Green Lantern Pics...
more pics from Entertainment
Weekly have shown up on the web, as part of the once
a year time when I wish I still subscribed to Entertainment
a full shot of pre-mutated Hector Hammond, as played by
Peter Sarsgaard. For those not familiar with the lore, and
I'm sure at least three of you stumbled in, Hammond develops
mental abilities far beyond those of mortal men, with the
price of starting to look a lot more like the Great and
a cookie-cutter kind of villain in personality, Hammond
got a major (and very effective) upgrade in personality
when writer (and current DC Comics Chief Creative Officer)
Geoff Johns took over Green Lantern.
Hammond was creepy far before his cranium expanded. Now
he gave Carol Ferris (Blake Lively) the shivers before he
ever became a super-villain.
-- he became THAT photo to the right. Good god, Mr. Sarsgaard,
I'm pretty sure you're actually a really nice guy but you
play skeevy better than any man alive. If any of you have
mustaches, shave them off right now. We'll wait.
other photographic revelation is that Hammond has possession
of Abin Sur's (Temuera Morrison) corpse. Perhaps radiation
from Sur's trip through space is what changes Hammond. Either
way, it's a little Hollywood twist that accomplishes two
things: again ensures that Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) has
to take on Hammond in order to retrieve the body for a proper
Green Lantern Corps funeral and, if they're sticking to
a take on Johns' work, ensures that incipient villain Sinestro
(Mark Strong) is absolutely pissed. Yet also in typical
Hollywood fashion, this almost makes it too neat.
on the image for a larger version -- our first shot
of Abin Sur!
the history is that red-skinned alien Abin Sur dies on a
mission, but not before passing his Green Lantern ring on
to test pilot Hal Jordan. In recent revisions, Johns revealed
that Sur and Sinestro were also best friends, and that much
of what Sinestro has been doing that others would consider
to be evil has been to spur the Corps to become stronger
and better able to face the menaces prophesied eons ago.
no look at Strong as Sinestro, which remains as the thing
making fans hold their breath. If Strong looks right, much
about the weirdness of Reynolds' look may be forgiven. May