A pair of reports last week indicated at least seven actors are on Warner Bros.' shortlist to star as Hal Jordan in "Green Lantern Corps," but one those names now casts some doubt on the rumor.
"I saw the reporting too," Armie Hammer told TheWrap while promoting his Sundance film "Call Me By Your Name." "That’s the first I’ve heard of it." When asked whether his broken arm, which is in a sling, houses any secrets, he jokingly replied, "If you looked inside this cast you'd be surprised."
Hammer was mentioned alongside Ryan Reynolds, Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper, Joel McHale, Jake Gyllenhaal and James Marsden in reports about the studio's wish list for "Green Lantern Corps," which was announced earlier this month to be moving forward with David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes as screenwriters. No director is attached.
Of course, it's possible Hammer is merely playing coy. He's known for having fun with these whispers, as he once trolled fans online about Green Lantern casting rumors.
Hammer's credits include "The Social Network," "The Lone Ranger" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." He was cast as Batman in director George Miller's "Justice League: Mortal," which was abruptly abandoned in 2009 by Warner Bros. He was also to be in the running to star in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” a role that ultimately went to Henry Cavill.
"Green Lantern Corps" is targeted for release in 2020.