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JDym
08-27-2009, 12:05 PM
via splashpage:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/92364/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien-bradley-cooper-part-2

Although the coveted role of Hal Jordan in "Green Lantern" eventually went to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" star Ryan Reynolds, the occasional Deadpool had plenty of actors to compete with, including long-rumored frontrunner Bradley Cooper.

Now that Reynolds has officially been cast, Cooper felt free to speak about the missed opportunity and audition process for "Green Lantern" on last night's edition of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. The actor said that while he was grateful for the opportunity, Reynolds was a better fit for the role.

"I did get a chance to try out for it, which was amazing to even get a chance," Cooper told O'Brien. "Ryan Reynolds got it—who, by the way, if I was directing the movie, I would cast him. He's perfect. He actually looks like a superhero."

It definitely sounds like the right actor was chosen, if Cooper's own account of the audition process is any indicator. The "Hangover" star spoke about reading for "Green Lantern" in front of director Martin Campbell, though he couldn't help evoking a completely different superhero at the time.

"I couldn't not do Christian Bale's Batman when I was doing the audition," he laughed. "I don't know what it was! I put a mask on and the director was like, 'Okay Bradley, be regular and talk.' And I was like, 'Yeah, got it... [in a deep, gravely Batman voice] listen, Sally, we're going to have to take your family away if you don't listen to me!' By the way, that's the worst Batman [impression] ever. I apologize."

When he saw actual playback footage from his audition, Cooper said that his Bale-inspired take on Jordan was laughably bad.

"At one point, I actually walked back and saw it, because they have it on the monitor while you're auditioning," he remembered. "I saw a little clip as they were rewinding it, and I thought, 'Oh my god, that can't be.' It looked like a Saturday Night Live sketch! I was like, 'Oh, I'm not getting this! Now I can really do my Batman! Who gives a s---?'"

Mac_Hine
08-27-2009, 12:13 PM
That's pretty funny him going to a Bale Batman voice. Cooper seems like a cool dude.

Webhead2006
08-27-2009, 03:58 PM
Well thats cool of him to talk about how the process went, hopefully thats included on the dvd/bluray sets.

JokerLedger
08-27-2009, 05:10 PM
we all know who bradley cooper should play:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2273/2262112395_c21729cb48.jpg?v=0

hahahahhaha

Webhead2006
08-27-2009, 11:57 PM
haha good one, but i am sure WB will look at him for other roles of dc films if they do make it into the casting rounds.

That-Guy
09-03-2009, 05:09 PM
LOL... that's funny... I never thought about Hal altering his voice when he's Green Lantern. I guess its because, although he wears a mask (that would in no way conceal his identity, let's be honest) it always seems like every single character in the DC universe knows who he really is.

dnno1
01-11-2010, 10:54 PM
Well, maybe he won't be Green Lantern, but his next film is going to be exciting:

TzHnpBlufCU

Watson
01-12-2010, 04:02 PM
haha that's pretty cute actually.

Ace of Knaves
01-12-2010, 05:57 PM
Cooper is a cool guy :up: I hope he gets the opportunity to be a super hero if he wants it.

protocida
01-12-2010, 06:04 PM
After the The A-Team trailer, I can actually see Cooper as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow.

rnewbz
01-13-2010, 12:06 AM
after the the a-team trailer, i can actually see cooper as oliver queen/green arrow.

yes!!!

Webhead2006
01-13-2010, 02:25 AM
yea if green arrow does get off the ground i would like to see cooper at least be a contender.

Mr. Earle
01-13-2010, 10:07 AM
I like him a lot, but i could never see him as a superhero because i feel he is too short for it. He looks shorter than RDJ who after all is in a metal suit that augments his size.we all know who bradley cooper should play:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2273/2262112395_c21729cb48.jpg?v=0

hahahahhaha
Hahahaha!

Ace of Knaves
01-13-2010, 11:43 AM
Cooper isn't short is he? I thought he was at least 6 foot.

Lobo
01-13-2010, 12:40 PM
He's not he's 6'1. Not sure where Earle is getting the short vibe from :huh:

Mr. Earle
01-13-2010, 02:55 PM
I dunno, for some reason he looks like RDJ to me. I guess its just me.

That-Guy
01-15-2010, 11:02 AM
I also thought Cooper was short at first because the first thing I ever saw him in was Wedding Crashers, and he was like a head shorter than Vince Vaughn. But Vaughn is like 6'6" or something, so that's why.

Yeah, I think that Faceman in The A-Team is a better fit for Cooper than Hal Jordan, and it looks it will really kick his career into high-gear (if the movie is good).

Project862006
01-15-2010, 12:34 PM
he is not short here he is standing next to 6'4 Liam Neeson i think Cooper would make a great hawkeye

http://comingsoon.net/nextraimages/ateampic2small.jpg

Octoberist
01-15-2010, 01:16 PM
I still think he has a very punchable face. I just wanna punch him in the face.

Mr. Earle
01-15-2010, 01:51 PM
I still think he has a very punchable face. I just wanna punch him in the face.Yes he does. He fit his role in Wedding Crushers like a glove.he is not short here he is standing next to 6'4 Liam Neeson i think Cooper would make a great hawkeye

http://comingsoon.net/nextraimages/ateampic2small.jpgHoly crap! And Neeson is a head taller than Bale! See? That's why i said Bale should be taller!

Spider-Kurt!
01-15-2010, 02:23 PM
I still think he has a very punchable face. I just wanna punch him in the face.
I'd like for him to play Guy "One punch!" Gardner.:hehe:

dnno1
01-15-2010, 05:59 PM
I still think he has a very punchable face. I just wanna punch him in the face.

Here we go again. Do we really need to make threats like that, even if we are only kidding?

Ace of Knaves
01-15-2010, 06:15 PM
Lighten up dude. :funny:

That-Guy
01-16-2010, 11:40 AM
He would make a great Guy Gardner, if they ever do decide to include that character.

Webhead2006
01-19-2010, 02:28 AM
well we will have to see if the guy cameo still remains or not after the statements campbell had on cameos.

dnno1
05-08-2010, 10:49 AM
Well, maybe he won't be Green Lantern, but his next film is going to be exciting:
TzHnpBlufCU
And while we're on the subject, this film is going to be an action film junkie's wet dream:

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You don't realize how long I have waited to see all these guys rolled into one movie. This is the Ocean's 11 of action films.

Webhead2006
05-08-2010, 03:18 PM
yea i am curious to see how expendables turn out.

Paste Pot Pete
05-09-2010, 07:29 PM
Bale should be taller!

lol god made him wrong

Spider - Man
05-09-2010, 09:05 PM
Wizard mag just cast Cooper as Daredevil in their latest Casting Call. I could see it.

FVD
05-10-2010, 09:18 AM
Yeah Cooper I could live with as Matt Murdock or Green Arrow. The Flash maybe?

Webhead2006
05-10-2010, 01:57 PM
i see bradley more of guy, ollie then matt murdock.

zanos
03-17-2011, 09:26 PM
I guess they allowed him to audition after they saw the hangover.

Tacit Ronin
03-18-2011, 04:04 PM
lol god made him wrong

He should've been shorter, had an afro and looked like Michael Keaton.

JAK®
03-19-2011, 08:55 PM
A part of me still wishes Cooper got the role, he would've brought the same qualities to the role without any of Reynold's baggage.

dnno1
03-20-2011, 01:37 AM
i'm sorry, jAK®, but Ryan Reynolds looks more like Hal Jordan than Bradley Cooper does. The other advantage he had was his washboard stomach, which is a signature feature of Hal Jordan. The producers picked the right guy in Reynolds.

Paste Pot Pete
03-20-2011, 12:04 PM
i'm sorry, jAK®, but Ryan Reynolds looks more like Hal Jordan than Bradley Cooper does. The other advantage he had was his washboard stomach, which is a signature feature of Hal Jordan. The producers picked the right guy in Reynolds.

Don't make me post a picture of Cooper's abs!

JAK®
03-20-2011, 01:14 PM
i'm sorry, jAK®, but Ryan Reynolds looks more like Hal Jordan than Bradley Cooper does. The other advantage he had was his washboard stomach, which is a signature feature of Hal Jordan. The producers picked the right guy in Reynolds.
Debatable. I'd say they both look like him in different ways.