the interstellar Green Lantern Corps of peacekeepers, will be a good fit for Reynolds, whose comedic roles often contain a serious undercurrent.

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