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Mark Strong confirmed as Sinestro in Green Lantern

02.22.2010

Only because some of us need reassurance, Mark Strong has been confirmed to play Sinestro in the upcoming GREEN LANTERN film.

We've sort of danced around the rumor, and now Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, Geoff Johns is putting it out in the open.

Here are the two tweets in question:

"Back from an amazing trip to Green Lantern town a.k.a. New Orleans!! Ryan IS Hal. And Mark Strong is going to be a brilliant Sinestro."

"Kilowog, the Guardians, Oa...all breathtaking. The age of Green Lantern is upon us!!"

Strong is definitely one of the go to guys if your looking to fill the shoes of a villain right now. Originally it was thought that Jackie Earle Haley would be play mentor to Hal Jordan, but according to director Martin Campbell it was never suggested. Campbell saw Strong as the best fit when looking at older pictures of Sinestro. Well, that and the fact that the guy's a badass.

So there you have it. The person who builds Green Lantern up to eventually let him down will be Mr. Strong.

Extra Tidbit: Mark Strong was close to getting the role of Anton Chigurh in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN...kinda glad it went to Javier Bardem.
Source: Twitter

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8:55PM on 02/23/2010

wow

All I can say is wow something went right for a change!
All I can say is wow something went right for a change!
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8:07AM on 02/23/2010

A wee off-topic

This comment is a bit off-topic. But, see Strong's performance in 2007's Sunshine, if you have not. See Sunshine. I did three times--in the theatre.
And, Strong makes a nie perfect Sinestro. The man looks like the character, and he plays villains well in brightest sunshine and blackest night.
This comment is a bit off-topic. But, see Strong's performance in 2007's Sunshine, if you have not. See Sunshine. I did three times--in the theatre.
And, Strong makes a nie perfect Sinestro. The man looks like the character, and he plays villains well in brightest sunshine and blackest night.
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4:42AM on 02/23/2010
Pretty sweet piece of casting right there
Pretty sweet piece of casting right there
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2:10AM on 02/23/2010
mark strong is a good enough actor . i think he could pull off Anton Chigurh
mark strong is a good enough actor . i think he could pull off Anton Chigurh
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12:22AM on 02/23/2010
Oh hell yeah!!!

Mark Strong is the business, but he must just be careful of type casting himself...though when the paycheck is good, who gives a shit.
Oh hell yeah!!!

Mark Strong is the business, but he must just be careful of type casting himself...though when the paycheck is good, who gives a shit.
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10:49PM on 02/22/2010

Nice

Great choice for the role. Cool actor too. But I've been checking back into joblo.com every 5 minutes for Captain America casting news yo
Great choice for the role. Cool actor too. But I've been checking back into joblo.com every 5 minutes for Captain America casting news yo
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8:11PM on 02/22/2010
Sinestro has the coolest villain logo, I don't know how that pertains to this, but I like the logo
Sinestro has the coolest villain logo, I don't know how that pertains to this, but I like the logo
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7:57PM on 02/22/2010
That is awesome news. So when will they announce they are replacing Reynolds?
That is awesome news. So when will they announce they are replacing Reynolds?
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6:50PM on 02/22/2010

Good Choice

wasn't Sinestro based on David Niven originally?
wasn't Sinestro based on David Niven originally?
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5:56PM on 02/22/2010
I was hoping for Hugo Weaving. But you know what? This is good too.
I was hoping for Hugo Weaving. But you know what? This is good too.
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5:51PM on 02/22/2010

not bad at all

i'm good with this, i just hope he doesnt get stuck playing villains, he had Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass, now this. I want him to play more characters like Archie in RocknRolla
i'm good with this, i just hope he doesnt get stuck playing villains, he had Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass, now this. I want him to play more characters like Archie in RocknRolla
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5:41PM on 02/22/2010
After seeing the trailer for the Nightmare reboot, Haley is dead to me for a while. He is pissing on England with his interpretation and he looks like Voldemort. I did love his Rorschach though.
After seeing the trailer for the Nightmare reboot, Haley is dead to me for a while. He is pissing on England with his interpretation and he looks like Voldemort. I did love his Rorschach though.
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5:37PM on 02/22/2010

What I hoped!

I am completely sold on Strong (he was pretty great in Stardust). I was hoping Hale wouldn't get this role, I like Haley but for some reason I'm tiring of seeing him as of late.

I could picture Haley as Sinestro, and it's just not as exciting to me as Strong taking the role.
I am completely sold on Strong (he was pretty great in Stardust). I was hoping Hale wouldn't get this role, I like Haley but for some reason I'm tiring of seeing him as of late.

I could picture Haley as Sinestro, and it's just not as exciting to me as Strong taking the role.
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5:31PM on 02/22/2010

This is good

very good, but I was really interested in seeing what Jackie Earle Haley could have done with the part. If not him, then Strong would have been my next choice. This movie has a very strong (get it?) cast already with Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard(sp?) and Tim Robbins. This movie is going to kick green ass
very good, but I was really interested in seeing what Jackie Earle Haley could have done with the part. If not him, then Strong would have been my next choice. This movie has a very strong (get it?) cast already with Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard(sp?) and Tim Robbins. This movie is going to kick green ass
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5:23PM on 02/22/2010

Quick!

Somebody photoshop Mark Strong with a John Waters mustache!
Somebody photoshop Mark Strong with a John Waters mustache!
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5:26PM on 02/22/2010
Could you imagine Strong playing Waters? Hilarity ensues.
Could you imagine Strong playing Waters? Hilarity ensues.
5:21PM on 02/22/2010
Since I will never get Vincent Price as Sinestro, I couldn't be happier with this.
Since I will never get Vincent Price as Sinestro, I couldn't be happier with this.
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