Ryan Reynolds gets the 'Green Lantern' ring

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No no no. We said a green lantern.

USA CINEMA.jpgWarner Bros. has decided on who gets to wear the super-powered ring in "Green Lantern," the studio's latest DC Comics movie: Ryan Reynolds.

The studio has spent the past five months searching for the actor to play Hal Jordan, the hot-shot Air Force pilot who is chosen by a dying alien to be his successor in an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns.

This week, the race narrowed to Bradley Cooper, Reynolds and Justin Timberlake.

The studio ordered up two rounds of screen tests with Cooper, Reynolds and Timberlake. Other actors in the early mix included Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill and Jared Leto.

Apparently, the producers, director Martin Campbell, and the studio each had a different favorite among the three finalists, making it difficult to come to a consensus. The studio has scheduled the movie for a December 2010 opening.

Reynolds recently starred in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," where he played the spinoff-friendly Deadpool. He's also in theaters with Disney's romantic comedy "The Proposal," which just hit the $100 million mark.

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