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Would you like to see Brian Austin Green as The Green Lantern?

by Mike Moody, posted Apr 14th 2009 2:07PM
Terminator Brian Austin Green Green Lantern?Terminator's Brian Austin Green is hoping to land a primo gig in what could be the next big geek-friendly movie franchise.

Green is campaigning for the role of Hal Jordan, aka The Green Lantern, in the upcoming Green Lantern film. The actor told Comic Book Resources that he was inspired to campaign for the role after seeing a fan-made picture depicting him as the DC Comics hero.

Some people might not agree, but I think Green has become a pretty good actor post-90210. His comic performance was the only thing that made Freddie Prinze Jr's awful sitcom, Freddie, watchable, and he was pitch-perfect as Derek Reese on Terminator.

I'm not sure if he's right for Hal Jordan, but he's about the right age and he has the right look. Plus, I'd rather see him wear the ring than one of those Disney Channel moppets.

But actor campaigns for big parts like this don't always turn out so well (I think most of us remember Thomas Jane's bid for Johah Hex). So I doubt Green will get his shot at becoming Green Lantern, even though he seems to be saying all the right things about the character.

"Hal's always come across to me a bit like Iron Man in the sense that he ends up being a hero and fighting for good, but I think there is an internal war going on with him ... I think he's a guy who has a lot of demons and he's fighting them constantly. Having a past fighting and coming out of it, I think he's one of those guys that with as much power as he has, he doesn't necessarily always respect it. He's always sort of riding the line of what should and shouldn't be done," Green told CBR.

I especially liked his response to the rumors that Hal Jordan will be a twentysomething in the movie.

"... From what I've heard and the response so far from what most people have heard, they're planning on skewing younger with the character. I've heard somewhere in like the mid-twenties, which, being a Green Lantern fan, I don't necessarily agree with. I've always kind of felt that Hal Jordan needs to be a man. He needs to be somebody who lives a little and experienced a lot," he said.

Green said he's curious to find out if fans think he's right for Green Lantern. I think it could work, but I doubt it'll happen. What say you, fans? (Extra-bonus points for those who don't make a lame 90210 joke/reference.)

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