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JT to get a charge from the GREEN LANTERN?

Hey folks, Harry here... Got an unconfirmed rumor that at Leavesden Studios - there's been some Warner Bros. screen testing on GREEN LANTERN and that Justin Timberlake was suiting up for the test. That does not mean that JT is going to be Hal Jordan, but just that he's one of the guys that they've been seriously considering for the role of our Emerald Knight. At least that's the latest from our source, Alphonse. I know my general instant reaction to Pop Star casting is to curl in the corner shivering from the hives it gives me, but Justin has done some solid film work thus far - plus that sipping commercial where he gets dragged through all sorts of locales. It makes me giggle. What do you folks think of the possibility? Better or worse than Jack Black?

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  • July 9, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by Potsy

    bad choice

  • July 9, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Worse than Jack Black.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Timberlake might be a talented dancer, but he has less charisma than Orlando Bloom.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by Kaladrax

    Say it isn't so!

  • July 9, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    JT would bring that shit right on down to omeletteville

    by FlickaPoo

  • July 9, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    what arse!

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

  • July 9, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Jack Black is a candidate?

    by RobertBaron

    Way to destroy the movie before a frame is shot if he gets the part.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    hire a fucking actor...not a brand

    by Human_Bean_Juice_


  • July 9, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    a flaming pile of poo would be better than Jack Black.

    by theneonsamurai

    In all seriousness, I'd rather see Britney Spears play Green Lantern than see Jack Black in *anything* ever again.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Someone tell Campbell to stop being such a pussy...

    by Knuckleduster

    ... and just cast Nathan Fillion.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    dunno. can he actually act? does anyone know?

    by smudgewhat

    but no Jack Black. not a fit.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    I used to think he was a pretty boy hack but after seeing him on SNL numerous times and seeing him take small roles in REAL movies, I got his back. He's for real and would be great as the GL. I got no problem with this at all.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Just keep his hair short.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Any longer than close-cropped and the guy's got that blond afro thing going.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by yetanotherunqualifiedopinion

    If anyone truly does possess less charisma then Orlando Bloom, it is Mr JT. It would make sense though, maybe Ms Diaz WILL be starring alongside him... /crawls to nearest corner and vomits

  • July 9, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    and the Green Lantern rumour of the day is....

    by landosystem

    That Jack Black rumour was a year ago, and you guys have posted like 5 others since. This project has been in more hands than a joint at a Judd Apatow party.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Brandon Routh is available

    by Diagnostic

  • July 9, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Just kill the movie now

    by lakesnow1

    if both Jack Black and Timberlake are both named in the same sentence as Hal Jordan.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    That young Master Timberlake finally won me over...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...don't know and don't care about GREEN LANTERN, but his SNL stuff is great and he did a good job in BLACK SNAKE MOAN.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    fuck that

    by JaredParker3

    just because hes done a few movies doesnt mean he can pull a robert downey jr and make a great superhero what happened to ryan reynolds? didnt he ahve the part?

  • July 9, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but...

    by MCVamp

    TImberlake would be a perfectly acceptable Kyle Rayner.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Maybe not Hal Jordan

    by SifoDyasJr.

    But I could see him as Guy Gardner

  • Yeah, I remember all the hate when he was cast. All of ya are Heath-Joker lovers now, but most hated the casting when it was announced. I'll grant just hearing JT's name grates my nerves, but like Heath I'd be willing to give him a chance.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    No, he's talented. The geek juice will flow in these TB's

    by dr sauch

    ZOMG HE"S A POP STAR I HAIT ANYTHING MAINSTREAM LULZ *spittle* He's talented. Wait and see fatties.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    He should be

    by casinoskunk


  • July 9, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I won't see it...

    by GingerBallz

    If Timberdouche is Hal. Nathan Fillion would be PERFECT!

  • July 9, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Jaden Smith!!!!

    by krod

    that wud be too cool

  • July 9, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Lance Bass as Sinestro?!?!?!

    by krod


  • July 9, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Jack Black as...

    by Talandir


  • July 9, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    make green latern oath a rap song

    by krod

    totally dope

  • July 9, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I like it!

    by Duty

    Just watch his SNL hosting skills.... He is the best host of SNL in 10 years!! Bring on the Green!

  • July 9, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Jack black as the Green Lardass

    by mitortilla

    I don't think they've found their Hal Jordan yet. I'm gonna throw someone out there, might sound crazy. Michael C. Hall.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    change the ring charger lantern..

    by krod

    to a cooler full of "green" red bull

  • July 9, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Fucking worse than Jack Blacks asspimples

    by ev1ldead

    That guy can't act shit. LL Cool J looked like Denzel next to him in Edison.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I like JT

    by Arashikage

    as an actor, I think it could work.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Shot me...

    by Dead_Geek the F*cking head. Hollywood sucks!

  • July 9, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Southland Tales

    by TedKordLives

    JT really brought it in Southland Tales. Say what you like about the film proper, but he did deliver the goods. And I'll echo MCVamp: I can't see him as Hal, but he would be great as Kyle.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    He DID just switch agents yesterday...

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    I could see it.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Jack Black as Gnort!

    by TedKordLives

    Fucking yes! Perfect! It's like they created a character for him to play before he was even famous!

  • July 9, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Forget that JT is a pop star and focus on his acting

    by D.Vader

    I never saw Alpha Dog but heard he was good in it. He's freaking hilarious on SNL, and he's been acting all his life. <p> So I'm not going to pass any judgments until I see something substantial.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    FUCK JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE-and any other rapper/musician/asshole who wants to be an actor.IT'S JUST some kind iof vanity issue.Plus, I'M SURE THE PRODUCERS think they'll get something out of it, like a top 10 single for the film "I'm bring Lantern back"

  • July 9, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    whoever keeps saying

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    NATHAN FILLION-I FUCKING CONCUR. This guy is really cool, really likeable-and if you gave hima few million-IM SURE HE'D BULK UP.Come on hollywood-make us happy!

  • July 9, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    MrD... Heath and Timberlake not the same thing at all

    by MattmanReturns

    I was skeptical of Heath but I also knew he was an ACTOR, and I also figured Nolan knew what he was doing. Justin Timberlake doesn't look anything like Hal Jordan, he doesn't have the physique, and he certainly doesn't have acting chops. If this is true, it's the worst news ever. I don't think it is, because it's totally ridiculous.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I don't have a problem with this news

    by ackack

    One, it could be worse. Two, JT is extremely talented at whatever he does.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    You tube search NATHAN FILLION Green Latern Fan trailer. I'm at work right now and you tube is restricted.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    JT HAS been acting all his life. He was a child actor BEFORE he became a huge megastar dude. Or whatever he became. Point is, actor first. So anyone who posts otherwise below me is an idiot. Because I just set the record straight. <P> And Blue Beetle totally knows how to take down a Green Lantern. Any GL. He's ready and willing.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Shamwow Guy as the Riddler

    by JoeSixPack

    Again, wrong movie. But seriously, wouldn't Rainn Wilson be a great riddler?

  • July 9, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Isn't he a bit petite and fey?

    by SunkUboat

    Not at all intimidating or heroic whatsoever. This would destroy any kind of goodwill they have with the fans. Perhaps Mark Wahlberg instead? He's got the physique and the acting chops.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Won't happen

    by Mr.FTW

    The person of Justin Timberlake would dwarf the entire franchise of Green Lantern. Granted it would creat buzz and a certain amount of draw but it would also turn off way too many people and the critics would have a field day whether his performance was good or not. Plus JT has to much money and power for them to be able to lock him into the kind of franchise contract they would need to for Green Lantern. They need someone who can't already write their own check.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Sorry dude

    by Tell_Your_Mom_I_Said_Hi

    Ben Linus from Lost would be a better riddler. That dude has creepy eyes.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST


    by F-18


  • July 9, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Gentlemen, before debating whether young Master...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Timberlake deserves to live or die, let us first establish whether anyone really gives a shit about the GREEN LANTERN...?

  • July 9, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah I've seen his so-called "acting"

    by MattmanReturns

    No thanks.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    I like JT, but some possible other considerations...

    by Fish Tank

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers<br> Billy Crudup<br> Dougray Scott (who would have been a great Wolvie)<br> ?

  • July 9, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Beaks would likely say of Timerlake:

    by YackBacker

    "He has firmly established himself as one of his generation's most talented actors." I mean that's what Beaks said about Joseph Gordon Levitt, so...

  • July 9, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Scott Speedman as Hal Jordan.

    by Delagoya

    Michael C. Hall as Guy Gardner. Hugo Weaving as Sinestro. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Kyle Rayner. That dude from Redbelt as John Stewart. Mickey Rourke or some other badass as Kilowog.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by alice 13

    oh plz plz i hope he gets this part!! <p> plz plz plz!!!!!!!

  • July 9, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives, you just lied your ass off

    by MattmanReturns

    I just looked up Timberlake on a helpful little lie detecting tool called and apparently his first acting gig was in 1999. So, unless he's ten years old, doesn't look like he's been acting "all his life."

  • July 9, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Dougray Scott would've been a good Wolverine? <P> Seriously, he was the pussiest bad guy I've EVER seen in an action movie. If he couldn't handle an MI villain, there's no way he could play Wolvie. Actually, I get out of bed every day and thank god he got hurt on the set of MI2, thereby saving the X-Men films. Ok, I don't do that but really, come on man.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Neil Patrick Harris kicks ass as The Shoe Fairy...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...on SESAME STREET. Kicks ass and laves it sore. I laugh my ass off every time. My two year old does too.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST


    by Beniffer

    He was fine on SNL many times .. he has good timing and is pretty on the screen. I would say he could play a serious role but I don't know how this flick is being done .. JT gets a vote for me ... atleast for a 2ndary character

  • July 9, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo

    ...any day. And twice on Sunday.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Oh sweeet jesus

    by ScottinDC

    Timberlake aint that good..he was passable in Alpha Dog but his voice over work for Shrek 3 bit rancid ass. Get a real fucking actor for this. Or just kill this whole superhero franchise for awhile and try writing some original material.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives; D.Vader

    by SunkUboat

    JT has been acting all his life IF you include his childhood gig on the Mickey Mouse Club (if you consider that acting) which I don't and would guess most people wouldn't either.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    No way

    by TedKordLives

    He was on the Mickey Mouse club as a kid, right? With Britany? Am I crazy? If I lied my ass off, I apologize. But I'm fairly sure his career started when he was a kid. <P> I'm a really good guesser, too. Off to IMDB...

  • July 9, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Nothing against him but......

    by drewlicious

    Have you heard his voice? A little high pitched for a superhero don't you think? I would prefer Bradley Cooper just because out of the people I've heard brought up he's the most masculine. Hal Jordan's a fighter pilot, thats not on the ground combat but the guy should have a little edge to him. Even as a hood Timberlake seems pretty soft.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by mitortilla

    except he's bald.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by Sin86a

    I have no real issue with this. I don't see him as Hal really but he can bulk up if need be and he hasn't had that afro thing in years. He's a decent actor and might actually be good. I'd check it out.

  • July 9, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Here is the Fan Made Green Latern trailer starring Nathan Fillion. Check it out <P> <P>

  • July 9, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Timberlake would be "Bringing Crappy Superhero Movies Back"

    by Rob0729

    Sorry, I just can't buy Timberlake as a superhero. I think he could do well in a lightweight comedy, but I haven't be able to take him seriously in his serious roles no matter how good he does.

  • July 9, 2009, 2 p.m. CST


    by In_Rainbows

    This website doesn't update as much as others and when it does its just garbage like this. JT? Seriously? Come on.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Club MMC!93-95! <P>I consider any time spent in front of a camera to be 'acting', because even if you are playing yourself, you ARE still playing for the camera. If you've ever had a camera pointed at you, you should understand that.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    sorry? Dougray scott? Wolvie?

    by Beniffer

    Surely you jest ... a horrible casting call +1 for you fishtank

  • July 9, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Get AWESOME!

    by Philvis

    Get Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin)from Chuck. That guy would make a great GL.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    The Green Lantern Franchise Is Dead Already!!!

    by Media Messiah

    First Jack Black, and now this??? They are not going to get my money...not one penny of it!!!

  • July 9, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Titanic Vandalism by the GO! Team-

    by TedKordLives

    Perfect song for a GL soundtrack. You listening, Campbell? <P> It's perfect. Gives me goose bumps.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    You consider Mickey Mouse Club acting?

    by SunkUboat

    He was basically a song and dance man on the show, a junior Zac Efron. As a superhero he has to have a certain presence and gravitas. He has to be intimidating and strong. JT as Green Lantern, would have no credibility.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives = Justin Timberlake

    by SunkUboat

  • July 9, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    My death is imminent

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    If this happens, I'm killing myself<p> And I'm doing it at your house<p> And I'm doing it in my underwear

  • July 9, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    JT is no good.

    by Delagoya

    Just imagine him saying the GL oath. Just think about it.....

  • July 9, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Hate JT's music BUT...

    by harrys_site_sucks

    he was really good in Black Snake Moan. Not Jack Black please. he's one note.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    there goes the key demographic...

    by ENAN

    no straight dude wants to watch justin timberlake for more than the length of a crappy music video or snl skit. even then his ratty little face is beyond irritating. to sacrifice the key "pimply single dude" demographic by casting the biggest D-Bag in the business would be wholly unwise. Guy's hate Timberlake because he is a phony baloney, unfunny twat. Those who thinks he has talent: stupid horny girls that won't be able to talk dudes into going with them.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Can you hear it yet?

    by Delagoya

    Can you hear his girly voice yet?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    In Darkest Day

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    In Blackest Night<P> No Evil Shall Escape My Limp Wrist Might

  • July 9, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I *would* consider the Mickey Mouse club gig acting

    by D.Vader

    I watched that growing up and the kids performed in numerous skits like a preteen version of SNL (way before All That on Nickelodeon). Like it or not, SunkUBoat, it IS acting, and the kids been a performer all his life.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by JohnnyESQ

    Why do they want to go so young? Hal Jordan is an experienced test pilot and the most bad ass space cop in the galaxy. I know it's worn out, but you have to think along the lines of a Nathan Filion or Eion Bailey. I think JT is great, but not as Green Lantern. Maybe the Flash...maybe.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    SunkUBoat, don't make yourself look stupid

    by D.Vader

    Are you suggesting Zac Effron isn't an actor either? Because he can sing and dance? Look, I don't like the guy either, but I'm not dumb enough to say a very obvious actor isn't an actor bc he can sing and dance and the majority of his performances have been just that.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    And by your logic, SunkUBoat...

    by D.Vader

    Hugh Jackman can't pull off Wolverine because he was a "song and dance" man too.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion

    by Sin86a

    I think he'd be great also but it will never happen. they will not pin a franchise on a virtually unknown actor who is already in his thirties. No way.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger

    JT=EPIC FAIL For chrissakes.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I am NOT Justin Timberlake

    by TedKordLives

    God, I wish I had a tenth of his monies. I would make a Blue Beetle movie for the ages. Shit would make your head spin. <P> I admit I've not seen any of the MM Club, but I stand by my statement that ANY time spent in front of a camera is acting. Ever had your picture taken? Remember how you sorta played up to that? That's acting.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    But D.Vader......

    by Delagoya

    Hugh Jackman DIDN'T pull off Wolverine. At least the Wolvie I know and love.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Wasn't RDJ pretty much an Unknown? Was Ron Pearlman a house hold name? I guess people knew who Christian Bale was before Batman Begins.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I am probably one of the biggest GL fans on earth.

    by Superponte

    Have every issue of the Hal Jordan Era from Showcase to Blackest Night. I even have several issues of Alan Scott's GL. I knew, and was proud to call Marty Nodell, AND Gil Kane friends from the convention circuit. GL was modeled after Paul Newman. Timberlake is no Paul Newman, but I did not feel the gut wrenching nausea that I felt a couple years back with the jack Black rumor. As long as the script is solid, I see no reason why Timberlake cannot pull off the role. He's got the raw talent, lets just hope he can execute it.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Zac Effron is totally cute.

    by mitortilla

  • July 9, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    All That's Good In The World Has Died

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Sic 'em Gnort

  • July 9, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Here is the Fan Made Green Latern trailer starring Nathan Fillion. Check it out <P> =_hTiRnqnvDs <P> <P> Did anyone watch this?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by Melvin_Pelvis

    I was totally going to say that

  • July 9, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    I didn't want to open up a Wolverine debate...

    by D.Vader

    But the issues with Wolverine have more to do with the way the character was written than the way Jackman portrayed him.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by Triple_J_72 Just... no. Anyway, I thought Bradley Cooper was gonna get the part. Oh wait... nobody knows who the fuck he is... even those who saw "The Hangover."

  • July 9, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern...

    by jinspikec

    Nathan Fillion!

  • July 9, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Michael Keaton

    by Series7

    Was almost 40 when he became Batman. He was not famous that famous then either.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Justin would

    by Varakor

    kick ass as Green Lantern, but NOT as Hal Jordon. maybe Kyle Rayner <sp> You need someone with a bit more maturity to play Hal. Or he could be ONE of the Lanterns as opposed to THE Green Lantern; You know cover him up in some makeup, make him one of those alien-type lanterns. Just my two cents.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Getting in front of the camera is acting?

    by drewlicious

    I the sense that microwaving a Swanson's Salisbury Steak is actual cooking. Doesn't mean I'm qualified to work at a four star restaurant though.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Agree with you on the writing D.Vader.

    by Delagoya

    But I still don't think Hugh pulled off Wolvie. I actually can't think of any actor that can play him correctly. Maybe Morgan Freeman? That dude can do anything!

  • July 9, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    However, how many people really know Green Lantern or want to see a film about him? I am guessing a paltry few.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Wow, there's a lot of JT hate

    by krantus

    He's actually a good actor, as per Black Snake Moan and the underrated Alpha Dog. Not to mention the fact that he continually rocks the shit on SNL. He'd rock the GL.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    The only thing worse than JT as...

    by Keblar

    Hal is the fact that they're considering him at all. I think it doesn't bode well for the kind of tone that we can expect from the film. JT just can bring the kind of Gravitas Jordan needs. Why not just cast DiCraprio?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I'll give him the benefit of the doubt

    by Darth Busey

    He did bring sexy back, after all.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Hal Jordan was based on guys like

    by Master Bruce

    Chuck Yeager, a WW2 flyboy turned badass test pilot who can drink you under a table after he breaks the sound barrier - w/busted ribs ta boot...Justin Timberlake? Try again Martin. And not Bradley Cooper either please! Why not the dude from Transformers...Mr. Fergie, Josh Duhamel?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion

    by Series7

    Was in Saving Private Ryan?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    He's a motherlover with his....

    by GornPirate

    dick in box.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    There's nuttin wrong with JT<br>

    by Melvin_Pelvis

  • July 9, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by Sin86a

    Point well taken. BUT Hellboy is still not a well known character. And being buried in makeup meant they didn't have to get a major name to do it. There are more than a few people who couldn't tell you anything about Hellboy. RDJ was most definitely a household name although not for anything good. And Bale was seen as an actor on the rise. Again, I do agree that Fillion would be GREAT as GL. I just think the likelyhood of it happening is slim.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Gotta say..

    by TedKordLives

    I'm not for Timberlake as GL. Period. I'm just saying that he's talented. He wouldn't be where he is if he wasn't. <P> I'm in the Nathan Fillion camp, all the way. The dude IS Hal Jordan. Can't WB take a page out of the Marvel book and do something that goes against the Hollywood paradigm? Like basing a franchise on an older actor?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    crap! hit enter

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    now I can't remember what smartass thing I was gonna say

  • July 9, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Michael Keaton!

    by Series7

    He was in White Noise and Nathan Fillion was in White Noise 2: The Light, there you've learned something today. <P> Also he was in 2 Guys A Girl A Cup and a Pizza Place? Wow he did not stand out in that show.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Saving Private Ryan...

    by Sin86a

    I forgot all about that! Fillion was the first Ryan they talked to about his brothers being killed.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Fillion was the first Private Ryan in SPR

    by D.Vader

    The one whose younger brother was like 12 years old.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Green Latern

    by Series7

    Is about as Household as Ironman. Every guy probably knows who he is, but not really what he does. But women really have no clue what the character is.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Imagine Sean Connery......

    by Delagoya

    as a GL saying the GL oath?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Green Latern?

    by TedKordLives

    Is that like the Green Latrine?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by Sw0rdfish

    Marty Nodell--good guy. I bought an original Poppin Fresh from him for my sister-in-law, who has always been completed grossed out by P.F. (she has a low threshhold). It hangs in her kitchen.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Never saw SPR

    by Series7

    I will watch nothing that tarnishes the great name of Germany.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Check out Ryan McPartlin...

    by Philvis

    I think he would make for a great GL. Here is his IMDB page,

  • July 9, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    I didn't think much of JT

    by smackfu

    until I started noticing his SNL win. Cornelius Timberlake was by far the best thing that came out of this SNL season. He seems to excel at everything he does entertainment-wise, so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    very cool trailer indeed! i say the casle is "CLOSED".Hire Fillion.That guy has a shitload of charisma!

  • July 9, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    green lantern has a ring that shoots green.

    by mitortilla

  • July 9, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Marty Nodell

    by TedKordLives

    Somewhere I've got a plastic GL Ring signed by him. Got it at an auction at a Con for $5. Only thing I won.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST


    by smackfu

    Saving Private Ryan isn't an anti-Germany war film, any more than Indiana Jones was an anti-rolling-boulder film. The war itself is the enemy in the film, not zee Germans.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Hector Hammond

    by TedKordLives

    I WILL see a giant-headed comic book villain onscreen before I die, dammit. <P> I'd prefer to see Hulk v. M.O.D.O.K (or the Leader), but I'd settle for GL v. HH.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I guess I picked a bad analogy

    by smackfu

    considering zee Germans were the bad guy in Indiana Jones. Say, remember that time you guys tried to exterminate a race and take over the world and replace the Earth's population with Aryan clones and what not? What was that about?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Not bad

    by Nizzuts

    JT was pretty good in Alpha Dog...I think he would do ok as Hal Jordan.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    It shows the German's losing, which never happened in real life. Why would I want to see such lies?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion meeting with DC Comics today

    by TalkingWalnut

    Nathan Fillion and Rainn Wilson are meeting with DC Comics today. Do we dare hope that DC has finally made a good decision? Of course, it could just be for another Wonder Woman animated movie...

  • July 9, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Rainn Wilson????

    by Series7

    What would DC hire him for? Do they need a new Janitor?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern has a ring that shoots chairs

    by smackfu

    and hammers and ropes and shit. Just an FYI incase you guys had it confused with something else.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Talking Walnut

    by TedKordLives

    Where'd you hear that, hmmm?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by FrancoNeroLuv

    Timberlake could pull of the cockiness of Hal Jordan, but I would prefer Nathan Fillion or Brad Cooper, Plus timberlake is too short to be a real hero. Just don't let it be Shia or Emile Hirsch, that would make me hate not just the movie but the character in general. The real question is, Who do they get to play the Gaurdians from Oa? How about Jeffrey Combs ala Andorian in Enterprise (without the head anteanea). Also I would love to see Kilowog pounding on Poozers in this one.

  • July 9, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    I'm not saying JT or Zac Efron aren't good

    by SunkUboat

    performers or actors for that matter, but they don't have what it takes to play a superhero or action stars, or at least to be a lead role. They would be better side kicks. They would be better suited for Robin than Batman. And by your logic, being a kid actor on the Mickey Mouse Club, Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera make good actresses too! So both of them should dye their hair black and should be in the running for Wonder Woman......right?

  • July 9, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    I've Read Two

    by BigEddieCalzone

    I've read two drafts of this movie. The first, absolutely gag-worthy, was obviously written to shit on this franchise and turn it into a fucking infantile Apatow-clone. The other draft, by Greg Berlanti, is a loving, careful draft that is faithful to GL canon and would make for a visually stunning movie. Hearing about JT makes me think they're gonna go with the shitty comedy draft and throwing out the better one.

  • July 9, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    The thing about GL

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    is he does have just the tiniest bit of testosterone<p> And Justin Timberlake don't

  • July 9, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Rainn Wilson for Egghead

    by mitortilla

    in Edgar Wright's Antman.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Not what I was saying at all

    by D.Vader

    It sounded like you were suggesting entertainers like Timberlake and Efron can't be considered actors bc they mainly sing and dance (despite having acting in their history), NOT that they would be right or wrong for a superhero role.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Morgan Freeman for the win!

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • July 9, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    tiniest bit of testosterone

    by smackfu

    Zorro mask, green tights, jewelry, and he lassos criminals with his magic ring rather than shooting skull melting lazers out of it. Sounds like JTs testo level may even be a bit high for the role.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    They went from Bradley Cooper to Timberlake?

    by paralyser-pro

    If they do that then they are total frickin idiots... the kind of idiots that lose the rights to Superman (cough cough) And btw... John Terry of Chelsea football club is JT, Timberlake does not exist in this dojo.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    My choice for Green Lantern

    by smackfu

    would be Samuel L Jackson, and he would curse in it more than any other move he's ever made.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Who the hell is JT?

    by AlwaysThere

    I'm, supposed to know JT is Justin Timberlake now? GTFO with an abbreviation for that guy.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST


    by SunkUboat

    Justin Timberlake is not short at all. He's about 5'11. It's just that he has a small and slender frame. Right now, he's about 170 lbs. He's definitely fit and buff. But even if he was to add on 10 or 15 lbs of pure muscle, that would just be adding muscle to a teeny tiny frame. I mean, he must have a waist size of only 31 inches, very small. Nothing sturdy or hulking like the size of a dude like Nathan Fillion.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST


    by smackfu

    I thought he was a complete douche too before I realized he was a Martin/Walken/Hanks caliber SNL host. Impressing on SNL goes a long way for giving you cred, just ask Alec Baldwin.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Egghead???!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! <P> You rock, dude. That's old school hardcore-ness and I'm not even joking.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I face palmed really hard. JT has the voice of a 15 y/o

    by Damien Chowder

    Not to mention he really can't act. Looks like a school child about to fondled by the gym teacher. WTF!!! I thought we had a good thing going on here with Casino Royale director and then this!? Fuck I don't even mind JT's crappy acting but please don't put him in the movie.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    And just for the record

    by SunkUboat

    Hal Jordan is 6'0 and 200 lbs. You don't cast a Welterweight to play a Heavyweight, that's all I'm saying

  • July 9, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Ben Browder. End of damn story.

    by Johnny Smith

  • July 9, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    How about Arnie as Martin Luthor King?! That is the equivalent.

    by Damien Chowder

  • July 9, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Fucking Hollywood

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    Justin Timberlake as Green Lantern? Are you fucking kidding me? Everyone with a brain knows Fillion needs to be Green Lantern and Jensen Ackles needs to be Guy Gardner. That pussy boy Justin Timberlake should be nowhere near a movie and especially Green Lantern. Cast Justin Timberlake as Green Lantern and you have doomed the movie. I ain't gonna pay a dime for that crapfest. And after seeing that youtube Green Lantern trailer with Fillion the movie the real movie will need to live up to that trailer.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    charlotte church as wonder women

    by krod


  • July 9, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    John Goodman for Kilowog!

    by TedKordLives

    Voice only, the character should be really good CG. <P> Poozers.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    aaron carter as ROM space knight

    by krod


  • July 9, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Honestly though

    by Killsomethin

    If they go with Justin Timberlake over Jack "Hey im overweight and funny" Black then it would be like goning from Gaint Pile of dog shit to Hugh Pile of dog shit.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Lou Pearlmen as flash!

    by krod


  • July 9, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    We've entered

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    the underoos era of comic book hero movies

  • July 9, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by mitortilla

    lol, ha! yeah that is hardcore old-school.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I want Cooper back! Infact I'd shag him just to stop this!

    by Damien Chowder

  • July 9, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Hawkeye totally owned his ass.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan!

    by fanboy71

    Maybe JT can be Kyle, or one of the younger lanterns. I agree he has more acting chops than most on here give him credit for.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Get Jon Hamm...

    by Demarco

    and set it in the Fifties/early Sixties with the space race as a backdrop.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Oh, you mean...Ch'p?

  • July 9, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Egghead = Awesome

    by Continentalop

    Guy framed Hank Pym and blew up his own niece, causing her to lose her arm. Guy is bad-ass. <p> Remember Ted, Egghead killed Hawkeye's bro.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Or take a look at the cast of Criminal Minds...

    by Demarco

    Whenever I watch that show, I always think how perfect Thomas Gibson would be for Hal Jordan, and Shemar Moore would make a great John Stewart.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Simon Baker

    by Gus Sinclair

    should be in some superhero movie. Why not GL? I like Shane from The Shield as the Riddler and Gandolfini as the Penguin.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    i want hal jordan: whiny twat.

    by alice 13

    and his mother dresses him.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Boys 2 Men must score this film

    by krod

  • July 9, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Why JT shouldn't

    by Continentalop

    Ok, forget how I feel about his music career or about him personally, the guy has yet to really prove he has earned the right to be a star in a blockbuster/franchise movie. <p> Maybe he is a good actor, but he has yet to prove it. Blacksnake Moan, Alpha Dog, Southland Tales, The Love Guru, none of those movies showed that he has any "real" screen presence. If he did, he would be the star in a big Hollywood movie by now instead of still trying to make it. <p> And yes he was great in SNL, but then-again so was Buck Henry. And no one is saying Buck Henry should have been an A-list star.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    If Jensen Ackles does a superhero film

    by smackfu

    he's a Superman or a Batman, not some 2nd tier scrub like Lantern or the Flash.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion

    by CherryValance

    It should be Nathan Fillion. If they had to use Timberlake for some reason it probably wouldn't be the worst thing that ever happened. At least he's not as bad as that Bradley Cooper guy. Where did he come from anyway? One minute he was 'that guy in that movie' the next you can't get away from him. He was in my cupboard the other day behind a can of SpaghettiOs'.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Remember Hal is a test pilot

    by Continentalop

    So you need someone who exudes courage and bravery and "The Right Stuff". In the 60s you could have cast Paul Newman (who Hal is based on); In the 80s you could have cast Dennis Quad or Scott Glenn; nowadays I don't know who you can cast.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Just watched that Nathan Fillion GL trailer...

    by Demarco

    Yeah, I'm sold on him as well. If he doesn't play Hal Jordan then they can count my $10 out.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Romance scene: GL give girl his DICK IN A BOX

    by turketron_2


  • July 9, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper

    by Series7

    He was on Conan back before Conan became Leno promoting that He's Not that into you movie. I think Lipton may have been on that night as well. But he went to that college Lipton teaches at, they did a montage of him in the audience.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    What's with all the midgets being saught for Hal Jordon?

    by thecomedian

    Emil Hirsh turned it down. Chris Pine(yeah, he's a shrimp too Star Trek fans) turned it down. And now their going after JT? He's a solid dramatic actor and a brilliant comedian but I think he's wrong for Hal.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I think Nathan Fillion would be a better Guy

    by Continentalop

    Something just over-the-top about Nathan, which I think would work well with Guy. Plus, I think the Nathan is better when he plays a character full of himself (like Captain Hammer).

  • July 9, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by bluemonolith

    What the hell is wrong with Hollywood? I think both Superman Returns and, more recently, Star Trek prove that you don't need a gimmick (superstar) in the lead role to be successful. Just thinking that JT or J Black were even considered makes me vomit in my mouth...

  • July 9, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Did I miss a memo?

    by zabu 123

    What happened to Bradley Cooper? Being Face is okay, but Green Lantern could be a career maker.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    WB has size issues

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    ...Seriously, who could be afraid of a 5'11" superhero? This must make sense to WB cuz they cast skinny dudes for all their Superman roles (well skinny compared to comic book superman) instead of the Corn-fed beefcake Superman is supposed to be. Maybe the plan is to have every other justice league member be smaller than Brandon Routh? I could see Timberlake as like Kid Flash or Green Arrow's son, but not any of the big boys... ok maybe Ralph Dibny or Ray Palmer. And if Sinestro is in the story Malkovic should be considered.

  • July 9, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I don't like this idea.

    by Super Rabbi

  • July 9, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Jack Black is movie poison.....

    by jaysin420

    He couldn't possibly be more overrated, only funny movie he ever did was Orange County. JT is a funny mfer and he was pretty good in Alpha Dog. All you haters said the same shit when they cast Ledger and Downey so just shut up and relax. Anybody know how tall Tony Stark is in the comics? Cause Downey is like 5'6 and nobody's bitching.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    bluemonolith...SR successful???

    by Philvis

    Since when has Superman Returns been considered successful? The studio barely made a dime off that movie. Have you wondered why there hasn't been a sequel to that garbage? Routh was horrible. I've see popsicle sticks less wooden than him...just check out his follow-up gigs. He really has been rolling in the films hasn't he?

  • July 9, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Are you fucking kidding me

    by Lucifer Haywood

    Usher as John Stewart John Mayer as Sinestro

  • July 9, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern Was Also African-American...

    by PoppaRotzi I'm gonna vote for Christopher Judge from "Stargate SG-1" to be GL.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Spitting on the corpse of Bruce Lee

    by spiceybiscuit

    it's all for the attention of the 12 year old girls that will go to see it if Mr. JT "I have all the moves/bringing sexy back" is the lead. After Batman, you would think that the movie studio would get a clue..but they are busy on that casting couch

  • July 9, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    If you think JT is big enough I feel sorry for your girlfriend.

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    "Anybody know how tall Tony Stark is in the comics? Cause Downey is like 5'6 and nobody's bitching." That's because Tony Stark is not that big in the comics. He is nothing without his suit. Just a rich alcoholic. Hal Jordan is not like that, He doesn't need the ring to command respect, he does that on his own, that's why the ring chose him. Timberlake, when not singing and Dancing does not command respect. Keep in mind his 'Good' acting roles required him to be a bit of a pussy. Hal Jordan needs to ooze Cockiness in everything he does, this has got to be a guy that has no problem punching Batman in the face. Timberlake does not do that.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Buffness in comics is not the same as buffness in real life

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    Sure, lets get John Cena to play Green Lantern. That's way cool.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Anthony Stark = 6'1 225 lbs without suit

    by jaysin420

    Haha what a bunch of tards

  • July 9, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    And Green Lantern Swishes Into The Room

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    see the problem here

  • July 9, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    It Would Be Awesome, I'm All For It!

    by ImJustSaying

    Fuck all y'all. I'm down.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    That's MY ONLY problem with this film!

  • July 9, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    I know FACTS are frowned up in talkbacks

    by jaysin420

    But I just wanted to prove how stupid you all sound... Marvel Wiki 1- Talkbackers 0

  • July 9, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    I guess thats the closest they'll go...

    by DrBrianOblivion hiring a black guy for the role.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    RE: Buffness in comics is not the same as buffness in real life

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    That's why Superheroes look silly in movies. Yes even the latest Batman movies. Go watch Lois and Clark you poozer!

  • July 9, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Spiceybiscuit, what does Green Lantern have to do with Bruce Lee

    by Johnny Smith

    Are you talking about Green Hornet?

  • July 9, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    It sounds like Kyle Rayner as the first installment

    by zinc_chameleon

    which makes sense. If the first installment works, with the punk kid trying to master the ring, and nearly dying from it, then you can go prequel to Hal Jordan, or sequel. Better to write a story in the middle first, then work back and forth.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Why are people bitshing about Timberlakes height?

    by mode_7

    According to the interweb he's 6'1" <p> He still ain't right for this part, though.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    *bitching, dammit

    by mode_7

  • July 9, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    I heard...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    Ryan Gosling was suppose to be up for the role.I wouldn't mind seeing that. FUCK Justin Timberlake. Go form a new-era boy band, ya fuck!

  • July 9, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    perfect casting choice.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Justin Timberlake?

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    Just because the guy had amusing skits on SNL or SMALL roles in other movies doesn't mean he can pull off a starring role like this. I never can understand the fascination with JT. He was a BOYBAND MEMBER WHO HAS MADE A CAREER OUT OF RIPPING OFF MICHAEL JACKSON. I'm shocked that JT hasn't tried to turn his skin black because he clearly wishes he was born a black guy. He has the same ammount of talent as any of the other boy band members however his looks and charm was bigger than Joey Fatone or Lance Bass. If any boyband member is allowed a starring role it should be Donnie Wahlburg. He has proven himself to be a very solid actor and he doesn't come off as a huge wannabe like JT does.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by WilliamZabkaRox

    Oh and for those saying he's a solid actor, been acting most of his has Britney but does that mean she deserves a starring movie role like this? Remember she tried to make movies. She came from the SAME Mickey Mouse Club that Timberlake came from. Gary Coleman has been a actor most of his life too. Maybe he should star in this movie.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    If anyone cares...

    by DrBrianOblivion

    ...theres a really funny, if you like gervais and merchant that is, psudo teaser trailer up for cemetary junction on

  • July 9, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    you know what

    by BurntRectum

    it doesn't bother me. He's a little baby faced but he's a likable guy that can act.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Jack black would be better ...

    by thegrayghost

    Since you would know it was a comedy and to avoid it altogether. Ok, JT is an ok B actor. I liked him playing various conflicted and dumb white boy roles he has taken over the years. He plays those well because he is credible. Yes, he is somewhat likable, but when you are casting the lead character for a superhero film, you want someone who is NOT in the center of pop culture. Having someone flying around and doing fantastic things is hard enough for a general audience to swallow, so to have Justin making a big green boxing glove is simply funny looking ... In a bad way. Do you think that the dark knight, ironman, and spiderman wouldve worked if they cast someone like tom cruise, or 50 cent? Why? Cause you would see tom cruise fighting crime and not batman. Please fire the casting director now.

  • July 9, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I'm crying laughing about the Bruce Lee thing.

    by mitortilla

    ROTF that has to be the funniest damn mistake ever.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I second someone like Nathan Fillion

    by thegrayghost

    Or that actor who played Kirk's dad in Star Trek, or perhap Sam worthington. All good actors and not too well known.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    For even considering him means

    by Rufferto

    they don't know what they are doing if this is the type of person they are looking for. They are going for a boy not an adult or a seasoned professional, like always. Then again by Hollywood standards, these days, even Timberlake must be prehistoric.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs


  • July 9, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    No one is saying JT deserves this role

    by D.Vader

    I'm tired of the lame counter-argument of "Britney was a Mickey Mouse Club member too, does that mean she's right for the role of Wonder Woman?" <p> Fuck that shit. NO ONE is saying anything even REMOTELY close to that. <p> What the JT "supporters" are countering is this: don't discount him simply bc he's a "song and dance" man. Some here are getting all hissy yelling "HE'S A MEMBER OF A BOY BAND!!! BLAAAARRGH!!" Yes he was, but that doesn't mean he can't act. He might not be right for the role, but let's keep our minds open here. Forget that he sings and dances. Focus on his ACTING abilities- look to the movies and tv shows he has been in. <p> And even after you've done THAT, remember just how MUCH backlash there was here at AICN when Heath was cast as the Joker. There were an extreme amount of people who came up with a myriad of reasons for why Heath was wrong as the Joker, and many of them ate crow. <p> JT doesn't "deserve" the role. No one does.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I'd say JT would be good...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    if the flick was a straight-to-DVD gay stage musical. Seriously, why would you cast a pussy like that? I'm just upset now that Gosling thinks he can't do it. Shucks...hey let's cast Zac Efron? Isn't he pussy enough for ya?...

  • July 9, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    That said, I don't really care who gets the role of GL

    by D.Vader

    As long as it isn't Jack Black. I'm not a huge fan of Green Lantern, so it doesn't matter much to me, as long as whomever is cast does a great job. I like Nathan Fillion and think he'd be great (especially after that fan-made trailer), but JT could do well with it too. Who knows. I'm not going to discount him bc he sings.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    I seen Timberlake for like 5 min. in Alpha Dog on HBO. If you wanna call that acting...the bottom line is the dude can't carry on a big budget superhero movie END OF STORY.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Pube Lantern maybe

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    c'mon<p> get real

  • July 9, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Put nipples on the suit...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    and stick a fork in it. It's over before it started.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    The turd floating in my toilet would

    by Lamerz

    make a better Green Lantern than "JT". Fuck that guy.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    I'm not against it.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    JT has one me over in recent years. The man behind "Dick in a Box" deserves some consideration.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I don't care if he's the best actor on the planet...

    by Mindtrip

    ...I want to escape life for two hours and watch The Green Lantern movie without thinking about N'Sync, Nipplegate/wardrobe-malfunction, etc. PLEASE... cast a relative unknown who can act to a multi-picture deal and let him own the role. I've said the same thing many times, but I don't want the celebrity of the actor overshadowing the character he's supposed to play on screen and since GL only has the "Lone Ranger" mask to hide his face, it's not enough.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Azlam - JT has one IN you in recent years?

    by Lamerz

    That's why you aren't against it. You are sitting on JT manhood.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    as long as they don't use his music

    by oisin5199

    I could probably handle it. I've never liked anything involving his music, but his small roles have proved he can act. Though I still think he's too young for Jordan. Maybe he was auditioning for a different role?

  • July 9, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    JT Green Lantern = Flaming nipples on Optimus

    by Lamerz


  • July 9, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by PennsyDeux

    Two weeks from this afternoon. Here's the Comic-Con website description: <p> "12:45-2: 20th Century Fox and James Cameron present Avatar— In this first public screening of footage in 3D from his much-anticipated action/adventure/fantasy, James Cameron, producer Jon Landau, and cast members take you to a spectacular new world beyond imagination. Conceived 14 years ago and over four years in the making, Avatar breaks new ground in delivering a fully immersive, emotional story and reinvents the movie-going experience. Hall H."

  • July 9, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Justin is a funny ass dude, man

    by terry1978

    Have you seen this fucker in interviews?

  • July 9, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Pennsy - There will be massive eyeball group sex

    by Lamerz

    going on this year at ComicCon. Avatar footage would be sweet!

  • July 9, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    ok, we're in agreement then. JT it is

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    I feel real good about this

  • July 9, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Why is it that fans can cast better than directors?

    by C A Iversen

    Seriously, I'm not a huge fan of Fillion for the role (Mostly due to age), but he's waaaay better than JT. I'd rate Jack Black 1/10 for this role, JT 3/10, Neil Patrick Harris 5/10, Brad Cooper 7/10, Nathan Fillion 8/10. There must be someone slightly better though surely?

  • July 9, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    AVATAR - gangbanging audiences in cinemas globally

    by Lamerz

    in 2009.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    12:45-2PM Pacific time, that is, for the Avatar panel

    by PennsyDeux


  • July 9, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    NO! Fuck no!

    by andrew coleman

    I hate these casting decisions just do Cooper or Fillion otherwise epic fail.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern should be..


    played by Brian Austin Green...or gay it up with Timberlake..whatever.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    If you get JT, he's Kyle Rayner

    by Thrillhouse77

    And he'd be an "adequate" Kyle Rayner. As likable as the guy is and as much as the camera loves him, he doesn't have the "presence" that Hal Jordan should have. Hal Jordan should be able to stand with the likes of Superman and Batman, on nearly equal footing. He should have somewhat of a legendary quality to him. JT doesn't inherently have that, I think.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Personally I think JT might surprise us all!

    by wacko3205

    Alright…before anyone crawls my ass with a 5’ 9” ladder…hear me out. Honestly, I think Justin Timberlake is an odd choice…but a good one for two tee-totally different reasons. Now I’m no fan of JT as a musician…because it aint my type of jam…but as a performer he’s tip top! So that’s gotta be #1: The studio & D.C. could probably select a much more qualified actor…but not one that’d be more bankable or well known. Well…maybe more well known…but as far as bringing attention to the flick & character (let’s face it the Green Lantern is not Batman as Hal Jordan is no Bruce Wayne) it would get no greater mind/eye magnet than Justin Timberlake. The kid practically farts now & the world knows how many bubbles he blew outta the tub! There’s no thespian out there that’d attract that much diverse attention. Like it or not…you’d see a quick increase in sales of the Green Lantern immediately by guys & gals alike…toe tappers & teeny boppers would line up for that shit. Reason #2: Look a little closer before you turn your nose up…the kid’s got acting chops & with each passing year & each role…he/they keep shaping up. Southland Tales got a big log jammed up the ass from critics & even fans of Kelly, but JT’s role was pretty out of the ordinary & he played it extraordinarily in my opinion. He was good in Alpha Dog also & he was great in Black Snake Moan…as re-gotdam-dick-less that film was!!! On the opposite end of the spectrum… in all truth I don’t know who would’ve been able to pull out the kinds of self debilitating stops on himself as he has on Saturday Night Live! A comedian or SNL player couldn’t have done better. As of late…Timberlake’s got budding potential…& I believe that he can reach it in the end. Now whether or not he’s got the chops to swing a heroic role…I’m sure will be debated for the duration of his career before & after his possible role as Hal Jordan…but again…I think he’s got it in him. I say give the youngin his shot & you might be pleasantly surprised…it’s a gamble…but I think he’s worth betting on.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    not crazy about Timberlake ...

    by berserkrl

    but better than Jack Black? Yes. Just on appearance alone.

  • July 9, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Jack Black asG'Nort

    by SlowBurn

    am I the only person that thinks that would be a good idea. At least if he is going to be in the movie at all. Brian Austin Green wouldn't be bad as Hal but Nathan Fillion is him all the way. Bradley Cooper as Guy Gardner cause he can play a dick pretty well. Not sure about Kyle or John. JT would be adequate as Kyle but I don't know if I would go with a popstar. Morris Chestnut might be decent as John but something about that doesn't seem right either.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    This just went down the crapper.

    by Uncle Stan

  • July 9, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Brad Cooper ? What happened to that news?

    by hallmitchell

    I open minded about JT. As long as his test is out of the park.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    John Stewart

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    should be played By Stringer Bell. Just sayin'

  • July 9, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by SwedishChef

    For me to poop on.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Fillion would be good for "Hal Jordan: Angry Old Man Lantern"

    by Tall_Boy66

    "You damn kids, get off my lawn!! Ow, broke my hip!"

  • July 9, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Does name recognition mean anything anymore?

    by drewlicious

    I can't think of that many movies released this year where the star was the main reason for putting butts in those seats. Zac Efron in 17 Again I supoose. I've seen more people ignore a film despite its starpower. Duplicity, Angels & Demons, etc. The perfect blend of concept and personality, now that works. Robert Downey Jr. wasn't exactly a household name until Iron Man. I'd rather they just spend less money on someone like Nathan Fillon (respected character actor) than Justin Timberlake who even when he works cheap you're still paying plenty.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    They need to go with an UNKNOWN

    by deanbarry

    JT will overshadow the role. It's why Singer went with Brandon Routh. He WAS Superman. No matter what people thought of the film, the general consensus was that Routh was great. They need to follow that road here. Get a great, unknown talent...and nail it.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    How about Will Smith?

    by Logan_1973

    That cartoon had GL as a black dude; why not? Smith does just fine with the right material...

  • July 9, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    I'd boycott it

    by darthwaz1

    so would most fanboys.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Stringer Bell

    by SlowBurn

    Hadn't thought of that. He might be pretty good as John Stewart.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Still think James Marsden is a better choice

    by Drath

    And do not see why they have THIS much trouble with the casting. The biggest trouble with comic book movies seem to be that too many cooks keep getting into the kitchen because they all think it's a fast food joint and whoever yells loudest gets his way (or hers, but come on, it's mostly guys). If they can get the nobody who played Gambit to play such an iconic role as John Carter of Mars, then this should NOT be so hard to cast. At least with GL, they can recast it easily enough. Oh, Justin Timberlake isn't awful, though I haven't seen him in a strong leading man role, and my first instinct is to find out if Ryan Phillipe is available as I think he's probably equal in abilities to Timberlake for this type of role. I am really sorry someone like Marsden is not being considered though.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Thats..... not bad?

    by br1947

    yea, kinda mixed on this one. They going to do a lantern ring Dick-In-A-Box joke?

  • July 9, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Chris Evans would also be good

    by Drath

    I don't care if both him and Marsden were in comic book hero movies already, they were in ensemble/group titles and both franchises are as good as dead. If WB had been at all smart, they'd have made Marsden's character in Superman Return to be Hal, but since that franchise is also currently immobile, I say go for it with GL. Of course, he might be cursed...

  • July 9, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Marsden would never take it

    by Logan_1973

    He wanted to leave X-men for a reason...

  • July 9, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    GL fan film - Losing Lois Lane

    by irrelevntelefant

  • July 9, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    hmm Im not that pissed about this

    by TheDark0Knight

    JT knows how to act, I dont know if hes right for Green Lantern though, I think they should get Patrick Wilson from watchmen. He would actually be perfect.

  • July 9, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion, even before that video, he's the only choice

    by cromulent

    DO IT NOW!

  • July 9, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I like comics. I like superheros.

    by ebonic_plague

    I generally like all this geek genre movie stuff, when it's well done. <p> That said, I can't even manage to fake an interest in a movie about any Green Lantern. I'd rather see a Matter Eater Lad trilogy.

  • July 9, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    Say, how 'bout that Sam Worthington fellow?

    by CountryBoy

  • July 9, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    it's my dick in a box!

    by juice willis

    a talented cat despite the over-production that is synonymous with pop-stardom, but hal jordan he is not. <p>1. Cut a hole in a box</p><p>2. Put your junk in that box.</p><p>3. Make her open the box</p><p>And that's the way you do it.</p>

  • July 9, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    A singer and dancer as a superhero? PFFT.

    by JusticeSabre

    It'll never (Hugh Jackman) work.

  • July 9, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman was a Great Wolverine

    by mitortilla

    For the First Five minutes of the first X-MEN film.

  • July 9, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    mitortilla I TOTALLY AGREE.

    by Rufferto


  • July 9, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Whats this movie's target audience again?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Because what do you think is gonna be the average adult male's reaction when you tell them Timberlake is a superhero, and ask if he's gonna watch it?

  • July 9, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    My little sister is going to be very happy.

    by mitortilla

  • July 9, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I just read that Fillion...

    by Lanceloco

    had a meeting with D.C today. Could be for voice acting stuff but can hope!!

  • July 9, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    JT as GL once his balls drop

    by Falafalguy

    Maybe all the nsync guys could be Lanterns? 12 year old girls in 2001 would go crazy for this movie!

  • July 9, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Cast Nathon Fillion already and be done with it

    by Banshee7

    for God's sake.

  • July 9, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    fuck no - Jack Black as GL

    by flipster

    ass raped and left on the side of the road for kicks but as GL? C'mon, nfw. JT seems a little weak - maybe as one pf the alien GL's sure but not as Earth's - that should be me :\

  • It's not like they aren't making other movies - 99% of the films they release each year are not comic book movies. This is a genre that went almost COMPLETELY ignored by Hollwood until the last few years. That means they have a lot of veins that are untapped.

  • July 9, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST


    by ElvisPresLeeHorsleyHarveyOswaldOprahWinFreeJackHorkheimer

    I had to commit genocide on nearly 17 million people in order to escape an alternate universe where Justin Timberlake played Green Lantern in several films.<br /> Please don't make me do it again.

  • July 9, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Mattman Returns - Heath vs JT and others...

    by MrD

    I remember when Johnny Depp was laughed at as an actor because he was a chopless pretty boy. Heath is the guy who did First Knight. I also remember the outrage over Keaton being cast as Batman (and the please at Clooney being cast later). At some point these guys have to be given a chance, and they can surprise you. Not that I expect that in this case, but if he is really so badly cast, he's only the canary in the coal mine - the odds are good the director and script are completely wrong, too. At worst he'll be the public face of a doomed project. But there's always the chance (and again, I'll admit its a small one) that some eyes will be opened. I'm willing to keep my mind open (even though I dislike the idea of JT and GL is my favorite charcter)

  • July 9, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Well, this could actually work.

    by Orbots Commander

    I think Timberlake may be able to pull off Hal Jordan or Kyle Rayner. From what I've seen of his acting roles, minor though they have been, he's not bad. His music, though, ugh, I could do without. <p> The main problem is going to be that the studio will need to do yeoman's work on marketing to convince guys to even consider going to see a superhero movie starring Justin Timberlake.

  • July 9, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    enough of the shit casting

    by getsomefilm

    Just get a fucking actor. I've seen JT on the street and he is neither big enough or cool enough to be Green Lantern. This movie will suck if they just go the Constantine cookie cutter route. Make it a real GL movie and give us someone COOL to root for as Green lantern.

  • July 9, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Stringer Bell would be awesome as any super-hero.

    by MrD

    Green Lantern. Superman. Wonder Woman. Fuck it - let him do the whole damn Justice League, Peter Sellers style. The man deserves a couple of Emmys, and if he doesn't get an Oscar shot or two at some point, it'll prove Hollywood is run by complete imbeciles.

  • July 9, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Chiwetel Ejiofor is John Stewart

    by jackknifed_juggernaut

  • July 9, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Been a Green Lantern fan for a long time

    by growltiger

    But the Green Lantern is a comic book and not a landmark of western literature. <p> Take a deep breath. Okay, now exhale. It will be all good. <p> Okay, Justin Timberlake did not leap to the top of my list for Hal Jordan. Although having him as Guy Gardner or Kyle Rayner is intriguing. Trouble is, the non-fanboys and non-fangirls would be confused by a multiple choice all-of-the-above configuration. But I digress. <p> I am more concerned with the story and production values that envelope the emerald knight. Because if it is done cheap or for laughs we will never see another installment.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Joey Fatone as Kilowog

    by Derpy Der


  • July 9, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    it would be ok if his GL dies in the first 5 minutes

    by HaterofCrap

    he can get eaten by yellow space moths.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    OH god the hate, I can just imagine

    by Dapper Swindler

    I'm not going to read a single talkback post here, but I can imagine what you guys are saying.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrell IS Hal Jordan!!!

    by QuietMan297

    ...either that, or get Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko of DS9) as the John Stewart GL...Seth Rogen as Guy Gardner...?

  • July 9, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Justin... err... I mean... TedKordLives

    by MattmanReturns

    He wasn't playing a character on MM club, therefore I don't consider him an actor at that point. Also, from the few things he's acted in, he sucked.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Heath/Joker NOT the same fucking thing!

    by MattmanReturns

    Nobody could say Heath was a bad actor when that was announced. A lot of people questioned it, but anybody saying he couldn't act was laughed at. Heath already had prestigious performances under his belt. What's Justin got? Shrek 2? Even as a voice actor he's unconvincing. And last I checked he didn't win any academy awards for acting.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    QuietMan297... whatever happened to Avery Brooks?

    by MattmanReturns

    I loved that dude. He was my favorite Star Trek captain/commander/whatever. He kicked ass in American History X too.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    hey drewlicious

    by Balcony Fool

    for the record, nathan fillion is not a "character actor." firefly, serenity, drive, slither, and now castle. he's a leading man. just sayin'.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    JT Totally Works

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    JT has the look - he could play a young test pilot with a difficult past and a rough-and-tumble viewpoint.

  • July 9, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Quaid... Start the reactor!

    by FrancoNeroLuv

  • July 9, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Only one explanation...maybe two...

    by Notlob4

    ...either their changing it to the Kyle Raynor Green Lantern to make it more "accessible", or their water supply has been laced with enough crack to kill a rhino.

  • July 9, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    That's one way to update the story....

    by DrMorbius

    GL can now be a hip hop, smoking, costumed crime fighter.<P>With his dick in a box!

  • July 9, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I guess that makes Andy Samberg...

    by DrMorbius


  • July 9, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    They are going to kill this movie.

    by disfordanger

    it's not going to be worth seeing. First a comedy with Jack Black, now a pop sensation?? Can't you just hear the hit song JT will make for this steamer. "The Abin-Sur Bounce" or " Get Your Sinestro Back"

  • July 9, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST


    by DJB

    Dr.Morbius- that's Green HORNET, dummy. And to the guy who accused JT of ending Janet Jackson's career- I'm sorry to have to correct you, but I believe that her career ended when she oh...say...stopped making good music. Now...i agree that Fillion should be Hal Jordan. If you wanna make it a team movie and bring JT in as Raynor, and Jack Black can pull off Kilowog- I think that'd be fun. Let's give (insert black actor here) as Jon Stewart (not the daily show guy; the GL) and our boy Stifler could be Guy Gardner and then whatever on the beak guy the token chick lantern or any other of the others. Watcher should be someone cool. Like the Frasier Crane guy. His head is satellite huge. What's everyone's REAL suggestion for Sinestro?

  • July 9, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Backstreet Boys to star as Siniestro Corps

    by mitortilla

    Lance Bass to get fucked in the ass as usual.

  • July 9, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    Just got in, didn't register as Green Hornet. Thanks for not nailing my ass to the wall!

  • July 9, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    After reading this talkback...

    by Harry Weinstein

    ...I will be pissed if anyone other than Timberlake gets the role.

  • July 9, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    What a Joke!

    by Orionsangels

    I wanna meet these hollywood excustives and casting directors and choke them all!

  • July 9, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST


    by jabman

    Justin fucking Timberlake? Are you joking? How about someone more macho. like Dakota Fanning? C'mon, WB! Hal Jordan is a MAN, not a prepubescent pussy. your core demo does NOT like JT. WB, what was the last hit movie JT starred in? What does he bring to the table? NOTHING! This would be WORSE than Jack Black.

  • July 9, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Rumored Screen test not Press Release

    by darthSaul666

    I haven't read any TBs yet for this article. I'm posting cold. Who know? Never thought Michael Keaton could play a good Batman or Tom Cruise could pull off being Lestat. I'm sure the hating is thick in here.

  • July 9, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Can't they de-age Dennis Quaid!!!

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Damn it, if they can put a man on the moon, surely we cam make Dennis 32-33 again.

  • July 9, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    They're clearly going for an action-comedy vibe here

    by Ye Not Guilty

    GREEN LANTERN is no doubt going to be one these hip, post-modern, self-aware super-hero movies that makes fun of the green spandex and other comic book motifs. Justin Timberlake makes sense under that set of circumstances.

  • July 9, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck is gonna play Sprout?

    by mitortilla

    I don't even think Justin Timberlake would look good in a Toga made out of leaves. What's next a Pillsbury Doughtnut or Charlie Tuna Movie?

  • July 9, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by GimmeABreak

    Like what I've seen of his serious work, he's been great with comedy on SNL etc...don't really have any reason to doubt him.

  • July 9, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by Bob Cryptonight

    Timberlake is a jackass and his music is HORRIBLE...a white Michael Jackson when the world ALREADY HAD a white Michael Jackson. Who the hell wants to see that dandy fop prancing around on stage (allegedly if that were cool to begin with) crooning derivative pop tunes? Come on, people, you KNOW this would be a bad idea.

  • July 9, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see Jar Jar Binks as Hal Jordan!

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    Timberlake sucks. Hal Jordan is one of the iconic DC characters, he shouldn't be played by some overgrown mouseketeer.

  • July 9, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Bruno as Green Lantern

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    It could happen.

  • July 9, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Don't matter, Green Lantern movie DOA

    by JoeSixPack

    Is the general public aware of Green Lantern? Who's gonna see this?

  • July 9, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    GL actor list

    by MasterShake

    Nathan Fillion, Ben Browder, David Boreanaz, Casper Van Dien, James Marsden, Josh Hartnett. They are all solid b-list, action-type actors who could carry a franchise. The only a-lister that I can think of that might work is Viggo Mortensen, but he may be a little too old. JT would be fine in a Zucker bros GL spoof. Maybe not.

  • July 9, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    In some universe, Jar Jar Binks IS a member of the Corp

    by D.Vader

  • July 9, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    DOA indeed

    by vaudeville villain

    if you want to talk about an "unfilmable property," look no further than the Green Lantern. seriously, how can a floating guy wearing a domino mask and a ring which projects oversized green mallets and hedge clippers be viewed as anything *other* than lame by at least 90% of the movie-going audience? no one outside of this talkback will give two shits about this property, lead actor be damned.

  • July 9, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST one was aware of Iron Man

    by darthSaul666

    until last summer....

  • July 9, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Barnacles!!!! hell no!!!!!!!!

    by sufisamurai

    This would be just as bad as a Co*k meat sandwich.

  • July 9, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Know who'd be better than JT?

    by th3480

    yo' momma

  • July 9, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    There trying to pussify Green Lantern!!

    by Alienswear

    We shouldn't stand for this. Justin Timberlake is too effeminate to play the GL!!

  • July 9, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Reginald VelJohnson as Green Lantern!

    by scriptgirl_nipples


  • July 10, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by smackfu

    Your 'facts' are trumped by the fact that Tony Stark isn't 6'1 - because he doesn't exist. It's imaginary. I just made Frodo Baggins a personal injury attorney. It's a fact now. He is as much a personal injury attorney as he is a whimsical ring bearing hobbit.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Said it once....saying it again

    by darthSaul666

    This new is unconfirmed rumor...NOT PRESS RELEASE.... JT has a screen test.. probably like every other male celeb that can get into a cover of People magazine.. Too early to say anything on this flick

  • July 10, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    No. Just no.

    by nostairway

    JT is an okay actor, at least in comedic roles. But he's not a badass. And Hal Jordan is the ultimate cocky swaggering badass. He has no fear, remember? I'm still favoring the Hangover guy, Bradley Cooper. Or Jamie Bamber from BSG(just picture him in the mask.) I really hope they don't screw this up. Green Lantern made me love comics again after years of ignoring them.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    He's surprisingly good.

    by Pompoulus

    But no. Not for this, no. No no no.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Someone said Nathan Fillion is Too OLD?!

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    He's 38. Only three years older than Christian Bale.<br /><br /> Younger than Robert Downey Jr, Edward Norton, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber,Nicholas Cage, Samuel L Jackson and everyone else who has played or will play a super hero or super villain (besides Brandon Routh) in the past few years. <br /><br />Fillion would be perfect for Hal Jordan. Ben Browder's a close second. And he's 10 years OLDER than Fillion. <br /><br />Look up ages on imdb before you say people are too young or old for things. I already had to do this in a Star Trek talkback when you morons were calling that cast of thirtysomethings a bunch of teenagers.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Fuck no!

    by rhanen

  • July 10, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    I don't Watch BSG

    by darthSaul666

    Rather watch TV from HBO or Showtime or AMC, The Wire, Dexter, Breaking Bad... All else retreaded baby food IMO.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    About as bad as Jack Black

    by Riff_Randell

    Just cast Nathan Fillion!!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by CaptainBass

    I agree Timberlake was the best thing about THE LOVE GURU (apart from the hotness of Alba) but he is never going to be any superhero other than maybe Spidey due to his comedic abilities. James Marsden is a fucking plank - end of. Cooper is good but doesn't have the right look for GL. Please tell me I didn't see someone mention Mark Wahlberg! That guy is awful! Has nobody seen THE HAPPENING for shite's sake? His name should never be on a screen again (unless it's a news report informing us that he was killed during a chainsaw-up-the-arse-sex-fetish-gone-wrong incident. Fillion has the look and the build for the part but as much as I like GL I don't really think it's the best choice for a big screen treatment...

  • July 10, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    As long as we're doing dream casting...

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    <p>...I'm putting forward Avery Brooks/Captain Sisko as Jon Stewart, and Jensen Ackles as Hal Jordan. Now, I know everybody will write off Jensen Ackles as some kind of teen-bopper guy who isn't suited for the gravitas of Hal Jordan. But Hal's always come off as a slightly arrogant, alpha-male, act-before-thinking kind of guy, and Jensen's character Dean on Supernatural is pretty much an extreme example of those qualities.</p> <p>I could also go for James Marsden as Hal. The man's been shafted in so many movies as an underappreciated second-stringer; having him in the lead would be great for a change. And Nathan Fillion. . .well, he was interesting as Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, but I don't really see him as Hal.</p>

  • July 10, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    JT as Guy Gardner...

    by ckone

    I think that would work quite well actually. He seems like he would fit that role. Can't see him playing Hal, but he is quite funny on SNL and has talent so I can't count him out. Better than Jack Black, even though I love the guy.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Other than True Blood, haven't seen the actor do anything...

    by Mindtrip

    ... but the guy who plays the good vamp might possibly work.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    I will not watch this movie

    by RAVENL0RD

    if Justin Timberlake is cast in it. Seriously, I never want to see this guy in anything. His music is an abomination.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Josh Duhamel??

    by Triple_J_72

    Nah... save him for the Ryan Seacrest biopic. :-P

  • July 10, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST

    As IDIOTIC as Seth Rogen playing The Green Hornet!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Who ARE these morons casting these films??? Hire an ACTOR half of your core audience doesn't already LOATH! >:O<p>And NO, Shia LaBeouf and Keanu Reeves don't qualify!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    JT as Green Lantern? Hell to the NO!

    by Yeti

    Dear casting directors, anyone but. Thx! Yeti.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Timothy Olyphant, Bullock, as GL?

    by Kenshiro_187

    What do you guys think?

  • July 10, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    "It's muh dick in a bright green unitar-r-r-r-r-rd..."

    by BurnHollywood

    Gotta like a superhero who's big action move is pointing his fist at stuff, then moving said fist around.<p> It's about time the fist was rescued from gay porn movie oblivion.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    This obsession with Nathan Fillion

    by mitortilla

    is the gayest thing my pretty little eyes have ever read.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I vote for Common for GL

    by mitortilla


  • July 10, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    JT as GL

    by OfficerJunior

    as plausible as elton john as captain America

  • July 10, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    reading some prev. posts.

    by OfficerJunior

    Marky mark as GL? The only way Wahlberg is getting into the green latern movie is if he stands in line and buys a ticket like everyone else. Say hello to your mother for me.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    How To Kill A Franchise

    by Darksider

    1)Hire a no talent, boy band douchebag. 2)See step one.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    "and Andy Samberg as Pieface!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 10, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Jessica Biel IS Carol Ferris!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 10, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Britney Spears IS Kilowog!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 10, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • July 10, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Iron Man was second tier, but still

    by JoeSixPack

    I think more people knew about Iron Man before the movie than know about Green Lantern. Second tier Marvel characters seem more popular than second tier DC characters.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Also, great way to alienate comic book fans

    by JoeSixPack

    Cast a pop singer so teen girls will show up to see the film, but piss off enough fanboys to avoid the flick. Makes a lot of sense to me.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Who's Aquaman?

    by MattmanReturns

    Just kidding.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST


    by berserkrl

    "Robert Downey Jr. wasn't exactly a household name until Iron Man." <p> Um ... yes, he was. Less Than Zero, Air America, Chaplin, Wonder Boys, Soapdish, Ally McBeal? Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominations? Not to mention being constantly in the news in the late 90s for his drug problems. He was pretty darn famous.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    OOh, Timothy Olyphant!

    by TedKordLives

    If only he had some, uh, what's that stuff called? Oh, yeah, charisma. If he could develop some of that, he'd be a great GL.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Timberlake would be

    by bobbofatz

    best suited for the comic adaption of Planet Terry!!!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Hey! Aquaman's my roommate!

    by TedKordLives

    No hating on Artie!

  • July 10, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    No to fuckin JT, Will Smith...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    Casting Justin Timberlake as GL is a shit idea in the first place. It would probably have me rooting for the villain. And Will Smith in the role? Please...yeah it won't be a box office fuckup guaranteed but he'll just turn it into another fucking WILL SMITH MOVIE. Never anything new. (Hollywood suck my bird).

  • July 10, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Brian Austin Green


    He's a Green Lantern fanboy and he knows the material. He's also working on the Fathom movie as a producer.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but...

    by TedKordLives

    I'm a Hulk fanboy and I know the material. So should I be playing Bruce Banner? <P> Yes I should. I got the lab coat and everything.