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Between the recent release of the animated “Green Lantern: First Flight” and the acquisition of Ryan Reynolds for 2011’s live-action “Green Lantern” movie, the willpower of Lantern-lovers finally seems to be winning out in Hollywood. Heck, there was even that amazingly well-done “Green Lantern” fan trailer that cast Nathan Fillion as DC’s Emerald Avenger.

When MTV News caught up with Fillion, the “Castle” and “Firefly” star voiced his support for both the faux trailer and Reynolds’ qualifications to wield the most powerful weapon in the universe.

“A friend of mine, P.J., introduced me to this fan trailer, a fan-made trailer of me as the Green Lantern, which tickled me to no end,” Fillion told MTV News. “It was actually really incredibly well done.”

As for Warner Brothers’ casting choice, Fillion said, “The fact is, Ryan Reynolds has been chosen for ‘Green Lantern,’ and I can’t think of anyone better. He’s got the look, he’s got the talent, he’s got the chops, he’s got the build – the abs, he’s got superhero written all over him.”

The actor’s latest comic book role as the voice of Steve Trevor in the animated “Wonder Woman” film might help explain why he’s okay with not having to don Green Lantern’s ring.

“I’m a little more like [a] sidekick, I’m a little more comic relief, whereas I know Ryan is going to handle [the role] beautifully,” said Fillion. “Ryan knows exactly what he’s doing and having worked with him for over two years, I know how he handles himself, I know how he attacks things and I’m a big fan.”

“I just went and saw ‘The Proposal,’ and I just love him so much,” he added. “He does really, really good work. … We’ve actually exchanged a couple of e-mails just recently, just yakking about it. I’m very excited for him.


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