A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
Ryan Reynolds is the Green Lantern, and the lead in Warner Bros.’ live-action film based on the DC Comics hero. Martin Campbell directs. In 2009 Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a performance that prompted Fox to begin development on a spinoff film. Ryan Reynolds followed that by starring opposite Sandra Bullock in the romantic comedy The Proposal, which earned over $150 million in North America alone. Warner Brothers and Martin Campbell chose Ryan Reynolds, who vied for the superhero role along with The Hangover star Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto, and laughably, for a couple of days, Justin Timberlake. Don’t confuse Green Lantern with the 2010 releases The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen, or The Green Zone starring Matt Damon.
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax… he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.