“Variety” is reporting that Ryan Reynolds will get the coveted lead role in “Green Lantern.”

Reynolds, 32, also played Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” He will reprise the character in the movie of the same name in 2011.

The BBC notes that Reynolds is now the first actor to portray characters for DC and Marvel.

Reynolds beat out short-listers Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake for the Green Lantern role. The movie is scheduled to begin filming in November.

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