Another Green Lantern Rumor: Shawn Roberts

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 4:44 pm,

It’s almost a running gag now – How many actors can be rumored to play the Green Lantern before an official announcement is made? It’s amazing how Marvel’s Thor movie is undergoing the same crazy speculation and on the same time line. Even more coincidental, is that Green Lantern’s new pushed-back release date is a few mere weeks away from Thor’s pushed back date.

Two days ago, Bradley Cooper was rumored to be the leading candidate to play Hal Jordan in the upcoming DC superhero movie and in that article, I briefly ran through many of the big names also rumored to be in the running to play the part.

Now, according to El Mayimbe at Latino Review, he thinks that Cooper is a longshot and that unknown actor Shawn Roberts is a favored candidate.

Well, we’ve heard that before about some of the other rumored actors…

Why this is interesting, is because Martin Campbell who is set to direct Green Lantern, is directing Edge of Darkness. That movie, which stars Mel Gibson, also stars Shawn Roberts in a significant role and that has apparently made Roberts a favorite of Campbell.

Shawn Roberts is a good ol’ Canadian boy, is in great physical shape, is 25 years old and has plenty of acting experience on his long resume, mainly with TV roles and smaller appearances in movies.

El Mayimbe also pointed out that Brian Austin Green had gotten as far as screen-testing with the mask which means they are at least open to having actors in their 30s play the part. I like the Brian Austin Green option and I’d love to see him make the move into big budget films, especially after him being the best part of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. There are several good choices here and Shawn Roberts looks the part as well.

Should Warner Brothers go with an unknown like Roberts to play Hal Jordan or with a more-recognizable face like some of the other rumored possibilities?

Superhero trivia: Shawn Roberts played Rogue’s boyfriend in her intro scene from the first X-Men movie.

Green Lantern’s revised release date is now June 17, 2011.

Source: LatinoReview

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  1. Another No

    Just Get Jamie Bamber or put Shatner in a time machine and set it to 1968

  2. If Green Lantern is released the same day as Thor. Marvel is getting my money. DC is just trying to bully Marvel like they did earlier with all of their other movie release dates, I hope Marvel stands up to them and DC backs down again. Wouldnt that be great to see GL change dates again. Its almost as bad as Robert Rodriquez talking about Sin City 2 and when its going to be made. Until its in production, I just dont care to listen anymore.

  3. Isn’t that the neat thing about the Green Lantern mythos, that ALL of these guys could be in it? Just a thought…

  4. Screw Thor. I’m sorry, but GL is waaaaaay better than fabio, I’ll be standing in queue in my junk hugging GL suit for GL on opening night/day. Besides, I’ve got the first draft for GL, and it is all kinds of awesome. Seeing Trek last night made me realize how cool GL is gonna be. It PISSES me off though that it won’t be out till 2011!!!! What the hell is up with that?

    (that said I’ll probably see Thor as soon as GL is over)

    Now onto Shawn….

    I like this one. Granted, I’ve seen his acting in nothing and interviews with him in videos are scarcer than my grandad’s hair, but I like him. He’s the right age (Hal was 26 when he became GL), and from the pics I’ve googled of him he could definitely look the part. He has that Chris Pine vein to him, and that would be great for GL, exactly what GL needs. If his acting is good of course, I hope he gets the part. I’d prefer him to Cooper and some of the other names being thrown around.

    Chris Pine was my first choice but Star Trek is gonna be huge and he’s gonna be the new face of Trek now, and the characters of Hal Jordan and Kirk are SO similar….I just can’t see it working.

    BRING ON GL!!

  5. I have never heard of Shawn Roberts.
    But if he is a good actor I have no problem with it.

  6. Besides being a bit young, he DOES kinda look like the picture being used to compare the two. Same jawline with a similar facial structure. I don’t think he’d be a bad choice at all.

  7. I still want Brian Austin Green, and the fact that they’ve screentested him is good news.

    The only thing I’ve seen this guy in is Diary of the Dead (and I guess X-Men, now that you point that out) and I thought he was just okay. But sometimes it’s good to go with an unknown, so I could probably get behind him as Hal.

  8. if theer loooking at 30 somthing actors take a 2nd look at David Berannez (Angel/Bones/ GL amamation -V)

  9. Isn’t Thor coming out May 20th, 2011 and GL June 17, 2011? That gives Thor enough time.

  10. I heard every actor in Hollywood under the age of 35 is being considered for the role of Hal Jordan

  11. @ Anonymous,

    You’re right! Thanks for the heads up. I just grabbed the date from when Marvel delayed their movies back in March. Not long after, Thor got moved again, to a month earlier:

    http://screenrant.com/marvel-pushes-release-dates-spiderman-4-date-announced-rob-6073/

  12. Strangely enough i find myself looking forward to this movie – it has great visual potential.

  13. Yes, Green Lantern has always been the DC movie I’ve longed to see. Unlike Superman and Batman, it should be mostly set in space. So it’s a cross between a superhero film and Star Trek. Since Star Trek is doing so well and superhero films are still in vogue, this is nice timing.

    However I don’t like Shawn Roberts in the role… he’s just too young-looking and pretty. Give me somebody with a bit more ruggedness for the role…

    I think none of the earlier running candidates are going to get the role though. They’re taking such a long time to make a decision, it’s obvious to me they didn’t really have anybody in mind and they’re struggling to find the man to match whatever vision they had concerning the movie.

  14. He doesn’t make a better Hal Jordan than Sam Witwer who should be the one given the role. This gyu looks more like a Kyle Rayner Green Lantern than a Hal Jordan Green Lantern. The perfect Green Lantern will be Sam Witwer from Smallville. I know you must be thinking that I am crazy but just look at him. He has the face and build for the role. He is in about his late 20s or early 30s which makes him even more perfect for the part. He has acting experience so its not like another Brandon Routh incident will reoccur. If not him then I guess Chris Pine is the best rumored choice, but he is not a better one than Sam Witwer. If Pine was given the role he would be paid a ridiculous amount of money and everyone will view him as Captain Kirk, not Green Lantern. Pine also looks nothing like the Green Lantern…
    I have many more reasons why he should play the Green Lantern. I am so confident in this that I have even written a petition. Here’s the link, read it and sign before you leave, I’m sure you will agree with me:

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Sam-Witwer-the-perfect-green-lantern

  15. Sam Witmer looks NOTHING like Green Lantern and would be totally miscast in the role. I also think Chris Pine would be wrong for the role. Heck, Adrian Pasdar would be a better choice than those 2. Of course he’s probably considered too old for the project. But definitely NOT Witmer.

  16. Well, you guys can add Sam Worthington to the rumor list, but this time it’s straight from Worthington himself.

  17. Shawn ehhhhh not hot enough….Now Erik Fellows.. That’s HOTNESS http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1795464/

  18. WHAT?! Shawn roberts not hot enough?! Are you nuts!? The man is pure muscle, chizzled Jawline, and totally droolworthy. Hes got a starring role alongside Mel Gibson coming out this year!

  19. And they call GUYS shallow… :-D

  20. On a side note, a lot of fans convinced that Shawn Roberts is dating some undercover author from Miami named Frederick M. I wonder how true it actually is to be honest, even though he’s a solid actor.

  21. That shred of info is evident according to a wave of Shawn’s fans. He’s dated an actress named Marie what’s her face, is now currently in a rather solid relationship with this Frederick M. That’s been known for a while as far as any of us are concerned.

  22. I’d like to know the update on this Shawn Robert and Frederick M relationship buzz myself. What a somewhat interesting craze.