Two New Zealand actors join cast of Green Lantern

In an exclusive report, Borys Kit wrote in The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision blog that New Zealand actors Taika Waititi and Temuera Morrison would be joining the cast of Green Lantern, currently filming in New Orleans, LA.

Waititi is best known for writing and directing Eagle vs. Shark, an indie film about two misfits who try and connect with each other. Also a comedian and an actor, Waititi would be playing Hal Jordan’s best friend, Tom Kalmaku (who is supposed to be an Inuit).

Morrison is best known as Jango Fett from Episodes 2 and 3 of Star Wars, but he’s also appeared in a variety of films including the poorly adapted Blueberry (aka Renegade in the U.S. because only one volume of the original comic is available here) and Six Days, Seven Nights. He will be playing Abin Sur, the Green Lantern who ends up choosing Hal Jordan to be his successor.

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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 06:15 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2010-03-15 at 14:53
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    I wouldn't have a problem with making Kalmaku Maori instead (or even just being played by a Maori, although Inuits and Maoris don't really look anything alike). At least we know they're not going to call him “Pieface”…

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