Green Lantern co-screenwriter Marc Guggenheim spoke to SciFiWire and updated the status of the movie'sscript and casting issues. Guggenheim had just delivered a new draft of the script, which he says focuses on the first Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, and how he becomes part of the Green Lantern Corps.
You know, there's no desire on anyone's part to completely change the character and just call this other character Green Lantern and try to ... draft off the name recognition. This is all about "How do we bring the best version of this character to the silver screen?" We've drawn heavily from ... a lot of different sources in terms of the comic books.... The character ... is several decades old, so ... we've really had an incredible amount of source material to cherry-pick from.
While Guggenheim says no decision in casting has been made, he did address some of the recent rumors that had either Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) or Chris Pine (Star Trek) cast in the lead role.
They're all false. I mean, they're all false insofar as we haven't chosen anyone yet. They're still in the negotiations, you know? There's a lot of names being talked about, and there's a lot of peoplebeing met, and a lot of ... actors reading the script. But if you read online [that] Pauly Shore's been cast as Hal Jordan, I can guarantee you we have not cast anyone.
Pauly Shore? Did Guggenheim perhaps mean Brian Austin Green, who's been openly campaigning for the role? In any case, note that while Guggenheim didn't exactly agree to Shore, but he didn't say no either. So, there's a chance! Keep your fingers crossed, Pauly!
Green Lantern starts shooting this summer in Australia and arrives in theaters on June 17, 2011. Martin Campbell will direct the production.