C'mon Hollywood #207

... Bradley Cooper as Green Lantern: make it happen!
by Sturdy

Okay, I should come clean right away and make it clear that I don’t know dick about the Green Lantern. I was going to read 20 years worth of comics as research for this article, but I didn’t want to tap into my already sad 401k, nor did I want to read that many comics that I may or may not enjoy. I think I have the basics. I know there’s a ring and it’s really important and I think there’s some importance to the color yellow, although I’m not sure the details on that. But that doesn’t really matter. If they’re going to make a Green Lantern movie, then all of the same rules apply that apply to every comic book movie. You need a director that knows the subject matter, a producer that cares about the project and an actor that can pull off the alter ego of the hero. And that’s where Bradley Cooper comes in.

I’ll stick to what I know, and I know Bradley Cooper. Okay, that’s not true. I don’t actually know the dude, but I know I’ve really liked everything he’s done so far. So why do I have this faith in Bradley Cooper? It’s not like he’s ever carried a movie or anything. I guess I have faith in him because he’s made every movie he’s been in better. Every time I see him, I always think that I would have liked to have seen more of him. He’s only had bit roles in films like YES, MAN, WEDDING CRASHERS, HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU, but I thought he did great with what he had and I think he’s ready for the challenge of being a superhero.

He’s a cool dude.

Stepping into a superhero role is a good opportunity for him at this point and the Green Lantern isn’t as risky as say Batman or Spider-man. It’s a superhero film, so there’s going to be pressure, but if it fails, no one is going to blame him for ruining their childhood. I think he has a good chance of wowing people like RDJ did with Iron Man. The superhero role needs someone with charm and charisma and someone that can actually convey a range of emotions. I think Cooper has a good presence and can pull it off. And it doesn’t really have to be the Green Lantern. Green Arrow, Aquaman, etc., any superhero role will do.

Great on Alias

The Street was one of my favorite shows and it only lasted a dozen episodes (check out how many cool people were in that). But I remember Cooper being in a few of them and he was great in that and Alias. It’s always cool when one of your favorite minor TV actors is on the brink of making it big. That’s right where Cooper is right now. He can see superstardom right in front of him, which is why his next project has to be a good one. I think Bradley Cooper as Green Lantern is a good fit and an easy choice for everyone involved.

Source: Joblo.com
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