Green Lantern Corps is slowly catching pace. After DC brought the screenwriters aboard, it seems the studio has set their eyes on movie stars too to play the role. After Ryan Reynolds’ version failed to impress audiences, the studio will now be looking at redemption for the character. Going by the list of actors in studio’s shortlist, it seems they are dead serious about doing justice to the character.
Green Lantern Corps Actors
According to Comicbook.com, the studio has to choose from six actors for Hal Jordan. Some of the names might just surprise fans while some are considered good. Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, Joel McHale and Ryan Reynolds are the actors that the studio is targeting.
Ryan Reynolds, Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper
While each of them is good, actors like Ryan Reynolds, Tom Cruise, and Bradley Cooper simply come across as out of limits for the role. Ryan Reynolds did not impress audiences as Green Lantern but now has Deadpool, which fans really love. There are almost zero chances that he will leave a successful thing like Deadpool to come back to Green Lantern Corps.
Tom Cruise, on the other hand, is way too big of a movie star to be a part of a superhero franchise. It would be quite surprising if he agrees to be Hal Jordan. Bradley Cooper lends his voice to Rocket Raccoon for MCU. This might not allow him to jump over to DCEU to play Green Lantern.
Jake has never been a part of a superhero franchise. Apart from this, he has always defended the genre from those who think it is beneath other motion pictures. He is a talented actor, looks good and has a strapping personality, which might win him the role. Besides, he has also been a fan favorite for the role of Green Lantern making him a good choice.
Armie Hammer has been associated with the role for a while. He trolled fans over the role but DC has not confirmed anything yet. Much like Jake, he too has the looks to pull off Hal Jordan. Some fans already see him in the role. It remains to be seen who gets finalized in the role. Green Lantern Corps will premiere in 2020.
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