Ryan Gosling Power-ring Up for Green Lantern?

If there’s one thing that 2008 box office receipts reinforced, it’s that comic-book heroes—be they DC or Marvel—are big bucks on the big screen.

The latest buzz fluttering around Hollywood is that Lars and the Real Girl Golden Globe nominee Ryan Gosling will be taking on the role of Hal Jordan, a/k/a Green Lantern, in Warner Bros.’s screen adaptation of DC’s Silver Age superhero comic.

Says MTV, “The script has reportedly been turned in, met with approval, and given a 2009 start date…Gosling is in the running to be the man in green.”

That’s great! Maybe now Ryan can use his powers to compel Rachel McAdams to confirm that the two of them are officially back together.