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Captain Kirk to Possibly Play Green Lantern

Now that Warner Bros. has ruled out the possibility of handing the title role of its forthcoming Green Lantern movie over to a 5-year-old, it's beginning to look like the job may go to Chris Pine, the star of J.J. Abrams's upcoming Star Trek reboot. According to IESB, Pine is the current front-runner for the role, thanks in large part to the fact that the producers have focused on casting an actor in his late twenties, thus edging out fan favorites Jon Hamm and Nathan Fillion. We're optimistic about this rumor, mainly because if Pine can nail the role of Captain Kirk, he should have no problem playing Hal Jordan. They're essentially the same character, when you think about it — cocky, womanizing guys who are maverick heroes in highly regimented intergalactic-peacekeeping organizations. If Pine lands the part, he might want to start worrying about getting typecast.

IESB Exclusive: Green Lantern Casting Rumors [IESB]

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