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Tim Robbins Joins Green Lantern as Dr. Hammond's Father

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February 8, 2010

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The good news just keeps on coming for Martin Campbell's adaptation of DC Comics' Green Lantern. Already infused with the talent of Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard and Blake Lively, THR's Heat Vision reports that Tim Robbins is also joining the cast. Robbins will play Senator Hammond, the disapproving father to Sarsgaard's villainous, psychic powered Dr. Hector Hammond. Robbins has been fairly low key since his appearance in Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny, and this marks his first venture into comic books. Always choosing interesting and varying roles, Robbins should some good humanity to the superhero genre.

With some of the smaller roles being filled out, I'm getting even more anxious to hear who will finally be cast as Sinestro. After the rumor of Jackie Earle Haley taking on the role was debunked by Martin Campbell himself saying they were negotiating with Mark Strong for the role instead, we still have gotten any official decisions or announcements (even though it's likely it's Strong's gig). Either way, this is already shaping up to be one of my most anticipated films in the coming years, and I can't wait. Production starts next month, so we'll be waiting patiently for the first photos or anything cool from the set. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments

1

Sounding good.

Frightened Inmate #2 on Feb 8, 2010

2

great cast move! Tim Robbins!? Andy Dufresne!? WIN!

Xerxex on Feb 8, 2010

3

And it keeps on getting better. This cast is stomping all over Iron-Man's in my opinion.

asdf on Feb 8, 2010

4

Is this the Gondry one or the other Green movie.

Me on Feb 9, 2010

5

Me: This is the other Green movie. This is being directed by Martin Campbell. I could be wrong, but this looks to be Robbins' first major film role since Mystic River. With this, the casting of Peter Sarsgaard, and the possible casting of Mark Strong, it seems that Campbell has a good grasp on this project.

Corran Horn on Feb 9, 2010

6

This is great news! And not to be a dick or anything, wasn't he in "Howard the Duck" (which is from comics)? But let's just forget that film and call this Robbin's real foray into the comic book film genre.

Josh S on Feb 9, 2010

7

Cool.

SlashBeast on Feb 9, 2010

8

i'm so excited to this film... great cast and crew..

Iggypop on Feb 9, 2010

9

The Iron Man cast was shit. Paltrow was bland, Bridges can't play evil to save his life and Downey is just playing himself. Green Lantern is raping it right now.

SlashBeast on Feb 12, 2010

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