Man, the internet and its crazy casting rumours . . . which I help to propagate in my own little way.
Okay, so the deal with Sinestro is that it is not Jackie Earle Haley, which is exactly what he said, but which many sources didn’t see fit to believe him on. Now Martin Campbell, the director of Green Lantern, has totally squashed the rumour, and replaced it with one of his own.
“In fact, we’re in negotiations with Mark Strong to play Sinestro.”
Okay, so not so much rumour as fact.
I don’t know if I like all this truthiness and from-the-sourcedness. I think I much prefer rampant speculation. Let’s start a rumour that Mark Strong is all a smokescreen while the studio tries to get . . . wait for it . . . Mr. T to play Sinestro.
I can hear the fanboy anguish and it warms my heart.
So, Mark Strong as Sinestro–I can totally dig that. And Martin Campbell goes on in the same interview to tempt us with visions of others from the Green Lantern Corps, such as Kilowog.
Okay, so maybe I’m a teeny, tiny little bit excited about this movie. Can Campbell bring it all together and make it awesome? Here’s hoping.