Geoffrey Rush IS Tomar-Re in ‘Green Lantern!’

Oscar-winning actor to provide the kingly speech of Green Lantern's beaky pal.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Less than a month after Geoffrey Rush returns as Captain Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the Academy Award-winning star of Shine is set to play the alien Tomar-Re in Green Lantern, in a surprisingly late bit of casting news courtesy of The Los Angeles Times. Tomar-Re is, of course, the beak-faced Green Lantern of Sector 2813, which lies directly adjacent to Hal Jordan's own Sector 2814, home to such planets as Earth. Tomar-Re was also the officer on duty when Krypton exploded. Man… He must have had a mountain of paperwork after that fiasco.

Tomar-Re is a completely CG creation in Martin Campbell's Green Lantern movie, which premieres on June 17th, a fact which no doubt had a large part in why the casting decision was left until just a few short months prior to the film's release. Naturally we're totally cool with this, because Geoffrey Rush is the shazbat. Dude, The Tailor of Panama rules. Right? Am I right?

Yeah, I'm right.

Crave Online will return with more Green Lantern news if they can shoehorn it in before June.