Nathan Fillion is actually getting the opportunity to play Hal Jordan in a new Green Lantern animated film coming from Warner Bros. Animation. Many of us would love the opportunity to finally see Fillion cast as a superhero in a live-action film, but his voice is going to have to tide us over until that eventually happens.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is set to hit the street on June 7th. TV guide reports that the movie is "a series of vignettes about the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force. Fillion plays Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Earth's space sector, who mentors Arisia, a new recruit played by Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss."
Fillion had this to say in a statement,
I was always reading the comic books, I was always a spectator. Now I feel like I own a little piece of Green Lantern.
The voice cast for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights also includes Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter), Kelly Hu (Hawaii Five-0, The Vampire Diaries), actor/spoken-word artist Henry Rollins and ex-wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Pipe.