On the left, a new spy photo from the set of the Green Lantern (starring Ryan Reynolds) in New Orleans (full-sized version here). The character is the villain Hector Hammond, and believe it or not, that’s tremendously underrated dreamboat Peter Sarsgaaa’aaaaaard underneath all the makeup, despite the uncanny resemblance to Nic Cage.
Hammond is a pathologist and son of a senator who is seen as a disappointment in his father’s (Tim Robbins) eyes. He becomes infused with psychic powers when he discovers a meteor. Scheduled for a June 17, 2011 release, the Martin Campbell-directed comic book adaptation also stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Taika Waititi, Temuera Morrison, Angela Bassett, Jay O. Sanders and Jon Tenney. [ComingSoon]
Contrary to popular belief, Hector Hammond is not Pete Hammond‘s more attractive brother. Another thing I have to take issue with is the idea that anyone with super-villain level intelligence would have a strange and terrifying appearance. As a beautiful person, I believe that’s simply not true. I defy you to find a single shred of evidence for it.
[tangentially-related: the Steven Hawking Photobomb]