Peter Sarsgaard has been cast in Warner Brothers’ upcoming adaptation of DC Comics’ “Green Lantern” as the villainous Hector Hammond.

Originally appearing in the pages of 1961’s “Green Lantern”, the character was created by John Broome and Gil Kane. Hammond was exposed to the radiating energies of a strange meteor, which gave him telepathic powers and also mutated his features, giving him an exaggeratedly-large head.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that despite Hammond’s status as a Green Lantern villain, casting calls and listings indicate that Hammond may not be the actual or only villain in the film, as well-known GL villain Sinestro, a former Green Lantern gone bad, might be slated to appear in the film as well.

Sarsgaard joins Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively in the film, which is being directed by Martin Campbell and written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Green, and Michael Goldenberg.

“Green Lantern” is set to start filming this March in New Orleans.

Stay tuned to for more on “Green Lantern.”

By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Hector Hammond from The Green Lantern
Hector Hammond from The Green Lantern

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