PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive Ryan Reynolds Gets Superheroic In ‘The Green Lantern’ Trailer’

It’s been a crazy past 24 hours for Ryan Reynolds. Last night, the trailer for the actor’s eagerly anticipated superhero flick “The Green Lantern” debuted online, and today People magazine revealed that Reynolds has been named the Sexiest Man Alive 2010.

But while garnering the Sexiest Man title won’t have any benefits on the home front with wife Scarlett Johansson (other than the fact that she’ll now have to call Reynolds “Sexiest man” when she tells him to take out the garbage) the release of the “Green Lantern” trailer could have plenty of benefits for his movie career… that is, if fans embrace the the film.

Here’s a quick rundown of the plot: Reynolds plays a Han Solo-esque test pilot named Hal Jordan who’s bequeathed a green ring by a dying alien. The ring gives him powers beyond his imagination and makes him part of an intergalactic crew of Green Lanterns tasked with defending the universe.

Check out the trailer, then head over to Splash Page to check out our editor’s analysis of the top five moments from the “Green Lantern” trailer. And, while you’re there, take a sec to let us know what you think of the trailer by voting in Splash Page’s “Green Lantern” poll (which closes Wednesday, November 17, at 8 p.m. ET). Enjoy!

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