NATHAN FILLION, ELISABETH MOSS LEAD STELLAR VOICECAST FOR GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS

Green Lantern is the hero of the moment for DC and Warner Bros., it comes as no surprise they go all out when casting the new Animated Green Lantern: Emerald Knights direct-to-DVD release coming in the summer of 2011. We finally get a Hal Jordan character played by Nathan Fillion, animated is better than nothing.

Below is the press release from Warner Home Video with the details for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

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ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE
Coming June 7, 2011 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

BURBANK, CA, (February 8, 2011) – Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) lead a diverse array of performers as the voices behind Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Building up to the release of the highly anticipated live action film, Green Lantern, in theaters June 17, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights arrives on Blu-Ray™, DVD, On Demand and for Download June 7 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.

Fillion provides the voice of the animated film’s central character Hal Jordan, the human Green Lantern assigned to Sector 2814 (which includes Earth). Fillion has starred in several primetime television series including Desperate HousewivesTwo Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place andBuffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also developed a popular cult following as a pair of Joss Whedon’s heroic captains: Capt. Mal Reynolds in the space-western series Firefly and follow-up film, Serenity; and Captain Hammer in Whedon’s internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.  Fillion returns to the DC Universe after h is successful turn as Steve Trevor in the animated film Wonder Woman, and has performed voice work on Justice LeagueRobot ChickenThe Venture Bros., and severalHalo video games.

Moss gives voice to Arisia, a young recruit forced into her first mission on just her third day as a Green Lantern. Prior to starring as the ever-evolving Peggy Olson in AMC’s ground-breaking series Mad Men, Moss was featured on The West WingInvasion and Picket Fences. Moss has been active in voiceovers for animation with previous roles in Steven Spielberg Presents AnimaniacsFreakazoid! and It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown!.

The voice cast for the animated Green Lantern: Emerald Knights also features actor/spoken word artist Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy, The Henry Rollins Show) as Kilowog, Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films) as Sinestro, legendary professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (They Live) as Bolphunga, Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) as Abin Sur, Kelly Hu (The Vampire Diaries) as Laira and Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Deegan. Radio Hall of Fame commentator/talk show host Michael Jackson voices the esteemed Guardian, Ganthet.

Bruce Timm is executive producer of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Directors are Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva and Christopher Berkeley.

The full-length animated Green Lantern: Emerald Knightscomplements the Warner Bros. theatrical release of the highly anticipated live-action major motion picture, Green LanternGreen Lantern: Emerald Knights will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD, as well as single disc DVD. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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