Mark Strong Promises a Comic Book-Faithful Sinestro in Green Lantern

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USA Weekend has a brief article on Hollywood’s favorite heavy, Mark Strong. The cinematically mean Brit is currently on location in England filming Disney’s “John Carter of Mars” (he’ll be flying to New Orleans in June to do his Sinestro gig for “Green Lantern” director Martin Campbell), but took time out to reassure fanboys about his comic book-faithful version of Sinestro.

“…for anybody who’s familiar with the Green Lantern and the origin story, the film closely follows the early comics. Sinestro starts out as Hal Jordan’s mentor, slightly suspicious and not sure of him because obviously Hal is the first human being who’s made into a Green Lantern. He’s certainly very strict and certainly unsure of the wisdom of Hal becoming a Green Lantern. He is a military guy but isn’t immediately bad. It’s the kind of person he is that lends himself to becoming bad over the course of the comics being written, but initially he’s quite a heroic figure.”

Strong fights it out with Ryan Reynolds in “Green Lantern” in 2011.

See, Hal Jordan isn't the only one who can make silly things with his ring.

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  • dedpool

    SWEET! I liked seeing Sinestro as a GL first in “First Flight” and I'm sure we'll get a tease to him going bad at the end. OR maybe he'll just go overboard and do some unecessary damage and the Guardians kick him out of the Corps. I can't wait for this. If REynolds can pull off the cocky, but serious charter traits this will be great. I'm sure he can. He was decent in the “Ammityville” remake. And Mark Strong is the perfect Sinestro.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    SWEET! I liked seeing Sinestro as a GL first in “First Flight” and I'm sure we'll get a tease to him going bad at the end. OR maybe he'll just go overboard and do some unecessary damage and the Guardians kick him out of the Corps. I can't wait for this. If REynolds can pull off the cocky, but serious charter traits this will be great. I'm sure he can. He was decent in the “Ammityville” remake. And Mark Strong is the perfect Sinestro.