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The Tom Cruise for Green Lantern rumour is back… but we’re doubtful

August 18th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Ok, we reported this in March but it’s resurfaced again so we’re dutifully putting it back on your radar…

Tom Cruise maybe in talks for the Hal Jordan role in DC/Warners’ Green Lantern movie.

We doubt it, but here we are…

Apparently Cruise has been offered the role and wants it but in the script as it exists now, Cruise’s character dies. He’ll take the gig. If he lives.


Now we have to put it out here… if there was anything to this, we’d have heard about it by now. However, the big about him dying is interesting. Would Hal Jordan die in the Green Lantern movie?

Hmmmmmmmm… we doubt it. Could Cruise have actually been approached for the role of Abin Sur, the Lantern who crashes to earth and passes the Lantern ring on to Jordan? That seems more likely.

Look, we love Cruise and he’s proved in the latest Mission: Impossible movie that he still has it when it comes to running around and kicking ass. But… he’s 56 now and we have to be honest, he’s too old for Warners to start a franchise around.

By the time it hit screens he’s be touching 60. Come on, let’s be real.

Meanwhile, former DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has dropped some details on his approach to the Green Lantern movie: “The creative viewpoint and the way into the character and rebooting it and changing it and introducing it is informed by everything. It’s informed by comics, both what works and what doesn’t work. I don’t wanna spoil any of the story there, but if people liked my run on Green Lantern, then hopefully they’ll like what I’m doing.”

But don’t get too excited yet.

“Right now look I’m just writing a script and hopefully this script gets into a place where Warner Bros. and Walter [Hamada] and everybody is really excited about it, and when we get that right then we’ll move ahead on the project. But we gotta get it right,” he said.

And will the suit be CGI this time out?

“I look at what they did with those suits and—look I have so many opinions that I won’t say, but that’s really up to once we get a director. That’s such a down the line conversation with the director and costume designer. You think about it, but when I’m writing the story I’m not like worried about the practicality yet of the suit,” said Johns.

“In my head tangible is always cooler, an enhanced tangible suit is better. But it’s really gonna be about where we are with the director and everything else, and that’s a question [to be asked when] we get a great script and a great director and they wanna make the movie, then we’ll get there.”

We know a lot of people gave Johns abuse over Suicide Squad but we reckon if anyone can give us a great Green Lantern story he’s the man.

Will it be Cruise in the suit? Well, not Hal Jordan’s if you ask us but we have confidence in Johns.

What say you all?

Source: Collider & CBM

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….