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05.13.2009

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

Okay, I should come clean right away and make it clear that I donít know dick about the Green Lantern. I was going to read 20 years worth of comics as research for this article, but I didnít 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 thereís a ring and itís really important and I think thereís some importance to the color yellow, although Iím not sure the details on that. But that doesnít really matter. If theyíre 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 thatís where Bradley Cooper comes in.

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


Heís a cool dude.

Stepping into a superhero role is a good opportunity for him at this point and the Green Lantern isnít as risky as say Batman or Spider-man. Itís a superhero film, so thereís 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 doesnít 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. Itís always cool when one of your favorite minor TV actors is on the brink of making it big. Thatís 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.

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3:45PM on 05/17/2009
He was funny on Nip/Tuck but horrible in He's Just Not That Into You and especially in Midnight Meat Train.
He was funny on Nip/Tuck but horrible in He's Just Not That Into You and especially in Midnight Meat Train.
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6:28AM on 05/16/2009
Who the fuck is Bradley Cooper?!

Big fat NO to this one.
Who the fuck is Bradley Cooper?!

Big fat NO to this one.
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11:55PM on 05/13/2009
I don't have anything against Cooper, but as Mandee said, there's just so many others I'd rather see in the part.

I was pretty disappointed at Sturdy's blanket statement, though, "Green Lantern. Green Arrow, Aquaman, etc., any superhero role will do." I mean those are vastly different characters who'd each require different traits to portray successfully. Saying something like that makes it sound less like he thinks Cooper would actually be good in the role and more like he just wants to see
I don't have anything against Cooper, but as Mandee said, there's just so many others I'd rather see in the part.

I was pretty disappointed at Sturdy's blanket statement, though, "Green Lantern. Green Arrow, Aquaman, etc., any superhero role will do." I mean those are vastly different characters who'd each require different traits to portray successfully. Saying something like that makes it sound less like he thinks Cooper would actually be good in the role and more like he just wants to see him in a superhero movie and doesn't care if they miscast this one because he's not invested in the character. Which is too bad, because usually these articles are pretty good.
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8:50PM on 05/13/2009
Nathan Fillion has everything about him naturally that makes Hal Jordan who he is. Incidentally, he also would have been the perfect Jesse Custer had they done Preacher back when they originally wanted to. Being Hal Jordan is more than looking right for the part... you have to have that certain something that makes Jordan the hero he is... and sadly, there are very few out there who have it as it isn't really something you can fake.
Nathan Fillion has everything about him naturally that makes Hal Jordan who he is. Incidentally, he also would have been the perfect Jesse Custer had they done Preacher back when they originally wanted to. Being Hal Jordan is more than looking right for the part... you have to have that certain something that makes Jordan the hero he is... and sadly, there are very few out there who have it as it isn't really something you can fake.
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8:34PM on 05/13/2009
I only know Lantern from comics like Superman Red Son and other Justice League books so I'm not to familiar with him. I'm sure a movie done right about Lantern would look pretty amazing because the artwork I have seen for these books are beautiful and should translate to film in an amazing way. When it comes to casting for Hal Jordan I must disagree with Nathan Fillion. I love Nathan Fillion and pray he gets a good leading role in a huge movie. The guy could be the next Harrison Ford if only he
I only know Lantern from comics like Superman Red Son and other Justice League books so I'm not to familiar with him. I'm sure a movie done right about Lantern would look pretty amazing because the artwork I have seen for these books are beautiful and should translate to film in an amazing way. When it comes to casting for Hal Jordan I must disagree with Nathan Fillion. I love Nathan Fillion and pray he gets a good leading role in a huge movie. The guy could be the next Harrison Ford if only he got the right roles. If Nathan Fillion should be any superhero I would give him the Flash. My Green Lantern pick would be Matthew Fox.
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7:20PM on 05/13/2009

Nah

Better than Seth Rogen, but there are so many others, some mentioned below, who would make a much stronger impact.
Better than Seth Rogen, but there are so many others, some mentioned below, who would make a much stronger impact.
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4:56PM on 05/13/2009
I agree 100% Bradley Cooper IS Hal Jordan.
I agree 100% Bradley Cooper IS Hal Jordan.
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4:37PM on 05/13/2009
Josh Hartnett or Chris Pine.
Josh Hartnett or Chris Pine.
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1:48PM on 05/13/2009
GOSLING!!!
or...wait...
Pine would be much better
GOSLING!!!
or...wait...
Pine would be much better
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1:32PM on 05/13/2009
I guess he kind of has the look, but to say he could pull this off like RDJ pulled off Iron Man is a bit of a stretch.

I stand by my fanboy preferred choice - Jon Hamm. He's an AWESOME actor, can carry just about anything and has great timing like RDJ did. His hair might be a different color than Mr. Jordan's but I think we can live with it.
I guess he kind of has the look, but to say he could pull this off like RDJ pulled off Iron Man is a bit of a stretch.

I stand by my fanboy preferred choice - Jon Hamm. He's an AWESOME actor, can carry just about anything and has great timing like RDJ did. His hair might be a different color than Mr. Jordan's but I think we can live with it.
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1:21PM on 05/13/2009
Let's not forget about Midnight Meat Train.
Let's not forget about Midnight Meat Train.
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12:05PM on 05/13/2009

Random much?

In whose crazy cracked out universe does Bradley Cooper come to mind when casting Green Lantern? I'm neutral on this for now only because he can actually act, but he's certainly not my first choice. Nathan Fillion, Sam Worthington, Tahmoh Penikett. All good actors that physically look the part way better than Bradley Cooper.

And @ElderPredator I don't think Whalberg is a bad actor. I don't think he's a really good actor either, but I do think he has a shitty voice and it's destracting as
In whose crazy cracked out universe does Bradley Cooper come to mind when casting Green Lantern? I'm neutral on this for now only because he can actually act, but he's certainly not my first choice. Nathan Fillion, Sam Worthington, Tahmoh Penikett. All good actors that physically look the part way better than Bradley Cooper.

And @ElderPredator I don't think Whalberg is a bad actor. I don't think he's a really good actor either, but I do think he has a shitty voice and it's destracting as Fuck. They say a bad fake accent can be mistaken for a bad performance. Well his bad voice does the same thing for me. He was excellent in Fear though and I liked him in Four Brothers as well.
Oh, and nothing could have made The Happening any good;)
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11:52AM on 05/13/2009
Nathan Fillion has always been my dream casting for Green Lantern. Well, since I got into the comics a year ago that is. But after watching STAR TREK I was kinda disappointed that Chris Pine turned down the part. I suppose that leaves room for Fillion, but if Cooper got the role, I wouldn't object.
Nathan Fillion has always been my dream casting for Green Lantern. Well, since I got into the comics a year ago that is. But after watching STAR TREK I was kinda disappointed that Chris Pine turned down the part. I suppose that leaves room for Fillion, but if Cooper got the role, I wouldn't object.
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11:47AM on 05/13/2009

eddict316....

You think Mark Whalberg can act? Have you seen "The Happening"?
You think Mark Whalberg can act? Have you seen "The Happening"?
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11:44AM on 05/13/2009

Great Choice for Hal Jordan

As i guy who has enough Green Lantern issues that if stacked high enough would reach the ceiling, I do think he fits. One of the comments mentioned he comes off more scummy than confident, but those two attributes are two different shades of the same color. It depends on the role.

As i guy who has enough Green Lantern issues that if stacked high enough would reach the ceiling, I do think he fits. One of the comments mentioned he comes off more scummy than confident, but those two attributes are two different shades of the same color. It depends on the role.

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11:30AM on 05/13/2009

Pine

I agree with Chris Pine. He was a huge, huge suprise in Strar Trek.
I agree with Chris Pine. He was a huge, huge suprise in Strar Trek.
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11:26AM on 05/13/2009
Nathan Fillion....NO!..He was meant to be MacGyver.

Chris Pine...NO!
Nathan Fillion....NO!..He was meant to be MacGyver.

Chris Pine...NO!
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11:12AM on 05/13/2009
Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion
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11:02AM on 05/13/2009
Disagree. I think Hal Jordan needs to be someone who can exude an unshakable sense of confidence in himself. And Cooper doesn't give off that vibe at all. Something about the guy just always seems scummy. A bad choice. Pine would be great, but that won't happen.
Disagree. I think Hal Jordan needs to be someone who can exude an unshakable sense of confidence in himself. And Cooper doesn't give off that vibe at all. Something about the guy just always seems scummy. A bad choice. Pine would be great, but that won't happen.
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10:55AM on 05/13/2009
if u wanna go by looks Mark Wahlberg was born to play Hal Jordan lol.
and he can act as well.
IMO wahlberg can do for GL what Downey Jr Did for IM.
if u wanna go by looks Mark Wahlberg was born to play Hal Jordan lol.
and he can act as well.
IMO wahlberg can do for GL what Downey Jr Did for IM.
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9:25AM on 05/13/2009
Chris Pine!
Chris Pine!
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9:23AM on 05/13/2009

Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential > the $treet
Kitchen Confidential > the $treet
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8:54AM on 05/13/2009
Nope, disagree with this. It's not that it's an awful choice, far from it. I think Cooper would make a much better Captain America.
Nope, disagree with this. It's not that it's an awful choice, far from it. I think Cooper would make a much better Captain America.
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8:33AM on 05/13/2009
Not a bad choice...but I like David Boreanaz for Jordan. He did a great job with New Frontier. Yes it was only his voice but he has the looks too.

And yep..that's Kyle Rayner.

This is Hal Jordan:
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Not a bad choice...but I like David Boreanaz for Jordan. He did a great job with New Frontier. Yes it was only his voice but he has the looks too.

And yep..that's Kyle Rayner.

This is Hal Jordan:
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8:24AM on 05/13/2009

good choice.

I liked Chris Pine in Star Trek. But his Kirk and the Hal Jordan from the comics might be too similar (both have daddy issues to overcome, join the army in an act of rebellion and both have their adventures in outer space)

Brad Cooper is the right age. Has a couple of entertaining roles behind him. He might not be RDJ material. Buthe is a good candidate.

By the way that picture of Green Lantern is NOT Hal Jordan. It's Kyle Rayner!
I liked Chris Pine in Star Trek. But his Kirk and the Hal Jordan from the comics might be too similar (both have daddy issues to overcome, join the army in an act of rebellion and both have their adventures in outer space)

Brad Cooper is the right age. Has a couple of entertaining roles behind him. He might not be RDJ material. Buthe is a good candidate.

By the way that picture of Green Lantern is NOT Hal Jordan. It's Kyle Rayner!
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7:57AM on 05/13/2009

At this point....

I think Chris Pine should play him. Hands down!
I think Chris Pine should play him. Hands down!
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