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Geoffrey Rush To Voice Alien Tomar-Re In Green Lantern

Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush will provide the voice of bird-beaked alien Tomar-Re in director Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern, Hero Complex reports. Warner Bros. is expected to make the official announcement later today.

The news comes only a day after word surfaced at Latino Review that Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile, Daredevil) is in talks to voice the fan-favorite Kilowog, another CG-animated member of the Green Lantern Corps. That report remains unconfirmed.

Tomar-Re’s comic book history stretches back to 1961, when he debuted in Green Lantern #6 as the first Lantern to meet Abin Sur’s replacement Hal Jordan.

Rush, who received his fourth Oscar nomination this year for The King’s Speech, will next be seen reprising his role as Hector Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett, Temuera Morrison, Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi and Jon Tenney. It opens in 3D and 2D on June 17. The second trailer is expected to debut on May 6 with Marvel’s Thor.


  • jimbo

    Haha, this is ridiculous. Isn’t the film finished? How is this not going to look like a badly dubbed martial arts movie?

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  • Julian

    was thinking the same thing … aren’t the voices for CGI typically done BEFORE the animation so that the mouths actually match the words … uh oh … not a good sign

  • Recently002

    Just because they’re announcing it now doesn’t mean it hasn’t been for a while…

  • Anonymous

    Actually, the complete opposite is true, many films have the voice over done last in post-prodcution.

  • batfan86

    Sounds good to me! Poor trailer aside, I’m still excited for what’s to come!

  • RunnerX13

    It’s typical in American animation for all the voice work to be done first.

  • Bclewis6593

    And since it’s a CGI character anyway it’s fairly simple to go back and sync the mouth movements with the actor’s voice.

    But for Killowog I’d go with somebody like James Gandolfini. Because I’d be fun hearing Tony Soprano’s voice coming out of Killowog’s mouth. But that’s just me.

  • Jacob

    It hasn’t though, they’re still doing SFX work.

  • Farson89

    As much as I love Rush I still don’t see myself watching this, it just looks SO AWFUL. Which is a shame, ’cause there are few things that would make me happier than a good live action GL movie.

  • Dawnell_do

    I don’t get why so many people are hatting on this movie just because of the trailer or casting of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan.

  • Farson89

    Because even bad movies almost always produce decent looking trailers, whereas this movie hasn’t been able to, that says an awful lot about the level of quality we can come to expect.