Angela Bassett joins Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively in Green Lantern

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Angela Bassett is the latest big name to join the cast of Martin Campbell’s GREEN LANTERN film.  The superhero movie is currently shooting in New Orleans and has a great cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins,Mark Strong and Temuera Morrison.  Bassett will be playing Dr. Amanda Waller, a government agent with a villainous past.  To be fair, I don’t know much about DC comics and I’ve never heard of Dr. Waller before, so here’s the excerpt from her Wikipedia page:

Nicknamed “the Wall”, she is a former congressional aide and government agent often placed in charge of the Suicide Squad, a semi-secret government-run group of former supervillains working in return for amnesty. She also was the former leader (code rank: White Queen) of the covert-ops organization, Checkmate. She later served as Secretary of Metahuman Affairs under President Lex Luthor, before being arrested in the wake of Luthor’s public fall from grace. Waller was recently reassigned to the leadership of Checkmate as White Queen, but has been forced to resign because of her involvement in Operation Salvation Run.

There were mumblings that a feature film of the SUICIDE SQUAD was going to happen eventually, so this is probably a good way to get it started.  I’m excited for everything I’ve heard about this film so far and DC gets it right, they could give Marvel a run for their money.

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Source: Variety

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