GREEN LANTERN CORPS: 6 Actors Up For Hal Jordan Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: January 20, 2017
According to THEWRAP.COM, Warner Bros./DC FILMS are looking at the following actors to play Hal Jordan in GREEN LANTERN CORPS: Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Armie Hammer, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
My two cents…
I like everyone on the list except for Tom Cruise. I am definitely NOT a Cruise fan and frankly, if he did nab the part, I’d lose all interest in this project. I have heard some scuttlebutt that Warner Bros. was looking to cast older for Hal Jordan, so age-wise, Cruise would fit that bill. But PLEASE WB, just say no to Mr. Cruise!
Sorry, rant over. ANYWAY…
I think I’m equal when it comes to the five other dudes and would be happy if any were cast. McHale, Cooper and Reynolds are all in their 40s, so they could also be an older Hal. Hammer and Gyllenhaal are both in their 30s.
I’d say it’s surprising that Ryan Reynolds in on the list due to having actually already played Hal Jordan in the 2011 GREEN LANTERN film which disappointed, but it’s kind of not. For one thing, GREEN LANTERN sucking wasn’t Reynolds’ fault – it was the script and behind-the-camera stuff that hurt that movie. Also, I’m pretty sure that Reynolds is still under contract for another GL film or two (unless his contract with WB has expired). Honestly, I’d have no problem and with Reynolds returning and GREEN LANTERN CORPS being a kinda-sorta sequel. You can always “conveniently forget” all the stuff that sucked and go with the few things that worked in that film.
So, what do you all think? Of these six, who would you like to see get the part? Talk about it in the comments section below!
Wait...what if they went old (OK, not that old) and went with Kurt Russell as Hal? I’m just throwin’ that out there.