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Gossip Girl's Blake Lively is Green Lantern's gal

01.09.2010

When big-screen hero GREEN LANTERN isn't otherwise occupied with saving the planet using his nifty jewelry, he'll be osculating with a Gossip Girl.

TV star Blake Lively has landed the role of Carol Ferris, the love interest of Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds).

Ferris runs her father's aerospace company (quite an accomplishment for the 22-year-old) that hires cocky test pilot Jordan, who gets conscripted into the intergalactic Green Lantern Corps and is tasked with protecting mankind by fabricating emerald-colored objects with a powerful ring.

Actresses Eva Green, Jennifer Garner, Diane Kruger and Keri Russell were all reportedly up for the role, but the studio was apparently impressed with Lively's audition and work in Ben Affleck's upcoming heist drama THE TOWN.

Two-time Bond relauncher Martin Campbell (GOLDENEYE, CASINO ROYALE) is directing the Warner Bros. action/sci-fi flick about the DC Comics hero. The movie is due in July 2011.

Extra Tidbit: Is it me, or does Lively kinda seem like an older woman reverse-aged into a younger body?
Source: Heat Vision

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7:08AM on 01/12/2010

This is still a go?

Green Lantern = I only knew you existed because you were a SuperFriend.

But oh well. I guess this chick is fun to look at.
Green Lantern = I only knew you existed because you were a SuperFriend.

But oh well. I guess this chick is fun to look at.
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5:02PM on 01/11/2010

Hmm

Well I will say it's unfair to judge her acting before I've seen her in anything BESIDES Gossip Girl. That being said... Eva Green would've been awesome.

Oh, and they better dye Blake's hair. If I go to the theater seeing a blond Carol Ferris, I'ma be one pissed fanboy.
Well I will say it's unfair to judge her acting before I've seen her in anything BESIDES Gossip Girl. That being said... Eva Green would've been awesome.

Oh, and they better dye Blake's hair. If I go to the theater seeing a blond Carol Ferris, I'ma be one pissed fanboy.
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12:31PM on 01/11/2010
Forget her being on Gossip Girl, the girl CAN act. Everyone needs a break sometime in their career. Hopefully her audition tapes were great and they saw something that we don't see yet. I do worry about her age (Kate Bosworth as a Pulitzer prize winning journalist, anyone?) but I trust Campbell AND I trust Affleck who cast her in his next so I have faith. Again, I'll wait till I see a trailer...
Forget her being on Gossip Girl, the girl CAN act. Everyone needs a break sometime in their career. Hopefully her audition tapes were great and they saw something that we don't see yet. I do worry about her age (Kate Bosworth as a Pulitzer prize winning journalist, anyone?) but I trust Campbell AND I trust Affleck who cast her in his next so I have faith. Again, I'll wait till I see a trailer...
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2:55PM on 01/10/2010

Surprising

I'm surprised they went with someone so young, but we're in good hands with Reynolds and Martin Campbell.
I'm surprised they went with someone so young, but we're in good hands with Reynolds and Martin Campbell.
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1:45PM on 01/10/2010
Can you say 'Katie Holmes'? From a popular WB (now CW) show into what will probably be an otherwise great DC movie...
Can you say 'Katie Holmes'? From a popular WB (now CW) show into what will probably be an otherwise great DC movie...
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12:58PM on 01/10/2010
Why not? Carol probably won't be involved that much anyway, she'll be more important if any sequels were to happen. Hal and Carol aren't Lois and Clark, Barry and Iris, or even Peter and MJ. They're soulmates that know they're soulmates, but for some reason can never make it work. My ex(ish) wife and I are the same way - I know what I'm talking about. And nice rack on Blake, so that's a plus.
Why not? Carol probably won't be involved that much anyway, she'll be more important if any sequels were to happen. Hal and Carol aren't Lois and Clark, Barry and Iris, or even Peter and MJ. They're soulmates that know they're soulmates, but for some reason can never make it work. My ex(ish) wife and I are the same way - I know what I'm talking about. And nice rack on Blake, so that's a plus.
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12:53PM on 01/10/2010
Why not? Carol probably won't be involved that much anyway, she'll be more important if any sequels were to happen. Hal and Carol aren't Lois and Clark, Barry and Iris, or even Peter and MJ. They're soulmates that know they're soulmates, but for some reason can never make it work. My ex(ish) wife and I are the same way - I know what I'm talking about. And nice rack on Blake, so that's a plus.
Why not? Carol probably won't be involved that much anyway, she'll be more important if any sequels were to happen. Hal and Carol aren't Lois and Clark, Barry and Iris, or even Peter and MJ. They're soulmates that know they're soulmates, but for some reason can never make it work. My ex(ish) wife and I are the same way - I know what I'm talking about. And nice rack on Blake, so that's a plus.
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12:47PM on 01/10/2010
Why not? Carol probably won't be involved that much anyway, she'll be more important if any sequels were to happen. Hal and Carol aren't Lois and Clark, Barry and Iris, or even Peter and MJ. They're soulmates that know they're soulmates, but for some reason can never make it work. My ex(ish) wife and I are the same way - I know what I'm talking about. And nice rack on Blake, so that's a plus.
Why not? Carol probably won't be involved that much anyway, she'll be more important if any sequels were to happen. Hal and Carol aren't Lois and Clark, Barry and Iris, or even Peter and MJ. They're soulmates that know they're soulmates, but for some reason can never make it work. My ex(ish) wife and I are the same way - I know what I'm talking about. And nice rack on Blake, so that's a plus.
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12:22PM on 01/10/2010
MY TRUE LOVE EVA GREEN WAS UP FOR THE PART AND DIDN'T GET IT?? WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT
MY TRUE LOVE EVA GREEN WAS UP FOR THE PART AND DIDN'T GET IT?? WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT
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12:17PM on 01/10/2010

Invictuuus

Apparently Invictus ranked in loads of cash over the weekend... WTF ?!!! Also, saw Daybreakers and it was... Awe sommmme !

Love Blake LIvely she looks gorgeous.

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Apparently Invictus ranked in loads of cash over the weekend... WTF ?!!! Also, saw Daybreakers and it was... Awe sommmme !

Love Blake LIvely she looks gorgeous.

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1:02PM on 01/10/2010
Huh? Where did that come from? A bit random...besides, Invictus made like 1.75 mil, an almost 60% drop from last week. So...yeah.
Huh? Where did that come from? A bit random...besides, Invictus made like 1.75 mil, an almost 60% drop from last week. So...yeah.
10:50AM on 01/10/2010
Both Campbell and Affleck have good eyes for casting. And although I'd have much preferred a Keri Russell or Diane Kruger, maybe those two directors have seen something we haven't. Doesn't get me psyched, but its not ruining it for me yet either.
Both Campbell and Affleck have good eyes for casting. And although I'd have much preferred a Keri Russell or Diane Kruger, maybe those two directors have seen something we haven't. Doesn't get me psyched, but its not ruining it for me yet either.
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9:29PM on 01/09/2010
I knew they'd find a way to ruin my anticipation of the movie.
I knew they'd find a way to ruin my anticipation of the movie.
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10:16PM on 01/09/2010
It wasn't ruined when Ryan Reynolds was cast?
It wasn't ruined when Ryan Reynolds was cast?
11:51PM on 01/09/2010
I hear ya.
I hear ya.
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9:25PM on 01/09/2010
At 1st she doesn't seem so bad. But being casted above Green, Kruger, Garner and Russell looks pretty bad. She better have given a damn good audition.
At 1st she doesn't seem so bad. But being casted above Green, Kruger, Garner and Russell looks pretty bad. She better have given a damn good audition.
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4:55PM on 01/09/2010

Star Sapphire

I don't know about this chick, doesn't really seem to fit the role, I think they should have hired a more mature and developed actress for the role, she gonna have to go bruntte for the role if they gonna do justice to the character, and the pink costume!
I don't know about this chick, doesn't really seem to fit the role, I think they should have hired a more mature and developed actress for the role, she gonna have to go bruntte for the role if they gonna do justice to the character, and the pink costume!
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12:53PM on 01/10/2010
The Star Sapphire will not be in the origin story. Trust me on that. She'll just be Carol.
The Star Sapphire will not be in the origin story. Trust me on that. She'll just be Carol.
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4:44PM on 01/09/2010

what?

I'm sure she can act, but she doesn't look enough like Ferris from the comics. If they darken her hair a lot, like the character, she may lose that appeal.
I'm sure she can act, but she doesn't look enough like Ferris from the comics. If they darken her hair a lot, like the character, she may lose that appeal.
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4:27PM on 01/09/2010
I'm kind of disappointed by this news, but mostly because I think she's too young. I wonder how they'll make her look the same age as Reynolds.
I'm kind of disappointed by this news, but mostly because I think she's too young. I wonder how they'll make her look the same age as Reynolds.
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12:58PM on 01/10/2010
Carol was always a lot younger than Hal. He was already a veteran and in his late 20's when they met while she was running her pop's company - when she was like 22.
Carol was always a lot younger than Hal. He was already a veteran and in his late 20's when they met while she was running her pop's company - when she was like 22.
11:20PM on 01/10/2010
marloweman,
They're going with the Secret Origins version of things, where Carol and Hal are the same age, and first met before Hal's dad bit it.
marloweman,
They're going with the Secret Origins version of things, where Carol and Hal are the same age, and first met before Hal's dad bit it.
4:16PM on 01/09/2010
I don't know about her acting abilities, but this woman is astoundingly beautiful.
I don't know about her acting abilities, but this woman is astoundingly beautiful.
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3:57PM on 01/09/2010

I trust Martin Campbell.

And DANG is she fine! She does seem competent enough.
And DANG is she fine! She does seem competent enough.
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3:45PM on 01/09/2010

this was an easy call

everything is about the stupid kiddies, and she is popular right now. Nevermind the fact that it make pretty much no sense, if they can grab the "tween" girls with Gossip Girl and a few shots of Reynolds' abs, it's more cashflow
everything is about the stupid kiddies, and she is popular right now. Nevermind the fact that it make pretty much no sense, if they can grab the "tween" girls with Gossip Girl and a few shots of Reynolds' abs, it's more cashflow
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3:43PM on 01/09/2010

wtf?

DC films have a nag for having odd choices for their love interest. It makes the superhero look so awkward.
DC films have a nag for having odd choices for their love interest. It makes the superhero look so awkward.
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2:27PM on 01/09/2010
Leighton Meester... why no love for the clearly hotter Gossip Girl?

Still has Ryan Reynolds? Yup... then I'm still cool with the flick.
Leighton Meester... why no love for the clearly hotter Gossip Girl?

Still has Ryan Reynolds? Yup... then I'm still cool with the flick.
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2:20PM on 01/09/2010

lol.

called it.
no way eva green would go anywhere near this.
called it.
no way eva green would go anywhere near this.
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1:56PM on 01/09/2010
Damn this is a horrible idea. They went with a popular studio choice. Keri Russell was the smart and best choice.
Damn this is a horrible idea. They went with a popular studio choice. Keri Russell was the smart and best choice.
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1:49PM on 01/09/2010

HELL YEAH!!

Blake Lively is fuckin hot! This is good news definetely. I'll see this for sure!
Blake Lively is fuckin hot! This is good news definetely. I'll see this for sure!
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1:43PM on 01/09/2010
I'm starting to have my doubts about this movie. I trust Campbell, but casting Lively and the fact they were actually considering Justin Timberlake for the lead makes me nervous. I did like Katie Holmes in Batman Begins and she got her start from one of those teen shows, so I guess all hope isn't lost.
I'm starting to have my doubts about this movie. I trust Campbell, but casting Lively and the fact they were actually considering Justin Timberlake for the lead makes me nervous. I did like Katie Holmes in Batman Begins and she got her start from one of those teen shows, so I guess all hope isn't lost.
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10:26PM on 01/09/2010
I'm with you on the Justin Timberlake thing. I'm upset still that they picked Ryan Reynolds.
I'm with you on the Justin Timberlake thing. I'm upset still that they picked Ryan Reynolds.
1:29PM on 01/09/2010
well she does have a perfect comicbook girlfriend look...
well she does have a perfect comicbook girlfriend look...
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1:20PM on 01/09/2010

Boourns

I would have liked Russell or Green in this role instead of Lively... Too young and I don't trust her skills yet... Here's hoping she surprises me...
I would have liked Russell or Green in this role instead of Lively... Too young and I don't trust her skills yet... Here's hoping she surprises me...
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1:10PM on 01/09/2010
Iwas always a Marvel dude growing up, but i always dug BATMAN,FLASH,GREEN LANTERN.Add Blake Lively to the mix?Im sold, where do I sign-up!
Iwas always a Marvel dude growing up, but i always dug BATMAN,FLASH,GREEN LANTERN.Add Blake Lively to the mix?Im sold, where do I sign-up!
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1:01PM on 01/09/2010

Wow

Color me disappointed.
Color me disappointed.
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