The Green Lantern has found his lady. Warner Bros. have announced that Gossip Girl Blake Lively will step into the shoes of Hal Jordan’s love interest Carol Ferris in the upcoming Green Lantern movie.
Casino Royale director Martin Campbell is at the helm with Ryan Reynolds holding the famous ring of power. Lively’s casting opens the door for her to have her own spinoff franchise if “Green Lantern” is a hit.
In the comics Ferris is the one who hires test pilot Hal Jordan to the aerospace company she runs, before he inherits the ring and becomes Earth’s Green Lantern. Later she turns on Jordan and becomes the villian known as Star Sapphire.
The movie is scheduled to start shooting in March for a Christmas 2011 release.