The boys over at Latino Review are hearing rumblings from their sources within the hollow halls of them fancy movie studios, and they’re hearing a lot of names being dropped as potential Hal Jordans in the upcoming “Green Lantern” movie, since scheduled for a 2010 bow. Among the names being bandied about: Sam Worthington, Ryan Gosling, Emile Hirsch, and … Chekov?
Well not Chekov exactly, but the guy playing him in the J.J. Abrams “Star Trek” reboot, Anton Yelchin, who is also playing a young Kyle Reese in McG’s upcoming “Terminator Salvation”. Or at least, that’s according to LR, who says all the other actors have since turned down the role, with the much-in-demand Worthington tied up with the “Clash of the Titans” remake, which is itself scheduled for 2010.
So … Anton Yelchin? That’s him below. Are they really going THAT young with the character? Who would let this kid touch their plane? Or did Hal Jordan trade in his test pilot job for a stint at Burger King in the new movie?