As expected, when Ryan Reynolds slips on the green tights in 2010 to play Green Lantern, protector of the spaceways and creator of cartoony green hammers with his mind, he’ll be facing Sinestro as his first foe. Or is he? As you’ll recall from the comics (and even the recent “Green Lantern: First flight” animated movie), ol Sinestro wasn’t always evil, though looking back, you sort of wonder what choice the poor dude had. His name was Sinestro, after all, and he did have an evil looking mustache, for crying out loud. Talk about telegraphing it!
Anyways, from a recent castling list unearthed by SpoilerTV, it looks like Sinestro won’t be the only (potential) villain facing our hero. Green Lantern will also be confronted with a more Earth-based villain in one Doctor Hector Hammond. Who is Hector Hammond?
[DR. HECTOR HAMMOND]
27-35, Character actor who is austere and impersonal, he is real “scummy.” He is a pathologist and also the son of a Senator.
Mid-30s to Mid-40s, he is smart, tough, intimidating and in great physical shape.
According to Wikipedia, the comic book version of Hammond was a two-bit criminal who stumbled across a strange meteor that he used for his own personal gain, eventually becoming an enemy of Green Lantern. In the movie, though, Hammond seems to have gotten a sizable social promotion: not only is he now a Doctor, but he’s now also the son of a Senator.
Also confirmed as characters in “Green Lantern”: Carol Ferris, Hal Jordan’s love interest, and of course, Abin Sur, the alien who gives Jordan his ring in the first place.