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Interestin’ News: Mark Strong In Talks For Sinestro In “Green Lantern”

Yesterday, I reported on an article by Drew over at HitFix and how he mentioned that after making some calls, it appeared that Jackie Earle Haley was the front runner without even audition for the role of Sinestro. However, that was completely debunked last night, as director Martin Campbell told MTV, “No, That’s completely wrong.”

“In fact, we’re in negotiations with Mark Strong to play Sinestro.”

For full details, including which key characters will be making an appearance in the film, hit the jump.

“He’s not only a wonderful actor, but he looks like Sinestro,” Campbell added. “If you look up old pictures of Sinestro, he’s very like him. The Jackie Earle Haley thing, somebody told me about it this morning; I had never heard it before in my life.”

The director also talked about who else would be in the film.

“Well, Kilowog will be,” said Campbell. “Tomar-Re is in it. Sinestro is in it. Abin Sur is in it. All the origin people. Carol [Ferris], of course, who will be played by Blake Lively. All the main characters are there, and it’s a complex story. The origin story of Green Lantern is complex, probably one of the most complex, which makes it a challenge to get it right.”

Now, I love Haley, but I think Strong is a great candidate for the role. He was good in “Sherlock Holmes” and has a long list of appearances in other films, including “Stardust.” If Campbell likes him, well, I’m on board. We will see how the rest of the cast shapes up. Needless to say, it is an exciting time for comic book fans to see their favor character get live action films. Though, maybe Daredevil fans are wishing they hadn’t.

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January 16, 2010 - Posted by | Interestin' News | , ,

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