That's right Green Lantern may soon be cast
THR have the news that along with director Martin Campbell and producers Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti, Warners has spent the past five months searching for the actor to play Hal Jordan, the hot-shot Air Force pilot who is chosen by a dying alien to be his successor in an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns.
There have been numerous rumours as to who would play Hal - Anton Yelchin, Sam Worthington, Chris Pine, Nathan Fillion (my favourite choice), Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill, Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto.
However, they have now picked three definite maybes and only Bradley Cooper is from the above list. The other two are Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake. The holding deal the studio had on the actors expired Monday, meaning the three are now free to accept other offers.
I am a bit surprised about this threesome as none of them really fit the Hal Jordan I picture. Out of the three Ryan Reynolds is about the closest, but I would much rather see him as Deadpool (I hope that Green Lantern doesn't impact on that).
Bradley Cooper can act, but I just don't see him as Hal.
Justin Timberlake....I just don't know. Stunt casting like that can often harm a big film and I definitely cannot see him as Hal.
Apparently, De Line, Campbell and the studio each had a different favorite among the three finalists, making it difficult to come to a consensus.
Another issue impacting the casting process is the rising budget. "Lantern" is a full-blown space epic that is expected to cost between $150 million and $200 million, if not more. Warners would like to have the production costs at a reasonable level before proceeding.
The studio has scheduled the movie for a December 2010 opening.
I am assuming that one of these three will be Hal Jordan. Sadly the excitement I had for the film has gone down a notch or two.
On a slightly different tangent, there is the slight possibility that Superman, or more likely Clark Kent, may cameo in the Green Lantern film. MTV spoke to scriptwriter Marc Guggenheim.
“Honestly, it changes on a daily basis. Whatever information I gave you today would be obsolete in a week, and maybe come back again in two weeks,” said Guggenheim. ” And even if it wasn’t in flux at the script stage, it would still be constantly in flux because you can film it, put it in the original cut, and eventually it could end up on the editing room floor.”However, he didn’t deny that the Superman’s alter ego would be making an appearance.
What do you think about one of those three playing Jordan?