Warner Brothers Wants Ryan Gosling for Green Lantern?!
This Green Lantern movie seems to be gaining quite a bit of momentum recently! In addition to confirming previously that it would start production early next year, we ran an in-depth article looking at 5 Badass Reasons Why Fans Will Love The Green Lantern Movie. Now word comes to us today from our good friends at Latino Review that Warner Brothers is looking at Ryan Gosling for the pivotal role as Hal Jordan. This isn't officially confirmed casting, but they assure us that this comes from a trusted source. The Oscar nominated Ryan Gosling playing a test pilot who becomes a Green Lantern? Good idea or not?
I hope no one needs a reminder in regards to who the character of Hal Jordan is, but let's go over some basic details. In the script, he is a 27 year old test pilot who is chosen to wear a power ring and become a Green Lantern in order to defend our universe from bad guys like Legion and Sinestro. He was given the ring when Abin-Sur crashes on Earth and finds someone who is "utterly honest and born without fear" to take his place. Everything revolves around willpower for this character, meaning he's got to have the mind to continue to fight even when he's down or believe in what he believes no matter what's happening.
That intro was just a way of making sure we've got the right guy for such a poignant character. Ryan Gosling, interestingly, seems like a good enough actor to take on the role, but he definitely wasn't the top choice in=n my mind. I like his indie projects, like Lars and the Real Girl and Half Nelson, but I'm not exactly keen on his bigger budget roles. Again, his involvement isn't confirmed, he's just the guy that Warner Brothers really wants for Hal Jordan. If he does get cast, I'll admit that I'm a bit worried that he won't be able to lead a big-budget superhero movie like this. But I've been wrong before… Thoughts?