Chris Pine as Green Lantern? What about Sam Worthington? How About Me?

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For such a lame comic book character, it’s amazing the attention that’s being paid to the casting of Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Green Lantern” movie. Of course, the fact that a new website is throwing out a new “frontrunner” for the role every other week helps to keep the rumor mill spinning. The latest “frontrunner”? “Star Trek’s” Chris Pine and “Terminator Salvation’s” Sam Worthington.

Via Trekweb:

Pine would play Hal Jordan, a pilot who finds a powerful ring and its lantern-like battery when a spaceship crashes on Earth. Jordan is selected to succeed the craft’s dying occupant as the next Green Lantern, a galactic guardian who is a member of an interstellar corps, the site reported, citing an anonymous source.

The movie has reportedly set up production offices and is on track to start shooting in September in Australia for the previously announced December 17, 2010 release date.

Chris Pine would make a decent Hal Jordan, but Sam Worthington? I don’t see it. Although I have to wonder who is doing Sammy’s PR, because they sure are working over time to get their guy’s name out there as much as possible.

But back to Chris Pine. Yeah, I can see it.

Update: 3/20/09 Collider.com debunks the Chris Pine as Hal Jordan rumor with their own source. Read it over there.

Below: “Whoa, whoa, guys, you want this part, you gotta talk to the suits! Not me!”

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  • http://myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    Why is GL lame?

  • http://myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    Why is GL lame?

  • http://myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    Why is GL lame?

  • Grimtooth

    If done right, a GL movie could be cool – lots of visual effects and all. As long as they avoid the lameass members of the GL Corps and stick to the original story – Hal Jordan IS the only GL so Im glad they avoided all of the copycats – yes I know he isnt the “original”, but get real when wood is your weakness your bound to get made fun of while youre gettin a beat down.

    Still, aside from an interstellar threat or introducing Sinestro I cant really see an interesting story coming…probably will be another effects driven plot-optional flop that sets the comic book movies back.

  • Grimtooth

    If done right, a GL movie could be cool – lots of visual effects and all. As long as they avoid the lameass members of the GL Corps and stick to the original story – Hal Jordan IS the only GL so Im glad they avoided all of the copycats – yes I know he isnt the “original”, but get real when wood is your weakness your bound to get made fun of while youre gettin a beat down.

    Still, aside from an interstellar threat or introducing Sinestro I cant really see an interesting story coming…probably will be another effects driven plot-optional flop that sets the comic book movies back.

  • Grimtooth

    If done right, a GL movie could be cool – lots of visual effects and all. As long as they avoid the lameass members of the GL Corps and stick to the original story – Hal Jordan IS the only GL so Im glad they avoided all of the copycats – yes I know he isnt the “original”, but get real when wood is your weakness your bound to get made fun of while youre gettin a beat down.

    Still, aside from an interstellar threat or introducing Sinestro I cant really see an interesting story coming…probably will be another effects driven plot-optional flop that sets the comic book movies back.

  • Helen

    After watching that fanmade promo as far as I’m concerned Nathan Fillion would make a great GL! But that’s not gonna happen (xD) so yeah I could see Chris Pine in the role. Not sure about Sam Worthington to be honest, but when I heard Hugh Jackman was gonna be Wolverine I wasn’t impressed and now I think he’s the perfect Wolverine so what do I know!!

    I think GL could be a great movie if done right!

  • Helen

    After watching that fanmade promo as far as I’m concerned Nathan Fillion would make a great GL! But that’s not gonna happen (xD) so yeah I could see Chris Pine in the role. Not sure about Sam Worthington to be honest, but when I heard Hugh Jackman was gonna be Wolverine I wasn’t impressed and now I think he’s the perfect Wolverine so what do I know!!

    I think GL could be a great movie if done right!

  • Helen

    After watching that fanmade promo as far as I’m concerned Nathan Fillion would make a great GL! But that’s not gonna happen (xD) so yeah I could see Chris Pine in the role. Not sure about Sam Worthington to be honest, but when I heard Hugh Jackman was gonna be Wolverine I wasn’t impressed and now I think he’s the perfect Wolverine so what do I know!!

    I think GL could be a great movie if done right!

  • Daniel Aragon

    Who the fact do you think you are calling the “Green Lantern” a lame character?… You must be out of your mind you moron!!! The GL character is more bankable than you are you idiotic imbecile!!!