Rumor has it...
The latest rumor revolving around the prospective Flash Gordon film is who will play the lead role? While the source of the news may not necessarily be the most reliable, it is the first time we have heard about the project since May. According to a recent report from the folks over at Hollysource, Sam Worthington, who you may have seen in Avatar is in the running to play the lead in the Flash Gordon film. Supposedly, Worthington may be up against Ryan Reynolds and "two other" actors. The unnamed source cited that Sam is one of this years biggest stars, and it would only seem appropriate that he would play Flash.
Whether or not the source has any credibility is one thing, but at least it is some news about Flash Gordon, which we have heard nothing about in quite some time. The idea that Reynolds is also in the running to play Flash Gordon seems unlikely considering he has his plate pretty full between his upcoming role as Deadpool and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, but who knows? According to IMDB, a Flash Gordon film is set for release in 2012 and will be directed by Breck Eisner (Sahara) and scripted by Matt Sazama ( Dracula Year Zero) and Burk Sharpless ( Dracula Year Zero). Are you a Flash Gordon fan? Did you read the comics as a kid, or watch the movie? Who could you see playing the lead?
“Right now it’s between Sam, Ryan Reynolds and one or two others for the lead role should the project actually get off the ground.”