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Reporter: Ryan Reynolds Up For GREEN LANTERN Alongside Cooper and Timberlake!!

I am – Hercules!!

The Hollywood Reporter says the candidates to play Hal Jordan have narrowed to three: * Justin Timberlake * Bradley Cooper * Ryan Reynolds All three tested for the part, according to the paper, alongside Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill and Jared Leto. Warner Bros. is keen to get "Green Lantern," DC Comics' classic tale of a test pilot turned interstellar cop, on screen by the end of next year. Martin Campbell ("GoldenEye," "Casino Royale") has long been set to direct. I personally don’t think the squeaky-voiced NSync vocalist man enough to play the silver-age Emerald Gladiator, but the other two could work. The Reporter's Friday morning report fails to mention that Harry Knowles broke the Timberlake aspect of this story Thursday lunchtime, which is VERY NAUGHTY of it. Find all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • July 10, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST


    by wes

    Because I can from Costa Rica.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    I thought he was supposed to be the Flash?

    by Julius Dithers

    What? The dead pool thing not a sure thing?

  • July 10, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Bring on the Fillion followers

    by Aphex Twin


  • July 10, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    meh to those three

    by The Only Woj

    Cavill is the man that tests for everything (Bond, Batman, Superman multiple times) and gets nothing. I still think Reynolds is a better fit for Flash. And what about Deadpool (though you can argue you don't see his face in that one)? A big NO to Timberlake. Cooper I could accept.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    I hope...

    by xXxJamiexXx

    Bradley Cooper gets the part!

  • July 10, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Jared Leto

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

    Needs to quit acting and become a REAL rock star ... by drowning in a pool of his own vomit.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    If Reynolds has Deadpool, surely itd be Cooper.

    by MMacKK

  • July 10, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    No to Justin..Repeast after me

    by Supermans

    No to Justin..Oh God please no...

  • July 10, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Reynolds or Cooper could do just fine

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

    Fillion would be the shit.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Isn't Reynolds..


    doing Deadpool? Brian Austin Green should play him.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST


    by AdmiralNeck

    If he got it, rejoice. The other suggestions make me think they want a light actor, and Fassbender tends to play serious, but he's the best actor of the lot. I'd be pleased with that.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Reynolds all the way.

    by AnnoyYou

    Timberlake is too lightweight; Cooper is too...smarmy. I used to think Reynolds was his generation's Loren Dean, but now not so much. I think he could it, and bring some weight, wit and charm to the role.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Fillion is too old.

    by AnnoyYou

    His big screen days are over.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    If that's the top three, Reynolds would be fine.

    by Julius Dithers

    Joe Carnahan needs to get Cooper going as Templeton Peck.

  • As long as they un-curly his hair, I'd love to see him give it a go.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST


    by manbat33

    all the way, i think he can do it, reynolds already has deadpool.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Thanks for underwhelming me WB

    by Falafalguy

    Don't let anybody tell you you know what you are doing because of Dark Knight. Keep making ass backwards decisions like this.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Jared Leto

    by Hellbastardo

    Fuck that guy about as big of a douchebag as you can get. Reynolds or Cooper would be cool

  • July 10, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    I've got an open mind about all these guys

    by bravogolfhotel

    Timberlake, especially. It may sound counter-intuitive, but after ALPHA DOG and BLACK SNAKE MOAN, I'm sure he is DYING to get a movie role that lets him play something other than a scrote, and the fearless protector of Sector 2814 certainly offers a chance to do that.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    They don't ..


    what they are doing in Hollywood. They always pick the worst choice. Usher will be Green Lantern.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper Please!!! "The Hang-Over", Won Me Over

    by Media Messiah

    That movie was his audition, and he hit it out of the park!!! The guy is a real star now...with built in box office power thanks to "The Hang-Over"...simply the best movie of the year!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    The Hangover is a RENTAL at best. Please!

    by Mennen

    Stop...that movie had two laugh out louds and a handful of yucks... other than that and the slides for the credits - IT SUCKED

  • July 10, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    I guess Ryan Reynolds would be the least offensive choice...

    by 3D-Man

    He comes across as a sub-par Jim Carrey at times.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST

    I think they should give it to Timberlake

    by Happyfat73

    If only because the collective brainsnap that would surely ensue here would offer hours of free entertainment.</p>

  • July 10, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Reynolds or Cooper

    by Dark Knight Lite

    Although I'm leaning Reynolds. No boy band frontman, please.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Praying for Cooper

    by nostairway

    Reynold would also be decent. But for the love of god not JT. Cooper has the perfect cocky attitude to play Jordan and he looks just like him!

  • July 10, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST


    by FrancoNeroLuv

    Haven't even seen the Hangover... Wet Hot American Summer, anyone? Reynolds is too much of a clown and Timberlake lacks the manhood. All 3 choices are uninspired and lazy though (in Cooper's case it is based on recent mainstream popularity). Also the way Reynolds has been blabbing about how awesome his solo Deadpool movie is gonna be (as if Tom Rothman would allow anything that appeals to anything more than 14 year old boys), He will probably decline this.

  • July 10, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Give it to Abigain Breslin

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Now that would be surprise casting.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Does THR ever link back to any stories?

    by buffywrestling

    They are always getting heat for scoop stealing.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    of the three...

    by HarryWannaBe

    Bradley Cooper gets my only vote. 1. Timberlake just doesn't fit (unless the movie were about Kyle Rayner, but it's not). 2. Reynolds...I just don't see Marvel being happy with one of "their own" playing in a DC film...and if he were to play a DC character, it would have to be the Flash (Wally West), which would set up for a kick ass 'Brave And The Bold' team-up movie with Ryan Reynolds as Flash and Bradley Cooper as GL! The other ones named...Henry Cavill would be interesting, but I don't think he's a big enough name for such a big movie (yet). As for Jared Leto, I like him in some things, but for a Green Lantern movie, I wouldn't even let him play a Guardian of Oa! So yeah, Bradley Cooper all the way (again, of those named here at least).

  • July 10, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Iron Man has set the example - 2nd tier you need a known good ac

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Look at the success of Iron Man, good writing and good direction, but what made a movie about second tier comic book character a critical and financial success was RDJ, not doubt about it.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Wont Be Reynolds. "Deadpool". Please God No Coop

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    Bradley Cooper would not be...good? Hes too...asshole/cocky/old? I guess JJ? Would Leto be that bad? He would prolly cry alot or be gay or do some coke of something...JJ fits the part looks wise....But...Oh fuck Im going to take a shot.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    GL > Deadpool

    by casinoskunk

    Let's pretend Wolverine Origins never happened!

  • July 10, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    If Its An "A" Actor. Once They Get $. Their Gone.

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    IE....Tobey Macguire. And Christian Bale is under contract but already bitching and moaning about no more Batman...I say JT...I guess......If he can keep his dick in a box

  • July 10, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    2nd tier?

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    Really, in which Marvel Universe is Iron Man 2nd tier? How is being one of the leaders of the Avengers make him 2nd Tier? Did you not know the 616 has revolved around Tony for the last couple years (until Dark Reign)? The Marvel Universe was built around Iron Man, Cap, Thor and the FF for decades. That's like calling The Flash 2nd Tier! Hawkeye, now that's 2nd tier. Oh and look what a big name actor did for The Incredible Hulk, that was shite! What's best is an actor that fits the character, that's why RDJ worked, not his celebrity status.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Rooting for Cooper

    by Lyghthouse

    But I could deal with any of the choices.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    All three are wrong

    by Ayii

    Reynolds sucked in Blade III and Wolverine, Cooper is too smarmy, and JT looks too young.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Don't like Coop, but it's obvious, he's got it.

    by Shermdawg

  • July 10, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST



    Oh Christ.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    You poser fags!! Ryan Reynolds is great!

    by MaxTheSilent

    I've known this since 'Two Girls, A Guy and a Pizza Place'. Ryan is a fucking HUGE star waiting to happen. It just turns out his agent has had very poor taste so far.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Go Green Lantern!

    by tuttle300

    I'm looking forward to this one

  • July 10, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    I have to go w/ Cooper

    by The Superior

    Reynold's has Deadpool plus I always thought he would be good for Yorick in Y The Last Man but he is too old for that. Timberlake is a good actor but he doesn't personify the character, also just being a good actor doesn't mean he can play the role. Marlon Brando & Orson Wells were greatest actors all times but they couldn't have played Hal Jordan at any age or any time. Cooper hasn't proven himself as an actor this could be his chance.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds or Bust

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    He will deliver as Hal Jordan

  • July 10, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Cooper = too Cocky?

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    his cockiness is what makes him the best fit of the three. Hal Jordan is F-ing Cocky! It's the reason Batman hates him, because he never second guesses anything! Reynolds would be a great Flash, and I think Timberlake would make a pretty good Elongated Man. But Nathan Fillion oozes Hal Jordan, Cooper is runner up at best.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST


    by damned-dirty-ape

    Who gives a shit if Reynolds is linked with the Deadpool movie? There probably isn't any contract that has been signed yet and i know which studio i would want to work with when it's a choice of Fox or Warner. Fox have fucked every superhero franchise they have ever had.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST


    by Raymar

    It's Daniel Craig all over again!

  • July 10, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST


    by ShutUpShitheadWhereIsMyBurbon

    With the current list of choices, I would probably go with Renolds due to him having the correct physical resemblance to the character and the ability to be both badass and funny. If it is JT I do not think it would be a sign of the Apocalypse, because, besides the higher voice, I feel he could pull off a Cruise in Top Gun level cockiness and charisma mix, but I would not put any stock into that thought.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    RE: iownyou

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    Why? Because they're not making the John Stewart version? Cry me an old man river. Are you pissed there's no Black Lightning movie in development? Would you like to apply affirmative action to the movie industry? That would be like making War Machine before Iron Man. Your race card has no value here, buddy. Hal Jordan is the classic version. His stories were the best. John Stewart is boring. No personality.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST


    by ShutUpShitheadWhereIsMyBurbon

    With the current list of choices, I would probably go with Renolds due to him having the correct physical resemblance to the character and the ability to be both badass and funny. If it is JT I do not think it would be a sign of the Apocalypse, because, besides the higher voice, I feel he could pull off a Cruise in Top Gun level cockiness and charisma mix, but I would not put any stock into that thought.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST


    by ShutUpShitheadWhereIsMyBurbon

    With the current list of choices, I would probably go with Renolds due to him having the correct physical resemblance to the character and the ability to be both badass and funny. If it is JT I do not think it would be a sign of the Apocalypse, because, besides the higher voice, I feel he could pull off a Cruise in Top Gun level cockiness and charisma mix, but I would not put any stock into that thought.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Fuck Cooper

    by Frodo T. Baggins

  • July 10, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Gotta be Cooper.

    by CoursinLarry

    He'd be the best. Trust me on this one, everybody.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Gotta f*ck Cooper

    by ALB_Ariel

    Seriously. The guy stinks.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    I don't get the sense that many people know or care about Green Lantern. So who is this film for, anyway? <br> <br> Some people might say that Iron Man wasn't a well-known hero, either, and that IRON MAN did well enough at theaters. But I credit Favreau for putting his heart into and weight behind that project, as do I credit the fascination with putting Downey into a role that recalled his own past personal problems. If you had a creative team that was personally invested in Green Lantern as a character or as a way to tell particular stories, I'd be more optimistic, but so far this appears to simply be another job for everyone involved. If GREEN LANTERN falls apart in development, I don't get the sense that any of the creative team will be particularly heartbroken - so why should we?

  • July 10, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST


    by ShutUpShitheadWhereIsMyBurbon

    I am on my cell phone trying to post my thoughts. I did not try to do a fuckin' triple post. Sorry for the annoyance.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    No way, can't have Ryan Play DeadPool and GL

    by ganymede3010

    WTF, that would be stupid. Even-though Ryan is an excellent actor.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    What happened to Chris Pine, he's perfect!

    by ganymede3010

    Fuck those other guys. Pine is one of the few rising stars in Hollywood. Get him before he gets to expensive you dolts!

  • July 10, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds for every superhero ever!

    by The Grug

    Cause... why the hell not?!

  • July 10, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    This doesn't bode well.

    by MalkovichMalkovich

    If I had to choose from these three, I'd have to say Cooper (but I'd much rather someone like Henry Cavill). I can't begin to descibe how wrong Justin Timberlake is. I like Ryan Reynolds but he's already in 2 other superhero franchises, and if he's to play a DC character, I would rather it be the Flash.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST


    by Wrecks

    That's the best they can do? Really? REALLY?

  • July 10, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Cooper is Go

    by The_Myhand

    come on this would be great, and also random thought, anybody else think its funny that DC brings in English directors to do their films? Christopher Nolan, now Martin Campbell...I dont have a problem with it at all though, and I really really cant wait to see what Campbell does with GL

  • July 10, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Mullah Omar You Are So Wise...

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    Yet there is a sadness to your wisdom...Come on what movie is that from? Ok Coneheads. I know Cooper has this so FUUUUCK!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Oh just get a black actor

    by LandonSmith

    And make everyone happy!!

  • July 10, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Landon....Are you really....Lando?

    by Frodo T. Baggins

  • July 10, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Wow. bland chouces there.

    by lockesbrokenleg

    What about Matt Damon? Justin Long? Brad Pitt? Chris Pine? Mark Wahlberg?

  • July 10, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Will Smith as Green Lantern

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    With P-Diddy as his sidekick and Jada Plinko Smythe as his penis.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Mullah Omar

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    "I don't get the sense that many people know or care about Green Lantern." In may the current Green Lantern was the 6th best selling single issue (behind New Avengers, Post death Batman, Flash, and two different wolverine issues). The month before the GL trade was 5th(behind Watchmen re-release, Dark Tower, Spider man, and Star Wars). If there is a GL book out, it always ranks with at least top 10. And even Green Lantern Corps hit top 15 and There are no major characters in that. trust me there is an audience for this movie.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Neil Patrick Harris as Green Lantern

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    He can have a power cock ring, ride a rainbow unicorn, and battle for a repeal on the gay marriage ban in California.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Are you shittin' me?!

    by Mariusz

    Timberlake is the worst actor EVER! Have you guys not seen him try to "act"? He's a joke this guy! Plus, he's banging J. Biel! That's about the only thing he's done righthis entire life. His music career sucks (although successful) and his acting career's feculent! Someone needs to let this jackass know that he should stick to his "singing". Please do NOT let this happen!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Dammit, Reynolds, Deadpool is 9 billion x awesomer than GL

    by Tall_Boy66

    Gee, do you want to play Deadpool or do you want to play stick-in-the-mud Green Lantern. I DUNNO! TOUGH CHOICE!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    I'm down with...

    by Mariusz

    ... THE COOP! Bradley Cooper's a GO in my book.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST


    by growltiger

    So Fillion is too old at 37, eh? Well, if casting a action hero has age as a litmus, then Timberlake it is. He is the youngest of the front runners. <p> Cooper is okay, but I cannot see the gravitas. Same with Reynolds. At least Timberlake seems to be trying to diversify and test himself with different roles. The world will continue to spin on its axis if he is cast. Time will tell.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Also Reynolds said they'd fix the Deadpool ending of Origins

    by Tall_Boy66

    So, yeah, it'd be blabbermouth mayhem all the way. If he takes GL, I would seriously cry. It's like getting to bang a really hot chick who gives great head but, in the end, you go for the plain chick who's a dead fuck. Safe. Dependable. Boring.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST


    by donduck

    I love it when people who don't read comics try to make it as they know what they're talking about. Tallboy, Deadpool is cool but it's under Fox so no, it's gonna be micro-controlled, even with Ryan trying to make it faithful.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Congrats on scooping the HR, Harry

    by growltiger

  • July 10, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Neil Patrick Harris

    by donduck

    to me is The Flash.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper has come a long way since

    by Alienswear

    his Will Tippin of Alias days. I was a big fan then and still am now. He's gained a lot of popularity lately and the studio would be stupid not to take advantage of that. And on top of that, he's just right for the part. Justin Timberlake would effectively kill the franchise before it begins. He's just too dainty and delicate for the role. The only motivation the WB could possibly have is to appeal to young women, but the fan backlash would be disastrous for them. Justin is just too pretty to play a super hero, when the Green Lantern needs to be ruggedly handsome, which Cooper fits the bill.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    I agree with donduck

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    On the people who think they know who would be best for a character they've never read. I think Nathan Fillion would be great, Cooper would be good based solely on looks and cockiness, I think Josh Lucas could be good though if he could convincingly drop the Texas accent, but then again that is much more

  • July 10, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    I agree with donduck... continued

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    ... of the cockiness/swagger. as For Deadpool at FOX, yeah, there is no way Tom Rothman is going to take the risk of Breaking the 4th wall or adding Pool-O-Vison. Did people not notice that they turned him into Sylar in the movie? Did they not notice they sewed the merc's mouth shut? Reynolds vision of Deadpool is about as likely as a Marvel 1602 or Cable movie being made.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Bradley won out. It's official! Bradley Cooper is Hal!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Way to go, Bradley! You nailed & then dumped Jennifer Anniston and landed a huge role all in the same week! Now let's all look forward to Martin Campbell's Green Lantern movie in 2011!

  • July 10, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    donduck, you think I don't read comics?

    by Tall_Boy66

    I read a lot of comics. Such as, that Free Comic Book Day giveaway of Blackest Night that came out. It's leading to Geoff Johns big summer crossover. So I read the Blackest Night free comic book day comic, and it's fucking awful bullshit. Just like how GL is the most overwrought, played out, bullshit ever since Johns took it over and added the Indigo Lanterns and the Red Lanterns who Puke Blood BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST THAT EXTREME. Deadpool is violence and it's funny. It's something that's actually DIFFERENT from what's out there. It's 9 billion times cooler than the boring ass Green Lantern bullshit. So, if you don't like Fox, whatever, but if you think I don't know comics, you really don't know fuck all.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    official according to who snake foreskin?

    by Alienswear

  • July 10, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised they didn't ask Dane Cook!

    by Snake Foreskin

    I mean, if you can't get Ryan Reynolds for a movie, you go to Dane Cook, right? Or maybe even his Thai second cousin, Dang Cock.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Seriously, donduck, when was the last time you were at the comic

    by Tall_Boy66

    Like, do you actually buy shit or do you just pass yourself online as some comic book messiah? Christ, do you actually pick up books or do you just read newsarama and comicbookresources and maybe have a copy of Green Lantern: Rebirth? Yeah, and *I* don't know comics. right. Christ, you're a fucking idiot.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Fillion als GL, Ackles as Gardner

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    Reynolds is Deadpool, but only in a new movie instead of that Deadpool rapefest Wolverine.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Cooper please...

    by Bootskin

    I'm really not sold on either of the other two. And please guys, I still don't think you understand how bad Fillion would look in that outfit.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    What about Ryan Gosling?

    by Alienswear

  • July 10, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Iron Man not second tier ?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Maybe not for geeks, but when it comes to the general public definetely second tier compared to Spiderman and Hulk, and Supes, Batman and wonder woman.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Deadpool is better

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    While Deadpool is cooler/funnier/more original than GL, I wouldn;t go as far as to say Green Lantern is Boring (granted I haven't read Rage of the RL or Agent Orange Storylines). I think Green Lantern and Johns are the only thing worth-wile in the mainstream DCU. I think it's the only mainstream character that's not played out (though All-Star Superman is pretty golden) in DC. Marvel U is pretty much better in all aspects right now (crossovers aside for both partys).

  • July 10, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST


    by donduck

    For a duck, I have great taste in comics.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Did someone write a song about supes, batman, Hulk, Spider-man,

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    And by the way my 4 year old nephew would agree. His four favorite superheores? Batman, Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Flash. Never read a comic in his life. He didn't even know about Hulk until I told him.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST


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  • July 10, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Bernie Mac Bernie Mac Bernie Mac

    by JeffManSixtyFo


  • July 10, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Iron Man isn't second tier anymore

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Um, did you all miss that HUGE movie that came out last year? And how well did that Hulk movie do, or FF?

  • July 10, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Only thing Harry breaks are chairs

    by Heckles


  • July 10, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds = "next big thing" for about 12 years now

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Seriously, give it up, Hollywood. I'm OK with Ryan Reynolds, but stop trying to make him into a star when its clear that audiences are indifferent to the guy. Come on now, give it up for the Coop, he's in the breakout hit of the year and is ready for a big solo starring role. Timberlake? Pathetic. I'm actually intrigued by seeing Henry Cavill's name on the list, as he was said to be the second choice for Bond if Daniel Craig said no, so Martin Campbell obviously liked what he saw.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    - he was second tier before the movie, of course he isn't second tier anymore, the movie made squillions

  • July 10, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Update: Who gives a squirt about what AICN breaks

    by Heckles

    No one. Once an actor is given the part, let us know. Until then, be well.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST

    The dick in a box guy?

    by Anything But Tangerines

    gay right?

  • July 10, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Here are superhero roles that Justin Timberlake

    by Alienswear

    would be suitable for: Robin, One of the Wonder Twins, Ace or Gary from the Ambiguously Gay Duo, Johnny Quest, Superboy, any one of the Teen Titans.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST


    by DarthChimay

    Timberlake is just too short and I'm not sure he has the acting chops. But if he gets it, I'm willing to be surprised. Reynolds? Really? Hmm... he's just so insouciant. I could totally see him as Kyle Rayner or even G'nort (if he wanted to have some wicked fun). I might even be willing to watch him as Guy Gardner. But as Hal Jordan? Reynolds is more like a game show host.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    You know who should play Hal Jordan...

    by DarthChimay

    Tahmoh Penikett. He's got the earnestness to pull it off.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Henry Cavill

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Surely has to get a gig in some superhero movie.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Cooper or Pine anything is the fail...

    by andrew coleman

    Green Lantern is one of my favorites I would hate for this get ruined like almost everything else.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Timberlake as Robin

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    That would only work if it was the Jason Todd Robin and we got to watch the joker beat him to death. I would pay to see that for sure. Otherwise, he's not manly enough to be Robin.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Jared Leto

    by Droid

    Been waiting for someone to put this guy in a big movie. <p>Still waiting...

  • July 10, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Just watch The Hurt Locker...

    by Droid

    and cast Jeremy Renner. Hollywood needs to wake the fuck up.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Timberlake would be better suited for the Flash

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    He's a good actor. I thought he did a great job in Black Snake Moan and he does great bits on SNL. Yeah, Waners make him Barry Allen.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Cooper or Reynolds

    by newc0253

    Timberlake can wait for that other DC movie, EffetePopStarMan (Summer 2014).

  • July 10, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    I meant to say Warners make him Barry Allen

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

  • July 10, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST

    And fuck Bradley Cooper

    by Droid

    A smarmy, smug bag of cocks if ever I saw one. Fuck JT too. Stick to music. And Reynolds just needs to get over the need to be in every superhero flick ever filmed. <p>The only interesting thing about this entire project is that Martin Campbell is directing.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST

    To Jared Leto and Timberlake...

    by Han Cholo

    And you.... you're too fucking....... BLONDE!!! GET OUT OF HERE, THE BOTH OF YOU!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Jon Hamm is Hal Jordan

    by DazNex

    if he was not busy playing donald draper in the amazing mad men. then Jon Hamm would be ideal for this role. Reynolds is to comical and timberlake is to famous. bradley cooper would be unsure i think. depends what they are looking for story and character development wise i guess

  • July 10, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper is cool though...

    by Han Cholo

    Liked him in The Hangover. He'd be a guy I would hang with and have a beer.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    he needs to be the fuckin flash

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN


  • July 10, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Yet another toilet blockbuster

    by kwisatzhaderach

    From the director of Zorro and Vertical Limit.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    martin campbell's movies are badly paced

    by Mr Gorilla

    The last 45 mins of CASINO ROYALE were one big yawn. And the middle hour of GOLDENEYE was a yawn too (that whole sequence with the Russian lady). Just saying!

  • July 10, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper - the obvious winner.

    by brokentusk

    Hot off THE HANGOVER, still not so recognizable that his off-screen personality will outshine the character, and the fans seem to be generally be pleased with the choice. If it's between those three, Bradley Cooper should get this role HANDS DOWN. Make it happen.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is SUCK

    by disfordanger

    Bradley Cooper I think has got the chops for it.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Sean William Scott as Guy Gardner

    by robzass

    = perfect casting.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    by Sebilrazen

    Paul Giamatti as Hal Jordan - work with me here. <br><br> So Hal Jordan is still an Air Force pilot of - not fighters - but aerial refuelers. He fills the months to retirement with daydreams about having his top gun moment while he's chatting on the 2-way with the pilots that are filling up. He daydreams about single handedly saving entire Afghan villages from warlords, wiping out entire heroin cartel operated poppy fields, etc. <br><br>When Abin Sur, dying, casts out his mental net fishing for the most courageous, altruistic and able person, he sees the mind of our Hal.<br><br>Now that Hal has the means to make those fantasies and machinations a reality, we get to watch as he comes to terms with and masters his new powers and responsibilities.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    i hope timberlake gets it.

    by alice 13

    i want green lantern to be a whiny disney brat. maybe britney will be in it too!

  • July 10, 2009, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Reynolds is too Smirksome.

    by wowsah156

    And Timberlake is a non starter. So it will have to be Cooper. But thats not saying much. Still think they have gone for the wrong casting. Ben Browder was born to play GL

  • July 10, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST

    There is no stunt-casting in this dojo

    by Monkey_King

    Warner Bros and DC would benefit greatly by sticking to the way characters look or are portrayed in comics from here on out. MARVEL's film suffer from this big time.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Reynolds Or Cooper

    by RobFromBackEast

    Would be great, but I'm not buying that Reynolds tested for this. Either that or Deadpool isn't happening - he cant do both.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Reynolds can't play serious.

    by V'Shael

    So that leaves Cooper.<p> But I'm not convinced any of those 3 are good for the role.<p> Ironically, do you know who MIGHT have been good as a young Hal Jordan, if he hadn't already played a DC hero? Brandon Routh.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    I don't buy it. Huge conflict of interest.

    by Dingbatty

    Marvel vs. WB/DC.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    I'm annoyed by you people.

    by CoursinLarry

    Well, not all of you. Just the ones who have an opinion that differs from my own.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    I Met Reynolds On The Internet Once

    by Media Messiah

    He was posting under the name Dream, or something like that...on back when it was Cinescape. He really wanted the role of The Flash, a childhood dream of his, and that is the role that they should give him. I vetoed him for the role, as a fan, but, his heart was really into it, and I think it only fair that he get it...besides, The Flash will rock on movie screens. Why Warner hasn't greenlit it already, simply boogles the mind???

  • July 10, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    I met a Kit-Kat Bar on the Internet Once

    by Cronkit

  • July 10, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    He was mean to me

    by Cronkit

  • July 10, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Because I didnt believe he was a Kit-Kat bar

    by Cronkit

    But the I though about it. He must be a Kit-Kat bar.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST


    by Cronkit

  • July 10, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Avatar Comic Con panel

    by kwisatzhaderach

    A week on Thursday - looks like we finally get to see some damn footage!

  • July 10, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST

    squeaky-voiced NSync vocalist man enough

    by Yeti


  • July 10, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Killer, about time

    by Cronkit

  • July 10, 2009, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds has my VOTE!

    by thegrayghost

    Bradley Cooper is not charismatic enough to pull off the hotshot test pilot. Justin Timberlake is too famous for his own good. He will never become a believable Hal Jordan, but rather JT in a green suit. Plus his acting is average at best ... always plays the same guy in movies. Ryan Reynolds is the absolute best of the three. He is charismatic, can carry a movie, and can act. I don't see why he can't do Deadpool and GL at the same time.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST


    by medster101

    What happened to Sam the man Worthington playing the green lantern. I dont know about any of these choices. Its starting to look grim.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Someone mentioned Chris Pine ...

    by thegrayghost

    I like that idea a lot. What did happen to that rumor? Pine can do charisma, serious, and can certainly carry a movie. Or how about Chris Hemsworth (played Kirk's dad). It's always good to a get a relatively unknown actor to help define a character like this. It makes the movie more believable.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST


    by zabu 123

    Why can't he be Deadpool and GL at the same time? How about because it could unravel the entire space/time continuum. That's all.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington

    by thegrayghost

    Another great choice ... was much better than Bale in Terminator Salvation.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    DAYUMIT, make him black!!

    by Kwame

    Terence Howard would be perfect. Plus, he's got the hazel eyes to pull it off!!

  • July 10, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Screw the Deadpool movie ...

    by thegrayghost

    Knowing Fox, they'll probably just screw it all up again anyway. Xmen origins was lame, but was just good enough to keep my attention for 2 hrs. Deadpool will just be an expensive B movie at best. I'd rather have another movie at the level of DK, Ironman, Spidey 2, than that crap. Bring on a good GL movie please!

  • July 10, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST

    It'll be ruddy confusing if Reynolds is Deadpool and GL.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 10, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Cooper is...

    by Dead_Geek

    ... the best choice out of the 3. Ryan Reynolds Has Deadpool going. Do you really think he would do another superhero movie? And JT will always be a little cunt.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds, all the way! (Green Lantern or Flash)

    by JDanielP

    For me, without seeing a screen-test, I would choose Reynolds, though he would make an even better FLASH.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Reynolds is the ONLY one that I'd consider,...

    by JDanielP

    ......out of those three, to be completely honest.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    No Timberlake

    by Laserhead

    He's a fine SNL host, but the nasally, squeaky voice is a deal-breaker. Cooper or Reynolds would be fine. Just save one of them for The Flash.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    How about the dudes from Gossip Girl?

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    I don't know which one. How about all of them playing the same part? Green Latern is not something I would be excite for. Unless Scarlett Jo is in it and is letting out her funbags. Then maybe.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    I met Jesus on the Internet once.

    by V'Shael

    At least he said he was Jesus. Claimed to be from Mexico. I asked him if could turn Mexican tap water into something that wouldn't give you the shits. He told me to fuck off. <p> That was when I lost my faith in religion. The cake is a lie!

  • July 10, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Doing this correctly...

    by tullydawg

    Cooper is your best Hal Jordan of the three. Timberlake would be good for Kyle Rayner. I agree with the earlier commenter that Sean William Scott would be a good Guy Gardner. And to complete the field, how about Idris Elba as John Stewart?

  • July 10, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    The trades don't credit fansites because...

    by droog

    They don't have to. 99% of the time they already planned to run a story when a fansite "breaks" the news. Just because you're "FIRST!!!" doesn't mean you deserve credit. Get over yourselves, children. The trades aren't fansites hunting down "scoops" -- they mostly get news directly from the managers/agents/publicists/talent. And if they're sitting on it, it's generally because they're still verifying it, or waiting for contract ink to dry. And that's how they've been doing it for a CENTURY -- they don't need to "steal" stories from fansites that get their information wrong half the time.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Reynolds is great in everything...

    by Darth Busey

    but he's The Flash. I can see Bradley Cooper playing GL much more than Timberlake. Unless Timberlake's deal includes Jessica Biel playing Carol Ferris...then I'm down with that.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Cooper sucked in the Hangover

    by Blancoshadow

    Who the fuck is gonna play Carol Ferris? Jennifer fucking Aniston?? I'd take bringing sexy back instead of Hangin with Mr. Cooper...

  • July 10, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Remember when Cooper was a pussy no one liked?

    by Mr. Profit

    When he was the hugely annoying "Will Tippin" on Alias. That show Vartan got all of the attention and Cooper was an afterthought because his character was a whiny bitch who couldn't even defend himself. Now everyone loves him. People need to remember though, when he is not playing a smarmy jackass, he's not that good. At this point, even Timberlake would be better than him. Only because he's younger, and this movie will inevitably have sequels. But if you ask me, all the choices are uninspired and with that I'm surprised Channing Tatum isn't in there either... Also when will Cavil actually catch a break? He's up for everything it seems.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    They passed up HENRY CAVILL for that line-up?

    by CeejayNightwing

    Hollywood is full of casting directors who don't have a clue. Two comedians and a puny man-boy with a voice like a mouse! How are any of these guys the character of Hal Jordan? Henry Cavil and Michael Fassbender at least can act with some range! Henry is young and not only looks the part but would probably be the cheapest to cast out of the lot and has the rising star thing going on his side.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Matthew Fox

    by MalkovichMalkovich

    Matthew Fox could be good, if they do his hair like it is in 'Speed Racer'. I am not excited about any of the three mentioned candidates. Henry cavill could be cool also, or maybe Ryan Gosling.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    James Marsden as GREEN LANTERN, Routh as SUPERMAN

    by JDanielP

    ...and to hell with SUPERMAN RETURNS continuity.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    ...and make Ryan Reynolds THE FLASH.

    by JDanielP

    Justice League, here we come!

  • July 10, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Of the three, Ryan Reynolds all the way

    by SpyGuy

    I still think Ben Browder would be perfect as Hal Jordan, though.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Reynolds has already been in two Marvel

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    movies. He was in Blade Trinity, and Wolverine. Time for someone else to get a shot.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

    ... I would chose Timberlake. Simply for the cool factor. I'd rather see him do it instead of those "PRO-CHESTPLATE" cum "CRACKER BARREL" honky motherfuckers, any day of the week. Ya Dig, Sho Nuff, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, SeXX ED

  • July 10, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    And regardless of the actor, here's what

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    GL should be

  • July 10, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Chris Hemsworth

    by Mr. Profit

    Is playing Thor. So he's out to whoever mentioned him up above. Also are Sam Worthington and Ryan Gosling unavailable?

  • July 10, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Of course Reynolds won't do both Deadpool & GL...

    by Chewtoy

    ...He'd just do Green Lantern. I have no doubt that he'd drop the Deadpool flick for that role...despite my personal disinterest in GL. Deadpool would be an uphill battle all the way, as a spin-off of a troubled production that underperformed and was generally considered a poor film. That's a he'll of a way to launch your franchise as a star. Or, he could take a fresh start with a new character in a better role for increasing his status as a leading man who deserves the big paydays. There's no doubt which one his agent is begging him to take. And yes... Showing his face is a huge bonus, where as DP is alwYs masked or scarred. <br><br> It'll be just like Singer bolting for Superman.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Matthew Fox

    by Mr. Profit

    Is cool. Was good in Speed Racer. But personally, I have been around to see him play two TV characters who are pretty memorable. When I watched Lost I always expected him to break out and say "I HAVE CANCER!". And now after Lost, I always expect him to say "WE HAVE TO GO BAAAAACK!". So I think that's my problem with him.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Dennis Neary IS Guy Garnder in real life...

    by Damned if I can login

    Give him the Moe Howard bowl-cut and turn him loose. As long as he's the loose cannon, beer guzzlin', green chick bangin' Gardner of course...which sure sounds like Leary.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by Damned if I can login

    Fer fuck's sake Damned, do a quick spell check.<p>Or better yet, how's about gettin' off your lazy cans and include an edit feature. It's only been mentioned once or twice in the last decade....well, maybe a couple times more.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    I don't really have a dog in this fight, but...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I have to say that the people claiming that Reynolds can't do GL because he's Deadpool really doesn't seem to jive with me. <p> Although the situation isn't QUITE identical, It'd be similar to us complaining back in the late 70's/early 80's that Harrison Ford couldn't be Indiana Jones because he's already Han Solo.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Cooper Surprises Me

    by Aquatarkusman

    I thought that mush-faced weirdo was done after Alias, but he's having a hell of a movie career right now. As long as John Waters plays Sinestro, it's all good in the hood.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    How is this even a contest? Reynolds or fail.

    by InfinityWave

    Hal Jordan is neither a weedy spiky haired mouseketeer or a smarmy douchebag with a rubber mask for a face. Of these three, Reynolds is the only one who should have even been allowed through the door.<br><br> Please Hollywood, don't fuck this up.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    wow reynolds whats ur disorder.

    by alice 13

    suddenly he has to be all the superheroes or something?

  • July 10, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    The Flash should be Justin Kirk, from Weeds.

    by Nice Marmot

    And I really can't be disappointed w/ Reynolds. He's got the look and the chops. And I can't believe that I also wouldn't care if Timerlake got it. It would be a big leap for him in the acting department, but I feel like I've seen enough from him to have faith.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Abigain Breslin for gl!

    by ironic_name

  • July 10, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Lemme guess

    by Series7

    David Fincher is going to direct this as well.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Of The Three Reynolds Has The Look.

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    Plus, he can pull off hot shot test pilot any day of the week.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    As for Cooper . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . he's alright, but I'm not liking him as GL just by his looks. If his look is OK, then I'd say why not Barry Pepper or Josh Lucas?

  • July 10, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    that was the greatest 'first' in aicn's history

    by ironic_name

    which isn't saying much, but still.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I can't believe Timburlayk got short listed. Reynolds of the 3.

    by Damien Chowder

  • July 10, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds NOW thats casting that makes sense choice

    by j2talk

    of course hows DC going to feel about a guy who played a Marvel character playing one of there Guys?!?!?! I still think they should cast David Boreanaz as Hal Jordan- update it so he's a Gulf war pilot shot down....

  • July 10, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    I like Ryan Reynolds but...

    by Marxeffect

    I don't want him to get this movie. He needs to do a really kick ass Deadpool movie, like he was born to do. Just ignore that abortion of a movie called Wolverine and start from scratch!

  • July 10, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    David Boreanaz as Hal Jordan

    by j2talk

  • July 10, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Why Justin Timberlake? Why not...

    by Captain_James_T_Stubbs

    Steven Tyler or Jon Bon Jovi? Or how about they pander to the young 'uns and hire the singer from Linkin Park?

  • July 10, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Henry Cavill I tell ya!

    by CeejayNightwing - He lost to Christian Bale for the role of Batman but he'd be perfect for GL.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Dear God, please no...

    by Mo_Rephus

    Please, no Timberlake. He's no Hal Jordan. I grew up reading the Hal Jordan comics and I'd hate to see a big screen adaptation get screwed like that. Ryan Reynolds is ok, but I think he's been enough comic characters now (a nightstalker in Blade Trinity and Deadpool in Wolverine and now apparently a stand alone Deadpool movie). I'd assume he wouldn't get it anyway because of the upcoming Deadpool film. I also don't think Hal should have Ryan's unique style of humor infused line delivery. If I had to choose between these guys the only choice would be Bradley Cooper.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST


    by alice 13

    miley could play the love interest. the rock could be the cabbie<p>$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    No, no, no...

    by Marillion

    Ryan Reynolds IS the Flash... His wit and personality fit the character. I just can't see him as GL... <p> The only things I've ever seen Justin Timberlake act in have him cast as a punkass wannabe gangsta, so maybe it would be a good stretch for him. That said, he's not my cup of tea...

  • July 10, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Hollywood Reporter and.....

    by robhouston

    Variety are both pussy ass bitches. They never credit online news sources, and then pretend they are not viable. Fuckheads.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Wow. Crap casting again.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

  • July 10, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Thank GOD it's not Jared Leto.

    by Flint_Ironstag

    Because I was about to become An Hero.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    hannible king, deadpool, green lantern

    by h8tersbeware

    i like ryan reynolds wit as much as the next guy, but come one 3 big comic book characters give me a break, and justin timberlake can eat a dick (in the box). cooper maybe

  • July 10, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with putting someone older in the role, again?

    by KillerTomato

    It's not like it would stop sequels. Hell, look at RDJ in "Iron Man." To that end, I still think someone like Jon Hamm would have been awesome as GL. But, if it has to be these guys, I'd have the least mental disconnect seeing Reynolds do it. Total agreement on the "Cooper is too smarmy" front.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Is it just me...

    by Balcony Fool

    ...or do they seem hell-bent on casting Hal Jordan as a wee bit fey? I like Reynolds quite a bit, and have no real opinion of Cooper or Timberlake, but none of them exactly ooze testosterone. I'm a Fillion fanboy, but even if I weren't, at least the dude can play alpha-male without lifting a finger. <P> Oh, also, I don't care about Green Lantern. I don't think anyone does.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Not Reynolds, GOSLING

    by stuckakiddotcom

    I think this is a case of the telephone game ... it wasn't too long ago that everyone was talking about Ryan Gosling's hat being in the ring on this one. Why did he disappear? Add this to all of the Deadpool / Reynolds news ... it's a classic formula for misinformation. The Reporter has definitely been wrong before. My gut instinct on all of this is so cliched, it hurts. Reynolds will be awesome as Deadpool. He was also born to play the flash. And Nathan Fillion is just about the perfect Hal Jordan. Timberlake is too babyfaced for the part. All completely unoriginal ideas, I know. Now for my original thought: JT would make a great Alan Scott. Maybe in a flashback or something a la Caretaker in Ghost Rider?

  • July 10, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    You guys won't be happy no matter what.

    by dr sauch

    They just shouldn't make it.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I could buy all three in the film, if...

    by Booster Gold Lives

    Cooper was Hal, Reynolds was Guy, Timberlake was Kyle. Maybe not my first choices for any of the roles, but if that's how it shook out, I wouldn't freak yet.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Any of these guys could be a surprise success...

    by Logan_1973

    I remember folk scratching their heads over Keaton as Batman, and Viggo as Aragorn. You just never know...

  • July 10, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    If it's Reynolds, is Deadpool dead?

    by WickedJester

  • July 10, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Cooper is just playing Ryan Reynolds anyway in every movie

    by WickedJester

  • July 10, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Man, Reynolds IS the Flash.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    He'd be perfect for that. But if that's not happening, let him be Hal. Or Cooper...just no Timberlake, please.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Justin Timberlake??!!?? Aww Hell-to-the-naw!!

    by Stalkeye

    I'm all for Reynolds as Hal or even kyle, but Timberlake can't act for shit.Anyone seen Alpha Dog?<p><p>Nuff said.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    As far as comic book character movies go

    by Series7

    I think its 70% director/team and 30% actor. As long as you got someone who remotely looks like the comic book character its up to the director to make it work. The only time I can think of pefect casting and a sub par movie (even though I liked it) is Spawn, but then again MJW is not the greatest actor, but he looked like Al Simmons.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Don't let Shatner near anything GREEN

    by kabong

    Lantern or Hornet. <P> He'll fuck 'em.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Name one comic book movie

    by Series7

    Where you thought it would have been SOOO much better if they got a different actor at the super hero? Would Batman and Robin have been any better with just Bale? Ghost Rider would have ruled if they got...The Actual Ghost Rider to play the role? Fan Four is a good example of good casting shitty movie. So you could cast the fucking replica that the comic book character is based on (even though I'm sure some fan boys would complain) and put Sam Jackson in a movie entitled Ultimate Nick Fury, and it could still suck if they end up with Mark Steven Johnson directing and a script written by Skip Woods.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    I always thought Green Lantern was a really lucky kid

    by SoylentMean

    that found a really kickass decoder ring in his cereal box. But what was that cereal brand?

  • July 10, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    JT as GL?!?!?

    by thalvar

    Ridiculous. So gay. Bradley Cooper should get it.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST


    by Rufferto

    Wow. That bad huh? Way to go WB! You killed it before it started.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Cooper = Maybe. No to JT and RR.

    by covered_in_bees

    I don't really know much about Cooper. The only two things I've ever watched featuring him are Wedding Crashers and Wet Hot American Summer. WHAS is overrated, IMO, and I just plain didn't like WC. I really can't imagine Timberlake or Reynolds playing Hal Jordan(especially not Reynolds). I can actually picture Timberlake as Kyle Rayner, but that's irrelevant.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Ok we narrowed it down to the worse

    by Rufferto

    possible choices. Let's break for lunch! This will be the best comedy/ music video ever!

  • July 10, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Hey, why isn't James Marsden up for this?

    by Orbots Commander

    He'd be perfect for the part. His audition was in both Superman Returns and Enchanted.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    If its going to be one of those three...

    by fassbinder79

    ...And not Chris Pine (which is who it SHOULD be) then I would go with Ryan Reynolds.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by Reckoner

    Wasn't he attached to this for like the past 2 years?? What happened? Did the studio wise up?

  • July 10, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper

    by casale2a

    I think out of the three of them Bradley Cooper would do the best. Ryan Reynolds is an amazing actor, but I just don't see him as the Green Lantern. Deadpool definitely, also The Flash.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Pine would be great in this too.

    by Orbots Commander

    Dumb WB executives. One of the better acting performances in a pretty crappy movie summer was Pine's Kirk (the others were Galifianakis in Hangover and surprisingly, Urban as Dr. McCoy). <p> But if it just HAS to be one of the three mentioned, I guess Cooper would be fine (Grumble, grumble).

  • July 10, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Fuck this shit.

    by the new transported man

    I'm not a GL fanboy, but isn't Hal Jordan, like, dignified? It's like they're casting Guy Gardner instead. Thanks, jerks!

  • July 10, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Andy Samberg IS Plasticman!

    by Snake Foreskin

    I mean, the way things are going in the casting realm... why not just turn all the future superhero movies into comedies?<p> Since we have Seth Rogaine as Green Hornet and now talk of Ryan "Smartass With A Six-Pack" Reynolds or Justin "Dick In A Box" Timberlake, I see a whole new world opening up out there.<p> Yeah, I think Jenine Garafalo (I don't give a shit that I misspelled her crap-ass name) would make a Wonder Woman for the ages. And let's do another Batman franchise reboot, but this time let's cast Steve Carell as the Caped Crusader! And since they need a new Superman movie, they might as well go with Tom Cruise. I know, he's not technically a comedian. But he sure is a joke! Okay, if not Tom Cruise, then how about Ben Stiller? He's so deluded, he thinks he IS Tom Cruise, so you might even get away with marketing it as a Tom Cruise movie.<p> It's time for Hollywood to take a breather from making movies. Why don't they just switch to political activism full-time?

  • July 10, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Reckoner, you're thinking Green Hornet. Jack Black...

    by Snake Foreskin

    was in talks to be Green Lantern. Comedy gold! Not.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds

    by Mr.FTW

    As most other people would like, I'd like to see him be the Wally West Flash but who knows when of if they'll ever make that. Reynolds is a comic nerd and he is awesome, if GL is down to these three, then Reynolds all the way.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    All three of these suck!

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    Hal Jordan needs to be played by someone who isn't a tool. Death to Timberlake, he can follow his idol Wacko Jacko to an early grave! Nathan Fillion is the best choice. Chris Pine might be okay, but I didn't like him that much as Kirk, but he's definitely better than the three tools mentioned in this article.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Not Cooper and his pointy little chin--why not Pine?

    by Zug

    I don't get the Cooper thing. He's a supporting actor, not a lead. Hal Jordan and James Kirk are very similar in character. And Pine has just the right touch of cockiness for Jordan too.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    I'd be cool with Reynolds...

    by HotShott

    He def. has the swagger and the build. He'd just need to keep the snarkiness in check. <p> Cooper would be a good Sinestro... he's made to play a douchebag.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Yeah seriously, with a hot streak...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...director like Martin Campbell directing this, the best talent available for the lead is Timberlake, Reynolds and Cooper???? <p> Oy vey. (Eye roll). <p> There must be something else the matter here; it's possible the screenplay is no good and nobody wanted to go near. Remember Gosling dropped out? It's a possibility that the script is a mess, and it'll wind up as crappy as WOLVERINE.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I just want to see the costume tests for all three on the dvd!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Reynolds is pretty much signed for "Deadpool," so I don't know if that matters to anybody or not as a conflict of interest. Seriously, I want the footage of costume tests for all three of these knuckleheads as extras on the eventual Blu-ray on dvd!

  • July 10, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Set your casting to famous DOUCHES

    by Rufferto

  • July 10, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Right, let's get Timberlake because...

    by thewizardofoz

    ...Edison, Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Southland Tales, The Open Road and the Love Guru all lit up the Box Office and proved him to be such a great leading man. I will never understand why the studios keep giving him major projects and why he INSISTS on becoming an actor!

  • July 10, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Cooper! Cooper! Cooper!

    by phool2056

    Cooper! Cooper! Cooper! Just not Ryan Reynolds, okay?

  • July 10, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I'm not going to pretend I know anything about..

    by moonlightdrive

    Green Lantern but is he sound kind of joke or tongue-in-cheek(?) because the casting choices would suggest this. Again this appears to be another case of a movie failing at its first stage with off-kilter casting.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by Marvinatmiddleage

    Oh my freakin' god! What the hell is wrong with these studio pinheads? Justin Timberfaggot? The only connection he should have with Green Lantern is being one of the countless, nameless victims (and one you root to crushed I might add)in one of Sinestro's rampages!Reynolds or Cooper could be interesting. Just don't rish the thing in order to get it into theaters by next year. I'd rather wait a few extra months (hell, years) than have to be saddled with more Hollywood dretch!

  • July 10, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    James Marsden = GREEN LANTERN, Ryan Reynolds = FLASH

    by JDanielP

    Considering Marsden as GREEN LANTERN, to hell with SUPERMAN RETURNS continuity (James Marsden was in it) and retain Brandon Routh as Nolan's follow-up to THE DARK KNIGHT. And Ryan Reynolds IS the FLASH.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Still can't believe anybody's considering Ryan Reynolds

    by covered_in_bees

    I love Ryan Reynolds, don't get me wrong, but I just don't think he can play Hal Jordan. Ryan's too snarky, and I just don't think he can pull off the strong, serious sense of willpower that Hal is meant to exhibit.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    C'mon, the one and only choice is Bill Duke

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • July 10, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Studio Numbnuts

    by DoctorImpostor

    It's sad when the best out of the top three choices for , GREEN LANTERN, is Justin bloody TImberlake. Bradley Cooper is just plain terrible, he's a douche face, has no charm, and actually comes off as a real asshole, not a hero, in any way, shape or form. I predict he will be onto Lifetime movies in a year or less. Ryan Reynolds is table scraps, you've got to be kidding me, he's already been in two comic book movies...didn't need to the see the second, I saw the first. Compared to these two, Justin Timberlake is inspired casting. Get your studio heads out of your asses, you creatively-retarded, money-hungry nincumpoops.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    ryan reynolds is the best actor of the 3

    by Turd Furgeson

    By a fucking MILE! If they want hal jordan to be a dick go for cooper. Reynolds can so funny and serious equally well, he's a big guy at 6 3, physically imposing, and can totally command a room with his charm and charisma. He is it for sure, has to be! And I'm in no way totally gay for Reynolds......

  • July 10, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    This movie is only going to happen

    by Series7

    If the DC event comic Blackest night has great sales this summer. Looking at the sales of Flash Rebirth, I'd say a Flash movie is more likely.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST


    by faelon

    In a weird way Timberlake might not be bad as Kyle Rayner, Hal Jordan's eventual replacement. But no way could he pull off Hal Jordan.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    THR: Studios take Film Sites Seriously

    by buffywrestling <p> So if studios are taking fan genrated sites seriously, the very least THR could do is link back to them when they get scooped. It's just professional etiquette. <p> PS: Quote from Mori in that article, btw & a mention of AICN.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper has been confirmed! Check it out...

    by Snake Foreskin

  • July 10, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Reynolds could work. Except for his BLONDE hair.

    by Se7en

    They usually don't mess with actor's hair color.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Why is this movie necessary?

    by p0llk4t

    Outside of a few thousand die hard fan boys who want their pet comic book to be made into a film. I guess the suits figure Green Lantern has enough name recognition to work, but this has boring written all over it.<br><br>The name is weak ass too when you think about it. "Oh comes the Green Lantern!" Almost terrifying as Aquaman.<br><br>I hope this fails miserable to save us from movies about Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, The Atom, Green Arrow and then the big Justice League extravaganza movie to wrap it all up. Fucking Lame!

  • July 10, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    So it's a bromantic comedy?

    by christian66

    Hollywood is melting before your eyes.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Where's PARALLAX when you need him?

    by Darksider

    Kill this thing. Kill it now.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see Reynolds

    by VAwitch

    Esp since the Deadpool franchise may or may not get off the ground.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Cooper would be fine.

    by wookie1972

    If it's going to be Hal Jordan, they should base him on a combination of Paul Newman (Gil Kane's basis for the character) and Chuck Yeager in the Right Stuff. Just the most badass test pilot around, until he is humbled by saving Abin Sur.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by Castiel

    reynolds can't do it, he's a fricking marvel guy. much as i like timberlake, he's not green lantern. cooper is the only choice out of the three. but for fucks sake. at least get jamber in the audition process. HE IS GREEN LANTERN.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger


  • July 10, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Jamie bamber for green lantern

    by Castiel

    It's not a fanboy choice, like fillion. he god damm looks like hal. he can act. he's done the sci-fi thing, is known amongst the geeks. he's muscular and can fit in that god damm costume. you'll have more fucking win with bamber then anyone else.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    the casting call ...

    by Toe Jam

    must have been for anyone who has fucked cameron diaz, because, by my count, at least three of the six "finalists" have done just that.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    If it's Justin Tolucalake or Ryan Reynoldswrap, I'll Pass

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    No desire to see either of these clods as a super hero, skipped Wolverine, skipped Transformers 2, will skip this, too.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion not to old, yet.

    by Despacio

    Fillion is 38 years old, Harrison Ford was 39 when he did Raiders of the Lost Ark. So it's not out of the question for someone in their late 30's to anchor a new franchise, especially if they are so good in the role it becomes hard to imagine someone else in it. Hell, RDJ was 43 when making Iron Man. So Fillion is definitely not too old, but also not in the rumor mill which is a shame.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Reynolds or Cooper make more sense

    by JoeSixPack

    as the Green Lantern. Whoever thought of JT as the Green Lantern needs to be fired immediately and deported to Antarctica.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Reynolds has Flash

    by holidill

    I think Ryan would be better as Wally West in a Flash film.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    There's quite a few here that haven't read GL.. So STFU!

    by Damien Chowder

    Judging by some tbkers comments I get the feeling they haven't read much Green Lantern, if any at all. <br> At best they will have seen GLs in some cross-over or the Justice League cartoons and comics. <p> People who deem this movie "unimportant." Or the character as "3rd tier." Or even "don't care." <br> Their opinions are null and void simply because they know fuck-all about Green Lantern. <p> Sad thing is studio dicks will be aiming this towards the casuals rather than fans.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Kevin Nealon as Uatu

    by TedKordLives

    In "The Watcher"! <P> You will believe a man can...uh, watch stuff happen.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    No Reynolds, please.

    by TedKordLives

    He's Flash and Deadpool. OR the Blue Beetle (hint hint DC). Sorry, but Hannibal King in Blade 3? That was the Blue Beetle. Totally.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I'm gay for Reynolds

    by MattmanReturns

    Dude cracks me up, I'll even endure Sandra Bullock for him.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Right there with you Subtitles_Off...

    by p0llk4t

    I'm glad Wolverine tanked so we don't get another 10 X-Men origins movies. I would love it if they stopped making comic book movies. The only good ones they've made aren't even based on super heroes...<br><br>And sorry to break it to you Damien Chowder...they don't make these movies for obsessive fan boys like you who have read every GL comic. They don't care about you AT ALL! 80000 regular GL comic geeks don't mean shit to a Hollywood suit.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Ramar, have you ever heard of HAIR DYE?

    by Roketopunch


  • July 10, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger

    As long as he doesn't do anymore singing like he did in LOTR.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Comic Book Store Stigmas.

    by TedKordLives

    Not in Austin, baby.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Austin is the Exception.

    by TedKordLives

    It's the Anti-Texas.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Also, I'm not from Texas. So I'm OK with that statement.

    by TedKordLives

    Also, how can a city be a walking anything? Makes no sense. <P> Man, I'd love to see a (virtual) unknown like Cooper take this role. Whoever gets the part needs to be hungry. Hungry for fame and money. Hungry enough to take the role dead serious. So no Reynolds or Timberlake.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Michael Fassbender!!!!!

    by TheWaqman

  • July 10, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    How the fuck did JT beat out Michael Fassbender?

    by TheWaqman

    That guy was bloody brilliant in "Hunger". Seriously, fucking twats. And he's a much better actor than that entire list. I guess I'm gonna have to root for Reynolds and Cooper now. No problem with them, but Fassbender just outclasses them easily.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Viggo Mortensen is too good for this shit....

    by TheWaqman

  • July 10, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Can we have adult superheroes?

    by Xavierclt

    Why can we not have heroes that are real adults? Why does Hollywood always reach for the under-30 crowd? I have no idea how old Cooper is, but Fillion would be just fine. I cannot recall many key comic characters originating as 20-somethings.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Can we have adult superheroes?

    by Xavierclt

    Why can we not have heroes that are real adults? Why does Hollywood always reach for the under-30 crowd? I have no idea how old Cooper is, but Fillion would be just fine. I cannot recall many key comic characters originating as 20-somethings.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Okay, let's throw some new names out there ...

    by stuckakiddotcom

    I am not a casual GL fan, so I don't want to see this film go down the comedy / the Mask / Jack Black road. HOWEVER, the 2 names that I came up with could make very interesting Hal's. 1) Luke Wilson & 2) Paul Rudd. Neither one of them are baby faced. Jordan is supposed to be a slightly weathered, rugged test pilot. With a hint of humor ... but not too overbearing. I could see both of them wearing the mask and pulling it off. IF they kept the humor toned down.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Woah-Fuck Green Lantern-

    by TedKordLives

    I wanna see Robogeisha! I sort of dismissed the article when it hit, but that sounds effin' rad!

  • July 10, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Luke Wilson!

    by TedKordLives

    Yes! The man needs a breakout role, ffs! I seriously believe Luke Wilson could be the new Harrison Ford IF he got the right part. <P> Sigh. This coulda been it.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    Great title! Gotta run upstairs to a computer that has Flash and sound.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    This comic book shit needs to end...

    by Reckoner

    I'm so sick of the same BS. All we get now is comic book movies, remakes and sequels. It's a never-ending downward spiral of the movie industry... And we are all first-hand witnesses! Keep going to these movies, a-holes!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    I'll go see any movie that looks like it has a triple-digit IQ, regardless of its origins. <P> Which is why I haven't been to the movies much this summer. <P>

  • July 10, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Talkin it up...

    by evilnerd

    on the Barry Gibb talk show...

  • July 10, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Mixed up comics?

    by darthrumble

    OK... Did the twits behind this movie only read the issues with Kyle Rayner as GL and then use the original GL name? These choices would be ok if this was a movie about Kyle Rayner but not Hal Jordan. Might as well make GL a chick and give Kyra Knightly or Natalie Portman the ring.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    I can actually - KINDA - get behind Cooper

    by fanboy71

    But Fillion would OWN this. WAH!

  • July 10, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Ben Stiller

    by lockesbrokenleg

    for Green Lantern.

  • Now those are the kinds of choices I was wondering about, why are they getting a footnote on here? Honestly, I thought Reynolds was playing Flash, what the fuck happened to that? He's also Deadpool now? I think he's taken. If we're going for guys who already played comic book super humans, go for Chris Evans or James Marsden. Now Leto, he was my long standing choice for Dick Grayson/Nightwing, but that's apparently never ever going to happen because no ever seems to know how to do him right on film. Cavill is overdue for a major role as well. Though I'm sorry neither is up for Superman.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Ummmm how many comic book characters originating as 20-somethings are there? Everyone who played Batman was over 30, Ron Pearlman was over 30, RDJ is probably close to 50.... were you talking about Dragonball or Avatar?

  • July 10, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Timberlake getting this far is an insult to actors everywhere

    by IndustryKiller!

    As well as comic book fans and cinema as a whole. And if by some black deed of the devil, actually landed the role, then let's just stop making comic book films. Anyone who can justify his being up for the role should be punched right int he fucking mouth before they can give that thought vocal life. It's absolutely fucking ridiculous. The guy is a terrible actor, a middling entertainer who is the poster boy for "If you sell it right you can actually convince the teeming festering masses that anyone is an artist." If any good could come out of Michael Jacksons death it should be reminding people what hacks guys like Timberlake are in regards to what pop music used to be. The fact that this guy can be terrible in like 5 straight films and be up for a role that is COMPLETELY against his type on top of everything else is a testament to human stupidity.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I could see Timberlake do it.

    by Reverend Toast

    Seriously guys, I find it funny that most of you are disregarding him based off of his past boy band career. If you have seen ANYTHING he has done on SNL you would know he has very strong charisma, and if you still doubt that watch his HBO special. He would be able to pull it off very well. I don't doubt Cooper, and Reynolds would be awesome, but I think Timberlake would fit the bill. As much as I like Ryan Reynolds I don't think it would be good for him to play 2 different superheroes from competing companies.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by Number9997 the best concept in the history of comics (after Batman)! I hope they get it right! The film has been given a budget around $150-$200 million!

  • July 10, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Not necessarily the actor... it could be the movie.

    by Reverend Toast

    You should never base the quality of an actor from previous movies. Just compare Mark Wahlburg's performance in The Departed with his performance in The Happening; Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas with Next; or Michael Beighn in The Terminator with The Art of War. An actor is only as good as the role is is given. There are only a few actors out there who can work with a crappy script. This film is being directed by Martin Campbell, why aren't you bitching about that? Sure he turned the Bond Franchise around twice now, but he also directed The Legend of Zorro and Vertical Limit.. both pretty universally considered as bad films... yet people are excited about him. Basically, just because someone did a bad job in a crappy film, doesn't mean they aren't capable of doing something good.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Timberlake's out, will be Ryan Reynolds

    by Dan_Halens_Back_Hair

    Timberlake didn't pass the first screen test. Jared Leto is the third one being considered, but Reynolds is all but signed.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Overpraising Timberlakes acting...

    by drewlicious

    He's not bad, but he's not that great either. I think people overdo when someone goes out of their normal career path and doesn't fumbled through their lines. A trained actor would do a much better job by comparison. The same argument goes for when an actor ventures into music. I guess for some people its good enough just not to suck. As for those who have been praising his role in Southland Tales, look again. No one gives a good performance in that movie because no one has any idea what the hell is happening. His performance is just meaningless glowering. Big Whoop. Black Snake Moan, definitely an improvement but nothing special. Then again, I just might be eating these words when that Jeff Bridges movie comes out.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Comic book film genre is here to stay. STFU!

    by Damien Chowder

  • July 10, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Green lantern? Great, will bomb harder than Daredevil

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 10, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Daredevil didn't bomb. Goddammit Locke.

    by MattmanReturns

    Grossed $180 million. It cost 78 million. Try fact checking before you type, Locke.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Definition of a Box Office Bomb

    by MattmanReturns

    Since talkbackers abuse this term more than any other: "A motion picture that generates relatively low revenue at the box office, especially that which is less than the budget for the motion picture."

  • July 10, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    You're so cute defending that piece of shit.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Good point subtitles.

    by MattmanReturns

    I dunno what I was thinking. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I think I'll stop now.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    WOW it made 178 with a budget of 78 mil?

    by lockesbrokenleg


  • July 10, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    What a maroon.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg


  • July 10, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Are you actually holding the shift key as you type?

    by TedKordLives

    That, sir, is dedication. <P> What a nimrod.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg


  • July 10, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is already Deadpool

    by zooch

    While we're at it why don't you cast Hugh Jackman? How about Christian Bale?

  • July 10, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    How about Ewan McGregor?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    You know, someone who can act?

  • July 10, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    If those are the TOP 3 choices,

    by Violator90

    then the movie is gonna suck. Come on! You have got to be fucking KIDDING! So out of the literally 100s of actors in Hollywood, thes are the considered the "top choices"??? Bullshit!! After the obvious success of TDK and IRON MAN, wouldn't Hollywood FINALLY get the point to get people that would ACTUALLY fit the parts and have some one that KNOWS the source material and respects it director/produce?!? Haven't we gotten enough shitty superhero movies with favor-of-the-month actors!?! I would go for an unknow that is a bit older than these "top choices". But if this is the way that GL is going, then its just going to be yet another movie to avoid.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    im agreed

    by ukfilms28

    ryan should be flash and fillion without a doubt would be lantern but ohwell hollywood generally fuck up most comic book movies or castings so i wont hold my breathe for whoever they cast, except timberdick which i carnt take serious!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST


    by ukfilms28

    you gota feel sorry for cavill, hasint he been in the top 3 castings for at least 3 or 4 major roles?????

  • July 10, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    no black actors huh?

    by Bishamon

    funny how on a site populated by white people there wouldnt be a second thought to this character being played by a black person. then ya'll whine when hollywood makes movies that suck. for example...idris elba is a better choice than any of the lames the studio has decided to choose from.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by crankyoldguy

    1)That jive-ass "wigger"inflected speech of his when he talks to people is a bunch of jive-ass crap from a suburban, middle-class white kid 2) His acting in wretched 3) He is no way Hal Jordan or any kind of Green Lantern - he has NO heroic aura whatever 4) I will scream for Sinestro to kill his sorry ass so we never have to hear his CRAP music again. 5) Way to alienate a massive percentage of the audience if this casting is true WB. Why not make it a comedy too and fuck it up royal like you did with Wild Wild West a decade ago. 6) Not too mention Timberlake's ego. He will be a footnote 20 years from now

  • July 10, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Kal Penn was born for this role

    by Nabster

    seriously think about it. It would be amazing. Its time to think big.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    and you "he's a good actor" people...

    by crankyoldguy

    ...must think Velveeta is real cheese, too.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    how many black heroes are there???

    by ukfilms28

    blade, spawn, luke cage but to name a few???????

  • July 10, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    and arent they all anti hereos????

    by ukfilms28

  • July 10, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    my spelling is fucking terrible sorry lol.

    by ukfilms28

  • July 10, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    and Bishamon...

    by crankyoldguy

    DON'T be a moron. Hal Jordan is white. John Stewart is black. I'd love to see a film with both, hell, Gardner and Rayner, too, but that's not the way the script (at least the intial draft I saw) goes. It's an origin story, based on the silver age beginnings, 50 years ago. Hal Jordan. Stewart, played by a great, yeah, black actor - of course - would/should be in the next film is a franchise is launched. Otherwise, don't be a race-card playing, foaming-at-the-mouth, Sharptonesque idiot. If Marvel did Capt. America and then followed up with a Cap and Falcon and they made the Falcon black, that would be instant idiocy too. Stay true to the core characters. Somehow, you can shift a bit with villains, like Kingpin in the Daredevil movie. Now, the question is, did you follow any of this or do you know nothing of comics and history and just felt the need to spout off with no information?

  • July 10, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    adding to your list ukfilms...

    by crankyoldguy

    Mr. Terrific (latest version in JSA) Amazing Man (all three DC versions) Black Panther (duh) Jakeem Thunder Black Lightning, and his daughter Storm That's off the cuff, as I know there are or have been plenty more.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Black Lightning and Mr. Terrific

    by TedKordLives

    They're not anti-heroes. Nor Vixen or John Stewart. In fact, DC seems to go out of their way to make their black characters totally idealistic. Marvel sort of goes the other way. Even Brother Voodoo, who recently became Sorceror Supreme over in New Avengers. Wait, just checked. That's not quite true. Funny thing, I always thought he was a villain in the past. Ooops.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    I think you meant 'if they make the Falcon WHITE'-Right?

  • July 10, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    I'm blind to race, tho.

    by TedKordLives

    Fortunately, this means I've never had to experience Nascar.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds will be deadpool

    by KingusKong

    and no one could play the merc with a mouth better. RyRey is the perfect crimson comedian and he would not work as Hal. He's totally down for the role of DP. check

  • July 10, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds

    by xXxJamiexXx

    Is playing Green Lantern. It has already been posted by Latino Review.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Latino Review

    by KingusKong

    has apparently not come to Wyoming yet. I'm sure their reporting skills are lazy anyway.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Yes, if they made Falcon white, it would be...

    by crankyoldguy

    mistake, My apology, typing too fast and tired from what was a loonnng week.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Kord, you just gave me the best laugh of the week

    by crankyoldguy

    with that NASCAR joke.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Reynolds, not my first choice, but will work and...

    by crankyoldguy

    notice the Latino review doesn't go around complaining they're not casting a Latino actor for GL Because they get it, thank you.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I'd lobby for Matthew Fox from Lost...but...

    by crankyoldguy

    they'd say 'he's too old' for the kids. Bullcrap.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    cool crankyoldguy and tedkordlives

    by ukfilms28

    dont really follow much dc, i do know there have been plenty of black heroes tho like you said cranky, dont know how i missed it black panther tho lol

  • July 10, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Laurence Fishburne as Hal Jordan!

    by Violator90

    I think Laurence Fishburne as Hal Jordan would be the closest to the comic book than any of these "choices". The man can act and I think he has the bravery and class that Hal Jordan has.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Variety says it IS Ryan Reynolds!!!

    by Lucifer Haywood

    Straight up!!! Check it at Variety's site!!

  • July 10, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    PLEASE Not Reynolds Or Timerblake. PLEASE!!!

    by LaserPants

    That would ABSOLUTELY RUIN the character. Do not let this happen. Please. No. Neither of them are right for this. 'm not sure who the other guy is, but he can't be worse than these guys...

  • July 10, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    lol im mixed raced so where does that leave me with the race car

    by ukfilms28

    and fillion still gets my vote for lantern but they would say he's to old to????

  • July 10, 2009, 9 p.m. CST


    by TedKordLives

    I knew that joke would kill for at least one person. Glad it was you. <P> I really like Matthew Fox as Hal, but it aint gonna happen, sadly. <P>Ah, shit, Ryan Reynolds is Hal? Green Lantern is married to the Black Widow? That doesn't even make sense!

  • July 10, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by ukfilms28

    bfdealmemo's reporting ryan got it, oh well, still think he should of gone for flash.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    outta this thread, though Fishbourne 10 years ago...

    by crankyoldguy

    could have been John Stewart, mixing the comics and animated version. But not now.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Cooper has Duchovny's problem

    by Immortal_Fish

    Duchovny was approached for the role as Bats before the "Begins" reboot. He couldn't take the role because of the shape of his nose. Sounds funny, I know, but picture the guy's face under the cowl.<P>Cooper has the same problem. Only more of his nose would be exposed under the Lantern mask. Plus, the man is kinda vertically challenged. Sure, he's a handsome guy, but the size of his nose makes me wonder if his knees bend backward when spear fishing.<P>Granted, both these problems could be resolved with camera work, but that results in extra cost. It's a shame, since Cooper is certainly capable.<P>When the Jack Black crap news came out a number of years ago, I held that Noah Wyle would have been a great pick for Hal. He's still young enough for the compulsory 3-picture deal, but only marginally so. Cooper would be a good alternative if they can get around his physical inadequacies.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    About coming up with names of black heroes

    by Immortal_Fish

    The mrs and I love to hit the local comedian venues. It's a cheap date and we figure we're supporting hungry young talent.<P>Every so often there is a black comedian that goes into the whole "what if there was a black superhero" shtick. After the show, these guys are usually more than anxious to meet the audience. And sometimes the comic geek in me can't resist calling them out on how many black superheroes there really are.<P>I challenge them to name me one Jewish superhero for every five black superheroes I name. Can't tell you how many times they riffed on me for claiming "green" lantern to be black.<P>There was one time where I really started to sweat it out too, since I managed to find a fellow black comic geek that named Ben Grimm and Kitty Pryde without pause. I named my 15th black superhero and hoped that the fellow wouldn't think of Sabra, who was my last ditch effort. The guy admitted he was at the end of his rope and I "won" the debate.<P>Of course, all I have to show for this steeped comic knowledge is this very post. So I have that going for me...

  • July 10, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    hahahaha im fucked i came up with 3 lol

    by ukfilms28

  • July 10, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I've got Kitty Pryde.

    by TedKordLives

    And Nightcrawler Too!

  • July 10, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    and id be fucked to name a jewish one let alone black lol

    by ukfilms28

  • July 10, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    and nightcrawler too

  • July 10, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

  • July 10, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah!

    by TedKordLives

    This is when I love this site. <P> I'm out for the weekend. Later gators!

  • July 10, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST


    by ukfilms28

  • July 10, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    yeah, i just saw your headline and wrote that..then i saw your post. we rock.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Jewish Supers

    by GOB Adama

    Nightcrawler is Catholic

  • July 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    to crankyoldguy

    by Bishamon

    dont give me that..."they have to stay true to the origin" bullcrap. considering there is an audience that has already been exposed to a black green lantern in cartoon form. an audience going into the movie would have no reason to think less of the story with a black actor in the lead. in the reviews for iron man and the dark knight who remembers if FILM CRITICS mentioned if the movie was a departure from the original comic. they always highlighted the performance of the actors. so if the comic has a storyline of the hero being portrayed as a black guy, and a animated version represented by a black guy why does the FILM version of hal jordan becoming the lantern HAVE to be represented by a white guy? will his whiteness be critical to the storyline of him being the green lantern. now that it has been reported ryan reynolds has the gig, you mean to tell me my suggestion of who to play the lantern would lessen the story? and you then prove my point by making the example of how the studio obviously went with clarke duncan because of the kingpins physical representation in the comic. and he was horrible in the role.

  • July 11, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Who the Fuck is going to go see this???

    by conspiracy

    I mean besides the fuckers down at Comic-Con? Look.."I" like a good comic character based movie as much as the next geek...but 90% of the film going audience doesn't know who the FUCK the Green Lantern is..nor do they Fucking care.</p><p>Superman..sure, bet...those characters have street cred..and 21st century name recognition. But Green Fucking Lantern? Look...the ONLY reason Iron Man and Dark Night made money were the names attached, well, that and they were exceptionally well made for Comic based films.</p><p>But there is only One Downey, only One Ledger, and only ONE FUCKING LORD BALE. Now I'm reading they are actually thinking Fucking Timberlake has the name recognition and acting chops to carry a $100M + film of a second fucking tier comic book character? Welll.....Fuck me...they must be swilling the Bhang Lassi in Hollywood these days; Fuck.

  • July 11, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    The Huge Nose Debate

    by mitortilla

    If that were true then how do you Explain Ralph Fiennes noseless Voldemort, that dude has the biggest nose in Hollywood.