Although 2011’s “Green Lantern” was a critical and commercial failure, Warner Bros. announced plans in 2014 to revisit the property as part of its fledgling DC Extended Universe with “Green Lantern Corps.” Since then, plenty of casting rumors have swirled, with Armie Hammer’s name coming up more often than not. The actor has had his share of fun with the speculation, denying reports he’s up for a role in the film while stating his recent injury wouldn’t keep it from possibly landing the gig.
While promoting his new film “Free Fire,” Hammer had nothing to add to the rumors surrounding “Green Lantern Corps,” but he acknowledged he’s enjoyed trolling fans. That said, he’s a little worried that will come back to bite him sooner or later.
“Man, jeez,” he told Collider. “It was fun for a while, and now I’m convinced that everyone’s gonna turn on me so I’m like ‘Oh, shit, slowly backing away.’”
So, what’s the truth? Is Hammer actually up for a role in “Green Lantern Corps”? The actor insisted there’s nothing for him to “confirm nor deny” at the moment, as the only source for rumors regarding his involvement appears to be social media.
Not exactly a stranger to superhero films, Hammer was cast as Batman in director George Miller’s “Justice League: Mortal” before Warner Bros. abruptly pulled the plug on the project in 2008.
Featuring a script by David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes, “Green Lantern Corps” is targeted for release in 2020.