Chris Pine Being Considered For Green Lantern Movie
Chris Pine is reportedly in talks to play Hal Jordan in the upcoming Green Lantern movie. The 34-year-old American actor is most famous for playing Captain Kirk in the recent Star Trek films, both of which we're well received by critics and audience members. Assuming these rumors are true, however, this would be first time Pine has donned a superhero outfit.
The original Green Lantern movie wasn't exactly the blockbuster film everyone was expecting it to be. While it had its moments, it ultimately failed to win the hearts of moviegoers, receiving an abysmal 26% on the Rotten Tomatoes meter. But the story behind Green Lantern is undoubtedly interesting and engaging, which is why it makes sense for studio executives take another crack at it. Perhaps changing the role of Hal Jordan -- the Green Lantern -- from Ryan Reynolds to Chris Pine will help, but executives still have a long road ahead of them if they want to create a truly memorable Green Lantern movie that does the comics justice.
Reports of Pine being considered for the Green Lantern first appeared on CinemaBlend, with the entertainment website citing unnamed sources. What's really interesting, however, is that the website claims Pine is also being considered for a second superhero role -- Steve Trevor, who is a "love interest" of Wonder Woman.
“...the 34-year-old actor is up for the parts of both Hal Jordan, better known to general audiences at the Green Lantern, and Steve Trevor, a love interest and substantial player in Wonder Woman’s story,” wrote the folk at CinemaBlend. “Their informant says Pine’s up for Hal Jordan (it doesn’t say if there are also others in the running), while he has been offered Steve Trevor, though as of the other day, nothing official had been signed.”
As noted in the article, Pine is reportedly eying the role of Hal Jordan as opposed to Steve Trevor. Assuming Pine take the role of the Green Lantern, it would be a major commitment for the young actor. In addition to filming for the actual Green Lantern movie, he would likely be acting in the Justice League movie as well. On the plus side, DC isn't expected to release the Justice League movie until November 2017, so there's still plenty of time between now and then.
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