Welcome to the Casting Corner! Here we help out the casting directors of the world by picking and choosing the best performers for movies that have yet to be cast.
This week we have the cast for the movie GREEN LANTERN CORPS!
There is sure to be a remounting of the Green Lantern mythology in the near future and we thought we would drop a line and give the casting director a few leads on where they can look to fill out these classic roles!
“In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil’s might
Beware my power–Green Lantern’s light!”
Before we get started, I think I should explain the premise of which I’m casting these actors for. This new story set in the new DC Cinematic Universe would be an intergalactic police procedural/detective story. It would involve numerous planets and star systems and be tied into the dark secrets of the first Green Lanterns.
HAL JORDAN – Joel Edgerton
Hal Jordan would be the first of two lead characters in this new Green Lantern story. He’s been a Green Lantern for nearly ten years and is a wise veteran by this point. He’s heroic, stubborn, and very acerbic. Joel Edgerton is one of the most-underutilized actors working today. He also doesn’t have a superhero under his belt. He would be a perfect Hal Jordan that has been around the block a few times and is a partner/mentor to a new Corpsman named…
JOHN STEWART – Stephan James
John Stewart is a new recruit to the Green Lantern Corps. He is fresh-faced, wide-eyed, and eager to learn. He has a strong moral compass and a heart that beats for home. There are, however, bad things happening in the universe and he feels that if he can stop them then it is his job to do so. James blew audiences away with his performance in SELMA and I can imagine him doing so again as Jesse Owens in RACE. He would be perfect as a young, but determined, Stewart.
SINESTRO – Clive Owen
Sinestro is a former Green Lantern that was seduced by the dark forces of the universe. He went to battle with Hal Jordan and lost. Now, when the Green Lanterns are being picked off one by one, he is an unexpected ally for Hal & John.
JADE – Natalie Dormer
Jade is a mysterious new Green Lantern that has a secret connection to the first human Green Lantern, Alan Scott. Her emergence coincides with the first acts of terror against the Corps. She is initially a leading suspect in these attacks, but whether or not she ends up being the culprit… This Green Lantern is not who she seems. Dormer would slay it and really bring a ton of charisma and physicality to the role.
TOMAR RE – Tom Hanks
Tomar Re is essentially the dad of the Green Lantern Corps. He is wise, kind, and patient. Especially with his former student, Hal Jordan. An attempt on his life is what kick-starts the investigation by Hal Jordan and John Stewart into the dark side of the Lanterns. Hanks would bring humanity to a character who, on the surface, appears to be anything but.
KILOWOG – John Goodman
Kilowog is the brute with a heart of gold in the Green Lantern Corps. He is a source of comfort whenever he is around because you feel protected and safe. This fact alone makes him a target for whatever evil is threatening the Corps. Goodman would bring a softness to the hulking space cop. He would also nail the line “Poozer.”
CAROL FERRIS – Rachel Weisz
Carol is the Earth love of Hal Jordan’s life who shows back up in his interstellar life in a surprising way. Carol would be a major player in whatever the plot is to dismantle and obliterate the Green Lantern Corps. Weisz would be great playing both the light and dark sides of Ferris.
ALAN SCOTT – Pierce Brosnan
Alan Scott is the first human Green Lantern and after years of service, would have since retired from the Corps. to pursue a simple life as a family man. His peace and quiet would be disturbed when an enemy from his past uncovers one of his greatest weaknesses and set him off on a quest to rid the universe of pain and suffering. Brosnan would take his post-Bond chops and be a wonderful retired Lantern who comes back into the fold when he is needed most.
LARVOX – Michael Cyril Creighton
Larvox is a mute, asexual insect Corpsman who is one of their most unique warriors. Larvox is a character that would require both the craftsmanship and ferocity that only a performer of Cyril Creighton’s caliber would be able to employ.
GANTHET – Judi Dench
Ganthet is a Gurdian, one of the creators of the Green Lantern Corps. Her stoic and cold demeanor hides a bleeding heart for all living things. Ganthet is usually portrayed as a male character, but Dench would knock Ganthet out of the park.
Part of the fun of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS. would be it’s massive ensemble. The choices here consist of just the core team of heroes and unexpected villains. There would be numerous more characters, species, and wonders to behold!