UPDATE: Justin Timberlake up for Green Lantern

By: The Superficial / July 10, 2009

The Hollywood Reporter claims Warner Bros. has narrowed down the casting for their next superhero tentpole Green Lantern down to three candidates and, somehow, Justin Timberlake is one of them. Via I Watch Stuff:

Warners 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, Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake.

So Britney’s becoming a Jew, and Justin Timberlake’s getting his own superhero franchise. I always knew these two would grow up to become equals in Hollywood. (Not counting the past four to five years when I assumed Britney would be caught eating her kids on a hot dog bun.)

UPDATE: According to Variety, it looks like Ryan Reynolds will be pulling down some green tights to bang Scarlett Johansson between takes.

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