The cast for “Green Lantern” is starting to fill out. Over the last several weeks, the previously cast Ryan Reynolds has been joined by “Gossip Girl” leading lady Blake Lively as Hal Jordan’s love interest Carol Ferris, “An Education” star Peter Sarsgaard as the villainous Hector Hammond and “Sherlock Holmes” bad guy Mark Strong as Sinestro, Hal’s mentor turned nemesis.
While there are still other actors remaining to join Martin Campbell’s “Green Lantern,” Reynolds could only speak to the cast members that are officially on board — specifically Lively, who the eventual defender of Space Sector 2814 described as a perfect fit for the film’s female lead.
“She’s amazing — that girl is nobody’s fool,” Reynolds told MTV News during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival. “She came in and, much like everyone else in the film, had to fight for the role and read [for the character]. She did such an amazing job. She’s going to be flawless, she’s going to be perfect.”
Despite his admiration for Lively, Reynolds struggled to remember the name of her “Gossip Girl” character.
“Blair van… van der… Wooten?” he guessed. “Dick Van Patton? She’s playing Dick Van Patton in the movie, the Dutch dog food industrialist.”
It’s probably safe to say that Lively won’t be playing a dog food industrialist in “Green Lantern,” but there is some confusion over other characters in the film, specifically whether or not Sinestro is the film’s main villain. Current speculation puts Hector Hammond as the movie’s central bad guy, with subsequent sequels focusing more on Sinestro’s evil turn.
“I’m going to stay the hell away from this minefield right now and let you speculate,” Reynolds chimed in. “But I know that everything is going to become very clear really soon.”
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