Hector Hammond's got daddy issues coming his way in the form of Oscar-winning actor Tim Robbins.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Robbins has joined the cast of "Green Lantern," Martin Campbell's film adaptation of the DC Comics property. Robbins will play Senator Hammond, the disapproving father of Doctor Hector Hammond, played in the film by Peter Sarsgaard.
Robbins is the latest notable actor to sign on for "Green Lantern," joining the likes of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as love interest Carol Ferris, Mark Strong as the traitorous Sinestro and the aforementioned Sarsgaard as the telepathic Hector Hammond.
"Green Lantern" is Robbins' most recent foray into the world of comic books, with the widely lampooned "Howard the Duck" being the first. I completely forgot that he was in that 1986 film, and frankly, I'm sure Robbins tried to forget, too.
But his role as Senator Hammond is just the most recent mention of Robbins in relation to comics. The actor was briefly rumored for the role of Howard Stark in Marvel's "Iron Man 2," though he eventually dispelled the report as an internet rumor. "Mad Men" actor John Slattery ultimately landed the part.
With Robbins on board as Senator Hammond, there are few major roles left to be cast. Campbell confirmed the involvement of Kilowog, Abin Sur and other members of the Green Lantern Corps. Given the production's March start date, it shouldn't be long before those other actors are revealed.
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