You might remember from a while back that Jango Fett… uh… I mean, Temuera Morrison will be playing Abin Sur in Martin Campbell’s GREEN LANTERN movie. There haven’t been further announcements about him, but Latino Review ran into him recently at Disney World’s recent EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 30th anniversary event. The tidbits he shared might seem simple, but if you read between the lines they could actually hint at a lot of major things.
Morrison said he’s done filming and that his appearance will be pretty much exactly like Sur’s is in the comics (or, more specifically, like the leaked concept art to the right.) So pink and bald. Amusingly, while his face will be covered with four or five hours worth of make-up, his actual costume will be digitally-created, just like Ryan Reynolds'.
What’s really interesting, however, is that apparently Martin Campbell’s enjoyed working with Morrison so much (they worked on VERTICAL LIMIT prior to this), he'll be bringing the actor back for sequels. How’s that possible, if Abin Sur dies pretty early in GL’s origin?
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As Morrison breaks it down…
Now, that might sound simple, but I’m wondering if this might be a clue that the events of BLACKEST NIGHT are going to be covered for the sequels. See Morrison confesses that he isn’t too familiar with GL or his mythos. He actually thought he was being offered a role in the GREEN HORNET when he first got a call about this, so he's probably only caught part of this. Considering that the latest major Abin Sur flashback was in that SECRET ORIGIN storyline, which set the stage for RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS and subsequently, BLACKEST NIGHT, I have to think that this might relate to that. I mean, the last five years of GL storylines are probably going to serve as the basis for these movies. And, well, I think it'd be really cool to see an extended flashback of Sur visiting Qull of the Five Inversions... don't you agree?
“They want me to come back in the sequel. They want to show you my backend story for the next movie. They want to show you how I become part of Green Lantern Corps.”