Talking to MTV Splash Page earlier today, Green Lantern director Martin Campbell has debunked early rumors that Jackie Earle Haley was first in line to play Hal Jordan’s greatest enemy Sinestro. Instead, Mark Strong, recently seen as Lord Blackwood in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and soon to be seen in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming Kick-Ass, is in talks for the part.
“He’s not only a wonderful actor, but he looks like Sinestro. If you look up old pictures of Sinestro, he’s very like him,” he told them. “The Jackie Earle Haley thing, somebody told me about it this morning; I had never heard it before in my life.”
They also asked him about some of the other characters who might appear in the movie to which Campbell replied: “Well, Kilowog will be. 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.”
Let us know what you think of this possible villain casting and whether you could ever imagine Kilowog might appear in the Green Lantern movie.