DC has lined up a Green Lantern Corps movie starring both Hal Jordan and John Stewart and the casting is on its way. Recently a list of actors for the role of Hal Jordan in the story written by David Goyer and Justin Rhodes has been released and we can see a lot of exciting choices. The US Air Force Pilot from Coast City would be possibly played out by one of the following actors and we get into an analysis of each.
- Tom Cruise
We have seen the actor in a lot of action movies like the Mission Impossible series and The Last Samurai and Tom Cruise could pull it off. But it would not be wise to cast a character who will have to replaced in the near future (age issues), though the casting of Ben Affleck does defy that logic. The actor who could have been in The Matrix instead of Keanu Reeves is an outside contender as the Green Lantern.
Our take: Poor casting
- Ryan Reynolds
The actor got massive fame from his portrayal of the Marvel character Deadpool. Although he is lesser known for his previously performed Green Lantern, which failed miserably at the box office. While the actor had also voiced the Lantern in the video game Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, it is better for him to stick to Deadpool 2 rather than continuing Green Lantern.
Our take: No chance
In 2014, Cooper provided the voice of Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy and is set to reprise that role in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The actor is also famous for his role of an American SEAL in the movie American Sniper and an FBI agent in American Hustle. While Cooper could give a gritty look and feel to the intergalactic police officer, it is quite unrealistic to imagine him as Hal Jordan as Rocket Raccoon is set to feature in Avengers: Infinity War.
Our take: Difficult
We have seen the actor take up roles in The Day After Tomorrow and Brokeback Mountain. He was a top contender for Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins(2005), Spiderman in Spiderman-2(2004) and Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but lost out. Let us see if the actor can finally grab the role of the Emerald Crusader.
Our take: Outside chance
He has appeared in films such as Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) and Ted (2012). He has also played an NYPD officer in the supernatural horror film Deliver Us from Evil. We expect a comedy-filled version of Hal Jordan from this person if he is cast.
Our take: Surprise inclusion in this list
He was once picked by George Miller to star in Justice League: Mortal set for 2007 as Batman/Bruce Wayne, after a lot of searches. Miller himself would have directed the film, but the project was abandoned. He is back again, now to be set as the protector of Space Sector 2814. Having voiced an array of characters in many animated series and games, we can hope a decent performance from him. He recently gave fans a cheer when Joe Manganiello (Deathstroke) congratulated him on Twitter.
Our take: Strong chance
- James MarsdenJames MarsdenJames Marsden has been a hot property since his portrayal of Teddy Flood in HBO’s massively hit Westworld. He has got the boyish charm of Hal Jordan and also the strength of carry off Green Lantern with his acting skills. He is no stranger to superhero movies as he has played Cyclops in the original X-Men movies. He also had a supporting role in the movie Superman Returns.
Our take: Great casting
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