ByLuke Gordon Smith, writer at
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Luke Gordon Smith

The Green Lantern is one of the most popular DC comic book characters. And with the upcoming Justice League movie, people are wondering who could play him. There was a Green Lantern movie in 2011, but who are we sucked! So I have chosen 10 actors that I think could play the next Green Lantern.

Dan Amboyer

Dan Amboyer isn't the most popular actor on this list, but he is one of the most likely. As we know, he is scheduled to be in [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) as a pilot. Hal Jordan, one of the Green Lanterns, was also a pilot in the comics. So it would make a lot of sense for him to be the upcoming Green Lantern.

Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion is a very underrated actor. He has done a great job in what movies and TV that he has been on. He has that charm that I think Hal Jordan would have and he looks like Hal more than any other actor on this list.

Alex O'loughlin

This Australian actor has mostly starred in TV appearances, and the lead role in the remake of Hawaii Five-0. He hasn't really made his mark in a big movie, but that could change if he was cast as Green Lantern. He looks a lot like Hal and could pull off a part like that.

Idris Elba

This english African-American actor would be a John Stewart Green Lantern if he was cast. Which would be a different twist than Hal Jordan. He has starred in Thor as Heimdall, which would make his face recognizable to superhero moviegoers. He has also starred in movies such as Pacific Rim and Prometheus, which are also high-pace movies.

Jensen Ackles

A younger actor on our list is Jensen Ackles. He is known for his roles in Supernatural and Smallville. So he definitely has a strong fanbase. And DC is probably looking for a younger role to fill in the shoes, so that makes him a possible candidate.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer is a fairly known actor, him being in The Lone Ranger, Mirror Mirror, and Arrested Development. He has that charm and humor that the Green Lantern would have.

Brett Dalton

Dalton is a new actor to the big screen and the small screen, with him only having appeared a couple of years ago. He has appeared as Agent Ward in Marvel's [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](tag:722469), so he would be familiar to a lot of comic book fans.


This rapper would be a John Stewart if he turned out to be Green Lantern. He, just like Dalton, only started out in the business only a short time ago. He has appeared in Selma, Now You See Me, and Smokin' Aces.

Chris Pine

One of the most controversial choices on this list, Pine is also one of the most Popular choices as well. He is most popular for the remakes of Star Trek, and Unstoppable. I think he would make a great Green Lantern, and this role would boost his career forward.

Michael Rosenbaum

This actor/director hasn't really conquered the big screen, but I think he looks very similar to Hal Jordan. And this could be the foothold he needs to make the brake into a successful career.


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