October 8, 2008

Does Green Lantern Have a Ringbearer?

Latinoreview.com has consulted an unnamed source within Warner Brothers regarding casting on the fast tracked Green Lantern flick. First it was to disprove rumors that they were looking at Seth Green, Justin Long, or David Boreanaz to take the lead. These all proved to be false, although Boreanaz would not be a bad choice.

They go on to report the source named the one closest to the role could be none other than Ryan Gosling. Yes, he of Notebook, Lars and the Real Girl, and Mickey Mouse Club fame. Interesting choice. There is no denying that he is a good actor, but I wonder if he has the physicality to play a superhero? He has never struck me as an imposing person, but I guess given the motivation and the proper story he could pull it off. So, sure, I guess I could buy into this if it proves to be true.

I must say that I would like to see Nathan Fillion in the role. The Firefly/Serenity star strikes me as having the "it" factor to play Hal Jordan (GL's real name). He can command the screen and has a way of playing a range of emotions that could be needed.

Well, time will tell. I am just excited about a Green Lantern film.


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