Who do we think should play Hal Jordan? Read this list and find out.
Justice League casting rumors have maintained a steady pace of, "Oh, my god, I need it now!" With Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan) all but confirmed to be Aquaman, this still leaves a Green Lantern and Flash to be announced. There's a lot of talk amongst folks who wouldn't know such things anyway that Hal Jordan might not make his Justice League debut—it will be someone like John Stewart. "You mean the fake news guy?" No, Guy Gardner, one of the other Earth Lanterns. However, I think that might be counterintuitive to the flow of the DC film universe from here on out. Most likely we'll begin (again) with Hal Jordan, wiping the slate clean of Ryan Reynold's and Martin Campbell's hideous attempt at making a Lantern film.
Other runners-up include Patrick Wilson, whose Night Owl was solid, but I don't think he has the particular charisma for Jordan. Also considered were Charlie Hunnam, if his performance in Pacific Rim wasn't stupendously bad, and Zac Efron if he wasn't a dwarf.
Now on with our top choices of whose power we should beware of...
5. Ryan Gosling
Prior to 2011's phenomenal Green Lant-- haha, sorry. Before Ryan Reynolds turned Hal Jordan into a silly man-child, Ryan Gosling was heavily rumored to be a solid contender to wear the ring. While I definitely wouldn't be disappointed to see Gosling as Hal Jordan—he no doubt has the physique, lady-killer looks, and acting chops to pull it off—he doesn't seem too excited about the notion of playing a cosmic superhero. Gosling has sideswiped the questions before by referencing his character in Drive being his closest rendition of a superhero we'll see from him.
|"Which one of you ladies|
wants to see my power battery?"
4. Jamie Bamber
Outside of Battlestar Galactica fans, hardly anyone knows who in the hell this is. He is handsome as all get out, can charm the pants off any woman with that gorgeous smile, a tight body, and has already played a bad ass outer space pilot! What more could you want? Well, maybe if he was 12 years younger, he'd be perfect! Unfortunately, the reality of casting for major roles like this calls for a younger star that can age well with potential sequels, and being over 40 doesn't look good on an actor's resume no matter how ageless you might be. Seriously, this dude's 40? He looks like he's fresh out of a college frat house!
3. Chris Pine
This choice might be too obvious. He's young. Hot. Great in bed. Is the Captain of the Enterprise. Spectacular at being a dick. He was even heavily rumored to eventually slide gently inside the tight green suit once before.
|"This is Captain Hal Tiberius|
Jordan of Farris Air. Damnit!
2. Bradley Cooper
He's too old. He's nearly 40. Let's just get that out of the way, but he's also too damn awesome not to be considered... though he won't be. Bradley Cooper fits so well as Hal Jordan it makes my pants tight. He's got the swagger, the James Bond chest hair, intense performances under his belt, and an exquisitely heroic figure.
|"On set photo of Bradley Cooper|
in the new Green Lantern suit..."
1. Armie Hammer
If this guy doesn't end up being Hal Jordan, there is something amiss in the universe. Hammer was once heavily rumored to be the next Batman before Zack Snyder decided to go the path of the old battle-hardened Bruce Wayne of Dark Knight Returns. He is a young, rising action star with an open schedule that's already had the light of comic film superhero shined in his direction.
|"Now imagine this....but|
He's still young, at only 27, and can wear the ring for a multi-film contractual agreement into his late thirties while remaining physically adept and fresh. His latest project with Guy Ritchie is a wrap with nothing big on the horizon as of yet. The stars in sector 2814 have aligned for Hammer. Warner Bros. just needs to take advantage of this golden opportunity before someone else snatches him up.
-article by J.G. Barnes