‘Green Lantern’ Adds Two Dads & A Bounty Hunter

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 3:46 am,

Just catching up on a bit of Green Lantern casting news that seems to have slipped by us here at Screen Rant, please bear with.

Three more actors have been added to the star-studded cast of Green Lantern: Jay O. Sanders (Edge of Darkness), Jon Tenney (The Closer) and Temuera Morrison (Attack of the Clones) will join Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong and Angela Bassett in the DC/WB blockbuster.

But who will Sanders, Tenney and Morrison be playing? You’ll have to keep reading to find out…

If the title of this post didn’t tip you off, Sanders and Tenney will be playing characters from the generation that (literally) sires Hal Jordan (Reynolds) and his love interest, Carol Ferris (Lively.)

The Examiner recently reported that Sanders will play Carl Ferris, the father of Carol Ferris and owner of Ferris Air, where Hal Jordan works as a test pilot prior to getting his emerald makeover. Superhero Hype broke the news that Tenney will be playing Martin Jordan, the father of Hal Jordan.

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[SPOILER ALERT if you don't know Green Lantern comic book history!]

Now, in the Green Lantern comic book lore the Ferris and Jordan families have a very interwoven history. Martin Jordan, Hal’s father, was a test pilot working for Ferris Air, where Hal grows up and discovers his affinity for flying.  One day, while doing stunts in a prototype Ferris Air plane, Martin Jordan experiences a serious technical malfunction and chooses to crash the plane and sacrifice himself, rather than endanger a stadium of onlookers – including his young son, Hal.

Witnessing his father’s death is the defining moment in Hal Jordan’s life. After seeing something that horrible, Hal is no longer afraid of anything (his eventual source of strength as a Green Lantern). Carl Ferris feels so guilty about Martin Jordan’s accident that he keeps Hal close and eventually gives him his father’s job, testing planes for Ferris Air. Hal grows up with a lifelong crush on Carl’s daughter, Carol, a kindred spirit who has the same love of flying that Hal does. However by the time Hal and Carol grow up, they’ve grown apart (she becomes his boss), but their fates stay entwined even as Hal embraces his super hero destiny (for more on that story, go HERE).

That’s the comic book mythology, and from what I gather, the movie will follow a very similar story arch.

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I’m not all that familiar with Tenney, and am only familiar with Sanders from bit roles he’s played in films like Edge of Darkness,  but all in all, they seem like good choices for these small, but pivotal, supporting roles.

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Hal Jordan meets the father of his destiny, Abin Sur

Speaking of “small but pivotal supporting roles,” actor Temuera Morrison – who you know as Jango Fett from the Star Wars prequels – was cast as Abin Sur in Green Lantern awhile back. We reported it, but I seemed to have missed it (so maybe you did too?).

Abin Sur is an alien member of the Green Lantern Corps who crash lands on Earth and delivers Hal Jordan his destiny in the form of an Emerald Power ring.  For an idea of what Morrison will look like as the character, see the pic above or check out the Green Lantern concept art we recently posted.

That should get you all caught up with Green Lantern casting news. The film hits theaters on June 17, 2011.

Sources: Superhero Hype & The Examiner

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  1. With all the movies set to e coming out next year, Green Lantern by far is my most anticipated one. There is so much at stake for DC/WB, this movie has to be good. These are small roles and I doubt they'd make or break a movie. Can't wait to watch this!

  2. ya havnt heard much on GL but Its definitely up there with IM2

  3. Im excited for this movie, but not as excited as I am for Thor!

  4. Green Lantern/Hal Jordan has been my favorite super hero since I was 5, so I'm definitely with you on that. It's by far my most anticipated movie, superhero or otherwise.

    Yeah, this movie HAS to be good. Not only is it going to set the bar for future DC movies, but if it flops at the box-office, we're not going to get to see Sinestro's fall in the sequel.

  5. I am so excited for this Green Lantern movies. It looks like it could almost be three times better than Daredevil and everyone knows that is such the best comic book movies ever made. http://j.mp/b8sKU9

  6. Bruce Willis or Michael Madsen as Kilowog.

    Both have acted the tough-guy through most of their movies and they sound like Kilowog in personality and even in voice in my opinion.

  7. Cannot wait to see the actors appearing in the Green Lantern movie. I also choose these actors who can play Hal Jordan's brothers in his younger years are Taylor Lautner “Shark Boy & Lava Girl” and Ryan Cherry “Night at the Musuem Part 1 & 2″ as Jack and Jim Jordan” The Jordan Brothers.