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Ryan Reynolds' forays into comic book movies haven't been all that lucky so far. Between Green Lantern, R.I.P.D. and X-Men Origins: Wolverine he seems to cursed to star in poor adaptations, but at least most people tend to agree that he's not the reason that they're bad. Next year Reynolds is returning to the role of Deadpool in 20th Century Fox's standalone movie, and Green Lantern is also getting another chance at the big screen in 2020, courtesy of Warner Bros.' new DC Cinematic Universe.
Obviously Green Lantern is a long way off, as it will probably be four years before it even begins production, but that hasn't stopped an initial swell of casting rumors. So far, though, they've mainly involved actors like Tyrese Gibson campaigning for the role, and previously-cast actor Common saying he's still up for playing John Stewart onscreen.
According to the latest casting rumor, however, Hal Jordan could be getting another turn in the spotlight and he could be played by an actor who's already leading another sci-fi franchise. Latino Review's Umberto Gonzalez has claimed in an Instagram post that the name he's been hearing "floating around" for the role of Hal Jordan is Chris Pine, who plays Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movies and more recently starred in Horrible Bosses 2 and Disney musical Into the Woods.
HOT RUMOR! #GREENLANTERN UPDATE! The name I keep hearing & floating around, is Chris Pine for Hal Jordan. Yes, Captain Kirk. Again, this is still just a RUMOR hence UNCONFIRMED. Been hunting this one for a while so the search is still ongoing. How do you guys feel about it, IF again a big IF, it is indeed true? #HalJordan #JUSTICELEAGUE #DC #DCCU #batmanvsuperman #Warners