Denzel Washington a frontrunner for Green Lantern role - report

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DENZEL WASHINGTON is in talks to replace his SAFE HOUSE co-star RYAN REYNOLDS as THE GREEN LANTERN on the big screen, according to Internet reports.

Sources tell AceShowbiz.com, the Oscar winner is the frontrunner to play Hal Jordan's comic book alias in the Man of Steel sequel, alongside Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.

Washington had been linked to the role of Superman's nemesis Lex Luthor in the new blockbuster, but now insiders claim Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play the villain.

Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne will reprise their roles in the Man of Steel sequel, while Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot will portray Wonder Woman.

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