While speculation is still spinning over who will be portraying the first Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) in the Green Lantern Corps movie, James Marsden is a name that quite a few are speculating on.
While just about every caucasian A-list actor (in the age range of 30) is being rumored for the role of Hal Jordan, James Marsden is a choice that many (including myself) would be ecstatic with. James Marsden started with being known as Cyclops in the original X-Men movies, but later made a big entry as “Teddy Flood” in HBO’s acclaimed series Westworld.
With all of the speculation over who should be the DCEU’s first Green Lantern, expert design artist Boss Logic made a excellent photoshop of what James Marsden as Hal Jordan could potentially look like.
Here’s what a James Marsden Green Lantern could look like:
While many would prefer the other rumored actors like Bradley Cooper and/or Jake Gyllenhaal to play the next Green Lantern, I think a James Marsden Green Lantern would be the perfect mix.
Bradley Cooper and others would definitely be able to take on the role of Hal Jordan, but James Marsden shares the looks of Hal more than almost anyone on the rumored short list. Not only does he share the looks of a perfect Hal Jordan, but he also has proven the comedic acting and action skills to back it up.
He has proven his heroic acting as Cyclops in X-Men, but also did so a lot further as Teddy Flood in Westworld.
Many are sure to disagree with a less known actor like James Marsden taking on the role of Hal Jordan, but the fans of his top movies and television appearances, know just how great of a Hal Jordan he could really be.
Let’s hope for a Green Lantern casting announcement soon!