Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2009
There has been a lot of talk about who will be donning the Green and reciting the Green Lantern oath – Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Charlie Bartlett), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Jack Black (Year One), David Boreanaz (Buffy, Angel, Bones), Ryan Gosling (The Notebook), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serenity) to name but a few (my favourite would be Fillion).
Now another name has been thrown into the wilds of the internet and that name is Bradley Cooper. You may not know the name but you will have seen his face – Alias, The Hangover, Failure to Launch, Yes Man, He’s Just Not That Into You, and The Midnight Meat Train.
He has only been a lead in the last one, which was a horror, and all the rest have been mainly comedy roles so it is a bit of a surprise that he has been included to play Hal Jordan.
Here is what Drew McWeeney a.k.a. Moriarty on AICN, has to say about Cooper.
HitFix can exclusively report that Bradley Cooper is now one of the guys most likely to don the suit and slip on the power ring as The Green Lantern for director Martin Campbell.
Let’s be clear: they have not hired him yet. But the process is far enough along that this is more than just a meeting or some spot on a wish list. Keep in mind that Campbell likes to see a lot of people when he’s casting… and even when he’s screen-testing, he seems willing to explore as many options as possible… but with the film set to shoot later this summer, they’ve got to start making their choices, and now’s the time to put people in front of the camera and see who really works in the suit.
As the quote says Bradley is “one of the guys” so nothing has been decided. I personally just don’t see him as Earth’s Green Lantern, but he can act.
Would Bradley make a good Green Lantern? If not him who would you like to see play the part?
Who should play Green Lantern?(online surveys)
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Posted by LiveFor on March 31, 2009
Andy Hallett, who played the singing nightclub-host demon Lorne (who could read people from their auras when they sang) in Angel, has died of heart failure at age 33
E! Online reports that the actor passed away at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on Sunday night with his father Dave at his side.
Hallett had struggled with heart failure for several years and been hospitalised several times.
After appearing in more than 70 episodes of the show, Hallett concentrated on his music career and performed across the United States.
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Posted by LiveFor on December 1, 2008
MTV spoke to Marc Guggenheim about the new Green Lantern film.
“This morning, we sat down to talk Green Lantern,” Guggenheim told MTV, “and we ended up riffing for an hour and a half on another, much more obscure character. Sometimes, you just have to roll with it when inspiration strikes, you know? I’m sure the studio wouldn’t be happy about it, but we’re not going to blow the deadline. We’ll get it in.”
Guggenheim said that he and fellow screenwriters Michael Green and Greg Berlanti (who’s also directing the film) are on the third studio draft, and they’ve just been refining the script based on studio notes and locations.
“[The changes are] nothing that’s affecting the storyline, really,” he said. “It’s pretty well set. But sometimes we’ll move a scene to a different location for budget purposes, perhaps in an already established location instead of a new one. It’s a question of, which locations can we live without? It’s a constant process to streamline what you’re going through, even after the film is shot, when you’re cutting things in the edit. That’s what the rewrite process is like, how you sand down the roughness of the a movie to its smoothest.”
Besides scripting, Berlanti is in constant talks with the designers such as Aaron Sims.
“I’ll come over and drool [at the designs],” Guggenheim said. “I will say that the design work is truly mindblowing, and it’s hard to pick a favorite. But the shots on Oa are spectacular. What Oa looks like has never been seen on film.”
And while there’s already a lot of speculation over who would play Green Lantern — Ryan Gosling? Matthew Settle? David Boreanaz? — what about Clark Kent, who will make a small cameo? Will the part go to someone already established on film or television to be the Man of Steel, like Brandon Routh or Tom Welling?
“There were rumors that Tom Welling would have a cameo in ‘Batman Begins’ as a young Clark Kent, to meet up with a young Bruce Wayne,” Guggenheim noted. “But you have to be careful when you do things like that, because it sounds great in concept, but when you sit down to watch it, it poses the danger of pulling you out of the film.”
But as a self-proclaimed “sucker for a good Easter egg,” Guggenheim said, “The fanboy in me would love that. Robert Downey, Jr. in ‘The Hulk’ was awesome. I love that stuff in general, and I think the fans would enjoy it. Brandon Routh or even Tom Welling [in ‘Green Lantern’] would be awesome. And anything is possible. The beauty part of being the writer, though, is that I don’t actually have to make that judgment call.”
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Posted by LiveFor on September 14, 2008
Who could play Hal Jordan – Green Lantern? That’s the question that is going around the web.
After comparing concept art for the new movie it would appear that fanboys think they figured it out. David Boreanaz and Carla Gugino as the Lantern and his love. Geekfiles speculates:
Of course, this doesn’t mean Boreanaz and Gugino will be cast but it does show who the creative team had in mind for the roles. And they are not bad choices either, although fans have mentioned other names for the Green Lantern role including Nathan Fillion, Josh Duhamel, Jim Caviezel and Ben Browder.
Boreanaz, 39, best known as the character Angel in TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, has been one of the top choices, and this was strengthened when he voiced Green Lantern in the animated DVD movie Justice League: The New Frontier, in 2006. He has also appeared in TV series Bones and in the finale of the third season, his character Special Agent Seeley Booth was shown reading a Green Lantern comicbook as he lay in the bath.
Gugino, 37, has had roles in numerous TV shows including Spin City, Chicago Hope and Karen Sisco, and was in films including Spy Kids, Night at the Museum, American Gangster and next year’s superhero movie Watchmen, in which she plays the original Silk Spectre.
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