Martin Campbell will direct and Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti will produce.
After the studio held a couple of rounds of screen tests for Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake, and Reynolds, they finally managed to make their decision just days after the holding options on the actors expired.
The reason it took so long to make a seemingly simple choice was that apparently the studio, the producers, and the director all had different favorites among the the actors.
Reynolds’ most recent foray into comic book films was in Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” where he played the character, Deadpool. If a deal is reached, which presumably will happen soon, it would make Reynolds the only actor to have starred as both a DC and a Marvel superhero.