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Green Lantern's Girlfriend Cast, Blake Lively Is Carol Ferris

Hopefully the "Gossip Girl" won't spill Hal Jordan's secret.

You may have heard by now that Carol Ferris has been cast.  Late yesterday it was announced that Blake Lively has been cast to play Hal Jordan's love interest in the Green Lantern movie.  This isn't too much of a surprise as El Mayimbe over at Latino Review reported last month that the role had been narrowed down to five possible actresses.
 
Apparently Martin Campbell was looking for a "slightly older" actress but Lively (who appears in the CW's "Gossip Girl") impressed the filmmakers during her audition.  Lively, as you can see, is a blonde.  We'll have to see if they keep her hair that way, dye it or give her a wig to match Carol's dark color.
 
The movie is set to open on June 17, 2011.  It'll be interesting to see if Lively and Ryan Reynolds will have onscreen chemistry.  She wouldn't have been my first choice, but then, I've never seen her act before.  
 
The filmmakers still have to cast Dr. Hector Hammond and Sinestro.  Although, I don't believe Abin Sur has been cast either.  What are your thoughts on Lively portraying Carol Ferris?  Do you think Star Sapphire will put in an appearance?
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Posted by Mr. Hellfire

She seems young and doesn't resemble the character....then again the same could've been said for Heath Ledger, so I'm really waiting to pass judgement.
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I would love to see her in the green lanturn movie.
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Posted by Theodore

I think she will do a good job.

Posted by HaHaManHV

I really really don't like this casting. It just doesn't fit and I really hope DC does better casting with everybody else, because to be honest with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively this does not resemble a Green Lantern movie right now

Posted by SigersonLTD

When I first saw your tweet, I said to myself, "Self, Carol Ferris isn't a blonde..." Then I tweeted my initial reaction, which still holds. If they were going to go with a blonde, they should've cast Keri Russell.  I could teach a class as to why this is a wrong choice, however, suffice it to say, 90% of directing is casting. Blake Lively's ability aside, she's just not Carol Ferris, no matter how you dye her hair.  
 
As for Star Sapphire making an appearance in this first film, remember, they have only two hours to tell a story. With the above villains already lined up from what you say, she won't be in this film, and I suspect if they decide on further GL films, they'll recast. It's Katie Holmes all over again....

Posted by Mbecks14

i really hope this girl can act. but i'm assuming she cant

Posted by danhimself

she's so hot!!  I love me some Blake Lively!!  I've never seen Gossip Girl but I have seen her in Accepted and she was pretty decent in that movie...I mean it wasn't really an acting heavy movie but she played her role well

Posted by Kid_Zombie

I'm down with this, shes good at what she does and is smoking hot. does it matter that shes blonde? No, always ways around this. Dye, wig, or just keep her blonde. I always thought she would make a good young Emma Frost for x-men first class.

Posted by The Crimson Nutcase

I'll give her a chance...

Posted by GreenGriffin

Could work, but she seems more Supergirl to me. I liked Rachel Mcadams better but it can still turn out good.
Posted by jefprice

 Reynolds gets along with whoever is onscreen with him, and she's a good young actress, GL will be fine.  

Posted by G-Man
@SigersonLTD: I wouldn't imagine they'd bring in Star Sapphire.  I was just trying to stir things up. But since this is Hollywood, they sometimes cut corners and try to cram in as much as possible.
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Posted by EisforExtinction

Isn't Carol Ferris supposed to be Latina?

Posted by Sierra Comics Captain

hmm i thin k shell do just fine

Posted by darkrider

GOOD CASTING   
Posted by pixelized
@danhimself said:
"I've never seen Gossip Girl
you need to change that, Everyone loves Serena Van Der Woodsen. 
 
Idk who this Carol is, but Blake is uhhhhh-maaaaaay-ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.
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Posted by Hamz

Don't know who she is, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. A young and upcoming actress may be better than someone more established.

Posted by Mr. Hellfire
@G-Man said:
" @SigersonLTD: I wouldn't imagine they'd bring in Star Sapphire.  I was just trying to stir things up. But since this is Hollywood, they sometimes cut corners and try to cram in as much as possible. "

The script I read a year ago did not have Star Sapphire in it. In fact, Sinestro isn't even a villain yet. Carol is purely the love interest/damsel in distress.
Posted by NightFang

I'm 50/50 on this one.

Posted by Blazed

jen garner got my vote

Posted by sanjica

Her character on GG is the ultimate one-dimensional trashfest, and she didn't really impress me in any of the Sisterhood movies. However, last year I was completely wowed by her performance in Lives of Pippa Lee. I guess she can act if she wants to. 

Posted by JenniferCheck

The thing is, Blake Lively can actually act. And like in the first comment, Heath Ledger looked nothing like the Joker, but he was still amazing so i think we should wait for her to actually play the part, no?
Posted by Mbecks14
@The Crimson Nutcase said:
" I'll give her a chance... "
i'm with you here. i was doubtful because since she's on Gossip Girl i assume that show sucks, but she wasnt bad on SNL from what i remember
Posted by Agent Buttons
Can't Wait.
Posted by The Crimson Nutcase
@Mbecks14 said:
" @The Crimson Nutcase said:
" I'll give her a chance... "
i'm with you here. i was doubtful because since she's on Gossip Girl i assume that show sucks, but she wasnt bad on SNL from what i remember "
I seen like basically bit an pieces of Gossip Girl and 1 episode i only watched for Lady Gaga lol 
But that show isnt for me basically, so im not sure how her acting is...
Posted by TheBug

I don't think this is great casting but hey, she could surprise us.  
The thing is, I don't really like Carol Ferris, so this doesn't phase me.  
 
She's so young, she would make a better Arisia.
 

Posted by goldenkey

well since I don't watch stupid ass shows like Gossip Girls I have no idea who this chic even is.
Posted by Emerald_General_Jai

I'll hold my peace until the film for the most part. I mean, her cast mate would have played a better Carol methinks (sry gf not present so can't remember her name), but she gets the benefit of the doubt till all is said an done.
Posted by Citizen 14

Fine.

Posted by Jake Malcom

hmmm hopefully she will do well

Posted by Bobby X

well i like her, but i havent been impressed by her acting yet...but i guess this gives her a chance to prove herself.
She does however seem to young to play Carol, or just opposite ryan reynolds in general for that matter. interesting choice.

Posted by Illyana Rasputin

I would recommend darkening her lovely locks.
Posted by Captain13

I think they picked her over better actresses like Keri Russell, Eva Green, and Diane Kruger because they already know that guys of all ages are going to watch this movie. They're trying to get the Blake Lively teen/tween fangirls to watch it too. DC hasn't had the level of success Marvel has in adapting characters other than Batman to the big screen in the last 10 years. Plus, if you think about it, other than comic fans and kids who watched the justice league tv show, who knows who Green Lantern is? Not teen/tween girls (in general) is my guess.
 
P.S. Even though Jen Garner is a good actress, I don't think that she'll be in another superhero movie anytime soon for obvious reasons.

Posted by MJ Styles

I not exactly sure about casting Lively, but I have faith in the  filmmakers as it's really their artistic vision and not mine...

Posted by Kurrent

She looks more like Cowgirl but I think she will do fine as Carol

Posted by Comiclove5
@NightFang:
What he said 
Posted by ateygheyev

She can't be as bad as Kate Bosworth was protraying Lois Lane. On a side note, I didn't think Ryan Reynolds was a good choice for GL either.

Posted by greenenvy

She is blond thou and hopefully she does good. I am not going to worry about this character right now. I am more  worried about the green lantern and sinestro and the rest but star sapphire they dont have to do right now. But since I guess there looking for a love interest then go ahead. I dont know if I want her to become star sapphire right away or not but they did not mentioned star sapphire yet so maybe the second movie perhaps which is fine.
Posted by Grim

i can dig it. Shes one of the better actresses in the worlds "tween tv" shows.

Posted by Moomin123

I keep saying this over and over....Lynn Collins from True Blood. 
Martin Campbell should've chosen someone with naturally darker hair.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YESYESYESYESYESYES!!!! 

 
:D
 


Blake Lively <3
Posted by KansetsuWaza

whatever as long as they diy her hair to be acurate with carols. this part is important but not as big to ruin the movie.
Posted by CellphoneGirl

I  think she could do it :]

Posted by AngelFrost
@xxCellPhoneGirlxx:  Woo :D
Posted by hero vs. villian

Two Words: HOT PICK!

Posted by buns134
@danhimself said:
" she's so hot!!  I love me some Blake Lively!!  I've never seen Gossip Girl but I have seen her in Accepted and she was pretty decent in that movie...I mean it wasn't really an acting heavy movie but she played her role well "
 true that
Edited by LauraX23

EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 
 
damnnnn i'd rather it be Miley cyrus
Posted by LauraX23
@EisforExtinction said:
"Isn't Carol Ferris supposed to be Latina? "

Really ?!?!
Posted by Victorian era Nighthunter

Not  my first choice, but the fact that her perfomance in the casting call was good enough to convince Campbell to drop his idea of an older Carol then that is good news

Posted by ulrich200
@LauraX23 said:
"
EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 
 
damnnnn i'd rather it be Miley cyrus
"
Huh,what the....?
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