RUMOR: Tom Cruise Was Up For Hal Jordan Role In GREEN LANTERN Reboot But Passed Because [REDACTED]

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Was Tom Cruise up for the role of Hal Jordan in Warner Bros.' Green Lantern Corps? Find out more after the jump, along with the supposed reason the Mission: Impossible - Fallout star ultimately passed...

Get the salt ready! This one is a bit shaky (to say the least), but since it's deader than dead tonight we said we'd run the rumor and see what you guys made of it.

So back in March, celebrity gossip site Crazy Days and Nights - who has been accurate in the past, apparently - ran a blind item about a certain "diminutive A+/A list actor" that was the front runner for the lead in an upcoming superhero movie, and today they've updated the post to confirm that they were talking about Tom Cruise and Green Lantern.

They also mention the supposed reason Cruise ultimately decided to pass on the role. Possible SPOILERS ahead.

So, if this is indeed accurate, it seems Cruise dropped out of the running because Hal Jordan is killed, and he "wanted no part of that."

Though it's possible he may still be interested if the script is changed, the fact that we haven't heard anything about this since March definitely leads us to question the validity of the report. Then again, this wouldn't be the first time the MI: Fallout star was rumored to be involved in this DC project, so you never know.

What do you guys think? Drop us a comment in the usual place.
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