Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper On Shortlist For ‘Green Lantern Corps’

Green Lantern CorpsAfter years of waiting, It seems as if Warner Bros. and DC Films are finally taking their Green Lantern Corps property seriously. Just a week ago it was announced that David Goyer and Justin Rhodes would be tackling the screenplay for the film, due out in 2020. The project was described as a Lethal Weapon styled, buddy cop movie in space, featuring the two Earth Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart.

It didn’t take long for a shortlist for one of the main characters to surface. Today, The Wrap has revealed the contenders for Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps. Those contenders are as follows:

  • Tom Cruise
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Armie Hammer
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Joel McHale

While some of these contenders are new, and some down right perfect (Cruise), Bradley Cooper has been in contention before and Ryan Reynolds even played Hal Jordan in the failed 2011 adaptation. While it would be weird and unlikely that Reynolds would return, the actor was the best part of Warner Bros. failed attempt at our Emerald Guardian.

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In an interview from last year, Greg Silverman (former Warner Bros. President for the creative development and worldwide production) along with producer Charles Roven, who used to be heavily involved with the DC films, talked about how the Green Lantern mythology will make its way into this universe. Silverman spoke about the importance of adapting that mythology while bringing up the example of the 2011 Green Lantern film.

“[Green Lantern] is an incredible character. He’s actually multiple incredible characters There’s real opportunity there. We didn’t do a great job on that first Green Lantern movie. This is a character who deserves to be treated in the same way that Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman are being treated now, which is with great reverence. I guess I can say to the Green Lantern fans: if they can be patient with us, I think they’ll be really happy.”

Roven teased that fans may not see Green Lantern – whether it be Hal Jordan, John Stewart, etc. – until the second Justice League film, which was recently pushed back.

“Every beat of the movie is not yet worked out. So there’s the possibility that he may or may not be in Justice League 2. For now, we felt that we were introducing enough characters that the best possible place we could put Green Lantern is some introduction in Justice League 2, or barring that, a movie after.”

There you have it folks! What do you think of the choices? Sound-off in our comments section.

Green Lantern Corps is projected for release on July 24, 2020.

Source: The Wrap

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  • flavortang

    Tom Cruise? F### outta here. lol They could never land him, although that would be AWESOME. For me, Hal Jordan was always a cross between Top Gun’s Maverick and Captain Kirk.

    PLEASE not that McHale clown. He’s frickin’ insufferable and unwatchable.

  • razorstar90

    Meh, who’s on the directors shortlist. That’s what we need to know. They can raise Humphrey Bogart from the dead to play Hal and none of it will matter if DC hires another hack director takes the chair.

    • October_1985

      Who cares? He is going to be another puppet in the execs hands with the help of Hack Snyder

  • October_1985

    I wouldn’t mind having Reynolds back, he wasn’t the worst part of the movie. If not, I would be with Armie Hammer, Gyllenhaal its a great actor but I don’t see him with the amount of levity required, Cooper its kind of one note actor for me, and Cruise could have been right a couple of decades ago. Nobody thinking of Matt Damon? After watching The Martian I’m convinced he could nail Hal Jordan in his sleep.

  • October_1985

    Ah, the good ol’ Nathan Fillion wishful thinking. He could have been great a decade ago, in his post Serenity days, his shot to movie stardom is long past, and DC seems to be aiming to well stablished stars. Fillion as Hal, Alan Tudyk as Blue Bettle, Morena Baccarin as Wonder Woman, Adam Baldwin as Hawkman… directed by Joss Whedon!

    • Max Irons

      Why is my comment tagged as spam?

  • Adam Gonzales

    I’m a Supernatural fan and think Jensen Ackles is a good candidate for Jordan. Already has a good relationship with WB w/ CW & Under the Red Hood. Plus he has that natural, cocky attitude needed. Besides, Reynolds and Cooper have contracts with Fox and marvel so I doubt they’d even be allowed to crossover.

  • henryducard

    Are you sure this isn’t the list from a long time ago for the first green lantern film?

  • Joseph Chaisson

    Cruise is perfect? what have you been smoking?

  • Bill

    All except McHale would be great

  • Ryan Reynolds is probably not being considered for obvious reasons.

  • SAMURAI36.

    Hahaha what about that troll, Dan Amboyer? Didn’t he keep hinting that he was Green Lantern? Hahaha such a troll.

  • Matias Gagliardone

    I think Armie Hammer

  • Pat

    bow legged green lantern….how bout…no!

  • Pat

    look cruise is a great actor…but green lantern is not 5’4″