Hitfix has just caught wind that Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Wedding Crashers and He's Just Not That Into You) is in talks to for the title role in director Martin Campbell's Green Lantern. Cooper is a frontrunner, but a deal has not been reached.

The site also revealed that the Warner Bros. Pictures comic book adaptation starts production this summer for a December 17, 2010 release.

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The Green Lantern was created in 1940 by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell. Hal Jordan, introduced in 1959, is a second-generation test pilot, an ordinary man who was given the power ring and battery (lantern) by a dying alien named Abin Sur. When Abin Sur's spaceship crashed on Earth, the alien used his ring to seek out an individual to take his place as Green Lantern: someone who was "utterly honest and born without fear."