With Bradley Cooper now rumoured to be the leading contender to don the emerald undies, one would assume previous oft-rumoured â€œGreen Lanternâ€ contender Sam Worthington would no longer be under consideration (if he ever was). But the â€œTerminator Salvationâ€ star tells Moviehole that he has had contact from Warner Bros about leading their superhero pic, set to lens soon in Australia, and thereâ€™s a possibility he may don the tights.
â€˜â€™Iâ€™ve been talking to (director) Martin Campbell about itâ€™â€™, Worthington says. â€˜â€™Itâ€™s one of those things where theyâ€™re still doing the script. I said, â€œGive me a script. Let me have a look at it.â€ I like Martin a lot. I met him on the Bond stuff, and I like his work, but the second step is, â€œIs it a movie that Iâ€™d go and see?â€ â€˜â€™
The â€˜Bond Stuffâ€™ Worthington is referring to is, of course, â€œCasino Royaleâ€. Worthington was short-listed for the role of James Bond, before Daniel Craig.
Worthington says he always chooses a project based on whoâ€™s directing first-and-foremost.
â€œI pick because of the directorâ€, the actor, next in Jim Cameronâ€™s â€œAvatarâ€, says. â€˜â€™Youâ€™re working with them, and my job is to facilitate their vision. The second thing is, â€œWould I go see the movie?â€ Thereâ€™s no point in doing something for four months, or 13 months, that you wouldnâ€™t go and see. That seems ridiculous.â€™â€™
Currently, the bricklayer-cum-actor is filming director Louis Letterierâ€™s remake of â€œClash of the Titansâ€.
â€œWeâ€™ve been filming it for two weeks now and Iâ€™m more bruised and battered than I was on Terminatorâ€, says Worthington, who joins luminaries such as Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes in the film. â€˜â€™Weâ€™ve taken on Medusa, weâ€™ve taken on the witches, and then we just kill everything else. Itâ€™s a bit more brutal. Thereâ€™s no togas, or thereâ€™s very little togas. I said, â€œIâ€™m not wearing a toga. Bugger that!â€ You canâ€™t look manly in a toga, Iâ€™m sorry. I couldnâ€™t do it. Louis is a very good action director, so itâ€™s going to be exciting and big, and my job is to bring the heart.â€™â€™