Brian Austin Green Lantern?
Posted 04.14.09 by Ryan
While Green Lantern fans don't have to worry about the Chris Pine casting rumors anymore -- the Star Trek actor confirmed that he did "not have the part" and never "read a script" -- there is another actor interested in the role: Brian Austin Green. The former Beverly Hills 90210 star told Comic Book Resources why he would make a good Green Lantern:
I've always kind of felt that Hal Jordan needs to be a man. He needs to be somebody who lives a little and experienced a lot... I think he's a guy who has a lot of demons and he's fighting them constantly.
Anyone who dated Tori Spelling's Donna for as long as Green's David did ought to know about demons.
Green became interested in the role after seeing fan art depicting him as Green Lantern, and, in all fairness, the irony of "the kid from 90210" trying to be cast in a big budget superhero movie isn't lost on Green:
I understand that I'm kind of a tough sell. I wouldn't be what somebody would normally be looking for in a film like that. I mean I don't have film draw. I haven't been in anything that has gotten people into a movie theater. So it would be a big risk for a company to take, I get it. But at the same time, sometimes those risks are the things that seem to work and pay off the most.
As risky as a West Beverly Hills High graduate attempting a music career?