According to actor Anton Yelchin, recently rumored to be up for not just a part, but the part in the upcoming “Green Lantern” movie, he may be “too young” to play the character. I have to agree with young Mr. Anton (he turns 20 later this month), he is way too young for the role. There is “going younger” with a franchise, and then there is going bonkers. Casting a now-19 year old would be the latter.
Yelchin told SciFiWire this during press junkets for “Terminator Salvation”, where he plays the appropriately young Kyle Reese:
“I had no idea about that… I have no clue. I have no idea. I think I’m probably too young. I mean, no ones approached me, no one’s said anything to me. So I imagine I’m just too young. I mean, it’s a great character but i don’t know anything about it. … I haven’t heard anything about it.”
Hey, Anton, it was nice just to be rumored, right? Now let’s all hope the studio is not as out of this world loony as some of the Internet’s movie rumors, and cast an age-appropriate actor for the role. I don’t wanna see Hal Jordan flipping burgers at Mickey D’s or popping zits in the bathroom…
Below: “Let’s keep the lantern away from the kiddies, okay, studio guys? Pretty please?”