It looks like the "Green Lantern" movie has finally found its female lead, ending an "intense competition for the role."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blake Lively will play Carol Ferris, the love interest of Hal Jordan, who will be played by Ryan Reynolds.
Lively, who starred in both of the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" films and appears on "Gossip Girl", was one of five rumored women who were in competition for the coveted role. The other actresses included: Eva Green, Keri Russell, Diane Kruger and Jennifer Garner.
The report indicates that Lively's character will be faithful to her comics counterpart, describing Carol Ferris as a character who "runs her father's aerospace company and hires cocky test pilot Hal Jordan, who later becomes the intergalactic policeman Green Lantern." Carol and Hal have a young romance in the comics which quickly gets complicated due to Hal’s other identity and Carol’s inheritance of the company from her father.
THR notes that the part called for an older actress, but Lively impressed the studio with her audition and her work in the the more adult-themed drama "The Town." However, the selection of Lively as the female lead has opened the door for the next pair of casting decisions: the villains Hector Hammond and Sinestro.
What do you think of their decision to go with Lively? Who do you think should be cast for Dr. Hector Hammond and Sinestro?
"Green Lantern" opens June 17, 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, First Showing, MTV News