UPDATE: Justin Timberlake up for Green Lantern

July 10th, 2009 // 39 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter claims Warner Bros. has narrowed down the casting for their next superhero tentpole Green Lantern down to three candidates and, somehow, Justin Timberlake is one of them. Via I Watch Stuff:

Warners has spent the past five months searching for the actor to play Hal Jordan, the hot-shot Air Force pilot who is chosen by a dying alien to be his successor in an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns.
This week, the race narrowed to Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake.

So Britney’s becoming a Jew, and Justin Timberlake’s getting his own superhero franchise. I always knew these two would grow up to become equals in Hollywood. (Not counting the past four to five years when I assumed Britney would be caught eating her kids on a hot dog bun.)

UPDATE: According to Variety, it looks like Ryan Reynolds will be pulling down some green tights to bang Scarlett Johansson between takes.

Photos: Flynet
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  1. BitchPlease

    Please God NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  2. BitchPlease

    Oh yeah -1st

  3. Robert Byrd

    Negroes suck and Wiggers suck even more

  4. BitchPlease

    Go on back to Omeletteville

  5. Alex

    Worst possible options.

    Nathan Fillian was made to wear the ring.

    Here he is in a fan-made trailer…lets see if DC can top this fan project. I doubt it because its made of pure awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hTiRnqnvDs

  6. havoc

    And I thought he peaked with Dick In A Box…..

    .

  7. I guess they’ll have to call it Lavender Lantern now… and show it on LOGO.

  8. el ces

    Yes!

    That’ll be awesome.

  9. RYAN

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  10. Well im not going to be stuck into 2000 and hate! I guess if they can turn Iron Man into a hit why not, Good luck Timberflake…

  11. sam

    he’s so ugly
    and they was saying that he will be the next king of pop. IDIOTS!!
    he will never dethrone Michael Jackson, the real king of pop

  12. Europa

    Idk, if JT can manage to save terrestrial radio as he has (actually not that hard. He just did the exact opposite of Fred Durst, minus the whole Brittney thing) perhaps he can save the comic book genre of movie as well. We kind of need a back up anyway, cuz if Downey Jr dies, nerds are fucked. And Ryan Reynolds was BORN to play Yorick in Y: The Last Man. Reynolds cant risk over exposer with a hit or miss movie like Green Lantern. Thats the other nice thing about JT doing it, if it sucks, who really cares. He’s still just JT.

  13. booboo

    can’t wait to see Justin in slutty green spandex!

  14. andy7171

    I thought Green Lantern was black?

  15. uh

    DOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEE BAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGG

    He’s perfect for that bitchy butter face, but not for a superhero movie.

  16. Christopher

    It should be Captain Tightpants himself, Nathan Fillion. He looked AWESOME in that fan mockup trailer…

  17. NATHAN FILLION!

    though if these last three are for real: Ryan Reynolds

  18. Geek Hat

    @15 From what I remember from the comics anyone who has a strong enough will, who is basically good, and is willing to fight evil can possibly be excepted as a Green Lantern. So far I believe theirs been one black guy and 3 (or 4 depending on continuity) white guys from earth that have been Green Lanterns.

    Timberlake as the Green Lantern… (dammit) the only way this could be worst is if they get Dane Cook to be Sinestro his arch foe! Whoops, I just gave the studio another idea!

  19. bribios

    Reynolds is already going to be Deadpool, so I don’t see that happening. Cooper is hot shit right now so of course he’s in the running. Justin Timberlake is a better comedic actor than I would have thought, but that doesn’t qualify him for a superhero movie, at least not one like Green Lantern. Not really good choices.

    Probably should just go with Fillion. That dude needs to work.

  20. mikeock

    Back when I read comics, Green Lantern was considered to be gay. Not gay-gay. Gay. Does that make sense?

  21. thereversepeephole

    “Back when I read comics, Green Lantern was considered to be gay. Not gay-gay. Gay. Does that make sense?”

    who knows, but in that context Timberdouche makes sense as Green Lantern.

  22. Oh Please. Everyone knows the one true Green Lantern is Jack Black. Duh!

  23. Chuck

    None of these 3 should play the Hal Jordan Green Lantern role…I like Ryan Reynolds, but he’s no Hal Jordan…Deadpool, he’s perfect for. I think Fillion would be a good choice….this is just really depressing b/c the Hal Jordan GL is my favorite character and they are just going to screw it up royally….sigh.

  24. Io

    eh-hem…I’d like to nominate Ryan Reynolds please. justin timberlake is butt ugly and I have no clue who the other one is

  25. Dirk Diggler

    I was very pleasantly surprised by Timberlake in “Alpha Dog”. He did a great job. I’m not sure he can carry a movie, but best of luck to him.

  26. Albin Bainbridge

    I saw him in “Alpha Dog” and wasn’t particularly impressed. People say he’s a good comedic actor because of his SNL appearances, but I think that’s more because of the novelty of seeing Timberlake talking about putting his penis in boxes and ejaculating his his pants. Unless this movie will be about the Green Latern’s ED I don’t see JT carrying this movie.

  27. Tanzarian

    What, are they trying to kill the project?

  28. Lemmy Caution

    Please, God… let cooler heads prevail and cast Ryan Reynolds.

    This would be the difference between Iron Man and the Hulk for y’all keeping sore at home.

  29. Darth

    His ex Cameron Diaz is up for the Green Hornet.Coincident?

  30. Galtacticus

    He just loves to walk around in tights!

  31. Rhialto

    This role would be good for his acting career.I’ve the feeling he’s a bit bored of his musical career.

  32. Balo My

    He will make it a disaster!

  33. Marco

    he looks so old now! I hate this guy!

  34. yikes

    Is pic #1 a mugshot?

  35. Johnny Lava

    y would any one say Ryan Reynolds for the lantern? He’s going to play Deadpool which is way better for his personality. JT as Lantern is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever heard of. Damn hollywood sux @ssholes. I can’t see him playing ANY super hero at all.

  36. Johnny Lava

    y would any one say Ryan Reynolds for the lantern? He’s going to play Deadpool which is way better for his personality. JT as Lantern is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever heard of. Damn hollywood sux @ssholes. I can’t see him playing ANY super hero at all.

  37. he is good when ever he is on SNL dudes talented but I don’t see him as Green Lantern.

  38. Reynolds Deadpool is going to be already, so I do not see that happening. Cooper is hot shit right now so he is definitely running. Justin Timberlake is a better comedic actor than I thought, but that does not qualify him for a superhero movie, at least not one like the Green Lantern. Not really good option.

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