With principle photography scheduled to begin this month on director Martin Campbell's highly anticipated "Green Lantern" movie, two additional actors have joined the cast: "Star Wars" actor Temuera Morrison and Taika Waititi.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrison will portray Abin Sur — the Green Lantern who gives Hal Jordan his power ring before dying — and Waititi will play Hal Jordan's best friend. They join a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Tim Robbins, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Martin Strong.
Earlier this month, it was announced that test footage for "Green Lantern" was being filmed in New Orleans that revolved around a stunt car. In the "Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn" miniseries, Hal Jordan is behind the wheel of a car accident that seriously injures his best friend. If that incident is being used in the film, then Waititi's character may be the one who is hurt in the crash.
Waititi is a well-known filmmaker and actor in his native New Zealand. He received an Oscar nomination for his short film "Two Cars, One Night" and has also directed an episode of "Flight of the Conchords." Morrison is perhaps best known for his role as Jango Fett in "Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of The Clones."
Warner Bros. recently revealed that "Green Lantern" will be released in 3D when it hits theaters in the USA June 2011