Mar 24, 2010

The Wall cast in Green Lantern (Breaking!)

Breaking news from Variety tonight. Angela Bassett has been cast to play none other than Dr. Amanda Waller in Warner Bros.' Green Lantern film.

Not much else to report really except that this is the first I heard The Wall was even going to be included in the movie at all. Bassett, who recently played the tough Dr. Cate Banfield on NBC's ER, should have no trouble stepping into the role. She joins Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong already cast.

Bassett also steps into the ruthless role recently played by Pam Grier on the CW's Smallville. With little known about the Green Lantern script, we'll have to wait and see if she'll be working for the government legitimately or covertly for Checkmate or the Suicide Squad.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Angela Basset?!? Seriously? :sigh: I was hoping for someone like Chandra Wilson.

mkhall said...

Chandra would have been awesome, even better that my original choice of Queen Latifah. But, that's Hollywood for you.

Jon said...

I TOTALLY thought Queen Latifah too!

Anonymous said...

totally agree, shandra would have been perfect.

Booster Gold said...

CCH would have been a way better choice.

But it seems like a simple answer to what Marvel is doing with Nick Fury to have the Wall show up in some form in the DC flicks to carry over some story line.

betterbabybox said...

I've always thought it was a travesty that Angela Bassett wasn't cast as Storm.

Shawn Levasseur said...

Angela Basset.. Excellent.

She can easily pull off the badass-take-no-crap attitude of Waller. Just take the character she played in "Strange Days" and add in a little arrogance.