32 year old Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Hal Jordan, the silver age DC Comics version of Green Lantern. Considering that producers were also considering one fairly no-name actor, Bradley Cooper and the ridiculous pop singer, Justin Timberlake for the role - I know that I can live with this selection.
Reynolds is a likable actor who has been looking for a breakout role for some time now. Let's hope that Green Lantern will prove to be that film. Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale) has been tapped to direct and cameras are set to begin rolling in January 2010.