Looks like Warner Brothers is serious about moving forward with a Green Lantern movie, and they are currently trying to nail down casting in time to start production next spring. So let the rumours begin! In the past we heard that Common was going to play the Emerald Crusader in the Justice League movie, but it seems like now they may be going with the Hal Jordan character for the standalone flick (not sure how that makes any sense because they were supposedly planning to use the standalone movie as a springboard for JLA, but I digress). Latino Review reports that Ryan Gosling is the man that they currently have in their sights for the role. Yep… another Oscar-nominated actor sucked into the void of comic book movies.
I’m not sure how much sense this makes, but Gosling was rumoured for a couple of other big projects recently including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series and Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones (in the latter, he was eventually replaced by Mark Wahlberg). It seems like he’s sniffing around for some high profile roles since he kind of took 2008 off and has been sticking to the indie circuit lately. He will appear next All Good Things, a mystery thriller directed by Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans). What do you think about Gosling in green?