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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Will the Green Lantern be Bradley Cooper?

There has been a lot of talk about who will be donning the Green and reciting the Green Lantern oath - Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Charlie Bartlett), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Jack Black (Year One), David Boreanaz (Buffy, Angel, Bones), Ryan Gosling (The Notebook), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serenity) to name but a few (my favourite would be Fillion).

Now another name has been thrown into the wilds of the internet and that name is Bradley Cooper. You may not know the name but you will have seen his face - Alias, The Hangover, Failure to Launch, Yes Man, He's Just Not That Into You, and The Midnight Meat Train.

He has only been a lead in the last one, which was a horror, and all the rest have been mainly comedy roles so it is a bit of a surprise that he has been included to play Hal Jordan.

Here is what Drew McWeeney a.k.a. Moriarty on AICN, has to say about Cooper.
HitFix can exclusively report that Bradley Cooper is now one of the guys most likely to don the suit and slip on the power ring as The Green Lantern for director Martin Campbell.

Let's be clear: they have not hired him yet. But the process is far enough along that this is more than just a meeting or some spot on a wish list. Keep in mind that Campbell likes to see a lot of people when he's casting... and even when he's screen-testing, he seems willing to explore as many options as possible... but with the film set to shoot later this summer, they've got to start making their choices, and now's the time to put people in front of the camera and see who really works in the suit.

As the quote says Bradley is "one of the guys" so nothing has been decided. I personally just don't see him as Earth's Green Lantern, but he can act.

Would Bradley make a good Green Lantern? If not him who would you like to see play the part?

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1 comments:

MEK said...

Brian Austin Green seems keen to do it. Whilst keeping to the spirit of the comic book character. I would have laughed had he not been so good in The Sarah Connor Chronicles.