[UPDATE] Green Lantern Rumor: Justin Timberlake as Hal Jordan?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

[UPDATE: The Green Lantern has been chosen!]

One of these days, an official announcement will be made about the upcoming DC superhero movie, Green Lantern

Today is not that day.

According to Harry at Ain’t It Cool News, he’s got a source with “an unconfirmed rumor” that Justin Timberlake screen-tested for the role of Hal Jordan.

This rumor adds to the growing list of speculated candidates for the role over the last few years which include Bradley Cooper, Shawn Roberts, Brian Austin Green, Chris Pine, Anton Yelchin, Ryan Gosling and even Jack Black.

I think I prefer all of the previous rumors over Justin Timberlake. I’ve never been impressed by his film appearances and putting him as the lead in big budget superhero epic would be a mistake in my opinion.

What they need to do is build a fanbase by having a strong movie, not by bringing in one of the most popular young stars of the MTV generation. Look at what Iron Man did and what Thor is currently doing.

Adding to this news and with strange timing, Rainn Wilson posted an interesting message on Twitter regarding him and Nathan Fillion:

“@rainnwilson and @nathanfillion are about to go meet with DC COMICS! Could be some good s**t percolating…”

It would be awesome to see Fillion play the lead in Green Lantern but it’s more likely that the pair are going in to meet about doing voice work for one of the next DC animated films. Wilson did voice work on this year’s Monsters vs. Aliens and Fillion played the voice of a character in the DC animated Wonder Woman film.

For fun, check out the fan-trailer for Green Lantern featuring the always-awesome Nathan Fillion as the lead character, Hal Jordan. And if you’re a JT fan, look for his and Andy Samberg’s hilarious music videos on YouTube.

UPDATE: Well that didn’t take long! Just hours after we posted this it’s being reported that Warner Bros. has narrowed the candidates for the role of Green Lantern/Hal Jordan down to just three candidates: Justin Timberlake, Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds (Wolverine). See the pic below (courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter) for your three Hal Jordan finalists:



Right now Cooper seems in the best position, as The Hangover is making big bank for Warner Bros.; Ryan Reynolds is currently looking at another superhero franchise (Deadpool) to potentially occupy his time; and if I haven’t already explained why Timerblake isn’t the best choice, nothing will likely convince you. Expect Warner Bros. to announce this SOON, as the holding agreement they had with the three actors expired earlier this week.

The official announcement of Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern.

Green Lantern is scheduled to open June 17, 2011.

ALSO: With the timing of the super hero movies of 2011, notably Thor which is also debuting that summer, expect major announcements for this movie and Captain America soon (possibly at Comic-Con).

Sources: AICN, Rainn Wilson

Update Source: THR

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  1. This has nothing to do with who he is or what he looks like.
    He’s just an awful actor.

  2. Andy you hate Leonardo DiCaprio too? You must hate guys who bag hot chicks!

  3. I don’t have a problem with guys who, as you so eloquently and politely put it “bag hot chicks.” I have a problem with annoying douches, of which those 2 have down in spades. Timberpuke just also has the added bonus of “singing” (if that’s what you want to call it) the worst music ever made. The ONLY reason that women are attracted to him is because: a) He’s a celebrity, and b) He’s rich. If he looked and acted the same, but worked as a waiter in Applebees, I can guarantee you he wouldn’t be “bagging” hot chicks.

  4. I agree that Timberlake has made me hate him less and less over time, however I hated the captain of the football team and the class president. Joking. My high school didn’t have a football team. I still don’t think he’s Hal Jordan material though. He’s scrawny. Plus, put a mask on any of these guys. Only Reynolds comes close to right, and he’s contracted to do Deadpool, so…??

  5. Cooper is right for it. Reynolds fits Deadpool too perfectly to take a role as Jordan,which doesn’t fit well at all. I would not be surprised if Warner cast Timberlake, just look at who they want in the Justice League movie. They might as well make it their own version of High School Musical, also Keanu Reeves as Constantine!? c’mon man!

  6. Justin Timberlake as Hal Jordan?WTF!!!!If they do that,they better bring in a hell of alot of teenie boppers,because most of the fans of GL IMHO won’t show up.

    Peyton Manning,Brett Favre,Tom Brady,and Justin Timberlake, which one these is not like the other?

  7. timberlake hate aside ( cos i really dont think hes as bad as most of u lot say he is)

    i really think he would be a BAD choice to play GL we need a fresh face for GL, or it would turn it into a watch it for the actor type movie rather than watch it cos its an intresting concept and brilliant story line movie.

    yeah timberlake might put 110% into it and his acting isnt that bad. but it would still ruin my favourite superhero of all time if JT was to play the role of Hal.

  8. god, i cant wait 4 comic-con.

    hope they kik Timber-Duche to the Curb.

    do i need remind any 1 of that horrible movie “the Love Guru”


  9. Class president, ooh, someone won a popularity contest, yipee. It’s not like anyone wins any of those positions for anything other than that, qualifications and intelligence is not even considered.

  10. is this all about justin or hal jordan?
    it’s getting blur guys :D

  11. It’s about both dude, haha.

  12. I think Brandon Frazier would make a way better Green Lantern. Ryan is too much of a clown.

  13. @soldier

    Is that your final answer?

    *dramatic heart beat sound*


  14. BEST CHOICES FOR THE GREEN LATERN ARE: –>Craig Olejnik: Toby (William) Logan from “The Listener” on NBC. OR –> STEPHAN B. SANCHEZ, a super talented amature actor, who has the perfect jawline, voice, body structure, charisma, and hair for the role. And the best part is… that he already agreed to do the part for FREE.. (it’s myself)