Total Nerd Who Should Play The Next Green Lantern?  

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The first Green Lantern has been around since 1940. Outside of comics, we saw him in cartoons and video games, but it wasn't until 2011 (over 70 years later!) that DC/Warner Bros. took a chance on him on the big screen starring Ryan Reynolds. Though, the movie itself was met with mixed (mainly negative) reviews, DC/Warner Bros. decided to revamp their DC Cinematic Universe and start from scratch with 2013's Man of Steel

With DC's next chapter, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (League!), well on its way in 2016, it's time to start thinking who can take over the Hal Jordan the Green Lantern mantle. Should Ryan Reynolds play Green Lantern in the planned Justice League film? Some think Ryan Reynolds should stick around and the Green Lantern film should stay in the movie continuity.  

Who would make the best Green Lantern? Listed are actors we think would do a pretty good job playing Hal Jordan in a rebooted movie and be an essential part of the Justice League movie franchise. But we want to hear from you! Make sure to vote up which actor should play Green Lantern on the big screen. 

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Theo James


Theo James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Play The Next Green Lantern?
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This relative newcomer to the acting scene made waves with his breakout role in Divergent, so he's already got the young adult market sold. He's got the look and has shown a lot of talent and physicality as an actor very quickly.

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Jensen Ackles


Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Play The Next Green Lantern?
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The TV actor everybody wants to play a superhero on film is probably most adept at playing Hal Jordan. His look, attitude, and type lend itself perfectly to the brash, yet noble fighter pilot.

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Armie Hammer


Armie Hammer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Play The Next Green Lantern?
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He's 6'4, 200ish lbs of muscle, he was almost Batman, and his name is Army Hammer. Then there's that impossibly imposing voice to yell out the Green Lantern oath. Cast 'im.

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Chris Pine


Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Play The Next Green Lantern?
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One of the final four in contention for the role that eventually went to Reynolds, which may be a blessing in disguise for him. He's got the look, attitude, and talent for Hal.

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