It has long been rumored that, at the end of Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Justice League will be assembled, comprised of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Naturally, this will lead into Justice League Part 1 in 2017 and Justice League Part 2 in 2019, but there is still one member of the team who has yet to be cast, Green Lantern. We still don't even know if Warner Bros. plans on using the Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern or John Stewart at this time, but, if a new rumor turns out to be true, Chris Pine may be playing Hal Jordan.
Latino Review's El Mayimbe reveals that Chris Pine is the name he "keeps hearing & floating around," but he also stresses that it's only an unconfirmed rumor. While Green Lantern isn't expected to pop up in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the character will still need to be cast fairly soon, since production will likely begin on Justice League Part 1 sometime next year. Ironically, Chris Pine was actually in the running to play Hal Jordan in Warner Bros.' 2011 version of Green Lantern, a role that ultimately went to Ryan Reynolds.
This news also comes just a few hours after Common revealed that he would love to play the John Stewart version of Green Lantern, a role he was actually attached to play back in 2007 in director George Miller's Justice League: Mortal, although that project fell apart due to the writers strike. Tyrese Gibson has also been campaigning to play John Stewart, but we still don't have any confirmation from the studio on which Green Lantern fans can expect in the two-part Justice League movie and the Green Lantern reboot. Do you think Chris Pine is a good fit for Hal Jordan? Or would you rather see Common or Tyrese Gibson play John Stewart? Let us know what you think, and we'll keep you posted as soon as we have official word on Green Lantern's status.