It seems there is a three-way race for a coveted superhero role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Timberlake, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds are the top three candidates to take on the role of Green Lantern.

Director Martin Campbell had spent the past five months searching for the actor who would portray Hal Jordan and that exhaustive search has been narrowed down to Timberlake, Cooper and Reynolds, but they have to act fast. It was said that the holding deals Warner Bros. has on all three actors just expired on Monday, which means all three can pursue other roles.

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Apparently producer Donald De Line, director Martin Campbell and Warner Bros. each has their own favorite of the three finalists, so we'll see where this intriguing casting race goes from here.

The film is slated for a December 2010 release date.