Angela Bassett Talks ‘Green Lantern’ Role [VIDEO]

Posted on June 13, 2011 /Film

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Green Lantern follows a universe as vast as it is mysterious, where a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds).

Angela Bassett plays the role of Dr. Amanda Waller, a government agent and scientist responsible for assembling her own team of superheros. After an alien spacecraft crashes to earth, the alien found in the wreckage is turned over to the government. The body of Abin Sur becomes the responsibility of Dr. Amanda Waller, played by the venerable Angela Bassett. “Amanda Waller is a brilliant scientist who holds a pretty high government position,” Bassett says. “She shares Hector Hammond’s interest in alien life forms but understands that, despite her elevated status, she’s required to bring in someone who’s more of a specialist in that area.”

Green Lantern opens in theaters Friday, Jun 17th.

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