Rumor: Chris Pine Wanted for ‘Green Lantern’

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At this point, Chris Pine might be the only blond-haired, blue-eyed, thirtysomething actor named Chris who doesn’t have his own superhero franchise. But that might not be the case for much longer. Rumor has it Pine is up for the role of Hal Jordan a.k.a. Green Lantern in Warner Bros.’ DC universe. More on the Green Lantern Chris Pine rumor after the jump.

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Tyrese Gibson Really Wants to Be ‘Green Lantern’

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Some actors play coy or stay vague about the roles they hope to win, but not Tyrese Gibson. The Furious 7 star really, really wants to play Green Lantern in Warner Bros.’ DC franchise, and he’s very eager to let the world know it.

Gibson has started posting pictures of himself as the superhero, including several pieces of fan art. Check out the Tyrese Gibson Green Lantern campaign after the jump.  Read More »

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The DC movie universe should already be three years old. We all thought, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy aside, that Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern was going to kick things off. It was a no-brainer. Much like Iron Man before him, Green Lantern was a very successful and popular comic character who was fairly well-known to the general public. He also had an everyman origin story which opened up the world to crazy possibilities. Fans surely figured, by 2014, we’d see Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern on screen with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash.

Then the movie opened, and things did not turn out well at all. While some enjoyed the movie, most heralded it as an epic failure on every level. Most importantly, the executives at Warner Bros. pretty much dismissed the film and instead focused on Superman as a new universe kickstarter, leading us to where we are now.

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