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Green Lantern just got its hottie and love interest which is now going to be played by Gossip Girl Star Blake Lively. She will play Carol Ferris, an aircraft magnate, skilled pilot and love interest of Hal Jordan. 

Blake Lively beat out an array of contenders like Eva Green, Keri Russell, Jennifer Garner and Diane Kruger. Production is slated to begin in March. Green Lantern is on track for release on June 17, 2011.

Carol Ferris and Hal Jordan have always been attracted to each other but their relationship never quite worked. Quite possibly because Hal was too busy being a superhero, and Carol becoming a supervillain. The part about Carol being a supervillain is maybe the most important part, as the early indications are that the movies will ultimately show her unwilling transformation into the villainous Star Sapphire.

[E! Online]