Chris Pine Shares Truth Behind 'Green Lantern' Casting Rumor

The new James T. Kirk in 'Star Trek', Chris Pine, admits that he has met 'Green Lantern' casting director and executive producer, but denies having been offered a part.

AceShowbiz - Becoming the center of conflicting "Green Lantern" rumors, Chris Pine finally set the record straight. Talking to MTV News, the star of the much awaited "Star Trek" put the brake on further speculation by confessing that discussions have indeed taken place, but no offer has been thrown.

"No, I had a meeting with [casting director] Pam Dixon and [executive producer] Donald De Line, but a meeting was all it was," the 28-year-old explained. Furthermore, the Jake Hardin of "Just My Luck" insisted that he never got the offer to play Hal Jordan, saying "I have not been offered squat. I do not have the part and haven't read a script."

While many would love to land a superhero role, Pine admitted that he is more interested in telling a story. "I'm not a big comic book fan.. I'm a fan of stories," he gushed. "So if there's a story to be told, I love to tell a good story. But there's not a particular superhero or comic book character that I'd like to play."

In mid-March, Chris Pine has been reported by IESB to be included in Warner Bros. short list for the Hal Jordan role. Latino Review then took the story to another level mentioning that the actor has been given a special offer for the part. Soon after, however, Collider came with a conflicting report claiming that those reports are "just NOT true".

"Green Lantern" itself will tell the story of Hal Jordan, an ordinary test pilot who is suddenly given the task by dying alien named Abin Sur to protect the space using a green energy-powered ring. The movie scripted by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green is set to be released in the U.S. on December 17, 2010.

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