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Old 04-23-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Jon Hamm = Good Hal Jordan?

Not sure how many of you have watched the AMC show MadMen. I've watched a couple of episodes, and I think Jon Hamm would make a perfect Hal Jordan. He's got the look, and some enlarging of the hair would look dead on Hal Jordan. Plus, I think he could pull off the cocky attitude well.

I did a photoshop to show what he might look like. It's not great, but gives you a rough idea.

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Old 04-23-2009, 02:52 PM   #2
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If we were casting for the Hal Jordan we have right now in the books, then HELL YES. Jon Hamm is a damn good actor, and I think he could do the role tremendously well. However, the movie is origin based and he simply can't pull off a 27yr. old guy.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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There is an episode of Mad Men that went back in the past and if I'm correct they portrayed him even younger than 27. With modern day makeup effects I think it could work.

I see your point though, I just hope they don't go too young.

Like Shia Lebeouf Young...*shudders*

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Old 04-23-2009, 03:42 PM   #4
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In an ideal world, Jon Hamm would be my undisputed top choice for Hal Jordan. Sadly, they're looking for someone in their late 20s, which probably rules Hamm out. Though if he were to get the part, regardless of age, I'd do jumps for joy.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:05 PM   #5
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Jon Hamm is Sinestro.
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You don't want to have to do special effects in the first movie to make any actor look the part. Much like Fillion, Quaid and others, he is sadly too old to be a newly-ringed Hal Jordan. In general, we have to accept that Hal is supposed to be late-20s in the script, WB is hoping for a franchise and is going to cast either age appropriate or slightly younger. It's just the way it is. It's the same way, as an example, Catherine Bell might have been a great looking Wonder Woman 10 years ago, but she can't do the part now.
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Almost certainly the perfect Hal.
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he gets my vote. i've always prefered Hal being older. i never really view him as being young.
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I hate him as Hal. I want a giant Sqaurejawed Godamn airforce pilot and this is some beurocrat. Now I'm fine with him playing a Jim Jordan, that'd be great, but he's just too far from that well, that Military Look. Maybe it's the Picture, but I just can't see it at all.
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I hate him as Hal. I want a giant Sqaurejawed Godamn airforce pilot and this is some beurocrat. Now I'm fine with him playing a Jim Jordan, that'd be great, but he's just too far from that well, that Military Look. Maybe it's the Picture, but I just can't see it at all.
You've never seen him act?


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I hate him as Hal. I want a giant Sqaurejawed Godamn airforce pilot and this is some beurocrat. Now I'm fine with him playing a Jim Jordan, that'd be great, but he's just too far from that well, that Military Look. Maybe it's the Picture, but I just can't see it at all.
There are few actors that are more squarejawed than Jon Hamm.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:14 PM   #12
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You've never seen him act?


Don't judge.
No I've seen Hamm Act, he's really good. No Doubt he could pull off Hal Jordan with (Here's the Pun) flying Colors. I just think there are better actors with a better face that can do the job better.

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There are few actors that are more squarejawed than Jon Hamm.
He's got more of a Pointed Jaw, it's not quite like the Fillion Jaw.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:47 PM   #13
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Nice pic, but no thank you...
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He could've been Superman or Batman at the "Right" time. Not now.
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He could've been Superman or Batman at the "Right" time. Not now.
I always considered him more as a Batman, but yeah, that ship has sailed years ago.
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Should Ben Affleck actually not return when WB decides to do another Justice League film, Jon Hamm would actually be my first choice to replace him. They're about the same age, and have similar builds, so he would fit the role nicely.
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Should Ben Affleck actually not return when WB decides to do another Justice League film, Jon Hamm would actually be my first choice to replace him. They're about the same age, and have similar builds, so he would fit the role nicely.
Zero chance they wouldn't use Pattinson in any kind of new JL movie.
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