Tim Robbins has joined the cast of Warner Brothers upcoming comic book adaptation Green Lantern. He’ll be playing the role of Senator Hammond, the stern father of scientist Hector Hammond, who will be played by Peter Sargaard. A long time Green Lantern villain in the comics, Hector Hammond will gain powerful telepathic and telekinetic abilities after he comes in contact with an alien cadaver and use them to wreck havoc, leaving it to Ryan Reynold’s titular superhero to stop him.
This will mark the second time that Robbins has made an appearance in a comic book adaptation. Previously, he was in 1986’s Howard The Duck, but the less said about that the better. Robbins was mooted at one point for a role in the upcoming Iron Man 2 as hero Tony Star’s (Robert Downey Jr.) father, but the part went to John Slattery.
Green Lantern starts shooting in New Orleans next month with Martin Campbell directing.