Michael Clarke Duncan To Will Lend His Voice To Kilowog In Green Lantern


Following weeks of speculation, it is now being reported that Michael Clarke Duncan is going to lend his deep-ass man-voice to the character of Kilowog in Warner’s upcoming adaptation of DC Comics’ “Green Lantern”. Duncan received an offer on Tuesday and is now negotiating the specifics of the deal.

Kilowog is a drill sergeant trainer of new recruits for the Green Lantern Corps, the intergalactic police force that patrols the universe.

Duncan, a hulking beast of a man, has ventured into comic book adaptations before, playing the Kingpin in “Daredevil”, and voiced a character in “Kung Fu Panda” for DreamWorks. Then there was that whole Oscar nomination thing he got for “The Green Mile”.

In addition to Duncan, “Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, and Geoffrey Rush, who recently signed on to voice Tomar-Re. Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett, and Tim Robbins, are also in the cast, and Martin Campbell directs the whole shooting match.

“Green Lantern” opens June 17th. (I tried to make some brightest day/darkest night joke here, but couldn’t make it work. Sorry.)



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    YES! I heard it was rumored but I’m so glad it’s happening.

  • Nicolas Nickbeta

    i cannot wait to hear “poozer” in the movie now…

  • Lexavi80

    I love Michael Crake Duncan!!!. I like Kevin Spacey, but I still think Duncan should get the Oscar for The Green Mile in 1999.

    Damn, as far as I see, MCD is big enough to play Kilowog for real. Great voice too!!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      YESSIR!! Also He’d be great for any of the following charcters, Darkseid, Apocolypse, Mongul, Thanos.

      • Juggernaut

        Absolutely! He was in the running for my Apocalypse but I went with Clancy Brown instead. MCD for Darkseid or Thanos would be awsome!

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Back in the day Clancy Brown was my choice for Sabretooth. He’d be a good Apocalypse though.

          Sent on the go.

          • Juggernaut

            He was my choice for Sabretooth too! My pick for Sabretooth these days is Sean Bean. Back when they were still kicking around the idea for an X-Men movie. Lol. I was initaially trying to cast him as Magneto then saw a pic of him on the net and thought that he’d be a perfect Sabretooth! I went with Viggo for Magneto. He looks especially Creed-like in the new Game Of Thrones series. I like Brown’s raspy voice for Apocalypse and even though he is old now and not in as good shape, he still has the physicality to pull of a motion capture of Apocalypse.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Meh. I love Bean, but I actually think he’d be a great Banshee, or Black Tom. I really loved Liev Schrieber’s portrayal of Creed in “Wolverine” it was one of the only things done well. Viggo is great, but how abut Julian Sands as Magneto. And agreed for Brown/Apocalypse. The character would be best sited as CGI not make up as it’d look a bit silly.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      YESSIR!! Also He’d be great for any of the following charcters, Darkseid, Apocolypse, Mongul, Thanos.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      YESSIR!! Also He’d be great for any of the following charcters, Darkseid, Apocolypse, Mongul, Thanos.

  • Juggernaut

    @Dedpool- I have David Wenham (300) cast as Banshee and I’d like to see Gerard Butler as Black Tom. I like Julian Sands but I think that Viggo’s performance in The Road coupled with his turn in Eastern Promises sealed the deal for me. In my dreams. Lol!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Those are awesome casting choices.

      Sent on the go.