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The Green Lantern shapes up!!

Posted in Comics, Movies, Superhero Movies with tags , , on January 19, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

The Green Lantern Update!!

#1 GREEN LANTERN CASTS HIS LIGHT ON THREE POTENTIAL SUPER VILLAINS

This was a big week for the casting of Warner Bros and DC Comics’ Green Lantern, the next great hope for the comic book publisher to take on their main competitor, Marvel. First, Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) was cast as Carol Ferris. Ferris is the aerospace industry executive that is Hal Jordan’s (Ryan Reynolds) boss when he first is given the power ring that makes him the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814 (which includes Earth). In the comics, Ferris also eventually becomes Star Sapphire, the latest woman to wield a purple gem that gives her powers similar to those of a Green Lantern (although that title was also held by other characters, and is not Carol Ferris’ only distinction). Next up was Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don’t Cry, Jarhead), who has been cast as Hector Hammond, who gains psychic powers when he encounters a strange meteor. Hammond’s background is also being changed from the comics (where he was just a petty criminal) to being a pathologist and the son of a senator who sees him as a disappointment. The trades referred to Hammond as “the villain” of Green Lantern, but that doesn’t mean that Hal’s most famous villain won’t be in the movie; Hitfix is reporting that Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, the upcoming Nightmare on Elm Street remake) is still Warner Bros’ “only choice” to play Sinestro. What may be the distinction is that Sinestro may not begin as a villain (just like how Carol Ferris has a background other than eventually becoming Star Sapphire), but as a fellow Green Lantern, as he was in the comics, before eventually switching to a yellow power ring that has extra power against green lantern rings. Green Lantern starts filming in Louisiana in March, aiming for a release on June 17, 2010.

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