It seems like The Green Lantern — as well as The Green Hornet for that matter — have been in-development for a decade now, with forward progress strictly fueled by rumors and collapsible plans. This is no different today, as the latest news has the Lantern getting a big push-back to accompany it’s latest leading man casting rumor.
The movie is an adaptation of the classic comic book following various men who wield a ring of power. This particular project will follow ring-bearer Hal Jordan, a fighter pilot who was given his ring by a dying alien who had crashed on earth.
The Green Lantern was originally set for a December 17, 2010 release date, but considering not much has officially been taken care of, it has now been re-set for a June 17, 2011 release. This will allow the movie to find its cast, set everything in stone, and take the time to do it right instead of finding themselves in a chaos…hopefully.
Speaking of cast — HitFix has done a little sleuthing and discovered that the main man in line for the role of Hal Jordan could be Bradley Cooper. While this could be considered a lot more significant than just the release date change, it is still a cloudy rumor, and with other big names like Chris Pine and Ryan Gosling having been equally rumored, it’s hard to pinpoint facts here. At the moment, though, it does sound like this is the guy that they want. Cooper is a great choice for the role, being someone who’s done a lot, but still hasn’t gotten that big push. He’s been seen in movies like Wedding Crashers, Midnight Meat Train, and the upcoming comedy The Hangover.
If all goes right, this rumor will become a confirmed reality so the project can finally take a step forward and get moving toward June of ’11.