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Geoffrey Rush Cast In Green Lantern And More Justice League Weirdness

By TK Burton | Industry | March 31, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Industry | March 31, 2011 |

Does it strike anyone as odd that they’re still doing casting for Green Lantern, a film that’s due out in June of this year? The film’s had an unusual development process — the special effects have apparently been taking some time to nail down, and given that several characters are effects-heavy, if not outright CGI, I suppose it’s not that unusual, but still…

Well, good news. According to Hero Complex, everyone’s favorite speech therapist/pirate (I always preferred Barbosa to Sparrow) has been cast in Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern, as Tomar-Re, one of the other members of the Green Lantern Corps. Here’s a look at him in comic book form, as well as what he’ll look like in the film based on concept art:

(image courtesy of Screenrant)

Honestly, I don’t care that he looks like a space chicken. It’s Geoffrey Rush. That is a good thing.

But wait, there’s more! Additional Green Lantern voice casting is still underway, and the latest rumor (rumor only at the moment, mind you) is that they’re seeking Michael Clarke Duncan for the voice of Kilowog, the big brute from the planet Bolovax Vik. For your convenience, here’s what he looked like in the trailer:

(he’s the one on the left)

So that’s your Brightest Day, Blackest Night news for today.

In sort-of related news, yesterday we talked about Warner Brothers’ crazypants idea of making a Justice League movie, but one that would essentially require a reboot of the Batman character. The news has set the internetverse on fire — at least, the corners where I dwell — and now news about how Superman would be used comes from newly minted hackasaurus Zack Snyder. He spoke to the site HeyUGuys (who I know nothing of, but I dig the name), and said the following about how his Superman would fit into Justice League:

It doesn’t. Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be it’s own thing with it’s own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool.

On the one hand, no, Zack, that’s not cool at all. It’s actually kind of fucking stupid.

On the other hand, that means that Snyder will only have the opportunity to fuck up Superman once. Silver linings, people.

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