New Character Poster and TV Spot for Green Lantern, Plus Michael Clarke Duncan on Voicing Kilowog
05.20.11 by BrentJS
Warner Bros. (WB) has released a new character poster for its upcoming DC Comics adaptation, Green Lantern, that features one of the most important alien members of the 7,200-strong Green Lantern Corps of intergalactic peacekeepers, Abin Sur (played by Temuera Morrison). More than any of the other alien Lanterns featured so far, Abin Sur is crucial to the story of Earth's first Green Lantern, Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), because it is his ring that seeks out Jordan to become Earth's new protector when Sur is mortally wounded (non-spoiler —it's shown in the trailer) by the cosmic fear entity known as Parallax.
Additionally, a new Green Lantern TV spot— the ninth, in case you're counting — recently aired that offers more...well, a little bit more of everything. There's more of Hal wielding his ring, more of Hal and Carol (Blake Lively), more alien Lanterns on the Corps home world, and more of Parallax attacking the Earth.
Finally, Academy Award–nominee Michael Clarke Duncan recently told MTV that it was easy to voice the character of Kilowog, the Green Lantern Corps' "drill sergeant," because he has long been a fan of the Green Lantern comic book. Many actors say things like that to earn a little "nerd cred" from the fan community, but Clarke Duncan proved his comic book knowledge by referencing an issue of Superman/Batman in which Kilowog takes on Superman.
[Kilowog] trains all of the Green Lanterns. [He's] a real type of tough guy who knows everything, and actually in one of the comic books him and Superman fought to a tie. So that's the coolest part about it. Remember that.
Green Lantern was directed by Martin Campbell from a screenplay written by Michael Green, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. The cast includes Mark Strong as Lantern Sinestro, Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond, Angela Bassett as Amanda Waller and Academy Award-winner Tim Robbins as Senator Hammond, with Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush providing the voice of Tomar-Re, respectively.