PROJECT GL: Casting Hal Jordan
Along with my typical editorials and news postings I will be adding a new segment for my "Project GL", as many of you may have seen the post yesterday....
I will be doing these posts just to get some feedback from everyone!
So...on to casting! Feel free to comment other choices...but try to stay within the parameters Arrow would follow...and do me the favor of NOT saying "Jensen Ackles" ... I love the guy...but frankly he is over fancast and a little old in my own opinion... Please respond in the Facebook comments with the name of either the choice below you would prefer....or your own preference! Also keep in mind...this is a TV show...so no ridiculous overpaid movie actors please...
Choice 1: Joshua Bowman
Joshua Bowman (Age: 26 , Height: 6'0") Bowman has a very wide acting range and is able to, as Daniel Grayson, pull off a very cocky attitude that is serious when the times call for him to be, much like many will recognize Hal Jordan is. Despite having an accent, he manages to cover it with a very suitably and complimentary cocky tone of voice I can only imagine Hal Jordan using. His ability to balance arrogance, cockiness and seriousness is not only ideal for our Hal Jordan, but would also bring to the Arrowverse a new personality that would be a nice counter to; Barry’s happiness and clumsiness and Oliver’s semi-brooding, semi-aggravated, content (soon to be comic book GA :D )
A Taste of His Acting
Choice 2: Drew Roy
Hal Jordan (Age: Mid 20's - 30's , Height: 6'0" - 6'2") The protector of Sector 2814 Hal Jordan has experienced quite a bit in his time as GL. Emotionally he tends to be portrayed as Ryan Reynolds valiantly attempted as a slightly over-confident hero. However, in times of dire issue, Jordan is always able to pull together his wits and senses.
Drew Roy. (Age: 28 , Height: 5'10") Roy is an actor who is 28 years old, but looks as if he could be younger, therefore placing him in the ideal playable 24-27year old age range. As for looks, minus hair color (which Grant Gustin helped to discredit as a necessity) he does look the part…if you look at almost any photo of Drew Roy, you feel the same thing, you think “this guy is cocky, but happy”…he has a smile on his face at all times, but an arrogant sense about him as well.….On to acting skill…anyone who has seem Drew Roy act knows he is a believable actor…even in his beginnings on a two-part episode of iCarly you could see a little Hal Jordan spark in him…he has the right skill set and attitude to portray a young and willing to learn Hal Jordan on-screen.
A Taste of His Acting