Tom Cruise and Ryan Reynolds Are On the Shortlist of Actors for 'Green Lantern Corps'

Tom Cruise and Ryan Reynolds Are On the Shortlist of Actors for 'Green Lantern Corps'

Jan 20, 2017

It worked for the X-Men franchise. Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in a terrible movie that fans hated, but they put X-Men Origins: Wolverine behind them and got him back for a new take on the character, and it was a massive hit. Now Warner Bros. seems to want Reynolds back as Hal Jordan for another go at Green Lantern.  

According to The Wrap, the studio has a shortlist of actors they're interested in pursuing for the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps, the DC Extended Universe entry that's been described as "Lethal Weapon in space." Reynolds, who played Jordan in the 2011 flop Green Lantern, is on there as are the following mix of actors: 

- Tom Cruise, who has not yet been in a superhero movie.

Joel McHale, who hasn't done a lot of movie work but has a minor part in Spider-Man 2.

Bradley Cooper, who voices Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and was up for the Jordan role in the previous movie.

Armie Hammer, who was supposed to be Batman/Bruce Wayne in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal

Jake Gyllenhaal, who was up for Spider-Man and Batman Begins and was offered Suicide Squad but wants to play a superhero.

Of course, these are all desirable names, nothing official. None of them have been offered the part, and the studio hasn't even reached out to anyone let alone been in talks. Green Lantern Corps will also feature the African-American John Stewart among its multiple Green Lanterns, and there has been some fan buzz on names for that role, including Sterling K. Brown and Trevante Rhodes.

Green Lantern Corps is due July 24, 2020.




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