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Latest Green Lantern Poster Showcases Hector Hammond

Warner Bros. has unveiled another Green Lantern character poster, this time of Peter Sarsgaard as a glowing-eyed Hector Hammond, a scientist who discovers fragments of a meteor that cause his brain to grow, imbuing him with psionic powers.

The Martin Campbell-directed movie, which opens in 2D and 3D on June 17, also stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Taika Waititi, Temuera Morrison and Angela Bassett.

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.

Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.


  • Kaniole

    I can see the marketing guy behind asking the art department:

    “Make it look more like the Joker teasers for the last Batman flick….”

    This movie looks SO full of bad cliches so far…hopefully I’m wrong.

    GL deserves a good movie!

  • Anonymous

    I’m really not convinced Hammond can be a compelling villain in this film.

  • jericho

    I’ve been a Green Lantern fan for over twenty years and I have no interest in seeing this movie. None. If this had come out ten years ago, I would have seen it no matter how bad it looked just to support a GL movie. As I’ve aged, I’ve become more discriminating about how I spend my money. I just can’t support movies that I have no interest in, even if it is a super hero film.

  • Audiocomics

    Hammond’s more of the “secondary” villain…the main villain’s Parallax.

  • Randy Watson

    Not sure how The Dark Knight invented characters posing in photo shoots but okay.

  • Anonymous

    Google the Dark Knight posters. Kaniole has a point.

  • Anonymous

    More power to ya! I’ll probably watch it, but I don’t intend to spent $11 to do so.

  • Anonymous

    I’m note sure big ol’ Fear Cloud will have more personality than Hammond though. That’s the problem. The thing is I just don’t see how they’re going to really make Hector Hammond a good villain. I mean he can be cool in his fear my psychic power way, but I worry that the personality is where he will be lacking. He’ll probably just end up like most other superhero movie villains though – bland.

  • JMC

    They’ve been tilting camera angles/ people in posters to create the illusion of “instability” or “madness” for decades.

    The only cliche I can see here is the typical whinging and “the world is ending” comments.

  • JMC

    Based on the silly statement you’ve made you aren’t, and have never been a Green Lantern fan if you’re not excited by having the Green Lantern appear in a 200 million dollar film directed by one of the best action genre directors in the last decade.

    I’ve been a Captain America, Thor, and Green Lantern fan for over thirty-five years and am over the moon that they’re appearing on film in big budget films in the same year.

  • JMC

    Actually I’d say it’s the opposite. Hammond is the main villain because he’ll be a three dimensional character that the audience will relate to and will have some form of relationship to Hal that helps drive the plot. In the comic he’s obsessed with Carol and jealous of Hal so it makes perfect sense for him to be the villain. The character has the motivation and depth required of a villain, as opposed to a cosmic entity like Parralax.