Many rumors have speculated on the release of a new Green Lantern film. Anywhere from the release of a film in the DC Extended Universe continuity, to the potential of a television show developed for HBO.
And since the kick start of HBO Max, many other DC titles have been announced and are set to release on the streaming service.
On this list of Casting Craves for the idea of a Green Lantern movie, I would like to present a story as to why these actors and characters were my picks for Lanterns.
Keep in mind that none of this is announced; it is strictly fan fiction.
Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan
For years, the idea of charismatic Nathan Fillion playing Hal Jordan has been an idea in the eyes of comic book fans. However, Fillion is almost 50 and probably a bit too old to play Jordan. But this is where the story would come into play.
Make Hal Jordan a Lantern already. Have the film already established the crash of Abin Sur and the passing of the ring between Sur and Jordan.
Fans already know the story of Hal Jordan. So let’s introduce more Lanterns and allow audiences to explore the vast lore of Green Lantern.
Let the film introduce us to a young Green Lantern in Kyle Rayner.
Timothée Chalamet as Kyle Rayner
Enter Kyle Rayner, a character that hasn’t received as much screen time as he deserves.
Rayner was a comic book artist who became the Green Lantern to replace Jordan. Of course, the story would be altered and his origin changed a bit.
The idea of using a talented young actor like Timothée Chalamet to bring Rayner to life could work out for the best. And introducing a character like Rayner could make for some amazing visuals, considering he is a comic book artist.
Perhaps some CGI cameos of other DC Characters in the extended universe could appear as a green construct.
Make the film centered on Rayner and his training as a Lantern. But don’t get ahead of yourself and make Jordan his teacher. But rather John Stewart.
John David Washington as John Stewart
Washington has been skyrocketing in Hollywood recently after his incredible performance in the film BlackKklansman and has everyone excited for his upcoming film Tenet.
Washington would be able to bring the tough, no-nonsense style that is John Stewart.
Stewart’s role in this film would be as the mentor to Kyle Rayner. Considering the character of Stewart is a Marine, using him as the teacher to Rayner would be perfect.
Tom Hiddleston as Sinestro
Now that the core Lanterns have been established, we can’t leave out the infamous bad guy Sinestro.
Before he turned into the Yellow Lantern, Sinestro was a Green Lantern and one of their elite at that.
Tom Hiddleston has already established himself as the God of Mischief in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we all know how easily actors can dabble in both universes.
Hiddleston would be able to provide a sinister and intelligent look to Sinestro as he is known for thinking he is the smartest man in the room.
In the story, Sinestro could be a fairly new Lantern as well. Not as old as Jordan, but older than Rayner.
Jordan would be the mentor to Sinestro, having already been in training for a few months already, and as Rayner starts to excel further than Sinestro.
Sinestro would begin to become jealous of Rayner. Rather than tapping into his will to be a better Lantern, he becomes hungry for power and his dark side emerges.
With the focus on Rayner and Stewart with some subplot coming out of Jordan and Sinestro, this is where we would introduce Parallax as the main villain of the film.
As many Lanterns are experiencing strange symptoms and clues that set Stewart and Rayner to investigate.
Later we discover it has been Parallax controlling Jordan. This in reference to the issues #48-#50 of the 1994 Green Lantern run titled Emerald Twilight.
During a final battle between Rayner, Stewart, and Sinestro vs the evil Hal Jordan, Stewart is taken out by Jordan. This leaves only Rayner and Sinestro to face him.
They manage to defeat him but when Sinestro gets a brief look at the power of the Yellow Lantern, it is what would set up a sequel between the full-fledged Green Lantern in Kyle Rayner and the newly villainous Yellow Lantern Sinestro.
What do you think about these casting choices? And what do you think about the idea of a Green Lantern story like this being adapted into a film? Let us know!