Heat Vision reports that filmmaker-actor Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark) and Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett from the Star Wars movies) have come aboard Warner Bros. Green Lantern.

This 3D movie starts shooting this week in New Orleans. Martin Campbell is directing and Ryan Reynolds stars as the DC superhero.

Waititi is going to play the best friend of Hal Jordan. Jordan is "the test pilot who comes to wear the super-powered ring of the interplanetary police force known as the Green Lantern Corps."

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Morrison will be Abin Sur. He is a member of the Corps who is key in Jordan becoming the superhero.

Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti are producing Green Lantern. It is slated to be released June 17, 2011.

Evan Jacobs