Trek's Chris Pine downplays Green Lantern casting rumors

Star Trek star Chris Pine downplayed to MTV.com rumors that he's under consideration for the title role in a proposed Green Lantern movie. Pine confirmed that he and his representatives have talked about it, but that nothing has come of the talks.

"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."

IESB.net first reported the rumor in March that Pine might be under consideration for the 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, he told MTV.com.

"I'm not a big comic-book fan," Pine said. "I'm a fan of stories. 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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