Has Hal Jordan been cast?

The rumors are continuing to swirl around just what Green Lantern will be seen in the upcoming Justice League and Green Lantern movies and what actor will be wearing the emerald ring.  There’s been plenty of lobbying by Tyrese Gibson, who’s social media tactics have given him a number of headlines in his Sean Young-like pursuit of the John Stewart role.  And then there’s the potential TV version where there’s a potential for the character of John Diggle on Arrow turning out to actually be John Stewart.  Not a great idea, in my opinion, but no less viable than any other speculation that is being made at the moment.

Dan Amboyer
In the past few days a new rumor has surfaced that sounds rather convincing if not for the cloak and dagger stealth casting that it relies on to be true.  According to Moviepilot.com, actor Dan Amboyer is playing Hal Jordan, although his initial appearance in the upcoming Batman v Superman will be an Easter egg.  Amboyer, who undoubtedly bears a remarkable resemblance to Hal Jordan, has been cast as a pilot in the film and the theory is that his character will be acknowledged as Hal either directly or through indirect means, such as the last name appearing on his flight suit.  
The article seems well thought out and the theory certainly seems plausible on the surface with the author making a number of good points to support his idea.  A cameo appearance in an arguably crowded film might be the right way to get people excited about the character’s eventual role in the Justice League.  But then there’s that nagging notion that this is just wishful thinking and this role is nothing more than it appears to be.
Of course there’s also the response from the Latino-Review folks to this idea, that things like this don’t really work the way that Movieplot is suggesting.  I tend to have a great deal more faith in what someone like Umberto Gonzalez has to say, although he’s not dug up casting information scoop for Green Lantern himself yet.  Only time will tell who’s wearing the ring and hopefully by the time this year’s San Diego Comic-Con is over we’ll finally know some real details.

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  • Green Lantern Casting News Lights Up | The Blog of Oa August 14, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    […] February 2015 – Internet rumors start up again as not only does Tyrese Gibson continue trying to rally public support for  his casting but comic websites start the unsubstantiated rumor that his fellow Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez is being considered for the role of Jessica Cruz, a DC character who has just recently become Power Ring,  Rodriguez quickly shoots down the rumor while telling Hollywood to create original racially diverse characters rather than “stealing white people’s superheroes”.  Website Moviepilot also claims that Hal Jordan has been stealth cast by a virtual unknown, actor Dan Amboyer, as an Easter Egg as a drone pilot in Batman v Superman.  Convincing publicity shot in which Amboyer bears a striking resemblance to Hal Jordan aside, industry insider Umberto Gonzalez dismisses the rumor as Amboyer being nothing more than a featured actor with enough lines to warrant a screen credit.  Fans also began getting behind the idea of Arrow actor David Ramsey’s character, John Diggle, secretly being John Stewart on the television series.  Ramsey admits that there were conversations on the subject but that WB “has plans” for the character.  And Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posts a message on Twitter which fans interpret as him being in the running for the John Stewart role […]

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