Ryan Reynolds Is Green Lantern

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Beating out the likes of Justin Timberlake and Nathan Fillion, Ryan Reynolds has signed on to play Green Lantern. Total Film reports:

For those of you out of the loop, Green Lantern (aka test pilot Hal Jordan) is a superhero who draws his abilites from a special power ring, which allows him to do various cool things, including fly, create forcefields, and so on. Oh, and he’s also allergic to the colour yellow. We kid you not.

Awesome. This movie’s sure to be great. A two hour superhero movie where Ryan Reynolds spends most of his time avoiding people with bananas and Curious George books. On the brightside, they can save a lot of money on effects, because I assume it’s pretty cheap when a criminal can hold up a bank with a yellow piece of construction paper.