April 13, 2011 / 12:51 AM / 7 years ago

Michael Clarke Duncan adds voice to Green Lantern

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael Clarke Duncan is in negotiations to voice the character of Kilowog in the upcoming superhero film “Green Lantern.”

The film, based on the DC Comics character and starring Ryan Reynolds, is deep in post-production ahead of a June 17 release. One of the facets of the process is the voice work; Geoffrey Rush signed on to voice the character of Tomar-Re, a bird/fish-like alien, two weeks ago.

Duncan’s involvement in the Warner Bros. project had been rumored for several weeks although no offer had been made. While studios sometimes end up moving on, sources say Duncan received his offer Tuesday and is now negotiating.

Kilowog is a drill sergeant trainer of new recruits for the Green Lantern Corps, the intergalactic police force that patrols the universe. Duncan, who rose to fame as a death row inmate in “The Green Mile,” lent his booming voice to last year’s “Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.”

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