Green Lantern Adds Some New Zealand Talent
Posted 03.15.10 by Ryan
The last Green Lantern casting update added British actor Mark Strong to the cast as eventual arch nemesis Sinestro, and now director Martin Campbell is heading to New Zealand for the two latest additions. THR reports that Temuera Morrison, known to fanboys around the world as Jango Fett from the second Star Wars trilogy, has joined the cast as Abin Sur, a member of the Green Lantern Corps and, according to the comics, the preceding Green Lantern to Ryan Reynolds's character of Hal Jordan.
Fellow New Zealand actor (as well as Eagle vs. Shark writer/director) Taika Waititi has also joined the cast in the role of Hal Jordan's best friend. Waititi's latest directorial effort (as Taika Cohen), Boy, is what brought him to Campbell's attention.
No word on whether the current Kiwi craze Green Lantern is experiencing will mean Flight of the Conchords will contribute to the soundtrack.