Casting Call
Five Actors Who Should Play Green Lantern

Firefilm | 30 Dec 2015 15:00
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Matt Bomer Comic-con by Gage Skidmore

5. Matt Bomer (as Hal Jordan)

The casting of Henry Cavill as Superman might have been an indication of the prototypical superhero actor; one must have the comic-book good looks and be game for even the stupidest of costumes, and ideally the actor would be cheap and available enough for a three-picture deal with the studio. A television star, in other words.

With this in mind, it's not hard to imagine Matt Bomer on the shortlist for every superhero character possible. For several years he garnered a lot of fans on "White Collar" as Neal Caffrey, a supremely assured con man working with authorities to bring down other crooks. Similarly, he played a recurring role on "Chuck" as the unrepentantly smug and cocky Bryce Larkin, secret agent and ruiner of lives. Bomer is, himself, very self-assured. One would have to be to strip down to his pelt in two Magic Mike films.

He would be a great fit as the likeable jerk of the Justice League, preening and swaggering in a way only Thor typically gets away with across the yard in Marvel-land. It would fit Hal Jordan's hotshot test pilot persona, and it would inject a little fun into the seemingly forever dour environment that Cavill and Ben Affleck are cultivating.

Agree? Disagree? More ideas? Let us know in the comments.


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