- July: Blake and Ryan were announced as the leads for Green Lantern, and made their first public appearance together at Comic Con in San Diego that Summer. At that point, Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson, while Blake was still dating her on-again, off-again boyfriend and Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley.
- September: Unlike their characters on Gossip Girl, Blake and Penn didn't end up together; the former couple reportedly called things off in mid-September.
- October: Blake presented Ryan with the Most Anticipated Movie trophy at the Spike TV's Scream Awards, where they engaged in some witty banter onstage.
- December: Rumors of trouble in paradise plagued Ryan and Scarlett's two-year marriage for months before it was announced that he had filed for divorce just before Christmas.