Is Warner Bros. Trying To Cast Tom Cruise As An Older, More Experienced Hal Jordan For GREEN LANTERN CORPS?

Is Warner Bros. Trying To Cast Tom Cruise As An Older, More Experienced Hal Jordan For GREEN LANTERN CORPS?

With Chris McQuarrie reportedly being targeted by Warner Bros. to direct Green Lantern Corps, it stands to reason that they may also be attempting to get his partner in crime on board the project...

Warner Bros. is reportedly targeting Chris McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible-Fallout and Jack Reacher) to direct Green Lantern Corps. If this is true, it stands to reason that they might also be attempting to acquire his partner in crime, Tom Cruise. At least according to speculation by Nerdist and Screen Rant.

Cruise and McQuarrie have previously collaborated with each other a total of 6 times, the upcoming Mission Impossible: Fallout being the sixth. As Nerdist points out, Warner Bros. allegedly hired Martin Scorcese for the standalone Joker Origin movie to try and coax Leonardo DiCaprio into the role. They may well be utilising the same tactic with McQuarrie and Cruise.

The actor was mentioned on the shortlist of actors Warner Bros. would be considering for the role, which also included Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Armie Hammer, Jake Gyllenhaal and even Ryan Reynolds (see this post from last year for more info on that). We also know Cruise isn't opposed to a role involving superheroics, having come close to the role of Tony Stark in 2008's Iron Man.

Another piece of evidence to back this theory is the recent synopsis based on the current draft of the screenplay. It teased an older, more experienced Hal Jordan (around the age of 39-50) who'd be mentoring a younger John Stewart. While Cruise exceeds that age range, being 55 now and 60 by the time Green Lantern Corps is estimated to hit theatres, he certainly doesn't look it.

Would you like to see Tom Cruise playing this older, experienced Hal Jordan or do you have someone else in mind for the role - perhaps from the shortlist above?
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