Boba Fett's Dad & Eagle vs Shark Director Join Green Lantern
by Alex Billington
March 14, 2010
I was fully expecting to never write another casting post for Green Lantern, which starts shooting this week in New Orleans, but I'm making an exception for these guys. Heat Vision reports that Kiwi actors Temuera Morrison (L), who played Jango Fett and Commander Cody in the Star Wars prequels, and Taika Waititi (R), who also directed (and starred in) Eagle vs. Shark and Boy from this year's Sundance, have joined the cast of Martin Campbell's Green Lantern. Waititi plays the best friend of Hal Jordan, the test pilot who comes to wear the super-powered ring of the interplanetary police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.
Morrison plays Abin Sur, a member of the Corps who is instrumental in Jordan becoming the superhero. The two will join a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard, Blake Lively, Mark Strong and Tim Robbins. As was discovered a few weeks ago, Warner Bros is releasing Green Lantern in 3D, but we're not sure if they're shooting in 2D and converting or actually shooting in 3D (I believe it's the former). For those who don't know Taika Waititi, he's actually a very talented actor as well as director, and I suggest checking out Eagle vs. Shark and Boy when you get the chance. Green Lantern is set to arrive on June 17th, 2011.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
I wish you guys wouldnt mention the whole 3D annoyance. Good to see Jango again.
People's Champ on Mar 15, 2010
JAKE THE MUSS! Awesome news. Morrison is a force to be reckoned with.
dUPE on Mar 15, 2010
into both these guys being cast-cook the man some eggs! anyone who hasnt seen once were warriors needs to know how hard tem morrison is. i could see this in either 3D or real D
dealers wheel on Mar 15, 2010
Once were warriors is amazing,and Temuera's brilliant in it.
tir na nog on Mar 15, 2010
good news, 2-D all the way!
Xerxex on Mar 15, 2010
Morrison is gonna be a shit Hal Jordan... Hello!!??!!?? Hal Jordan is a white guy! Fuckin idiots
joey on Mar 15, 2010
@ 6 read first then comment " Morrison plays Abin Sur, "
JNYCE on Mar 15, 2010
Nope. You got it wrong, Joey. "Morrison plays Abin Sur". Jordan is played by Reynolds...
moonscar on Mar 15, 2010
If you want to see Taika's early work, try to find a movie called "Scarfies". I think it was released in the US as Crime 101. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189981/ Back then he went by the name of Taika Cohen.
cinemabandit on Mar 15, 2010
Awesome! Morrison was one of Episode II's few saving graces (the others being Christopher Lee and the Yoda lightsaber duel), and I think he suits this project perfectly.
Corran Horn on Mar 16, 2010
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