SCOOP: Clancy Brown Voicing the Villain of This Summer's GREEN LANTERN Movie
Published: May 30, 2011 - 4:45pm
Ryan Reynolds leads a talented cast including Mark Strong, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard in Warner Bros' next live-action superhero film, scheduled to hit theaters this June.
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.
We've received word that veteran actor Clancy Brown has been tapped to lend his famous voice to Green Lantern's larger than life villain Parallax, the elemental embodiment of fear, who possesses the Guardian of the Universe Krona.
Over the years, Brown has voiced animated characters many popular projects including The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Batman, Spongebob Squarepants, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Wolverine and the X-Men, Justice League, Phineas and Ferb and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.
Brown is also known for memorable live-action roles such as the Kurgan in Highlander and Career Sergeant Zim in Starship Troopers and can next be seen in director Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens. Though we stand behind our sources, Warner Bros has not commented on the validity of this information.
Directed by Martin Campbell and starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins and Angela Bassett, Green Lantern is scheduled to hit 2D and 3D theaters June 17th, 2011.