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Reynolds to play Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds
Reynolds is currently starring in The Proposal

Ryan Reynolds has been cast as the Green Lantern in a new comic book adaptation, according to Hollywood industry magazine, Variety.

Reynolds, 32, recently played the character Deadpool opposite Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

If the new deal goes ahead, it would make Reynolds the only male actor to have played heroes for comic rivals Marvel and DC.

Reynolds married actress Scarlett Johansson in 2008.

He is currently starring opposite Sandra Bullock in The Proposal, which topped the US box office.

Bradley Cooper, who stars in The Hangover, and music star Justin Timberlake also did a screen test for the role of the superhero who is armed with a magical ring.

The film is being directed by Martin Campbell, who was at the helm of 2006's Casino Royale.

A spinoff movie for Reynold's Deadpool character is also in development.

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