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Lantern casting call

09.18.2009

Photoshopped Reynolds as Lantern

Probably a little hard for studios to keep details of a high profile project under lid when you have to put out a casting call; kinda spoils what characters will populate the film. So if you don't wanna know about the villains and main squeeze of GREEN LANTERN, stop reading. Here's the latest Battle of the Babes instead.

The folks from Spoiler TV sniffed out a casting sheet for Warner's live-action Lantern film that reveals Ryan Reynolds will be facing two villains, confirming that nothing was learned from the SPIDER-MAN 3 debacle. First is Dr. Hector Hammond, who if memory serves is a scientist who gains wealth and power by exploiting the effects of a strange meteor, and then of course Sinestro, a Green Lantern that looks like John Waters who turns evil and becomes a Yellow Lantern. Insert bodily fluid jokes at will.

On the friends side will be Abin Sur, the Lantern who recruits Jordan (again, from memory), and main squeeze Carol Ferris who in the comics also becomes a supervillain. Forgot her name though. Help me out?

Although he's not included in the report, word around the water cooler also has original Lantern Alan Scott making an appearance. The film is scheduled for a production start in January with a Summer 2011 tentpole release.

Extra Tidbit: Would Hugo Weaving be too obvious a choice for Sinestro?
Source: Spoiler TV

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5:17PM on 09/19/2009

Carol Ferris

Is A Star Saphire in the comic books. I didnt read the comments so kudos if someone already pointed this out.
Is A Star Saphire in the comic books. I didnt read the comments so kudos if someone already pointed this out.
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4:54AM on 09/19/2009

whatever

shouldn't you research instead of sending "from memory"? i realize we're not writing papers here, but your grammer does count.
shouldn't you research instead of sending "from memory"? i realize we're not writing papers here, but your grammer does count.
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1:27AM on 09/19/2009
If I can't have Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan, then at least give me Hugo Weaving as Sinestro.
If I can't have Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan, then at least give me Hugo Weaving as Sinestro.
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5:28PM on 09/19/2009
Don't get me wrong. I am a Fillion fan. I love Firefly. But Fillion does not fit the part of Hal Jordan, and neither does Reynolds for that matter.
Don't get me wrong. I am a Fillion fan. I love Firefly. But Fillion does not fit the part of Hal Jordan, and neither does Reynolds for that matter.
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9:56PM on 09/18/2009
EEEEEEPAAAAA!!!
EEEEEEPAAAAA!!!
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9:13PM on 09/18/2009
Sinestro will still be in mentor mode. Hector Hammond will be the primary villain with a little Legion thrown in for good measure.

Carol Ferris: Zooey Deschanel
Hector Hammond: Stuart Townsend
Alan Scott: Sam Shepard
Sinestro: Jason Isaacs
Tom Kalmaku: Aaron Yoo
Sinestro will still be in mentor mode. Hector Hammond will be the primary villain with a little Legion thrown in for good measure.

Carol Ferris: Zooey Deschanel
Hector Hammond: Stuart Townsend
Alan Scott: Sam Shepard
Sinestro: Jason Isaacs
Tom Kalmaku: Aaron Yoo
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8:59PM on 09/18/2009

A key...

to making this movie good is for Reynolds' schtick being kept to a bare minimum, if at all. He needs to be the serious, straight-laced guy a la Smokin Aces. Green Lantern can be funny, he just can't be a wiseass.
to making this movie good is for Reynolds' schtick being kept to a bare minimum, if at all. He needs to be the serious, straight-laced guy a la Smokin Aces. Green Lantern can be funny, he just can't be a wiseass.
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7:23PM on 09/18/2009
I read on another website that Dr. Hammond is going to be the sole villain. I'm pretty sure (from what I read) that Sinestro will play a hero in this movie. Sinestro probably won't play/turn into a villain until the sequel.
I read on another website that Dr. Hammond is going to be the sole villain. I'm pretty sure (from what I read) that Sinestro will play a hero in this movie. Sinestro probably won't play/turn into a villain until the sequel.
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6:27PM on 09/18/2009
Green Lantern recently became one of my favorite superheroes, so I can't wait for this, but they should just adapt the Sinestro Corps war and get it over with... Also, only one actor should play Sinestro; Daniel Day "D-Day" Lewis.
Green Lantern recently became one of my favorite superheroes, so I can't wait for this, but they should just adapt the Sinestro Corps war and get it over with... Also, only one actor should play Sinestro; Daniel Day "D-Day" Lewis.
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5:27PM on 09/18/2009

I say

Actually casting John Waters as Sinestro would be the most brilliant idea of this century!!
Actually casting John Waters as Sinestro would be the most brilliant idea of this century!!
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11:36AM on 09/18/2009

If by "Too Obvious"...

....you mean "completely fuckin' awesome" choice, then yes, definitely.

My personal pick though would be Titus Welliver.
....you mean "completely fuckin' awesome" choice, then yes, definitely.

My personal pick though would be Titus Welliver.
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11:33AM on 09/18/2009

Sinestro

Slow your roll. Sinestro BECOMES a villain much later in the saga. So I suspect in the first movie Sinestro will be an ally of Hal Jordan.
Slow your roll. Sinestro BECOMES a villain much later in the saga. So I suspect in the first movie Sinestro will be an ally of Hal Jordan.
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9:58AM on 09/18/2009
Alan Scott: Mel Gibson / Kurt Russell
Sinestro: Vincent Cassel
Dr. Hector Hammond: David Strathairn
Carol Ferris: Emily Blunt
Alan Scott: Mel Gibson / Kurt Russell
Sinestro: Vincent Cassel
Dr. Hector Hammond: David Strathairn
Carol Ferris: Emily Blunt
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9:32AM on 09/18/2009

There won't be two villains...

Haven't read the script, but chances are Sinestro will spend this flm as mentor to Hal, with no yellow ring until a sequel. Too bad, because a CG Kilowog voiced by Samuel L. Jackson would have been cool: "Hand me my power ring. It's the one that says Bad Motherpoozer."
Haven't read the script, but chances are Sinestro will spend this flm as mentor to Hal, with no yellow ring until a sequel. Too bad, because a CG Kilowog voiced by Samuel L. Jackson would have been cool: "Hand me my power ring. It's the one that says Bad Motherpoozer."
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9:17AM on 09/18/2009

I just can't get excited about B-list superheroes

Green lantern...all I know about this guy was he's got a ring and was the 3rd gayest superfriend (behind Aquaman and Zan). I have zero idea who his villain list includes, so can't get excited about this casting call at all.
Green lantern...all I know about this guy was he's got a ring and was the 3rd gayest superfriend (behind Aquaman and Zan). I have zero idea who his villain list includes, so can't get excited about this casting call at all.
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8:02AM on 09/18/2009

Casting

Liam Neeson for Abin Sur. Weaving for Sinestro. Rachel McAdams for Carol. Denis Quiad for the original Lantern although he is MAGIC based.
Liam Neeson for Abin Sur. Weaving for Sinestro. Rachel McAdams for Carol. Denis Quiad for the original Lantern although he is MAGIC based.
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8:02AM on 09/18/2009

Casting

Liam Neeson for Abin Sur. Weaving for Sinestro. Rachel McAdams for Carol. Denis Quiad for the original Lantern although he is MAGIC based.
Liam Neeson for Abin Sur. Weaving for Sinestro. Rachel McAdams for Carol. Denis Quiad for the original Lantern although he is MAGIC based.
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5:54AM on 09/18/2009

maybe not two villians

If you read the recent "Secret Origin" story arc done in GL, you learn that Hector Hammond was once a love interest of Carrol Ferris and through a series of events becomes a villain, perhaps in this film he is just a setup situation for further films.

Also, Sinestro was in fact a green lantern as you mentioned, so we may not be seeing him as a villain in this one either. He did in fact train Hal (according to at least 3 variations/retcons of his origin) in being a green lantern.

And as
If you read the recent "Secret Origin" story arc done in GL, you learn that Hector Hammond was once a love interest of Carrol Ferris and through a series of events becomes a villain, perhaps in this film he is just a setup situation for further films.

Also, Sinestro was in fact a green lantern as you mentioned, so we may not be seeing him as a villain in this one either. He did in fact train Hal (according to at least 3 variations/retcons of his origin) in being a green lantern.

And as you said Carrol does become a villain herself as well, so again the idea of a setup for further villains/movies is an obvious goal here.

oh and she becomes Star Sapphire btw.
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5:11AM on 09/18/2009

woah

Woah man, he's just giving the bad side of the multiple villain angle. But you're right - if done tastefully there could be 500 of em.
Woah man, he's just giving the bad side of the multiple villain angle. But you're right - if done tastefully there could be 500 of em.
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5:01AM on 09/18/2009

woah

Woah man, he's just giving the bad side of the multiple villain angle. But you're right - if done tastefully there could be 500 of em.
Woah man, he's just giving the bad side of the multiple villain angle. But you're right - if done tastefully there could be 500 of em.
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4:40AM on 09/18/2009
Yeah, multiple villains means automatically a crappy movie. Batman begins had two villains and that movie was shitty, right?
Yeah, multiple villains means automatically a crappy movie. Batman begins had two villains and that movie was shitty, right?
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