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07.10.2009

Word got out just yesterday that Justin Timberlake was in the running to star in GREEN LANTERN for Warner Bros. But today we find out that Timberlake isn't the only one in the running. WB will choose from three actors to play the part with Timberlake making up 1/3 of that equation. The others are Bradley Cooper (rumored to be taking the part for some time now) and Ryan Reynolds (who's also attached to DEADPOOL at Fox).

The problem seems to be that producer Donald De Line, director Martin Campbell and Warner Bros. each have their own separate favorites and making a decision among them has proved difficult. But expect the studio to move quickly because the option they held on each of the three actors expired Monday meaning they could quickly take another offer and leave WB in a lurch.

WOLVERINE ridiculousness aside, Reynolds would be perfect in DEADPOOL so let's put him to the side. Despite his "Sexy Back" alter ego, Timberlake has some pretty impressive acting chops but I don't know that I'm ready to see him strap on the Lantern just yet. Which brings us to Bradley Cooper. Who, in my mind, really is the best guy for the part. He's got the look, the skills, the charm and, thanks to the HANGOVER, mass appeal. I have spoken, therefore it shall be done.

Extra Tidbit: According to THR, Jared Leto was one of the early candidates. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Source: THR

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10:10PM on 07/10/2009

Just read Variety too.

Well, I guess I'll have to live with that. I love Green Lantern and at least it's not fu#king Timberlake, that would have been a damn disaster. I still like Chris Pine or Evans for the role. I do like Fillion, but he just doesn't have the box office draw and I really felt he could pull of the seriousness of Hal Jordan.
Well, I guess I'll have to live with that. I love Green Lantern and at least it's not fu#king Timberlake, that would have been a damn disaster. I still like Chris Pine or Evans for the role. I do like Fillion, but he just doesn't have the box office draw and I really felt he could pull of the seriousness of Hal Jordan.
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10:08PM on 07/10/2009

Personally

I'd pick Nathan Fillion. Make Ryan Reynolds the Flash...
I'd pick Nathan Fillion. Make Ryan Reynolds the Flash...
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9:52PM on 07/10/2009
Just read the same article. Wow. I'm stunned. Might just ix-nay the Deadpool movie after all. Let the firestorm begin.
Just read the same article. Wow. I'm stunned. Might just ix-nay the Deadpool movie after all. Let the firestorm begin.
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9:08PM on 07/10/2009

Reynolds!!

I just read a Variety headline that says Reynolds got the role!!! What the fuck?!!! How many times can he recycle superhero performances??!!!
I just read a Variety headline that says Reynolds got the role!!! What the fuck?!!! How many times can he recycle superhero performances??!!!
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6:41PM on 07/10/2009

WTF?

Justin Timberlake??????? WTF?? do they not have actualy any good actors lined up for this? instead they cash in on a freekin pop star!!
Justin Timberlake??????? WTF?? do they not have actualy any good actors lined up for this? instead they cash in on a freekin pop star!!
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6:30PM on 07/10/2009
A terrible shortlist. Just down to these 3...I say don't make it. Reeynolds and Timberlake are terrible choices, and Cooper's only a step above. None of them look or come off as a hotshot fighter pilot-type, which is the essence of the character. The part needs a stronger screen presence than what these 3 can offer. I hope some minds change somewhere.
A terrible shortlist. Just down to these 3...I say don't make it. Reeynolds and Timberlake are terrible choices, and Cooper's only a step above. None of them look or come off as a hotshot fighter pilot-type, which is the essence of the character. The part needs a stronger screen presence than what these 3 can offer. I hope some minds change somewhere.
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4:47PM on 07/10/2009
Why does Hollywood not see the awesomeness of Nathan Fillion as all others do? He should be a household name by now.
Why does Hollywood not see the awesomeness of Nathan Fillion as all others do? He should be a household name by now.
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5:46PM on 07/10/2009
Couldn't agree more!
Couldn't agree more!
4:46PM on 07/10/2009

hmmm

how bout we get someone that looks remotely like Hal first??? God these choices are awful
how bout we get someone that looks remotely like Hal first??? God these choices are awful
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4:16PM on 07/10/2009
If we can't have Nathan Fillion, I'm okay with Bradley Cooper. But NO to Timberlake and Reynolds.
If we can't have Nathan Fillion, I'm okay with Bradley Cooper. But NO to Timberlake and Reynolds.
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2:46PM on 07/10/2009
Crash and burn...
Crash and burn...
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2:23PM on 07/10/2009
i can't believe Mark Wahlberg has never even been mentioned for this role.
everytime i see marky mark i think Hal Jordan.
i can't believe Mark Wahlberg has never even been mentioned for this role.
everytime i see marky mark i think Hal Jordan.
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2:04PM on 07/10/2009

Pretty sure it's going to Cooper

I don't think these choices are terrible but they sure wouldn't be my top three picks.
I don't think these choices are terrible but they sure wouldn't be my top three picks.
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1:28PM on 07/10/2009
I guess Bradley Cooper is the best choice in the list given, especially since Reynolds needs to get his act together for "Deadpool". But I'm going to be the broken record and say Nathan Fillion should get the role. I like Bradley Cooper, but he's already had his big mainstream hit. Give a Cult Icon a chance!
I guess Bradley Cooper is the best choice in the list given, especially since Reynolds needs to get his act together for "Deadpool". But I'm going to be the broken record and say Nathan Fillion should get the role. I like Bradley Cooper, but he's already had his big mainstream hit. Give a Cult Icon a chance!
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1:07PM on 07/10/2009

Let's face facts...

Best choice and the one actor out of two, yes I said two because Justin Timberpuss is a singer not an actor. Reynolds is attached to Deadpool and no way h is going to be Hal as well. BCoop will most def be the man who dons the emerald ring.
Best choice and the one actor out of two, yes I said two because Justin Timberpuss is a singer not an actor. Reynolds is attached to Deadpool and no way h is going to be Hal as well. BCoop will most def be the man who dons the emerald ring.
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12:15PM on 07/10/2009
Seriously, where the hell is Nathan Fillion? Justin Timberlake is on the short list but Fillion isn't? Say what you want about him but he's LOADS better for Hal Jordan than Timberlake. I like the guy well enough but as Green Lantern? No way jose.

A friend of mine told me Ryan Reynolds was his choice to play Guy Gardner and I have to agree with him. And as folks have pointed out isn't he tied up with Deadpool? And won't Cooper be tied up with the A-Team movie as well?

Worse comes
Seriously, where the hell is Nathan Fillion? Justin Timberlake is on the short list but Fillion isn't? Say what you want about him but he's LOADS better for Hal Jordan than Timberlake. I like the guy well enough but as Green Lantern? No way jose.

A friend of mine told me Ryan Reynolds was his choice to play Guy Gardner and I have to agree with him. And as folks have pointed out isn't he tied up with Deadpool? And won't Cooper be tied up with the A-Team movie as well?

Worse comes to worse, I wouldn't mind Bradley Cooper. But here's hoping this top three take other offers and Campbell and co. can stop fucking around and cast Nathan Fillion already.
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12:14PM on 07/10/2009

Sad line up.

I just don't find Timberlake as charismatic as everyone thinks he is. If Emile Hirsch is too short or not right for the part then I think Timberlake is definitely not right for it.

I really like the idea of Nathan Fillion as well. I just figure there is a better Franchise out there for him. The Green Lantern is kinda... weak.

Bradley Cooper is just uninspiring. There's something I just don't like about him. He's looks kinda like how I imagine a yuppie Date Rapist.
I just don't find Timberlake as charismatic as everyone thinks he is. If Emile Hirsch is too short or not right for the part then I think Timberlake is definitely not right for it.

I really like the idea of Nathan Fillion as well. I just figure there is a better Franchise out there for him. The Green Lantern is kinda... weak.

Bradley Cooper is just uninspiring. There's something I just don't like about him. He's looks kinda like how I imagine a yuppie Date Rapist.
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12:06PM on 07/10/2009

Fillion!

I could live with Bradley Cooper, but Nathan Fillion is still the best choice by a mile.
I could live with Bradley Cooper, but Nathan Fillion is still the best choice by a mile.
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11:49AM on 07/10/2009
I really have to question the direction the film is going in when someone like Justin Timberlake is a serious contender for the main role. Bradley Cooper is the best of the 3, but I don't like Ryan Reynolds so it's an easy decision for me. I'm down for Fillion in anything and hope he has a breakout role but I don't see him being GL. I wouldn't be upset if he was chosen though.
I really have to question the direction the film is going in when someone like Justin Timberlake is a serious contender for the main role. Bradley Cooper is the best of the 3, but I don't like Ryan Reynolds so it's an easy decision for me. I'm down for Fillion in anything and hope he has a breakout role but I don't see him being GL. I wouldn't be upset if he was chosen though.
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11:50AM on 07/10/2009
I just have to comment on how awesome your avatar is.
I just have to comment on how awesome your avatar is.
11:05AM on 07/10/2009
I'm def. down with Cooper as GL. I think he'd be a very good choice.

How the hell did Timberlake even get considered? I admit he has had a few good roles (Black Snake Moan, Alpha Dog...The Love Guru, LOL that sucked!) but he JUST DOES NOT FIT. I can't see it happening.

I like Reynolds alot and think he'd be a fine GL. Yes, he's already going to be in a Deadpool movie (we'll see how well that goes...god Wolverine was bad, wasn't it?!) but he can be GL too! Bale gets to be both Batman
I'm def. down with Cooper as GL. I think he'd be a very good choice.

How the hell did Timberlake even get considered? I admit he has had a few good roles (Black Snake Moan, Alpha Dog...The Love Guru, LOL that sucked!) but he JUST DOES NOT FIT. I can't see it happening.

I like Reynolds alot and think he'd be a fine GL. Yes, he's already going to be in a Deadpool movie (we'll see how well that goes...god Wolverine was bad, wasn't it?!) but he can be GL too! Bale gets to be both Batman AND John Connor afterall.
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11:03AM on 07/10/2009

Bradley Cooper... YUP

Cooper is the definitely the best option for this role. He has everything going for him. He's young and upcoming actor, has the looks and charm and other than the fact that Reynolds has a lock on the DEADPOOL movie and to me Justin just wouldn't pull this role off, the avid comic book readers might get upset with that choice... although now remembering who Nathan Fillion is, he would have been good as well, but Cooper all the way man.
Cooper is the definitely the best option for this role. He has everything going for him. He's young and upcoming actor, has the looks and charm and other than the fact that Reynolds has a lock on the DEADPOOL movie and to me Justin just wouldn't pull this role off, the avid comic book readers might get upset with that choice... although now remembering who Nathan Fillion is, he would have been good as well, but Cooper all the way man.
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10:55AM on 07/10/2009
Nathan Fillion or shove this film up your ass Hollytards.
Nathan Fillion or shove this film up your ass Hollytards.
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10:50AM on 07/10/2009

Warner Bros Check me out

I'm Telling you Casting Directors who are looking at these articles for Warner Bros. That I can be the 1/4 part of the equation just give me a chance. I would be new blood but I will knock you right out of your shoes. I dont have any pictures on here cause they wont load but we can work on that later. And all these guys are awesome but if you want an excellent Green Lantern movie you need me. And hell I will definitely be way cheaper then all these guys so that's a plus.
I'm Telling you Casting Directors who are looking at these articles for Warner Bros. That I can be the 1/4 part of the equation just give me a chance. I would be new blood but I will knock you right out of your shoes. I dont have any pictures on here cause they wont load but we can work on that later. And all these guys are awesome but if you want an excellent Green Lantern movie you need me. And hell I will definitely be way cheaper then all these guys so that's a plus.
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10:30AM on 07/10/2009
I wonder exactly what brought the author to commend Justin Timberlake's acting chops? Don't get me wrong I think overall he is a talented and likeable guy but he hasn't shown anything special in the acting realm yet.

My vote is for Reynolds. I just like him. Deadpool will never get off the ground anyway.
I wonder exactly what brought the author to commend Justin Timberlake's acting chops? Don't get me wrong I think overall he is a talented and likeable guy but he hasn't shown anything special in the acting realm yet.

My vote is for Reynolds. I just like him. Deadpool will never get off the ground anyway.
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10:06AM on 07/10/2009
Bradley Cooper isn't so bad, but I have to ask the same question, where is Nathan Fillion when you need him?

At comic-con I should go to whatever panel he's on and ask myself.
Bradley Cooper isn't so bad, but I have to ask the same question, where is Nathan Fillion when you need him?

At comic-con I should go to whatever panel he's on and ask myself.
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11:14AM on 07/10/2009
He tweeted yesterday about a meeting with DC Comics so who knows. I can only hope for the best.
He tweeted yesterday about a meeting with DC Comics so who knows. I can only hope for the best.
11:57AM on 07/10/2009
It was also with Rainn Wilson, which makes me wonder what they've got going on together.

It would be really cool if he got lantern tho.
It was also with Rainn Wilson, which makes me wonder what they've got going on together.

It would be really cool if he got lantern tho.
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10:05AM on 07/10/2009
Reynolds is already Deadpool, out of the 3 I'd like to see Cooper. I think the guys got talent and is on the verge of being a big star, this would put him over the top. Don't even ask me how Timberlake got this far, chalk it up to how fucked up Hollywood is.
Reynolds is already Deadpool, out of the 3 I'd like to see Cooper. I think the guys got talent and is on the verge of being a big star, this would put him over the top. Don't even ask me how Timberlake got this far, chalk it up to how fucked up Hollywood is.
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10:03AM on 07/10/2009

Hey Sturdy...

...feel like writing a "C'Mon Hollywood"?
...feel like writing a "C'Mon Hollywood"?
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9:55AM on 07/10/2009

Michael Fassbender

If you don't know who he is, check out HUNGER. Awesome actor, has the look and no baggage. This is gonna be a missed opportunity... and while Cooper isn't particularly bad, he just doesn't have a memorable presence.
If you don't know who he is, check out HUNGER. Awesome actor, has the look and no baggage. This is gonna be a missed opportunity... and while Cooper isn't particularly bad, he just doesn't have a memorable presence.
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8:55AM on 07/10/2009
As they are not going the Nathan Fillion route then out of the 3 choices, its got to be Bradley Cooper. Ryan Reynolds should get the Deadpool movie made and I think he will be perfect for that (wolverine rubbish forgotten). I don't think its wise to be the star of 2 superhero movies. As for Justin Timberlake, he should stick to singing.
As they are not going the Nathan Fillion route then out of the 3 choices, its got to be Bradley Cooper. Ryan Reynolds should get the Deadpool movie made and I think he will be perfect for that (wolverine rubbish forgotten). I don't think its wise to be the star of 2 superhero movies. As for Justin Timberlake, he should stick to singing.
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8:40AM on 07/10/2009
Still wish they would go with Nathan Fillon
Still wish they would go with Nathan Fillon
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8:06AM on 07/10/2009

Jared Leto?

These idiots apparently don't recognize good talent. Give this property to someone else.
These idiots apparently don't recognize good talent. Give this property to someone else.
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7:50AM on 07/10/2009

hardly a difficult choice...

Bradley Cooper . Only because Ryan Reynold fked up Blade and wolvie/Deadpool imo

And JT .. well, he just sucks
Bradley Cooper . Only because Ryan Reynold fked up Blade and wolvie/Deadpool imo

And JT .. well, he just sucks
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7:48AM on 07/10/2009
I agree. Bradley Cooper has come a long way from being a side character on TV. He's proven he can be a leading man and this movie would give him the chance to stand alone as the leading man and hopefully make him a household name.
I agree. Bradley Cooper has come a long way from being a side character on TV. He's proven he can be a leading man and this movie would give him the chance to stand alone as the leading man and hopefully make him a household name.
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