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I often wonder what it must be like for grown men to play comic book superheroes. I mean, it’s probably really fun, but on the other hand, you wonder if they’d rather be doing a more dramatic, serious role. Or not.

Warner Bros.’ "Green Lantern" is on track with Martin Campbell directing, and now the film has a villain in Peter Sarsgaard. Most recently, he starred with Carey Mulligan in “An Education” (see image below). That was a more serious film!

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Ryan Reynolds is starring as Hal Jordan, the test pilot who finds a downed spacecraft with a dying alien who passes him a powerful ring, introducing Jordan to an interstellar police force known as the Green Lanterns.

Sarsgaard will play Dr. Hector Hammond, the pathologist son of a senator who’s a big disappointment to his dad. He becomes infused with psychic powers when he discovers a meteor and, well, it doesn’t go well – at least not for his enemies.

Blake Lively has already been cast as Reynolds’ love interest, Carol Ferris. The “Green Lantern” characters were created by John Broome and Gil Kane in the early 1960s.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter; Image: Sony Pictures Classics

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