Green Lantern helmer's wife will have a role in the movie

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Sol Romero, an actress and wife of Green Lantern director Martin Campbell, told SCI FI Wire that she will have a role in her husband's movie, based on the DC Comics series of the same name.

"We're still in the casting process," revealed the actress at the Hollywood premiere last weekend of Disney/Pixar's Up. "So I really can't talk about who I'm playing yet. But I personally think the movie is going to be bigger than any other comic movies, like Spider-Man."

Romero previously appeared in a small role in Casino Royale and will be seen next in Campbell's upcoming Edge of Darkness, based on the British TV miniseries.

Rumored to have a $150 million budget, The Green Lantern will shoot in Australia and is expected in theaters on June 17, 2011.

"There is really going to be a lot of action and entertainment" in Green Lantern, Romero said. "I think that is what we need now: a lot of action, entertainment and happy movies where we can have a good time."

The Green Lantern first appeared in All-American Comics number 16 in July 1940 and later became a DC staple. "In the comic book, he is a regular guy who is a little bit afraid of his dad's shadow, and so he is piloting a jet plane [to prove himself]," Romero said. "But then he gets involved with this Green Lantern and is protecting the Earth, so he dies and becomes the next Green Lantern. He is a fearless character."