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Angella Basset Cast in GREEN LANTERN

She'll be playing Amanda Waller.

 Showing off her power to EXHALE fire.

Hal Jordan, Carol Ferris, “Pieface” Kalmaku, Hector Hammond & his Dad, Sinestro, Abin Sur and now… Amanda Waller? Angela Bassett is the latest addition to GREEN LANTERN’s cast, doing a turn as the government agent mostly known for supervising the Suicide Squad.  I suppose we’ve only got a couple shoes left to drop in regard to casting.  Is Ganthet going to show up? And who would play him? Will Kilowog be voiced by somebody recognizable? 
 
 
 
 

 Waller's other media appearance.

SPH speculates that her involvement in this movie might be setting up the SUICIDE SQUAD movie that’s been in development for a while. If that’s the case, it would parlay into what we’ve been hearing about DCE and Warner Bros. ratcheting up the number of superhero movies they’re going to be making over the next few years.  I can’t help thinking of the discussion about escalation at the end of BATMAN BEGINS since, if this is the plan in motion, then it’d seem to be an example of DC matching Marvel’s penchant for cameos and setting up further films.
 
 

 Suicide Squad!

Why don’t we pour some speculative grain out and get the rumor mill turning.  If SUICIDE SQUAD does go ahead, what member should be included and who should play them?  It’s a shame that Charles Bronson has passed on, as he’d been an OBVIOUS shoe-in for Deadshot. But how about Captain Boomerang? Or the Bronze Tiger?
 
 

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

49 Comments
Posted by No_Name_

YES. A hot Amanda Waller. That's awesome.

Posted by CATMANEXE

yep. Basset is a heavy hitter.
these people are lucky to have her on board.

Posted by jlat89

w00t
setting up the Movie DCU

Posted by Agent Buttons
cool
Posted by Vance Astro

This movie isn't coming out for years.....I'm not even going to remember they casted her until the first trailer drops.

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Posted by lostlantern13

I really only hope it's a cameo or a brief scene, I just don't see the point of involving Waller in Jordan's origin story.

Edited by johnny_spam

Then she shows up in Batman 3 then the Superman movie then Flash then..... wait I got mixed up that's Nick Fury.

Posted by jlat89
@Vance Astro: 
it's coming out in a year...that's not years it's really not that far off
Posted by Cassio411
@Babs: haha true, it helps to have the character be attractive since it " HOLLY-WOOD" and everyone has to look sparkly without imperfections. the worse version see of her in my opinion was in "Superman/Batman Public enemies"
Posted by AngelFrost

Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :(

Posted by lostlantern13
@AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that.
Posted by AngelFrost
@lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D  
- Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_-
Edited by NightFang

Amanda Waller has all the hot black women playing her on TV & films.

Posted by Moomin123
Posted by magicman620

I wonder if Amanda Waller will be with Checkmate like Nick Fury and S.h.i.e.l.d. in the Iron man film. Oh i would love that.

Posted by Stormultt

AGGGGGG!!!H!!!! 
 
Shes tha reason im going to see it now! YEA thats MY GIRL! with her talented self!.. 
 
WOO let me EXHALE!.. HM!
Posted by Vance Astro
@jlat89 said:
" @Vance Astro:  it's coming out in a year...that's not years it's really not that far off "
A year is long enough for me to forget and not care.
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Posted by Gregomasta

I approve.

Posted by anunsi

Well at least I wont be scared to look amanda waller in the face in the live action version. I think she would have been a good voice actor for the character as well, she has that powerful im gonna get you sukka voice. If they wanted to really go for someone that could play amanda waller that wasnt pam grier 
Gabourey Sidibe could actually act the role. But im not gonna complain about having a hot amanda waller and i would rather her keep the pounds off.

Posted by solefyre

Ok, did anybody actually SEE the scene Pinchuk posted of Angela?  It's from the movie Waiting to Exhale.  
Angie set her cheatin' ex-hubby's car on fire with all his $h!t inside it. 
And the best part of all.... she walked off so cold smooth.  
 
Dozens of black women across the country set their cheatin' man's ride on fire that summer. 
 Of course, all those sistas went to jail because... they ain't Angela Bassett.
Anything Angie's in is watchable in my opinion.  Baby brings the gravitas.

Posted by Illyana Rasputin

Good choice! I just saw Angela as Michelle Obama on The Simpsons. I loved her in Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, as Mace.
 

  I am assuming that Pam Grier was not asked to reprise her role from Smallville?

 
Posted by Illyana Rasputin
@AngelFrost said:
" @lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D   - Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_- "
I agree. Amanda is a plus-sized woman. This is an inaccurate portrayal of her body type.
Edited by Bruce Vain

It's funny how she turned down to play Storm because she didn't want to be in a comic book movie. 
 
And here she is NOW in a comic book movie. Guess she finally realized it's the smart thing to do. 
 
Oh and I still think she should still play Storm. I've always found Angela strong & sexy.

Posted by AngelFrost
@Illyana Rasputin said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D   - Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_- "
I agree. Amanda is a plus-sized woman. This is an inaccurate portrayal of her body type. "

Exactly. If they are going to include Amanda, who isn't necessarily connected to GL,  they may aswell portray her right. ¬_¬
Posted by Yung ANcient One

shes goin to be in the movie...(the character not the actress)... Dam.... i hate her... i hate that #@!$... so $#!^%ng Annoying... i dunno why no one has killed her yet... rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
 
and worse... Angella Basset... will play as her... rrrrrr... i love ANgella... Why did they do this... WHY!!!!!!

Posted by pixelized
@AngelFrost said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D   - Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_- "
I agree. Amanda is a plus-sized woman. This is an inaccurate portrayal of her body type. "
Exactly. If they are going to include Amanda, who isn't necessarily connected to GL,  they may aswell portray her right. ¬_¬ "
What difference would it make?
Posted by King Saturn
this is great news... cant wait for the Green Lantern Movie...
Online
Posted by AngelFrost
@pixelized said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D   - Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_- "
I agree. Amanda is a plus-sized woman. This is an inaccurate portrayal of her body type. "
Exactly. If they are going to include Amanda, who isn't necessarily connected to GL,  they may aswell portray her right. ¬_¬ "
What difference would it make? "

Excuse me? O_o
Edited by pixelized
@AngelFrost said:

" @pixelized said:

" @AngelFrost said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D   - Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_- "
I agree. Amanda is a plus-sized woman. This is an inaccurate portrayal of her body type. "
Exactly. If they are going to include Amanda, who isn't necessarily connected to GL,  they may aswell portray her right. ¬_¬ "
What difference would it make? "
Excuse me? O_o "
how would having a skinny Waller vs. a fat Waller effect your moving watching experience?
Posted by AngelFrost
@pixelized said:
"@AngelFrost said:

" @pixelized said:

" @AngelFrost said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D   - Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_- "
I agree. Amanda is a plus-sized woman. This is an inaccurate portrayal of her body type. "
Exactly. If they are going to include Amanda, who isn't necessarily connected to GL,  they may aswell portray her right. ¬_¬ "
What difference would it make? "
Excuse me? O_o "
how would having a skinny Waller vs. a fat Waller effect your moving watching experience? "

I like Amanda, and one of the reasons she appealed to me was the fact she was plus-sized.  And stood out from the superficial, thin characters we're used too. I think I'd take Amanda more seriously with more meat on her, since she'd look like she could kick the crap out of you in a heartbeat. But no, I don't get that impression with 'Skinny Waller'.
Posted by pixelized
@AngelFrost said:
" @pixelized said:
"@AngelFrost said:

" @pixelized said:

" @AngelFrost said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D   - Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_- "
I agree. Amanda is a plus-sized woman. This is an inaccurate portrayal of her body type. "
Exactly. If they are going to include Amanda, who isn't necessarily connected to GL,  they may aswell portray her right. ¬_¬ "
What difference would it make? "
Excuse me? O_o "
how would having a skinny Waller vs. a fat Waller effect your moving watching experience? "
I like Amanda, and one of the reasons she appealed to me was the fact she was plus-sized.  And stood out from the superficial, thin characters we're used too. I think I'd take Amanda more seriously with more meat on her, since she'd look like she could kick the crap out of you in a heartbeat. But no, I don't get that impression with 'Skinny Waller'. "
Storm isn't 900lbs and she manages to exude that same, "kick the crap out of you in a heartbeat" thing. I also get that same impression from Angie B. Maybe it's just me being a fan, or the infamous burning of the clothes that is imprinted in my mind from, "Waiting to Exhale," but she also commands respect without saying a word. That being said, I still understand what you mean.
Posted by AngelFrost
@pixelized said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @pixelized said:
"@AngelFrost said:

" @pixelized said:

" @AngelFrost said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D   - Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_- "
I agree. Amanda is a plus-sized woman. This is an inaccurate portrayal of her body type. "
Exactly. If they are going to include Amanda, who isn't necessarily connected to GL,  they may aswell portray her right. ¬_¬ "
What difference would it make? "
Excuse me? O_o "
how would having a skinny Waller vs. a fat Waller effect your moving watching experience? "
I like Amanda, and one of the reasons she appealed to me was the fact she was plus-sized.  And stood out from the superficial, thin characters we're used too. I think I'd take Amanda more seriously with more meat on her, since she'd look like she could kick the crap out of you in a heartbeat. But no, I don't get that impression with 'Skinny Waller'. "
Storm isn't 900lbs and she manages to exude that same, "kick the crap out of you in a heartbeat" thing. I also get that same impression from Angie B. Maybe it's just me being a fan, or the infamous burning of the clothes that is imprinted in my mind from, "Waiting to Exhale," but she also commands respect without saying a word. That being said, I still understand what you mean. "


Yeah, Storms badass when she's throwing lightning and hurricanes around,  But Amanda manages to intimidate with just a look, and when you see her ... you just know sh**s gonna go down.

& thank you, It's not that I don't like Angella, I do.  I just hoped that they'd have sticked to the basics a little more, plus sized Amanda.  :/   I mean, Smallville did it right,  and that's saying something!

Edited by lostlantern13
@pixelized:
I agree with Angel. I don't think Basset will do a poor job. I think she can exude some of the Waller "I will beat you down" attitude. If anything, I'm more concerned with why she's in Green Lantern (when she's more associated with Batman or Superman), but that's another gripe for another time.  
 
One of The Wall's defining characteristics is her unique appearance in comicdom. In that sense, it feels miscasted.  
 
Seriously, why is Waller in Green Lantern? Why couldn't she be in Batman 3...as part of a Capture Batman Task Force? (I couldn't resist going back to that...lol)
Posted by Emerald Warrior

Thus the deviation from the original story begins... who's next? Emil Hamilton from S.T.A.R. Labs?  I have NO idea WHY or HOW Waller plays into the script, but i hope it doesnt screw the story up... and I don't give a rat's a$$ about a Suicide Squad film... how about getting this one right first! 
 
Jeez, why won't hollywood understand that pointless cameos don't make fans happy? 

Posted by greenenvy

This is ok for me I guess but really she has nothing to do with green lantern that much at all what the hell. I want to hear about alien casts and more green lanterns not more humans that are not supposed to be related to green lantern at least not yet. I am going to be a little disappointed if I keep hearing more human roles because that is not green lantern all the way unless he stays only on earth which I dont want at all. Stop spreading around all over the marvel and dc worlds! Can they just stay in one area untill its right first  man oh man.
Posted by Falco974
AngelFrost on March 25, 2010
 Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :( 
 
 
 
Damn right!!!
Posted by No_name_here
@solefyre:  Did the police reports say if they were singing, "Shoo... shoo... shooby-doo" during the crimes?
Edited by King Hercules

I always thought she would have made a munch better Storm than Halle.
Posted by ArtJoker
@King Hercules said:
" I always thought she would have made a munch better Storm than Halle. "
agree
Posted by DarkSyde79

Can't hate on her acting chops; she's one of the best actresses of the last 20 years. Wish there was someone who fit The Wall's physical look more but she'll get the spirit of the character hands down...

Posted by TheBug
@Falco974 said:
"AngelFrost on March 25, 2010
 Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :(     Damn right!!! "

I disagree. CC Pounder nailed the role in JLU. She could rock it live action.
Posted by Illyana Rasputin
@pixelized said:

" @AngelFrost said:

" @pixelized said:

" @AngelFrost said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" @lostlantern13 said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :("
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. "
Yay  :D   - Plus,  Angela needs a lot more meat on her. -_- "
I agree. Amanda is a plus-sized woman. This is an inaccurate portrayal of her body type. "
Exactly. If they are going to include Amanda, who isn't necessarily connected to GL,  they may aswell portray her right. ¬_¬ "
What difference would it make? "
Excuse me? O_o "
how would having a skinny Waller vs. a fat Waller effect your moving watching experience? "
 Amanda's weight epitomized the character.  She has utilized her girth on more than one occasion in unarmed combat to her advantage, and looks intimidating as hell.
Posted by Illyana Rasputin
@lostlantern13 said:
" @pixelized: I agree with Angel. I don't think Basset will do a poor job. I think she can exude some of the Waller "I will beat you down" attitude. If anything, I'm more concerned with why she's in Green Lantern (when she's more associated with Batman or Superman), but that's another gripe for another time.   One of The Wall's defining characteristics is her unique appearance in comicdom. In that sense, it feels miscasted.   Seriously, why is Waller in Green Lantern? Why couldn't she be in Batman 3...as part of a Capture Batman Task Force? (I couldn't resist going back to that...lol) "
Agreed.
Posted by unbreakableburr

The first good thing I've heard about this, but I'd have gone with either CCH or Pam Grier first.

Posted by pentagram
@AngelFrost said:
" Nooo butbutbut  Pam Grier  is Amanda Waller!  :( "
thank you for remindinding me.
Posted by danielddavis

Woah.

Posted by squiresmadnessmachine

COOL- now if we can just get rid of ryan renyolds.......................................
Posted by TheMess1428

Kilowog should be voiced by Samuel L. Jackson or Michael Clark Duncan. haha or James Earl Jones. He's totally black. =]
Posted by camerindrake

Well if they use the New Frontier as part of Hal's origin story for the movie then The Wall could be replacing King Faraday as the one that introduces Jordan to Rick Flag or whomever they have as the captain of the Mars project.  You have to admit that after Smallville: Absolute Justice Amanda Waller  is more of a well known name to the casual viewer of comic based media.