Has Peter Sarsgaard ever been in a bad role? I mean, forget about the movies for a second. Has Sarsgaard ever been weak in a film before? I honestly can’t think of anything. Fresh off his stellar turn in this year’s acclaimed An Education, Sarsgaard is pulling a complete 180 and is in current negotiations to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern. Sarsgaard would play Dr. Hector Hammond, the pathologist son of a senator who is seen as a disappointment in his father’s eyes. He becomes infused with psychic powers when he discovers a meteor. I’ve always wondered how superhero films would handle the “big head” characters. I just alway figured it would look silly, but after the Alice In Wonderland trailer I guess it doesn’t look so bad. /end tangent
Anyway, this is is definitely a sign that Hollywood is taking the superhero genre a lot more seriously in the wake of The Dark Knight. 2011 is already shaping up to be a big year for movies with Thor, Green Lantern, Transformers 3, Wolverine 2, G.I. Joe 2, and Ghostbusters 3 all trying break the summer bank. 2011 will also reboots in Ghost Rider 2, Spider-Man, and X-Men: First Class. Start saving!