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Peter Sarsgaard is the villain for Green Lantern

01.12.2010

Over the weekend, Hal Jordan got a girlfriend and now he has a nemesis, Peter Sarsgaard.

Sarsgaard is in negotiations to play Dr. Hector Hammond. Who is Dr. Hammond? He's a man with a giant head. Okay, obviously there's more to it than that.

Hammond is the pathologist son of a senator who is a bit of a disappointment to Daddy. He gains psychic powers from strange meteor fragments that he finds in the woods.

The film is set to start in March in New Orleans. Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti are producing.

What do you guys think of this news? I am a huge fan of Sarsgaard so I can't wait to see what he does with this character. I'm also sure he can pull off an arrogant, rich asshole supervillain.

Extra Tidbit: My favorite Sarsgaard role is still Mark in GARDEN STATE.
Source: THR

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5:02PM on 01/14/2010

SInestro will still be in it

Of course Sinestro will be in it, he was a Green Lantern before hand, and the movie will end with him getting in trouble for something, and turning on the Corps...

Surely?
Of course Sinestro will be in it, he was a Green Lantern before hand, and the movie will end with him getting in trouble for something, and turning on the Corps...

Surely?
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11:04AM on 01/13/2010

good choice

I liked him in Garden State and he wasn't too bad in the Orphan. Should do a great job.
I liked him in Garden State and he wasn't too bad in the Orphan. Should do a great job.
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8:34AM on 01/13/2010
wonder if they'll do a Batman Begins and name-drop Sinestro right at the end of the first movie to make everyone really want to see the sequel... nah, they wouldn't try a cheap trick like that would they?
wonder if they'll do a Batman Begins and name-drop Sinestro right at the end of the first movie to make everyone really want to see the sequel... nah, they wouldn't try a cheap trick like that would they?
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11:03AM on 01/13/2010
Wouldn't mind for that. I think it is a wise move. Look at Sherlock Holmes doing the same thing with the main villain in the sequel. I say put Sinestro in sequel.
Wouldn't mind for that. I think it is a wise move. Look at Sherlock Holmes doing the same thing with the main villain in the sequel. I say put Sinestro in sequel.
11:10AM on 01/13/2010
Actually, Sinestro will more than likely be in the film, as he was a Green Lantern before he was a villain and was the man who trained Hal Jordan.

Shows how much you know!!! /sarcasm
Actually, Sinestro will more than likely be in the film, as he was a Green Lantern before he was a villain and was the man who trained Hal Jordan.

Shows how much you know!!! /sarcasm
12:05PM on 01/13/2010
Agreed. Laying the seeds for Sinestro and then setting him up as the second film's antagonist would be great.
Agreed. Laying the seeds for Sinestro and then setting him up as the second film's antagonist would be great.
7:57AM on 01/13/2010

The Man

Sarsgaard can do anything. I am excited about this one.
Sarsgaard can do anything. I am excited about this one.
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6:55AM on 01/13/2010

Seriously?

Guy with giant head? I mean suspension of disbelief is one thing, but that just looks too stupid.
Guy with giant head? I mean suspension of disbelief is one thing, but that just looks too stupid.
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12:58PM on 01/13/2010
I'd be really surprised if that doesn't get cut for the movie. Kinda like how we'll probably never get to see Wolverine in his costume.
I'd be really surprised if that doesn't get cut for the movie. Kinda like how we'll probably never get to see Wolverine in his costume.
4:56AM on 01/13/2010
I am really surprised as to how many people haven't looked up information on this film. Sinestro is in it, he's just not the villain. Jackie Earle Haley was/is set to be Sinestro, but that's just a rumor. The movie will be kick-ass and this is a fact. I read the script and while I disagree with Reynolds' casting, I think he can pull it off and the script is really good.
I am really surprised as to how many people haven't looked up information on this film. Sinestro is in it, he's just not the villain. Jackie Earle Haley was/is set to be Sinestro, but that's just a rumor. The movie will be kick-ass and this is a fact. I read the script and while I disagree with Reynolds' casting, I think he can pull it off and the script is really good.
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3:10AM on 01/13/2010

Awesome

Great choice. Glad he's finally getting notice. Him, Sam Rockwell, and Mark Ruffalo never seem to get the time of day but always turn in great performances in whatever they're in.
Great choice. Glad he's finally getting notice. Him, Sam Rockwell, and Mark Ruffalo never seem to get the time of day but always turn in great performances in whatever they're in.
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3:10AM on 01/13/2010

Awesome

Great choice. Glad he's finally getting notice. Him, Sam Rockwell, and Mark Ruffalo never seem to get the time of day but always turn in great performances in whatever they're in.
Great choice. Glad he's finally getting notice. Him, Sam Rockwell, and Mark Ruffalo never seem to get the time of day but always turn in great performances in whatever they're in.
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2:01AM on 01/13/2010
I'll wait and see
I'll wait and see
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1:52AM on 01/13/2010

Nice

Almost a bad thing because he can act circles around Ryan Reynolds. Even in movies I couldn't stand he's great. He makes 'Jarhead' worthy of watching again, his is the only character I genuinely buy into. You really feel how much being in that war means to him, and how much it hurts him to be denied anything resembling a real mission.
Almost a bad thing because he can act circles around Ryan Reynolds. Even in movies I couldn't stand he's great. He makes 'Jarhead' worthy of watching again, his is the only character I genuinely buy into. You really feel how much being in that war means to him, and how much it hurts him to be denied anything resembling a real mission.
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12:25AM on 01/13/2010

Trailer...

I can't wait so see the trailer for this. A good director (who let's be honest as only done exceptionally well on his Bond films) but seems to have really upped his game with Casino Royale, pretty damn good casting so far and the subject matter to really make something big, epic and different to other Super Hero films. Oh yes, come to me trailer and do not disappoint!
I can't wait so see the trailer for this. A good director (who let's be honest as only done exceptionally well on his Bond films) but seems to have really upped his game with Casino Royale, pretty damn good casting so far and the subject matter to really make something big, epic and different to other Super Hero films. Oh yes, come to me trailer and do not disappoint!
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12:17AM on 01/13/2010
weak - how much better would it have been if the film had sinestro in it to begin with? here we go - ala batman begins, which is ok, dont get me wrong, but this is by far a film that MUST contain that single strong element, or they will miss the boat (WB as usual) while marvel builds and builds and delivers the avengers and the WB will deliver a day late and a dollar short. ta ta!
weak - how much better would it have been if the film had sinestro in it to begin with? here we go - ala batman begins, which is ok, dont get me wrong, but this is by far a film that MUST contain that single strong element, or they will miss the boat (WB as usual) while marvel builds and builds and delivers the avengers and the WB will deliver a day late and a dollar short. ta ta!
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4:53AM on 01/13/2010
If you researched the movie you would know that Sinestro is in it, just not as a villain.
If you researched the movie you would know that Sinestro is in it, just not as a villain.
12:06AM on 01/13/2010
How can you have the green lantern without sinestro?
How can you have the green lantern without sinestro?
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11:26PM on 01/12/2010
sarsgaard is definitely that dude who you dont recognize off the bat, but is solid in every movie he's in.

who wants to bet that the GL movie will end with the "rise of sinestro" for the sequel? b/c if your superhero movie doesn't have a sequel... then what's the point?
sarsgaard is definitely that dude who you dont recognize off the bat, but is solid in every movie he's in.

who wants to bet that the GL movie will end with the "rise of sinestro" for the sequel? b/c if your superhero movie doesn't have a sequel... then what's the point?
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11:08PM on 01/12/2010
In Sarsgaard I trust.
In Sarsgaard I trust.
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10:22PM on 01/12/2010

Damn, I was hoping for Sinistro

Oh well, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
Oh well, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
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10:04PM on 01/12/2010
If there's one superhero universe I know next to nothing about it's Green Lantern's. I had heard Jackie Earle Haley was up for the role of the villain in this movie and, really, how can anyone play a better villain than Haley? Sarsgaarrd better have had some kind of magical audition to beat Rorschach out for this role.
If there's one superhero universe I know next to nothing about it's Green Lantern's. I had heard Jackie Earle Haley was up for the role of the villain in this movie and, really, how can anyone play a better villain than Haley? Sarsgaarrd better have had some kind of magical audition to beat Rorschach out for this role.
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9:25PM on 01/12/2010
Sounds like a role he could pull off quite well, so works for me.

Well this is an origin film, Sinestro wont be a villain just yet.
Sounds like a role he could pull off quite well, so works for me.

Well this is an origin film, Sinestro wont be a villain just yet.
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9:02PM on 01/12/2010

Whaaaat?

No Sinestro? :(
No Sinestro? :(
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9:13PM on 01/12/2010
D'oh! I forgot about him. Yeah where's Sinestro?
D'oh! I forgot about him. Yeah where's Sinestro?
8:44PM on 01/12/2010

Hell Yes!

I will watch anything with Peter Sarsgaard in it. His best film was of course Shattered Glass. His performance was so subtle and understated it just kept the film in check. I'm so amped for this movie!
I will watch anything with Peter Sarsgaard in it. His best film was of course Shattered Glass. His performance was so subtle and understated it just kept the film in check. I'm so amped for this movie!
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8:34PM on 01/12/2010

Never Liked The Guy

I wish he would have taken a job for the Obama administration. I hate him in everything. I hope he's an irredeemable villain that gets his due hard.
I wish he would have taken a job for the Obama administration. I hate him in everything. I hope he's an irredeemable villain that gets his due hard.
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8:11PM on 01/12/2010
Even in the smallest roles Sarsgaard is impressive. I really like this choice.
Even in the smallest roles Sarsgaard is impressive. I really like this choice.
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7:52PM on 01/12/2010

It's on.

Oh yes, it's on.
Oh yes, it's on.
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7:10PM on 01/12/2010

very intresting

im glad inaway that didnt blow their load with sinestro as the big bad first movie, at least introduce him and the core in the first movie and do a slow burn with him and hal for the second or 3rd movie.
im glad inaway that didnt blow their load with sinestro as the big bad first movie, at least introduce him and the core in the first movie and do a slow burn with him and hal for the second or 3rd movie.
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7:01PM on 01/12/2010

Perfect

Sarsgaard and Reynolds are going to have great chemistry and hero and villain. I've just gone from mildly interested to eagerly anticipating.
Sarsgaard and Reynolds are going to have great chemistry and hero and villain. I've just gone from mildly interested to eagerly anticipating.
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6:55PM on 01/12/2010
Nothing but green for this article.
Nothing but green for this article.
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6:45PM on 01/12/2010

not familiar with the comic

not a huge fan of the actor, but for some reason i love it. go figure. better casting than Lively.
not a huge fan of the actor, but for some reason i love it. go figure. better casting than Lively.
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6:38PM on 01/12/2010
Peter Sarsgaard is great, I love Jarhead.
Peter Sarsgaard is great, I love Jarhead.
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6:27PM on 01/12/2010
Pretty much any news that involves Peter Sarsgaard is good news.
Pretty much any news that involves Peter Sarsgaard is good news.
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6:24PM on 01/12/2010

By the way..

Can't freakin' WAIT for the trailer. This movie is going to kick so MUCH ASS!!!
Can't freakin' WAIT for the trailer. This movie is going to kick so MUCH ASS!!!
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6:23PM on 01/12/2010

This is Amazing Casting!

I am a huge fan of this guy and he is one of my favorite actors and I think that this is perfect casting for the villan for "Green Lantern". He does asshole and weird really well and brings the right type of presence to every role he does. Good for him, glad to see him getter bigger roles because he is truly underrated and deserves bigger roles. I am in shock....I FUCKIN' love this news/casting!!!!!!!
I am a huge fan of this guy and he is one of my favorite actors and I think that this is perfect casting for the villan for "Green Lantern". He does asshole and weird really well and brings the right type of presence to every role he does. Good for him, glad to see him getter bigger roles because he is truly underrated and deserves bigger roles. I am in shock....I FUCKIN' love this news/casting!!!!!!!
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