Chris Pine is Not in the Running for Green Lantern, Yet!
by Alex Billington
April 3, 2009
Back in March we wrote about a rumor that Star Trek star Chris Pine was being considered for the role of Hal Jordan in the upcoming Green Lantern movie at Warner Brothers. Unfortunately, it turns out this rumor wasn't entirely true, or at least mostly unfounded. MTV talked with Pine recently, who said that "No, I had a meeting with [casting director] Pam Dixon and [executive producer] Donald De Line, but a meeting was all it was." And if you still think he might be dodging the news as best he can, just listen to what he said next. "I have not been offered squat. I do not have the part and haven't read a script." Well, there we go.
Pine also said that, "I'm not a big comic book fan," and that he wasn't inherently interested because he hasn't read the script. "I'm a fan of stories, so if there's a story to be told, I love to tell a good story. But there's not a particular superhero or comic book character that I'd like to play." This is some sad news, as I said in my original post, that Pine was my favorite actor out of any who had ever been rumored for the role, and he felt like a good fit physically and visually and has the acting chops to pull it off. Let's hope that he still has a chance, and the buzz that his name got is used to actually help him still get the job in the end.