Could Anton Yelchin Be DC's 'Green Lantern,' Hal Jordan?

Anton Yelchin"Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin is rumored to be the front-runner to play DC's Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, after Ryan Gosling (“The Notebook”) and Emile Hersch (“Speed Racer”) passed on the role.

According to anonymous sources at Latino Review, the "Green Lantern" producers are looking for a young star, but also someone familiar. The site named Yelchin, who plays Kyle Reese in the upcoming “Terminator: Salvation” and a young Pavel Chekov in the upcoming “Star Trek” film, as a potential candidate after Gosling, Hersch and upcoming "Clash of the Titans" actor Sam Worthington passed.

As one might expect, there's some disagreement in the online world regarding the best candidate for the role of DC's popular ring-bearer, with favorite actor of Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, and “Battlestar Galactica” star Jamie Bamber also popping up as potential stars. “Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm has also been mentioned as a worthy candidate to take up the role of Jordan.

A Dec. 17, 2010 release date was set earlier this week for "Green Lantern" to hit theaters with “Casino Royale” director Martin Campbell behind the camera. The "Eli Stone" writing team of Marc Guggenheim, Michael Green and Greg Berlanti penned the script for the film, which could feature a "Green Lantern" cameo (and another casting call) for Superman, according to Guggenheim.

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