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Another actor who might do the role justice is Casper Van Dien. I've always said he'd make a great superhero. He could be a great Hal Jordan, I think.

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except for the bit where he cant act

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Is he that bad? I think he's just had a lot of rotten material/choices.

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Hey, he rocked in Starship Troopers!

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I saw the trailer for Starship Troopers III (was there even a II?) the other day and Casper Van Dien has aged quite well by the standards of real life.

However, by Hollywood standards, he looks old. So no go for that.

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Are you suggesting that they'll probably end up casting someone who doesn't even look old enough to buy a six pack of beer?



....Yeah, I think so too. :(

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Sadly, that is the current trend. Why do so many young actors these days look like kids? Heck, I remember back in the day when actors in their 20s actually looked like adults. Take Christopher Reeve compared to Brandon Routh. Both were approximately the same age the first time they were cast as Superman. But Routh looked closer to Superboy. Nothing against him, mind you. Just an observation.

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could it be that our generation (20 somethings) had a less stressful life then earlier generations growing up, therefore we haven't seen the effects of aging as much? I am almost 22 and told I look 18 by some.

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Some news:
http://www.comicmix....-take-the-oath/

I think the concept art looks pretty cool, looks like for these drawings they took inspiration a bit more from Kyle's second costume as opposed to Hal's classic costume, which doesn't really bother me but if they actually went that route I could see it pissing off fanboys. David Boreanez in the role would suit me just fine as well.

Oh here's the link to the art:
http://www.comics2fi...a=story&b=35395

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Yeah, I saw that concept art a few days ago and was kind of put off by the changing of the symbol. That's Kyle's symbol, not Hal's. Dare I say Hal's symbol is more recognizable. Kind of like Superman or Batman's symbol. Why change it? Also, I don't see why they had to change the costume at all. It's perfect the way it is. Probably one of the best.

All that being said, it's still not that bad, considering how bad Hollywood tends to translate superhero costumes to the big screen. At least he still has the domino mask! Change the symbol to Hal's and I really have no complaints. Looks like they're on the right track, though. Can't wait!

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They made a new symbol for Batman Begins... I think they're just trying to make it more "hip" for the newer generation.

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Well, I wouldn't call the symbol from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight new, since it still pretty much closely resembles his symbol from the comics these days. It's not drastically that different. However, that is clearly Kyle Rayner's symbol in those concept renderings. I think that is a disservice to both Hal and Kyle....maybe evern moreso to Kyle, since this isn't even his version of GL.

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Comingsoon:

Almost a year ago it was announced that Greg Berlanti was set to direct the live-action take on DC Comics' Green Lantern, which he would write with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.

Now, Guggenheim has given ComicCon.com an update:

"I've been working my ass off on Green Lantern," he said, then laughed. "I'm ready for a weekend off. I really can't say too much about it. I've sworn a blood oath of secrecy. I will tell you it features Hal Jordan and is an incredibly faithful rendition of the character. It honors everything everyone loves about the hero. We approach it from a fan's perspective. Every step of the way, we ask ourselves what we want to see and what the fans will want to see. I think we have a script that will actually satisfy on those levels. Right now I'm just doing a rewrite for the studio with Greg [Berlanti] and Michael [Green]. We'll turn that in next week. We just keep moving forward. It's really good stuff!"

Green Lantern was created in 1940. Hal Jordan, a second-generation test pilot, is an ordinary man who has been charged with defending a sector of the universe.

Not much news on the plot, but hopefully he's telling the truth about the faithful rendition.

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Ryan Gosling has passed (God I need to get my ass to film school, make a huge impression, and direct him in a Walt Disney biopic).

Emile Hirsch has passed.

Sam Worthington has passed (I know he's going to be in Terminator and Avatar but besides that, what has he really done?)

And now Anton Yelchin is in talks for the role. Um, he's too scrawny. I don't see it. Call me crazy as this really is no name territory but I think Sam Witwer has the chops to make it big.

At least they got Martin Campbell to direct. He's a competent director to get this off the ground. *pun not intended* :P

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No way is that Anton Yelchin guy Green Lantern. As Wally said, he's too scrawny and frail-looking. It needs to be someone more square-jawed and all-American. If they insist on casting someone young, it should be someone like Scott Porter, who has already expressed interest in the role.

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No way is that Anton Yelchin guy Green Lantern.


...not unless they want a complete failure of casting.

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I could see him as Flash but that's a stretch and more along the lines of Smallville casting. Just seems to me that this is mostly fan speculation based partially off of the Justice League failure.

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Gotta go with David Boreanez.

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^SECONDED!

Booth really wants to be GL too. He'd be a great Hal Jordon. He's old enough to have been believable as a career military jet pilot and test pilot etc but young enough to appease the studio suits that believe audiences don't pay to see actors that are over 35 years old. lol

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Gotta go with David Boreanez.


i hope not

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I don't get why so many action heroes look like kids.

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I still say Sam Witwer for the roll. He's still relatively unknown but has been in some pretty choice projects and I think he's got enough talents to pull the role off and make it a launching pad for his career.

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Witwer's ok but i don't think he's right for the role

Robert Downey Jr. should play every character in every movie, there i said it

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I'd be alright with David Boreanaz. And while I'm not one of those fanboys who want Nathan Fillion to play every superhero role in existence from Captain America to Wonder Woman, in this case he would make a pretty kickass Hal Jordan.

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David Boreanaz would be okay, I guess. A little too rough-around-the-edges for Hal, but I could see it working...especially since he voiced him in Justice League: New Frontier. I do think they're going for someone younger, though.

By the way, I don't want Nathan Fillion playing every superhero role in existence. Just Hal Jordan.



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