Anton Yelchin Denies ‘Green Lantern’ Rumors

The young actor says that he's never even been approached about the role.
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Anton Yelchin Denies ‘Green Lantern’ Rumors

UPDATE: (7:34 AM PST) Ah, casting rumors - all too often, they turn out to be just that. Anton Yelchin, one of the stars of Terminator Salvation, has just denied the rumor that he was cast in the lead role of Green Lantern. Yelchin spoke to SCI FI Wire about the rumor while at Wonder-Con in San Francisco, CA.

"I had no idea about that," Yelchin said while discussing Terminator Salvation, where he plays the role of a young Kyle Reese. Bryce Dallas Howard chimed in, "He's like, where do these come from?"

"I have no clue," Yelchin continued. "I have no idea. I think I'm probably too young. I mean, no ones approached me, no one's said anything to me. So I imagine I'm just too young. I mean, it's a great character but i don't know anything about it. ... I haven't heard anything about it."

While we may not see Yelchin putting on Green Lantern's power ring, science fiction fans will see plenty of the young actor, both in Terminator Salvation, which opens May 21, and when he takes on the role of Chekov in JJ Abram's Star Trek, opening May 8, 2009.

Anton Yelchi With the news that Green Lantern has a director and a release date finally set, it makes sense that talk would go to casting, and seeing who would take up the power ring of the cosmic superhero. According to our friends at LatinoReview, Anton Yelchin may be in the running for the role.

Apparently the role has already been considered and rejected for nearly every male actor under thirty in Hollywood, with Ryan Gosling and Emile Hirsch both passing on the part.

Yelchin seems a little young to be taking on the part of Hal Jordan, who even before he becomes a superhero is already a seasoned test pilot, but he could certainly endear himself to sci-fic/action film fans depending on how well he does in Terminator Salvation and Star Trek.

Green Lantern was released June 17th, 2011.

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  • chronic • 6 years ago

    I think Yelchin read the posts on movie web, lmao.

    So if a release date has been set and no casting decisions in solid stone, where does this leave the green ring of Green Lantern.

    Drop cliffhanger

    Ba Ba Bummmmmmmmmmmm

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    • diaigma • 6 years ago

      I guess you're right, aeinhorn. However, I'd rather have solid facts over speculation. That's just me. Post whatever you like, Movieweb. I shant interfere with the first amendment. Marcusx, buddy. I'm not catching what you're pitching. Throw the ball again.

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      • brew1701 • 6 years ago

        ok good he is too young. and movieweb dont stop posting anything, its your job to post news, and if you noticed, they put question marks after alot of articles becuase they just may end up being false.

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        • aeinhorn • 6 years ago

          You say "stop posting rumors" - but if the rumor had turned out to be accurate and MovieWeb didn't cover it, you'd be saying "Way to drop the ball." Covering casting rumors is a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.

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          • marcusx • 6 years ago

            See what i mean? f*cking told you

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            • diaigma • 6 years ago

              Thank goodness. Stop posting rumors Movieweb!

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              • insertusernamehere • 6 years ago

                You have a point Comrade. I don't mind as much, though, since it's out of continuity.

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                • twistedsmile • 6 years ago

                  I got the damn date wrong! There goes that joke!

                  You know,I have a love hate relationship with movie rumors.On one hand it is fun to examine the "WHAT IF" scenerio and on the other hand they turn us into angry men and women bent on destroying each other for haveing a different opinion.

                  For now it is quiet,but tomorrow a new rumor will come and where will you be and what will you say?

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                  • vampire2000 • 6 years ago

                    Twisted Smile... You've got too much time on your hands. lmfao!

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                    • twistedsmile • 6 years ago

                      *OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*

                      "TWISTED SMILE WALKS OFF GREEN LANTERN PROJECT"

                      On Sunday March 11th, TWISTED SMILE the actor cast to wear the ring of Hal Jordan, walked off the project due to unknown reasons.

                      Sources close to the project said Twisted was becomeing worried about committing to such a huge franchice. Other's claim he was making odd contract requests that included a village of mushroom houses for his blue friends.

                      "He kept asking for some of the weirdest sh*t....what the hell is a bananna apple....WHAT IS IT?!?!"said a source.

                      This is just another set back for this film that has yet to begin shooting.

                      Stay right here for more updates.

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                      • vampire2000 • 6 years ago

                        Now all you Green Lantern fanboys can calm down. lmfao. That was a joke, of course, but you CAN calm down at any rate. XD!

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                        • thebd • 6 years ago

                          oh and u practically quoted Miller's Batman in "All Star Batman and Robin" the line about him having one of the most powerful weapons in the universe and only usin it for w/e. that is directly from one of those issues.

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                          • thebd • 6 years ago

                            Monkey03 u sound dumb. look at the origins of any comic character and they were corny at first. i mean Batman ran around with a smile and had bad puns when he was first introduced. same goes for Green Lantern, he used boxing gloves or w/e back when but now is bad ass and a well developed character.

                            monkey03 u clrearly haven't read any Green Lantern recently.

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                            • taberjohnson18 • 6 years ago

                              That is not Batman. Miller has lost his touch. I think The Spirit was indicative of that.

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                              • taberjohnson18 • 6 years ago

                                I was expecting a Batman who took himself and what he was doing seriously. I don't mean he was intense, he was just a douchebag. Like, the line "I'm the f*cking Batman!" Is ridiculously out of character. He's not a brawler. He's a detective with fighting skills. He punches Robin for christ's sake.

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                                • twistedsmile • 6 years ago

                                  Man, I step away for a day and everybody gets angry. I also believe if someone is not willing to pick up one of the fine Green Lantern books, like the ones Comrade has mentioned,and educate themselves on the charcter than they cannot fully give a valid opinion on the charcter.

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                                  • insertusernamehere • 6 years ago

                                    Were you expecting a nice Batman?

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                                    • taberjohnson18 • 6 years ago

                                      Look, Green Lantern is kind of like black licorice, you either love the character or hate him. It's not like Aquaman, who sucks dick all the time.

                                      If you're going to equate The Green Lantern to a guy who makes big boxing gloves and buckets, you're clearly ignoring thirty subsequent years of storytelling that occur after the character's ridiculous nascency. The Geoff John's story is a great line. Rebirth has to be one of the better comics stories I've read in the past ten years. Just recently, Secret Origins came out, it's a really nicely done book. Also, Justice League: Year One is worth checking out.

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                                      • taberjohnson18 • 6 years ago

                                        All Star Batman was a piece of sh*t. It just shows that Miller is losing his sensibility as a writer to his own bloodlust. Batman in that series is more of a dick than Wolverine.

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                                        • insertusernamehere • 6 years ago

                                          All Star Batman and Robin is out of continuity and is a separate story reinventing Batman and Robin's early years from the mind of Frank Miller. It's a great comic, but it is not a fair example of what makes Hal Jordan great

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