Breakdown: Five Ladies Line Up to Date The Green Lantern

Earlier today the folks at Latino Review made a back-alley deal to get the blogosphere some great insight as to who might be starring alongside Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation Green Lantern. The Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) directed film is still in pre-production, but is said to be coming along. And since they’ve already got their man (Reynolds) to play Hal Jordan, aka the Green Lantern, they need to cast the folks around him.

As it would appear, first up is Jordan’s love interest, Carol Ferris. According to the script, Carol Ferris (27) is the daughter of aerospace mogul Carl Ferris. She works for her dad’s company Ferris Air, has an MBA, and has a lifetime crush on Hal Jordan.

So basically, she’s a nerdy rich gal who likes guys with out-of-this-world bling. She is also, as we’re told, quite hot. To be honest, we weren’t exactly told that, as much as we derived it from the following list of candidates, which I’ve set out to analyze for you below. I’ve ordered them from worst to best, based on who I think would fit into the Green Lantern fray best.

Jennifer Garner

Even though it feels as if Garner’s superhero movie ship has sailed ever since the not-so-successful Daredevil and her second chance offering, the frightful Electra, she seems to have made the list. Sure, she’s kicked ass before — but that’s not what this role is about. That is, unless they turn Carol into Star Sapphire, as DC did in the comic series in ’62. Either way, I don’t think Garner’s got the stuff anymore. She should stick to age-bending romcoms instead.

Keri Russell

Ms. Russell sure is sweet, sweet as pie. But if this Green Lantern film is going to be out of this world, they might need someone less girl next door and more high society badass. Think about one of those Sex and the City girls, but better educated and with toughness underneath the surface. And hotter. Sadly, Keri Russell is not that kind of lady. However, I would certainly bring her home to mom.

Blake Lively

High society is where I’d start with the Gossip Girl starlet, who I’d love to see break into something big. Unfortunately, I don’t know if this is the role for her. She’s a bit young to be playing 27 up next to Reynolds’ 33-year old hero. At 22, she’ll have plenty of chances to put her sexy-stamp on another franchise in the future.

Eva Green

Eva Green, Bond girl, has been their before. She’s alluring, talented and has the range to pull off just about any role. She can also play dangerous, sexy and calculated, as seen by her performance in Casino Royale. She works, hands down.

Diane Kruger

Perhaps the best candidate for the role, Ms. Kruger recently knocked it out of the park with her performance in Inglourious Basterds. She’s got the toughness, the sexiness and the maturity to be a Carol Ferris who isn’t just a shell of a comic book character (we’re looking at you, Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man), she can be a real force alongside Reynolds, who is still the perfect Jordan.

So there you have it. Are you listening, Warner Bros.? Hire Diane Kruger, stat.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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