The first question a lot of us had when THR reported that Warner Bros had cast Carol Ferris, the female lead in Martin Campbell’s forthcoming adaptation of Green Lantern, was ‘Who is Blake Lively?’

The article pointed to Keri Russell and Jennifer Garner as potential actresses to fill the role of Carole Ferris, who runs her father’s aerospace company and hires Hal Jordan – later to become the titular superhero, but 22 year-old Lively, who is best known for her Gossip Girl appearances, impressed the studio the most.

Lively is to be seen next in Ben Affleck’s bank heist movie The Town with Affleck himself and Jeremy Renner, so her star is clearly in the ascendant.

Next for the Lantern team is to cast Sinestro, and Freddy himself Jackie Earle Haley’s name is being thrown around, so I’m sure we’ll hear something soon.