Tim Robbins Joins Green Lantern as Dr. Hammond's Father
by Ethan Anderton
February 8, 2010
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!