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April 03, 2009

032009 chrispineChris Pine may be showing up in theaters as the new James T. Kirk for “Star Trek” this year, but contrary to percolating rumors he has not yet been offered a green ring to play Hal Jordan. It turns out that discussions have taken place, but no one has sealed any deals yet for Pine to appear in the new “Green Lantern” film from Warner Bros.

“No, I had a meeting with [casting director] Pam Dixon and [executive producer] Donald De Line, but a meeting was all it was,” Pine told MTV News. “I have not been offered squat. I do not have the part and haven’t read a script.”

A rumor broke in March that Pine might be under consideration for the “Green Lantern” role on a short list that included geek-friendly stars Jon Hamm, Nathan Fillion and Sam Worthington.

Pine didn’t eliminate the possibility that he still might be offered the Hal Jordan role, but if he accepts the part, it won’t be for his love of comics.

“I’m not a big comic book fan,” he explained. Furthermore, the lack of a script in hand may be a barrier to Pine knowing if he even wants the part.

“I’m a fan of stories,” Pine said. “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.”

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