IESB.net is reporting that a reliable source at Warner Bros. has pegged actor Chris Pine for the role of Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern film. Pine who plays Captain Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek movie from J.J. Abrams is the alleged front-runner amongst a list of actors all in their late 20’s. Green Lantern starts filming in September, so a casting announcement would likely be soon—My money is on the weeks leading up to the release of Star Trek, if in fact Pine is the choice for Hal Jordan.
Pine seems like a pretty good choice for Green Lantern, much better than fellow Trek movie co-star Anton Yelchin who was also rumoured to be in contention. Martin Campbell is a solid action director and DC is fast tracking this as their next big post-Dark Knight project, so there’s a lot of potential.