The 'Green Lantern' director gives details on the upcoming film!
Just yesterday we reported on the rumor that actor Jackie Earle Haley who played Rorschach was up for the role of Sinestro in the upcoming Green Lantern movie which will star Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. Well, those rumors are false, according to a recent interview with Martin Campbell, who is set to direct the upcoming film.
"No, that's completely wrong," said Campbell of the persistent rumor, which popped up again recently despite Haley denying any involvement with the "Green Lantern" movie. "In fact, we're in negotiations with Mark Strong to play Sinestro.
"He's not only a wonderful actor, but he looks like Sinestro," he 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."
I could not agree more with Mr. Campbell, I think that Mark Strong does in fact look a lot like Sinestro! Not to mention, he is a phenomenal actor and has experience playing the bad guy very well, just look at the incredible job he did in the Sherlock Holmes film!
Campbell also elaborated on the cast of characters he would like to see in his upcoming film, which will include Kilowag, Tomar-Se and Abin-Sur.
Is it just me, or does it seem like Campbell wants to involve the entire Green Lantern universe into this first film? I worry that incorporating too many characters at once will make things confusing for people that are not familiar with Green Lantern's origins. Green Lantern is already a very intricate universe, so having so much going on in an introductory film might mean that the film's plot would lack depth. What do you guys think? Do you think that it is a good idea to bring in all of these characters, or do you think it would make things hard to follow?
"Well, Kilowag will be," said Campebll. " 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."