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Old 03-07-2018, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Tom Cruise for Hal? Chris McQuarrie for director?



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I think they'd be lucky to get Tom, personally.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:08 PM   #2
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I'd be fine with it. I'm not a particularly big Tom Cruise fan, but I don't dislike him, and he's a big enough name that were they to land him for the film, it would at least serve as something of an indicator to me that the studio was actually taking the movie somewhat seriously (though there are plenty of actors that are less well known that could do the role justice given a decent script. And Cruise isn't going to fix things if the script sucks.)
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He did so much for the Mummy movie. *cough*
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12+ years ago maybe, but now? No.... so much no. WB's answer to making a movie work is to hire a big name actor. Did Ben Afleck save Batman? No he did not. Will Jason Mamoa save Aquaman... probably not.

Chris Pine was offered GL and when he saw the script for WW he knew which role to take. There went the perfect Hal right there...

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Old 03-07-2018, 09:33 PM   #5
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Did Ben Afleck save Batman? No he did not.
We haven't even gotten Batman 1 yet.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:26 PM   #6
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We haven't even gotten Batman 1 yet.
After two shit performances they didn't want him in it! The first thing the new director did was throw out Afleck and Johns script! That wasn't so he'd stick around...

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I saw this today on Shill-ider, I mean Collider. Not really excited by the idea of Cruise playing Jordan. Not that I think it would ever come to pass anyway.
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After two shit performances they didn't want him in it!
Affleck's performance in BvS was widely considered its biggest saving grace... murdering and whatnot aside.

Hard to get mad at him in JL. They literally used NONE of his performance in the Snyder version... it was all reshoot stuff. By this time he wasn't even in Batman shape anymore. And probably pissed he had to redo everything from scratch.

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Thank god. The smartest thing a Hollywood director can ever do is throw out a script with Geoff Johns' name on it.

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Nonsense. Reeves had said over and over again, "That's our guy" for "The Batman." Affleck has said over and over again he is keen on the movie, but won't commit to anything until he reads a script he likes. There is still NO SCRIPT, so he can't commit yet. The story is literally as simple as that.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:45 AM   #9
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i've got to go with bad news on this
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I'm pretty hesitant to have any actor THAT well known playing Hal Jordan. Even with Ryan Reynolds, all I see is Reynolds playing himself onscreen. It's another thing that takes me out of that movie. With Cruise I feel like it would be the same. He would do a good job, but I'd just be seeing It become another Cruise vehicle.
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I like the idea of an older veteran Hal training a young John Stewart and them butting heads in a buddy cop sci fi action flick. But I don't want Hal to be TOO old. An early 20s looking Stewart and a late 30s looking Jordan sounds right to me. I think a 50s-ish Hal would be a mistep. Make the age gap because John is so young, not because Hal is so old.
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I like the idea of an older veteran Hal training a young John Stewart and them butting heads in a buddy cop sci fi action flick. But I don't want Hal to be TOO old. An early 20s looking Stewart and a late 30s looking Jordan sounds right to me. I think a 50s-ish Hal would be a mistep. Make the age gap because John is so young, not because Hal is so old.
It would allow Kyle to shine. The younger, hipper guy.
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I like the idea of an older veteran Hal training a young John Stewart and them butting heads in a buddy cop sci fi action flick. But I don't want Hal to be TOO old. An early 20s looking Stewart and a late 30s looking Jordan sounds right to me. I think a 50s-ish Hal would be a mistep. Make the age gap because John is so young, not because Hal is so old.
Well, if Cruise were playing him they'd probably pretend he was under 40.
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Affleck's performance in BvS was widely considered its biggest saving grace... murdering and whatnot aside.

Hard to get mad at him in JL. They literally used NONE of his performance in the Snyder version... it was all reshoot stuff. By this time he wasn't even in Batman shape anymore. And probably pissed he had to redo everything from scratch.



Thank god. The smartest thing a Hollywood director can ever do is throw out a script with Geoff Johns' name on it.



Nonsense. Reeves had said over and over again, "That's our guy" for "The Batman." Affleck has said over and over again he is keen on the movie, but won't commit to anything until he reads a script he likes. There is still NO SCRIPT, so he can't commit yet. The story is literally as simple as that.
Where did the new director say this? Because everything I've read suggests he's doing a Batman film earlier in this cinematic version of the character's career, and they would indeed be looking for a new actor for Batman.

When Reeves got the job it seemed like the two were excited to be working together, but script/story rewrites were already being discussed. And after JL did so poorly, it's understandable Reeves would wanna distance himself from that clusterfuck with his own Batman. Now the question is whether or not this solo Batman film will even be part of the film universe or stand on it's own.

It seems like one of the first things leading up to the Flashpoint film will be WB finding their new Batman and Joker moving forward. Afleck and Leto might have another film in their contracts, but that doesn't exactly mean it'll be the solo Batman movie or the Joker origin film for either one of them.

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He should play Jay Garrick. You know, because he can outrun explosions and all that.
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Where did the new director say this? Because everything I've read suggests he's doing a Batman film earlier in this cinematic version of the character's career, and they would indeed be looking for a new actor for Batman.
FAKE news. All fake.

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It seems like one of the first things leading up to the Flashpoint film will be WB finding their new Batman and Joker moving forward. Afleck and Leto might have another film in their contracts, but that doesn't exactly mean it'll be the solo Batman movie or the Joker origin film for either one of them.
Films in their contracts doesn't mean anything. Reynolds probably had a 3 picture deal with Green Lantern... it doesn't mean they HAVE to put him in anything, it just means they can force him to if they want to.
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I still have serious doubts this movie will come to be. But if it does, the buddy cop concept is awesome. I love that idea.
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FAKE news. All fake.



Films in their contracts doesn't mean anything. Reynolds probably had a 3 picture deal with Green Lantern... it doesn't mean they HAVE to put him in anything, it just means they can force him to if they want to.
Why would they discuss replacing Joker and NOT Batman? That wouldn't make much sense now would it?

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I'd make Hal early to mid 30's, John mid to late 20's. If the GLC film becomes a trilogy, if they add more Earth Lanterns somewhere especially, I'd legit have Hal getting the gray streaks and it not be tied to Parallax... or maybe go into Parallax if they wanna make him the big bad for phase 2 or whatever you'd call it.

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The Cruise gossip seems more like buzz to create interest around the movie. I suppose the main thing to take away from this is that the movie isn't dead but instead making small steps forward.
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This isn't happening, and while Cruise looks good for his age, he's way too old to play Hal, or at least the age I want Hal to be. I don't like the seasoned veteran Hal right now.
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This once again shows DC's lowest-hanging-fruit casting mentality. The lead from Top Gun as Hal Jordan.
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12+ years ago maybe, but now? No.... so much no. WB's answer to making a movie work is to hire a big name actor. Did Ben Afleck save Batman? No he did not. Will Jason Mamoa save Aquaman... probably not.

Chris Pine was offered GL and when he saw the script for WW he knew which role to take. There went the perfect Hal right there...

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Question, in the mess of a DCmovieverse, could Hal be a descendant of Steve Trevor? Would create a strange tension between Hal and Diana. Heck if Steve Rodgers can date two generations of Agent Carters why can't Diana do Hal and an ancestor? Even if you are virtually immortal you still have a type. So Pine as Hal isn't off the board.
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Question, in the mess of a DCmovieverse, could Hal be a descendant of Steve Trevor? Would create a strange tension between Hal and Diana. Heck if Steve Rodgers can date two generations of Agent Carters why can't Diana do Hal and an ancestor? Even if you are virtually immortal you still have a type. So Pine as Hal isn't off the board.
That's... really stretching things to accommodate wishful thinking. I think if Chris Pine wanted to play Hal Jordan and was offered it, he'd just take the role instead of Steve Trevor. If he didn't take the role, I don't think he will, and I don't think there would be any connection to Steve Trevor and Hal Jordan to even warrant something like that. Also, I highly doubt there will be a romance between Wonder Woman and Hal Jordan in the movies, if that's what you're suggesting as a possibility. If she were to get with some super hero, I imagine it would be either Batman or Superman (most likely Batman, since Superman already has a love interest), based on history... and her rather high status in the DC pantheon. In other words, it's a funny thought, but they seem to be the only two superheroes worthy of her, based on the people who have done major projects with these characters. Wonder Woman and Green Lantern just doesn't carry the same weight as Wonder Woman and Batman or Superman.

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... If she were to get with some super hero, I imagine it would be either Batman or Superman (most likely Batman, since Superman already has a love interest), based on history... and her rather high status in the DC pantheon. . .
Are you saying Diana would be "slumming it" if she knocked boots with Hal?
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Diana should consider herself LUCKY to be a notch on Hal Jordan's bedpost!
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