Saturday, March 21, 2009

Not Much Happening Today

Lacey Fiddlesticks is sick. She was sniffling a little last night, and today when I came home she was lying on my bed wheezing and sneezing and just generally being snuffly. I'm sure it's nothing serious -- seems to just be a cold. I'm holding her, and if she isn't any better by Monday, I'll take her to the vet. And her eighth birthday is this week, too!

Casting rumblings: Green Lantern is currently slated for release on December 17th 2010, and a couple of sites have reported that WB has offered the role of Hal Jordan to Chris Pine. It may or may not be true, and he may or may not take the part, but I have mixed feelings about him as Hal. For one thing, he's going to be playing a young James T. Kirk in Star Trek, which is a pretty similar role to Hal. Think about it -- they're both young, handsome, rebellious men whose fathers died doing something heroic, both end up joining an intergalactic peacekeeping force, both end up taking over when their predecessor dies, and both become big heroes who dig alien chicks. But I think I was hoping for a casting choice that seemed a little less obvious. I don't want people to look at Hal and think Kirk.

And you know, I was already calling those random Green Lanterns who show up in background panels "red shirts" because you just know they're there for cannon fodder. Geoff Johns sure does love to kill him some Lanterns.

I'm dying to find out who gets all the roles, though. Hopefully we'll find out soon, because they're supposed to start filming in September!

4 comments:

SallyP said...

The similarities are rather astounding. I've always thought that Hal WAS Kirk, except that he came first, so maybe Kirk was Hal.

The actor certainly IS awfully pretty. He seems a bit young, but I imagine that they will probably be going for an origin story, so they'll NEED a young Hal.

I just keep hoping they'll manage to work in Guy and John and Alan somehow. Kyle's probably still in grade school.

SallyP said...

Oh, and I hope your puppy feels better!

The one letter wonder said...

Great minds think a like :)
I wrote a post on a simialr vain about a month ago.Here's a link if you wanna check it out,lol.
http://jaysbadfuse.blogspot.com/2009/02/where-no-gl-has-gone-before.html

Sea_of_Green said...

How is Lacey doing? Better, I hope!