Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Captain Kirk = Green Lantern?
Chris Pine, the actor who portrays Kirk in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movie out this summer, has been narrowed down as a candidate for the upcoming adaptation of Green Lantern. Conflicting sites say this isn't true, but who cares? It's amusing to talk about.
A DC superhero and member of the Justice League, Green Lantern can form any object he imagines with a special ring, bestowed on him from a dying alien. The movie version is being directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Goldeneye) and is said to be close in tone to Iron Man.
Pine hasn't really been in anything other than chick flicks so far (a forgettable role in Smokin' Aces doesn't help), but director Kevin Smith had nothing but praise for the young actor after seeing an early cut of Star Trek. I'm pulling for him - he seems like a good dude and a respectable young Kirk, so hopefully his team of representatives can pull the strings that will allow us to see him as Hal Jordan in the near future.
[Plus I'm holding out hope that Ryan Reynolds will one day be in a Flash movie, and they'd make a pretty good team in a Justice League movie. God forbid they ever decide to make that, at least those two would probably be enjoyable.]