Following weeks of rumors, Heat Vision reports that Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan is finally negotiating to voice the porcine alien Kilowog in Green Lantern.
He’ll join a voice cast that already includes Geoffrey Rush as the bird-beaked Tomar-Re in the Martin Campbell-directed Warner Bros. film.
Debuting in June 1986’s Green Lantern Corps #201, the fan-favorite Kilowog was long the gruff Green Lantern drill instructor, training new recruits — or “poozers,” as he frequently refers to them.
Nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his breakout role in the 1999 drama The Green Mile, Duncan is well known to comics fans as The Kingpin in 2003’s Daredevil and Manute in 2005’s Sin City. He’s no stranger to voice work, notably playing Wilson Fisk in Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Commander Vachir in Kung Fu Panda and its upcoming sequel.
Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett, Temuera Morrison, Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi and Jon Tenney. It opens in 3D and 2D on June 17. The second trailer is expected to debut on May 6 with Marvel’s Thor.