Rumor: Warner Bros may be pursuing Chris Pine for the Green Lantern reboot
With Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Dwayne Johnson, Ezra Miller, and the all-star cast of SUICIDE SQUAD in place, the only two uncast heroes for announced DC Cinematic projects are Shazam and Green Lantern. Since Ryan Reynolds is definitely not reprising his role, the reboot/sequel to GREEN LANTERN will need a new leading man.
While we are five years away from the announced release of GREEN LANTERN, I would expect Warner Bros would want their new hero set to debut in JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART ONE on November 17, 2017. Latino Review shared the rumored contender which they clearly say is unsubstantiated at this point.
HOT RUMOR! #GREENLANTERN UPDATE! The name I keep hearing & floating around, is Chris Pine for Hal Jordan. Yes, Captain Kirk. Again, this is still just a RUMOR hence UNCONFIRMED. Been hunting this one for a while so the search is still ongoing. How do you guys feel about it, IF again a big IF, it is indeed true? #HalJordan #JUSTICELEAGUE #DC #DCCU #batmanvsuperman #Warners
Pine has already successfully starred in one franchise reboot (STAR TREK) and killed another (JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT). As an actor he has yet to show that he can headline a franchise on his own but he does have the charisma and look to pull off a superhero, especially one as cocky as Hal Jordan. Whether such a role would even be possible with his other commitments to STAR TREK, it does sound like a good choice. But, we don't even know at this point if GREEN LANTERN will be a recast sequel to the Ryan Reynold's film or if it will even be Hal Jordan as the main character. Hopefully we learn more soon.
The reboot of GREEN LANTERN is slated for release on June 19, 2020.
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