Justin Timberlake May Be Green Lantern
Warner Bros. Green Lantern movie is moving forward, and they’re knee-deep in searching for their Hal Jordan. In fact, they’ve already narrowed it down to three people according to THR. Only two of those people are actors.
Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds, and Bradley Cooper are the three names being considered. They’ve already been through two rounds of screen tests, screen tests which also included the likes of Jared Leto (where the hell has he been?), Henry Cavill, and Michael Fassbender. It seems the holdup now is that each of the parties involved in making the movie happen has a different pick they’re backing. The studio wants one of those three, the film’s director Martin Campbell wants another, and producer Donald De Line wants the other. No word on who wants who, but I’m willing to bet it’s not Martin Campbell who’s pushing for the pop star.
Though you never know. Timberlake has proven to be surprisingly talented when thrust into sketch comedy situations and he was more than adequate in Black Snake Moan. Timberlake has something, but can he really carry a feature film?
What’s interesting about all three candidates is that have at least some comedic background. Cooper is known almost exclusively for comedies, Reynolds started out on sitcoms and is probably best known for his more comedic roles, and then there’s Timberlake who’s best known outside of music for gifting women with his dick in a box. Does that mean Green Lantern is a comedy?
Apparently there’s some pressure here for them to make a decision, and make it fast. That could mean we’ll have our Hal Jordan by as early as next week. The part as outlined in this current incarnation of the movie has Jordan as a hot-shot Air Force pilot chosen by a dying alien to be his successor in the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns. To do the job, Jordan gets a ring of power which lets him do just about anything, as long as it’s green.
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