Has The Green Lantern Found Its Hal Jordan?


Less than two months ago we asked our readers to discuss who they think should take on the role of Hal Jordan, aka The Green Lantern, in the upcoming blockbuster film from director Martin Campbell. Various names were tossed around including Ryan Gosling, David Boreanz, Michael C. Hall, and Nathan Lane… but the clear choice and preference of our readers was Captain Hammer himself, Nathan Fillion. Well Drew McWeeny over at HitFix has just posted a pretty surprising casting rumor regarding the film, and some folks are going to be mighty surprised…

It’s not Nathan Fillion.

But according to McWeeny there’s a very good chance The Green Lantern will be played by… Bradley Cooper?

If you’re saying “who?” right now then shame on you. Cooper was most recently seen in Jim Carrey’s Yes Man, The Midnight Meat Train, and He’s Just Not That Into You, but his break out role just may be this summer’s hilarious-looking comedy The Hangover. He’s also been pretty busy on TV with a recurring role on “Nip/Tuck” and a starring role in the short-lived but very funny “Kitchen Confidential.” And if none of that rings a bell he was also the dick in Wedding Crashers. The guy has a fun and energetic screen presence and he seems more than capable of bringing the dramatic when required.

McWeeny is quick to point out that this casting isn’t a lock, but he feels fairly confident. Check out his full HitFix post for more details behind his reasoning.

What do you think of Bradley Cooper as The Green Lantern?

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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