Justin Timberlake, Multiplex-Busting Superhero?

noah | July 10, 2009 11:00 am

The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Justin Timberlake is one of the three people up for the title role in Warner Bros. big-screen adaptation of the comic book The Green Lantern, which is set to land in theaters come December 2010. Timberlake’s two chief rivals for the role are reportedly Ryan “Van Wilder” Reynolds and Bradley “The Studio Likes Me Right Now Because The Hangover Made A Lot Of Money” Cooper. Whether or not Timberlake might take time out of his busy schedule of writing about golf and trying to save Saturday Night Live from Kristen Wiig to be in a big splashy Hollywood epic is certainly something to ponder (especially since it’s now been almost three years since FutureSex/LoveSounds came out, ahem). But as someone who knows not that much about this particular comic, I’m kind of surprised by the decidedly mixed reaction coming from the die-hard fanboys over at Ain’t It Cool News. “I think it could work”? “I’m not going to pass any judgments”? “It could be worse”? This is the Internet, guys! Step up your knee-jerking game! ‘Green Lantern’ has three in ring [Hollywood Reporter via Vulture]