My first reaction to the news that Jon Tenney has officially been cast as the father Ryan Reynolds’ title character in next summer’s Green Lantern movie was “Great choice! I love him on The Closer.” Then I did a little math and realized that the two actors are only 15 years apart: Reynolds is 33, while Tenney is (a young-looking) 48. But don’t fret, movie-parent-child-relationship purists: A source close to the film assures me that Tenney’s scenes as Hal Jordan’s dad, Martin, will take place early in the film when the future Green Lantern is just a young boy.
Okay, with that out of the way, let’s focus on whether they are in fact passable as relations. I say yes, particularly in the forehead/eyebrow region. And it always makes me happy when a terrific actor gets the chance to class up a superhero movie.