Is Jackie Earle Haley Sinestro?

Posted by G-Man (34236 posts) - - Show Bio
Here's one of those stories that almost fell through the cracks today.  We've been hearing a bit about the casting for the Green Lantern movie this week.  Of course we know that Ryan Reynolds is Hal Jordan.  Over the weekend we heard that Blake Lively was going to be Hal's girl, Carol Ferris.  And a couple days ago we heard that Peter Sarsgaard will be the villain in the movie, Hector Hammond.  What we're all wondering is, what about Sinestro?!?
 
Back in October, the rumor came out that Jacke Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Human Target) was up for the role of Sinestro.  AICN was told this by a 'reliable source.'  Shortly after, Haley himself debunked the rumor stating that he didn't know anything about the movie.  But does that mean he's completely out of the running?
 
Hitfix reported today there may be some truth to this rumor.  They do mention that Hector Hammond will be one of the two villains in the movie.  Apparently the other is LEGION.  That's the first I'm hearing about that.  But again, what about Sinestro?  It seems the filmmakers are playing it smart.  There's a lot to tell in this story and they don't want to simply cram it all in.  If you think back, Sinestro wasn't a villain in the beginning.  The plan may be to introduce him in this movie and bring him back in sequels (providing this one is successful).  Sinestro won't even be in the movie the whole time.  Which makes perfect sense.  Hitfix also reports that the studio is really happy with Jackie Earle Haley from his performances in Watchmen and A Nightmare On Elm Street.  Hitfix says, "Jackie Earle Haley is the only choice for Sinestro by the studio."  They also mention that Alan Scott will somehow be in the movie.
 
What does all this mean?  We'll have to wait for an official confirmation.  Hitfix has been spot on in the past but for now, we have to treat this as a rumor.  Do you think Haley is the only choice for Sinestro?  Do you think it's completely crazy if they give Alan Scott a cameo?
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#1 Posted by Lady Tlieso (10198 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that Hugo Weaving would make an excellent Sinestro. Jackie Earle Haley is a great actor but I would prefer Hugo.

#2 Posted by King Saturn (224203 posts) - - Show Bio
Hugo Weaving as Sinestro would be Awesome... I wouldnt mine Jackie Earle Haley though... he is a Good Actor too... 
#3 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio

if Jackie does play Sinestro, that will make for 3 icons in a row, Rorschach and Freddy being the other two. I wouldn't mind Jackie as Sinestro, although I do agree with everyonelse that Weaving is Sinestro, he is the absolute best choice
#4 Posted by wordchallenge (151 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree, Weaving or Haley would be great picks. 
 
Also agree with the article...Sinestro doesn't HAVE to be the villain in this film. I'd actually like it if the franchise could build up to that. GL: First Flight for example. It had Sinestro as the villain and that was OK, but the viewer could clearly tell that he was a bad guy the whole time. Maybe the in the real life adaptation they can take their time with Sinestro and first present him as the Greatest Green Lantern Ever before tearing him down from that status an hour later.

#5 Posted by Rorschach in Gotham (3 posts) - - Show Bio

My vote is for Hugo Weaving as Sinestro.   As much as I love and adore Jackie Earle Haley, I'm a big fan of his, but I would much rather see him in another role.  I wouldn't mind seeing him as Sinestro, but Weaving would be my "perfect" choice.

#6 Posted by Cassio411 (69 posts) - - Show Bio

I still say Daniel Craig for Sinestro. Don't think it would be a good idea to include Alan Scott, since it would only confuse viewers watching for the first time.

#7 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

 If only Peter Sellers the man who was the inspiration for Sinestro was still alive 
#8 Posted by Silver Knight75 (1145 posts) - - Show Bio
I think Jason Isaacs would be a good choice.
#9 Posted by Ms. Omega (4470 posts) - - Show Bio

Hugo Weaving would be a better choice imo but i think Jackie would be a good fit if Hugo doesnt want the role

#10 Posted by CaptObtuse (44 posts) - - Show Bio
@Son_of_Magnus said:

"If only Peter Sellers the man who was the inspiration for Sinestro was still alive."

Sinestro's look wasn't modeled on Peter Sellers.  His look was based on David Niven.

#11 Posted by 00 Raiser (442 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn: Hugo Weaving as Sinestro has my vote.
#12 Posted by iBot (55 posts) - - Show Bio

"Mr. Jordan....We...Missed You"
 
 
sorry couldn't help my self :D I'm game on either Hugo or Jackie both are great actors.

#13 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually don't mind seeing Sinestro in a minor role, watching his anger build as Hal pushes him out as the Guardians favorite until his pride over takes him and he turns his back on the corp. Perfect for a trilogy of movies as long as they can get the actors, directors, and all that locked up early. And Haley as Sinestro seems to fit.

#14 Posted by NightFang (10067 posts) - - Show Bio

It comes down to Hugo Weaving or Jacke Earle Haley as Sinestro too me.

#15 Posted by robbiesol (474 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just glad Sinestro isn't the villain.   
 
Haley would work, though my biggest problem is that he's so short. 
#16 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio
@robbiesol said:
" I'm just glad Sinestro isn't the villain.    Haley would work, though my biggest problem is that he's so short.  "
Sinestro works best as a villain
#17 Posted by robbiesol (474 posts) - - Show Bio
@Son_of_Magnus said:
" @robbiesol said:
" I'm just glad Sinestro isn't the villain.    Haley would work, though my biggest problem is that he's so short.  "
Sinestro works best as a villain "

I agree absolutely, but you have to give him time to befriend Hal Jordan first as the "best Lantern in the Corp".  Let them build their friendship, let Hal start to get disgusted with Sinestro's method of absolute justice, and then in the sequel, kick  him out of the Corps and make him the villain.
#18 Posted by grimreaper1980 (619 posts) - - Show Bio

it will be interesting to see

#19 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio
@robbiesol said:
" @Son_of_Magnus said:
" @robbiesol said:
" I'm just glad Sinestro isn't the villain.    Haley would work, though my biggest problem is that he's so short.  "
Sinestro works best as a villain "
I agree absolutely, but you have to give him time to befriend Hal Jordan first as the "best Lantern in the Corp".  Let them build their friendship, let Hal start to get disgusted with Sinestro's method of absolute justice, and then in the sequel, kick  him out of the Corps and make him the villain. "
True
#20 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Jackie Earle Haley makes a good character actor, and if Sinestro isn't going to be a villain to begin with then things are looking good... I have a good feeling about this :)
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#21 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14428 posts) - - Show Bio

Its a shame Raul Julia " gomez from adams family died way back"  paint his face red and tell me thats not sinestro

#22 Posted by robbiesol (474 posts) - - Show Bio
@lazystudent said:
"Its a shame Raul Julia " gomez from adams family died way back"  paint his face red and tell me thats not sinestro
"

I concur. 
#23 Posted by fanbla72 (39 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree. with this (:
They should introduce Sinestro in the first film, then bring him back for a big villian in the (maybe) Sequal.
Along with Blake Lively as Star Sapphire. ;)

#25 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

dont know anything about green lantern or his enemies, but i dont think haley has the facial features to match sinestro, but he's a hell of an actor

#26 Posted by robbiesol (474 posts) - - Show Bio
@AngelFrost said:
"Along with Blake Lively as Star Sapphire. ;) " 
 
I throw my support behind this proposal.
#27 Posted by TheBug (1111 posts) - - Show Bio

Haley would be an interesting choice, I wouldn't know what to expect in his preformance. 
 
#28 Posted by Kreature (184 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lady Tlieso said:
" I think that Hugo Weaving would make an excellent Sinestro. Jackie Earle Haley is a great actor but I would prefer Hugo. "
#29 Posted by Agent355 (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Haley or Weaving would be great.  I'm glad someone brought up Jason Isaacs.  He's really good at playing bad guys, he just never gets enough work.  What about David Straihairn?

#30 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lady Tlieso said:
"I think that Hugo Weaving would make an excellent Sinestro. Jackie Earle Haley is a great actor but I would prefer Hugo. "

I agree but if they do end up going with Haley its a good choice.  Sinestro is a scawny little guy, but reynolds is like 6ft1 or 6ft 2 and if they have to stand next to each other it gonna look funny because Haley's like 5ft 8.  I wouldn't complain tho
#31 Posted by r3bB@ (39 posts) - - Show Bio
@robbiesol said:
" @Son_of_Magnus said:
" @robbiesol said:
" I'm just glad Sinestro isn't the villain.    Haley would work, though my biggest problem is that he's so short.  "
Sinestro works best as a villain "
I agree absolutely, but you have to give him time to befriend Hal Jordan first as the "best Lantern in the Corp".  Let them build their friendship, let Hal start to get disgusted with Sinestro's method of absolute justice, and then in the sequel, kick  him out of the Corps and make him the villain. "
This!
#32 Posted by Bruce Vain (1869 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Jackie but he's not Sinestro to me. They need to get Hugo for the part. Obviously he's a fan favorite for Sinestro, and for good reasons too.  
 
Love the idea that Alan will make a cameo. I would like to see maybe not in this one but in a sequel to see Guy Gardner make an appearance. Preferaby played by Ben Browder (Farscape) . 
 

 
#33 Edited by burr787 (2504 posts) - - Show Bio
@r3bB@ said:

" @robbiesol said:

" @Son_of_Magnus said:
" @robbiesol said:
" I'm just glad Sinestro isn't the villain.    Haley would work, though my biggest problem is that he's so short.  "
Sinestro works best as a villain "
I agree absolutely, but you have to give him time to befriend Hal Jordan first as the "best Lantern in the Corp".  Let them build their friendship, let Hal start to get disgusted with Sinestro's method of absolute justice, and then in the sequel, kick  him out of the Corps and make him the villain. "
This! "
Exactly, you have to build up the suspense. This should be like Star Wars or Naruto, where you know the heroes friend/rival is going to turn evil but you want to see what makes him evil and how the hero reacts......Did I just talk about Sci-fi, Manga, and comics in the same sentence, wow I'm geeky. :P
#34 Posted by Blazed (18 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Denzel Washington as Jon Stewart?

#35 Edited by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

Jackie Earle Haley would be a good Sinestro. But I think that Hugo Weaving (V for Vendetta, Lord of the Rings, The Wolfman) could be better, he looks evil, even when he's not trying to. 
 
   
#36 Posted by emerald_lamp_2814 (630 posts) - - Show Bio

while i do think Jackie Earle Haley is a very good actor Hugo just looks like he could pull off playing Sinestro (just look at the picture above my post)  
#37 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@CaptObtuse said:
" @Son_of_Magnus said:

"If only Peter Sellers the man who was the inspiration for Sinestro was still alive."

Sinestro's look wasn't modeled on Peter Sellers.  His look was based on David Niven.

"
I thought his look was based on Hitler? o_O
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#38 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" @CaptObtuse said:
" @Son_of_Magnus said:

"If only Peter Sellers the man who was the inspiration for Sinestro was still alive."

Sinestro's look wasn't modeled on Peter Sellers.  His look was based on David Niven.

"
I thought his look was based on Hitler? o_O "
We have three different stories but which is truth 0.o
#39 Posted by CaptObtuse (44 posts) - - Show Bio
@Son_of_Magnus said:
"We have three different stories but which is truth 0.o "
Everything I've ever read in over 40 years of comics reading, including letters columns in the comics themselves back in the day (60's, 70's), in The Amazing World of DC Comics fanzine in the 80's, and currently on Wikipedia (for what that's worth), quotes Gil Kane as saying it was David Niven.  But I could be wrong.
#40 Posted by JackieEstacado (132 posts) - - Show Bio

haley, weaving, isaacs would all be sick daniel craig could work
#41 Posted by Argentino_18 (955 posts) - - Show Bio

weaving could do great, he have that superior bastard air, in Elrond and Smith...

#42 Posted by greenenvy (634 posts) - - Show Bio

I say go for it and let him be sinestro why not.
#43 Posted by ASKwhy (282 posts) - - Show Bio

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