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Looks Like Sinestro Will Be In THE GREEN LANTERN Movie After All, And Here's Who's Playing Him!!

Merrick here...
Earlier this week, we learned that Peter Sarsgaard was in talks to play Dr. Hector Hammond in Martin Campbell's GREEN LANTERN movie. This disappointed fans who were hoping Sinestro would make an appearance in the film. Well... Drew over at HitFix has learned that Sinestro may be in the movie after all - evidently in an introductory capacity with an aim towards using the character (and the actor playing him) in future installment. And who's it gonna take that role? Looks like Harry's initial report that Jackie Earle Haley would play the part are panning out. Drew says...
Jackie Earle Haley is the only choice for Sinestro by the studio. So I'm not going to play a semantics game here... there is a very real difference in meaning between terms like "in talks" and "in negotiations" and "on a list," and I'm not sure where they are in that process right now. But I am willing to say that Haley is the guy. He just wrapped up some additional shooting on "Nightmare" for the studio, and they're said to be extremely happy with his work in the film. The groundwork is being laid in the first "Lantern" for a much larger role for Sinestro later on if this first movie does well, and they like the idea of continuing their relationship with Haley.
...says Drew HERE. Be sure to click the link for more details.
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  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by SantiagoAndDunbar

  • Jan. 14, 2010, noon CST


    by Six Demon Bag

  • Jan. 14, 2010, noon CST

    Too short for Sinestro, he should be Mr. Mxyplyzyk

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    no he's all wrong for the part.

    by Neo-Dominar

    they need somebody more french/hispanic/italian. it's a tough order to fill, but sorry, jackie ain't it. at least get some black irish guy, or a youngish timothy dalton type at the least.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Sayid as Sinestro

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Make it happen!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck this movie.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Just another pretentious miscast cash grab by WB to fleece the public. Call me when they reboot this one in 10 years.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I like JEH but Conan O'Brien looks more like Sinestro than he do

    by Julius Dithers

    Let me say it so we'll get his name out of our collective system: Joseph Gordon Levitt!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Calling it now - JEH as Sinestro is a miscast

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Or maybe I'm just wrong.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Jason Issacs or Hugo Weaving are the only two actors able to play Sinestro. He's not some clown like Freddy that prances around and fools with Hal. He's methodical, calculating. Like Iago in Othello. Always planning, always deflecting, but when all else fails, fierce to the last. THAT'S SINESTRO. Not some joker clone they want to make him out to be.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion IS Sinestro

    by schadenfreudian

    Cut, print, done.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Sinestro isn'

    by Karl Childers

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck Hugo Weaving

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Good actor, but you putzes just want him for his big forehead. I know... let's also get Patrick Stewart or Ben Kingsley to play Mr. Freeze in the next Batman because they're the only old, white, bald guys out there.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Sinestro isn't 3 Feet Tall

    by Karl Childers

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Malkovich as SInestro

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Since that fool is looking for a new job now.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    as Guy Gardner

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... like it.

  • Seriously, I became a fan of Jackie's after WATCHMEN, but if he's in this movie, just paint him light blue and stick a white wig on him. He's not Sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    JEH as Ronnie

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    in Little Children still gives me nightmares. Damn fool castrated himself!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    This movie now has a Singerman Returns vibe to it

    by Thanos0145

    JEH is not Sinestro. Hugo Weaving is the perfect Sinestro. I would rather WB shelve this than release a turd of a movie.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by david19

    Best suggestions Ive heard so far. They are in the ballpark at least. Someone said Nathan Fillion. WTF?! Love NF but cmon! Sigh. As for JEH, Ive heard his name tossed around. I dunno. Same as all the casting, nothing excites me, it all just makes me say, meh.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I'ven ever seen a child actor make such a comeback

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    well Robert Downey Jr., but still good for you Jackie Earle Haley you creepy looking bastard.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Christopher Reeve should've played Prof. X

    by Bruce of all Trades


  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    David Niven would have been perfect.

    by cookylamoo

    Maybe they could get Barbara Niven.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    No, Bruce of all Trades . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I want Hugo because he already proved: 1) That he can play a sinister villain opposite a heroic lead (Agent Smith anyone), 2)He has screen presence, a gravitas JEH only dreams of, and 3) His range as an actor is unparalleled. If not Hugo then Issacs for his turn as Hook and his work in Brotherhood alone.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    It's film, people, not stage!

    by GoldBlade6

    With all of the effects that will be in this movie, you don't think they can make the height difference between Ryan and Jackie less noticeable or awkward? Come on. There are going to be aliens of every shape and size. They managed to resize people for Lord of the Rings! :D I think Jackie would be great for the role of Sinestro and a wonderful contrast to Ryan. They made this film sound like Jackie would be playing the old cop, teaching the new cop (Ryan) the beat, and I could totally see that working with these two actors.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    This *could* be TDK or Iron Man, if the script is good.

    by dr sauch

    Green Lantern has that kind of appeal. It would be super-sick if they nail this.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Me too. But, alas it's not to be. It's going to be the WB'S version of Daredevil and we all know how well that panned out.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Yeah, that's why everyone's suggesting Weaving

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Because he's the only one who's played a villain and can provide the gravitas to play a comic book character. You can bullshit all you want, but you're just another typecasting fuck. Oh and "his range is unparalleled". Then why isn't he suggested for more stuff.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    @ cookylamoo:

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I believe Sinestro's look for the comics was actually based on David Niven's features. I could be wrong on that but wouldn't that have been irony, eh?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    love jackie earle

    by smudgewhat

    his performance in Watchmen was outstanding. great intensity. this is sounding fun.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Timothy Dalton in his prime would PWN this part. Good call.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    That is my favorite word. Do you know what my least favorite word is. Nigger. Actually Jack Bauer could make a decent Sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    @Bruce of All Trades:

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Maybe he is. We aren't privy to what happens in closed door meetings unless they are leaked. And perhaps he passes on roles like this. Maybe he doesn't want to be type-casted by Hollywood. Just because I think he plays a good villain doesn't mean I don't think he should be limited to that type of role. I would love to see him play MacBeth sometime in the future. David Tennant's run as Hamlet has opened a door for movie/tv actors to take turns at Shakespeare. I think Hugo would be awesome in that role. But this is a geek fan site, not a Shakespearean theater fan forum. lol

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    bad choice


  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Dear God: re Haiti - is your name short for 'Godzilla'?

    by theDannerDaliel

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    "Best Thing About Jackie Earle Haley"

    by Darth Busey

    is that he works cheap. Was the kid who played fucking TANNER BOYLE too busy for this? Jesus Christ.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST


    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    I am still undecided if that was a good movie or a steaming pile of shit. Very odd film indeed.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Please No On JEH!

    by grievenom

    There are so many better options for Sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    He's so damn short he should be playing Ch'p, the squirrel Green Lantern, not GL's main big bad! Geez, the stupid-ass casting on this abortion-to-be...

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    JEH's dance card is getting mighty full...

    by HarryCalder

    ...good for him, I say. (I have no idea at all if he's right or wrong for this role, but man, my heart just bleeds for the dude. He really hit rock bottom and to see this comeback just makes me feel happy.)

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Bruce of all Trades

    by david19

    i dont think getting those actors is necessarily the point, its their look and persona that are most suited for that character. If you can think of someone who fits better, by all means, make a suggestion. Ass.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I don't like it when people trash talk JEH

    by donduck

    This guy made this comeback with Little Children and now has the career of a limetime, and stupid fanboys diss him as if he's a hack actor. Seriously. It's one thing to be skeptical about his casting, but don't be toxic about it.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Victor Garber was amazing in the animated movie

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Why aren't they using Green Lantern: First Flight as a template for this? And is there still time to recast this from scratch? GL could be the next major franchise if done well.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    really no one is excited

    by shiasrelentlesschode

    all of you are gay

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    This is a bad choice.

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    GL: First Flight

    by Argentino

    Last night I fell asleep trying to watch that piece of shit. Does it really represent the character? It was so boring and unoriginal, and I love superheroes, even the childish ones

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Marvel goes A-list, DC .....not so much??

    by theDannerDaliel

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    michael sheen

    by david19

    would be a good Sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Bill O'Reilly

    by cookylamoo

    His face is already red from screaming.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST


    by JohnnyESQ

    JEH was great as Rohrshach, but Rohrshach is supposed to be 5 foot nothing. Sinestro is a big, strapping, charismatic leader. JEH might have been allright as G'Nort or something, but not Sinestro. BTW, Mark Strong would be an awesome Sinestro, Jonnywest.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Stanley Tucci as Sinestro

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Hey why not

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    And you know, with a Mustache....

    by cookylamoo

    Barak Obama wouldn't be bad. He's certainly got that exasperated teacher thing down.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Good choice!

    by Judge Briggs


  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Maybe They're Going The "MasterBlaster" Route?

    by Karl Childers

    They'll certainly be taking some liberties. Sinsestro (Haley) will ride ontop of Bane (insert WWE wrestler here) from Batman or some other "hulking" villian from the DC Universe.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by Karl Childers

    I meant Sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    JEH needs to be Rorschach in his own movie

    by thot

    He was absolutely the best thing in Watchmen. His character could be the second coming of Dirty Harry, guy-in-mask version. As for Sinestro, I imagine he could pull it off.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Sinestro was modeled visually after David Niven

    by PoutineForEveryone

    so if they were going to go that route I think David Anders of Alias/Heroes fame would be a great fit.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Sinsestro is "big" and "strapping"?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Hardly. I don't know about how they draw him now, but he was originally small and wiry.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Jackie is at serious risk of ruining his Geek cred

    by irc-Hollywood

    he's allowing himself to be typecast, the dude needs a couple of more dramatic turns before he officially is allowed to be the next Gary Oldman, otherwise he's going to be just the next David Warner

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    oh, and I would have gone with Hugo Weaving too

    by irc-Hollywood

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Besides, there's already been a definitive live-action Sinestro.

    by rev_skarekroe

    And it was Charlie Callas.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Jude Law

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    That smarmy prick prob could of made a good Sinestro

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Mark Strong

    by axtimusprime

    Perfect Sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    victor garber

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I wanted John Waters for Sinestro :(

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    How on earth could ANY human . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . play a wee hobbit???? It would take magic or something. . .

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    It would be great if Sinestro...

    by zinc_chameleon

    was betrayed/screwed over by Hal/GL, rather than the cliched approach of mustache-twirling villain. But only JettL would know for sure, that is, if he can tear himself away from Natalie Portman.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by film11

    check out the ULTIMATE's a good movie, period.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    I will check it out. I loved the comic but something about the movie seemed off to me.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Why does Sinestro have to be tall

    by antimcgyver

    if he has a cosmic powered ring? is there a height limit?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Lance Reddick as John Stewart

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Cmon it is a great idea!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I'm so glad to see Haley getting so much work

    by Kikstad

    He's a very talented actor and this is one of the nicest comebacks I've ever seen. Bravo to him and all the great filmmakers who are giving him such a diversity of great roles. -- Nick from City of Kik

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Don't get me long, JEH is great...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...he's just not right for Sinestro. Of course Douchebag Reynolds and that Gossip Girl are also terrible casting and Peter Saarsgard is a toss-up. Maybe JEH will, like in Watchmen, be the only good thing in a total cock-up of a movie. Seems that's what he's beginning to be typecast as.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    IRONMAN2=IMAXMAN2.....sorry ,couldn`t wait

    by theDannerDaliel

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah this movie..

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    is kind of looking like a disaster on paper so far.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Damn you Jett.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Yeah I still don't like Reynolds as Green Lantern

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Deadpool, genius.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Danny Devito for Superman

    by MacReady452

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Damn it.

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

    Wrong choice. They're just casting him 'cause they think he's cat nip to comic geeks, all of a sudden, after he kicked so much ass in Watchmen. I've been relatively fine with all the casting news leading up to this, but JEH doesn't sit well with me, at all.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Needed Sinestro of course, he is his mentor!

    by Damien Chowder

    It would be fargin stupid to not have him in the first film.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    So is this now going to be a *YAWN* earth

    by tristeele

    based origin film? Where we don't get to see the Guardians and other GL's until the last minute or so setting up the sequel? I really hope not. I love the superhero flicks - but man the origin story of everyone one of them is basically the same. No need for two hours of the hero figuring his powers out shit. 10 minute recap and lets have us a movie works for me. I was really disappointed Hector Hammond was the first villain... anyone else?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    GL is A-list

    by KoolerThanJesus

    Right after the DC trinity of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, Green Lantern is in the top tier of DC superheroes. He's about as A-list as you get in DC comics, just not well known to the public outside of a few Seinfeld jokes.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Wahhh, I wanted Hugh Laurie!

    by StatelyWayneManor

    Will Jackie make himself a yellow box to stand on?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Sarsgaard was oddly really flamboyant in "Orphan"...

    by Mr. Profit

    I swore he was playing a stereotypical gay man in that film. You never once believe he and Vera Farmiga have any chemistry or are into each other. Even with the random sex scene in the kitchen.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    And as far as the "ANOES" Remake is concerned...

    by Mr. Profit

    Hopefully they reshot the ending to actually make Nancy likable and resourceful instead of some dumb horny teenager who is looking to have sex in the middle of her crazy bout with "Micro-nap's" because she is severely sleep deprived. <P>Everyone knows good sex makes your ass sleepy.<P>And hopefully the whole beating Freddy with a shovel climax is changed to something we haven't seen before.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    So Much Negativity

    by Alex Childress

    Wow - you fans were calling JEH a golden god when Watchmen came out, as he did Rorschach well. Now, his name is mud because he's not english? First of all, in the comics, Sinestro is 6'12'. He was always shorter than Hal Jordan. Second, how do we know JEH doesn't have the chops to play a chilling, methodical tyrant? Sinestro is essentially a man who believes that his way, and only his way, is right. Third, who could have possibly known that Tobey Maguire's sleepy ass, along with Dunst's non-acting ability would turn in SM 2, commonly considered to be one of the greatest of the Superhero genre. The casting doesn't APPEAR to have been all wrong, just yet. Oh, and for those still griping about Reynolds, consider this - Hal Jordan has no fear. He's a weird guy, with a weird sense of humor. When outnumbered in a fight, he doesn't back up, he doesn't plan - he laughs and runs in fist first. If he's getting his ass kicked by an alien, he spends the entire fight trying to remember which cartoon character the alien reminds him of. He's a devil-may-care test pilot, a cocky ass who leers at every chick who passes by him, and fears nothing. Reynolds can pull that off, and I for one can wait to hear JEH say in an authoritative voice, 'Jordan, never challenge anyone more powerful than you.'

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    liking Conan O'..

    by VADER77 Sinestro... belive it or not, color his hair and give him the stash and damn if he WOULDN'T look like the "S"

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by Alex Childress

    Hector Hammond is more of an annoyance of a secondary villain. He is not the main villain. Hammond stumbles upon Abin Sur's ship, and gets mutated with telekinetic powers. The main villain, whom Sinestro arrives to help Jordan track down, is the murderer of Abin Sur, named LEGION. Legion will be all CGI - He's a massive yellow suit, containing the souls of an entire alien race that was accidentally nearly made extinct by The Guardians. Legion has sworn a blood oath to exterminate all GLs and destroy the Guardians.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Sinestro is NOT 6'12"

    by Alex Childress

    What I meant to say

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    This is stupid.

    by TheMark

    I almost think Sarsgaard is a better pick for Sinestro than JEH is. Fuck this. Ryan Reynolds needs to be the Flash and let someone legit for the role play Hal Jordan. NERDVOLUTION CALLING!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Mark Strong, Victor Garber, or how about Miguel Ferrer?

    by vic twenty

    I always liked that guy - he has the Gravitas!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Mark Strong - I guess fans want him to play the new joker, the r

    by Alex Childress

    all at once

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Should say

    by Alex Childress

    Mark Strong - I guess fans want him to play the new joker, the riddler, lex luthor, giganta, dr. sivana, dr. polaris, black manta, scarecrow, the penguin, parasite, bizarro, captain cold, mirror master, count vertigo, deathstroke, catwoman, batmite, and darkseid... all at once

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by sharpie

    this has restored my faith in the project

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    A couple other names...

    by stepchild

    I could actually see Bill Nighy as Sinestro...after the Underworld series, he can bring the villain outa Sinestro...either Bill could have...dare I say...Michael Douglas? yeah, I know it's a long draw, but I bet he could really ham it up.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I believe

    by Alex Childress

    I believe in JEH for Sinestro I believe in Reynolds for Hal Jordan I believe in Martin Campbell as a director Blake Lively... ehhhhh. Let's keep Smallville caliber actors away from this, if we can, but there's nothing we can do about it. Consolation: Katie Holmes got replaced, too.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    anne hathaway as sinestress!

    by alice133

    when does deadpool come out?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    BOOOOOOOOOO!!!! You just fucked up this movie for good.

    by ImJustSaying

    "Well it looks like the geeks aren't quite on board with Ryan Reynolds." "Shit, really? But he was in comic book movies, I don't get it." "Well I think we should throw them a bone on Sinestro, you know?" "Damn, I really wanted to cast Johnny Depp, but I guess you're right. Hey! What about that ratty looking little fucker they all creamed about in Watchmen!! They'd fucking love that!" I love Jackie Earl Haley, we all do. Yes, he nailed Rorschach, but casting him in geek property after geek property is so fucking lazy. I was pissed when he got Freddy Kruger, because it was like... damn... is this guy only going to do movies involving child molestation? Great, great actor but this displays a fundamental misunderstanding of who Sinestro is. He's a well groomed man of immense authority. Not an ugly little mongrel.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I'm also bored by this casting.

    by JonQuixote

    Sinestro seems like the sort of role the movie could have fun with - one could cast against type (like the above suggestion of Fillion), or one could cast a dramatic, Malkovichian actor to really twirl that mustache. This casting isn't fun. It's pretty meh. I'm not interested in seeing Haley stretch himself to play a comic book villain - I've kinda seen it already - and it's not so on-the-nose as to be exciting. Really, I'd rather see Saarsgard as Sinestro and Haley as Hammond.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Hugo Weaving, Pierce Brosnan,

    by Adelai Niska

    or 20-years-ago Alan Rickman.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Actor Joseph Gatt Confirmed As 'Thor' Villain

    by theDannerDaliel

    Has to be the absorbing man. Just look at the guy:)

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST


    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Does anyone give a shit about the Green Lantern? I mean really.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Sinestro ... DDL!

    by The Only Woj

    Daniel Day-Lewis or bust.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Wait...the midget?

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    You DC guys can have back this movie. I'm out.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Your reasonings are stupid

    by Alex Childress

    Your reasonings against JEH are irrational and illogical. I've heard he's a ratty, scroungy, short actor who only got the role because he was in Watchmen. None of these factors seem accurate. JEH is a CHARACTER ACTOR. Which means that if he played a guy who looks dirty in one movie, doesn't necessarily mean that he'll play the same in the next. I mean, does the fact that Gary Oldman once played Sid Vicious or Dracula mean he's too ugly and evil looking to play a decent Commissioner Gordon? Check the logic in the casting - handsome young leading man with hits under his belt, check. A hot starlet as damsel, check. A CGI bad guy, and some acclaimed, award winning actors as supporting, check. A CHARACTER ACTOR who plays an emerging character, and a heavy in an intended franchise, check. A director who knows how to make characters relatable and palatable for an initial foray into a heavily pre-established and beloved franchise, check. You guys are being douches for no real reason

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    And about the European thing

    by Alex Childress

    I guess JEH couldn't possibly put on an British accent for Sinestro, if it were called for. No, no - he'll really just be playing his character from Human Target, but with a power ring. Nope, he'll just be doing Rorshach, because that's all we've seen him do, so that must be what his Sinestro will be like. Or maybe he'll just use the same peformance from Bad News Bears to play Sinestro. He won't change a thing he's done to appear to be a completely different character. Morons! 'Like I'm sitting here playing cards with my Brother's kids, or something.'

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Alex Childress

    by david19

    Good point. Im still not sold on all the casting choices, but weve been wrong before. It comes down to the quality of the movie, and what the actors bring to the table. Heath proved us wrong. Maybe Reynolds, Haley, and Lively will too. Whatever happens...Id still fuck Lively.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Thanks, David

    by Alex Childress

    At least you're willing to say that you're not sold (valid opinion), but it could turn out ok

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    height is irrelevant when you're fighting with power rings

    by smudgewhat

    yes? is this not obvious?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    "height is irrelevant when you're fighting with power rings"

    by buggerbugger

    JEH will be screwed if someone steals his power ring and puts it on a tabletop that's slightly beyond his reach.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Sinestro has to be a comanding leading figure

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Hal Jordan has to look up to him at first, not down.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillon IS Sinestro

    by NippleEffect

    He can totally rock a pencil thin 'stache

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    by Alex Childress

    Rene: What the hell does that even mean? You can look up to a superior officer who happens to be shorter than you. Nipple: I thought Nathan Fillion IS Hal Jordan. People like you don't even care what he's cast as, so long as he's cast, and there's a connection to Joss Whedon

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    According to this site should play play Wolverine, Spiderman, Hulk, Superman,Storm, Prof X, She-Hulk, Thing, Dazzler, Cable, Longshot and Krypto the flying dog.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    well then i guess that's how sinestro is defeated

    by smudgewhat

    by a high table. that sounds like a good plot twist. original for sure

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Nathon Fillion is already Captain Hammer

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Nuff Said!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    JEH can be great in the role

    by antimcgyver

    In the end, it all comes down to the script.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    More than that I mean he has to be cool

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    so people who don't know what happens won't see it coming, if he's creepy from the very beginning people are gonna smell it, they have to like the sinestro character first.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    has to be charming, not creepy.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Hugo Weaving would be a great choice for example.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST


    by Alex Childress

    Doesn't that depend more upon how the script makes him appear? Besides, Sinestro was never really charming, or cool. He was a hardass. He was a stickler for absolute discipline and perfect order. Sinestro and Jordan, at first, are kind of like Riggs and Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon - one plays by the rules, the other breaks them. The fact that they're like that in the first film, and Sinestro becomes evil in the 2nd, should help sell that. Besides, if they really wanted to conceal the fact that he's sinister, then maybe they should have changed the name from Sinestro

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Oh man...John Waters

    by YoyodynePropulsionSystems

    Really is sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Haley's agent just called on the phone...


    No, he didn't really. He's too busy talkbacking on here as "Alex Childress"!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    I agree the name is stupid, I think he has to be cool still.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    A hardass, right. I agree with that too. If they'd want to blow me away with the casting they would've hired somebody who usually plays heroes or good guys.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Richard Gere

    by Alex Childress

    I'm not JEH's agent. I'm just a guy who asks that fanboys have a valid reason for their claims instead of simply saying 'bullshit, fuck this, they didn't choose the person in my fantasy cast' and basically act retarded. Rene - the point isn't to blow you away with the casting. The casting isn't the show itself. Its can this actor pull off this role.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Richard Gere

    by Alex Childress

    I'm not JEH's agent. I'm just a guy who asks that fanboys have a valid reason for their claims instead of simply saying 'bullshit, fuck this, they didn't choose the person in my fantasy cast' and basically act retarded. Rene - the point isn't to blow you away with the casting. The casting isn't the show itself. Its can this actor pull off this role.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    This'll get a sequel, and so will Daredevil and Ghost Rider.

    by kevred

    I'm not sure I'd put too many eggs in that particular basket, if I was the studio.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    RIght! Sinestro shouldn't be "cool"

    by antimcgyver

    Alex is right. Sinestro wasn't a leader because he was charming. It was cause he was the best Lantern they had. That's why his character arc was so good.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Just q

    by MrD

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by Salacious_Crumb

    His full name is Thaal Sinestro. Call him Thaal or Green Lantern Thaal or Officer Thaal. Don't call him Sinestro until he becomes a villain. This movie sounds bad IMHO GL could have been the bridge to turn Nolan's Bat-world into the DC world. Oh well.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Just a reminder

    by MrD

    Most of you fuckers thought Heath Ledger was a horrible choice for the Joker.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Just a reminder

    by MrD

    Most of you fuckers thought Heath Ledger was a horrible choice for the Joker.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Sean Bean is Sinestro

    by Salacious_Crumb

    Sean Bean has made a career of being that guy. You know the guy who you had a bad feeling about, but he's on the good guys side, but then he's really a bad guy. National Treasure, Goldeneye, Lord of the Motherfucking Rings. Sean Bean for GL Officer Thaal Sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Do the Filmmakers (or Harry) even know who Sinestro even IS?

    by s8ntmark

    BAD casting...JEH is all wrong for the part!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Christopher Lee!

    by s8ntmark

    ...If he was younger. Hugo Weaving YES! Pierce Brosnan, YES! David Niven YES! If he was actually alive :)

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by Alex Childress

    Weaving is already Megatron, Agent Smith, and V. He's tired of this shit. Brosnan doesn't really want to do anymore big, big, big action movies after Bond. And why is it only an English actor can play Sinestro. Victor Garber did a good job with the voice (VOICE in first flight, he looks nothing like the part and is too old for it), and he's American.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the reminder, MrD

    by Alex Childress

    People conveniently forget that Ledger, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Thomas Haden Church, and Ian McKellen did not look, act, seem, or have any specific prior part that automatically associated them with the characters they nailed.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Besides "short"

    by antimcgyver

    I don't get why people think he's all wrong for the part? is it cause he's not british? really?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Heath Ledger was in a teen movie

    by Alex Childress

    And a movie where he played a gay guy. I guess that means he'll suck as the Joker. Just like JEH played a pedophile and a psycopathic superhero.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by SpartacusHughes


  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by Bruce of all Trades

    You hit the nail on the head, bitch.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by SpartacusHughes

    ..Watch Dead Man's Shoes.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by Alex Childress

    That would have been bold, good casting, also. I like Theroux. He could really play a great deal of the depth of Sinestro - security through total control. Like a self-satisfied Nazi. If not JEH, I'd like if they cast him.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Forced perspective

    by Immortal_Fish

    Doesn't ANYone in here have at least a fleeting idea how films are made?<P>Has anyone seen any of the Lord of the Rings films?<P>Goodness.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    You know who would have been perfect...

    by MBUR

    David Niven!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Hey Nipple effect

    by schadenfreudian

    Thanks for agreeing with my 12:11 post. <br> While we're at it, let's just go ahead and cast him for Spock's Father in the Trek sequel, Uncle Ben in the Spidey reboot, and King of The Universe in Avatar 2.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Love sci-fi, comic books, all that stuff...

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    Yet very little interest in this movie. What book do GL fans recommend to peak my interest?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Hugh Laurie

    by AD_Skinner

    That is all.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Sean Bean as Sinestro . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    BRILLIANT! God that is such great casting. But, will it be seen as Bean just playing a villain because he was good as one before. He falls into the Hugo Weaving category, like Bruce of all Trades pointed out.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Oh Bruce of all trades liked the idea . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    well that's odd.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by antimcgyver

    Read Green Lantern Secret Origin. its brilliant.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    this will only be good if it's a $300 million movie

    by HaterofCrap

    otherwise it will be halfass. i want crazy space civilizations and cool aliens.. and that is not going to happen.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    I think Ryan Reynolds is great casting


    Sarsgard is pretty cool as well. I'm looking forward to this.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Mark Strong

    by dailysportspages

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    thanks, will do!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by Alex Childress

    Also pick up Green Lantern: Rebirth, after Secret Origins. There is some cannon that you'd be missing, about how Hal died, but you can't pick up one of their greatest story lines ever - The Sinestro Corps War - without having read it. Sinestro Corps War is like Star Wars and LOTR with power rings.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST


    by Alex Childress

    You'll get that in the sequel. When introducing audiences who know nothing about a character, its probably best to have them connected to something - show their normal life before the craziness begins. It'd be way too cluttered a movie to include all of Hal's backstory and supporting cast on Earth AND introduce a 3600 member strong Corps and a mega space epic

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by SpartacusHughes


  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Ronnie James Dio

    by Blood T Cat

    s all the Guardians

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by SpartacusHughes


  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    You know why it's really not at all odd?

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Because he doesn't have that huge forehead and hairline that's similar to Sinestro's.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Robert Knepper

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    fuck that waiting on sequels bullshit

    by HaterofCrap

    they will never give me the good stuff, they will just promise that they will in 5 years. fuck that. i don't buy studio lies.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST


    by SpartacusHughes

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST


    by SpartacusHughes


  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Malkovitch may be too old.

    by fiester

    But, yeah, he would be my first choice. He's my first choice for Nolan's Riddler too.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST


    by Alex Childress

    Care for some cheese to go with your whine? @Spartacus - I could more readily see Seann William Scott as Barry, at this point. If you force him to stop doing his usual douchebag routine, and actually play it straight, he has the look, the build, and he could interact well with Reynolds if a team up movie ever happened. Then again, I'd rather see a Brave and the Bold GL and Flash team up than some lame Superman V. Batman

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    David Niven...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...yeah he would have made a fantastic Sinestro. He's all dead now. Rod Taylor (not dead yet) would have made a great Hal Jordan. Rosalind Russell would have made a great Carol Ferris. <p> James Cameron's next thing should be perfecting a movie-making technology that will make this sort of casting possible.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Taking a cannon to canon

    by Star Hump

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Jackie Earle Haley gives me a hard on

    by kafka07

    I want him to be in every movie now.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Red Ned

    by cookylamoo

    I's go with Claudette Colbert for Carol Ferris. The most beautiful brunette ever.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I was thinking more of the character beats between Ferris and Jordan. <p> But yeah, I'd "settle" for Colbert.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    jeh for ganthet

    by CrashPanda

    i could see him as a guardian. sinestro, not so much. he was good as rorschach but he doesn't seem sinister enough for sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Terrible choice - another nail in the coffin of this movie

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Mark Strong, Hugo Weaving, Jason Isaacs all good choices

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    This film has the worst casting...

    by Kal Reeve

    of any comic book film of recent memory.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Elijah Wood is too tall to play a hobbit!

    by Larry Sellers

    Good lord. All these "too short" complaints are just silly. Same as people saying that "Chris Hemsworth doesn't have long hair like Thor!" or "Christian Bale doesn't wear a cape!" It's a fucking movie. You're comparing the actor to the totally adjustable, cosmetic details of a drawing of a character they have yet to be confirmed to be playing.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Comparrisons with Ledger casting

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I don't agree, very different characters Sinestro v Joker, if JEH was cast as Joker that would be a better decision than casting him as Sinestro. <p> Apart from Martin Campbell being attached not a lot to like about this movie so far. WB seems to be going with flavour of the month (and probably not too expensive yet) actors in Lively and JEH. Same could also be said but not as strongly about Reynolds, who still seems so much better for The Flash. <p> I can only hope that this movie doesn't happen now, its very clear WB with much more mainstream comic book characters (i.e. Supers, Bats and WW) for the most part (i.e. exclude Bats) still doesn't have a clue on what they should be doing. <p>

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Just because some people were wrong about Ledger

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    I know they fake height with platform shoes and shit, that's not what I mean, he has to look like a good guy, like the best lantern at first, a mentor, on the same level as ryan reynolds. JEH is a great actor. You didn't see green lantern first flight!? shit, sinestro was based on a ladies man for fucks sake.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST


    by MacReady452

    gotta agree with Robert Knepper. Anything to save him from Heroes. That show is sucking the life right out of my T-Bag. Yeah, I meant it that way too.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Robert Knepper is a great choice too . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    So then why is JEH the chosen one? Ugh. Oh well.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    How come all of us here . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    can think of such great choices for Sinestro and WB? Because we rock that's why! Sometimes I wonder if studio heads just want to go with the safe choice instead of the right choice.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern?

    by Crusher Creel

    Who gives a fuck, seriously.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    You know, SOME blogs become very popular...

    by Jaka

    ...because they're done by great writers who actually proofread their material.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Yey, For Jackie Earle Haley!!! What A Great Actor!!!!

    by Media Messiah

    He is as good as it gets. Absolutely brilliant, and so humble and deserving. God has blessed this man!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    We need a National Missing Animal Report Count

    by TheJudger

    Website to prevent these nation disasters. Animals know. A website that assess the national reports of missing animal numbers could be helpful to evelvate some sort of natural disater clock system

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Jude Law, man.

    by beane2099

    I like JEH. I think he's a great actor. However his look just doesn't seem right for this part to me. But maybe his acting will convinvce me. Either way, I think Jude Law or Mark Strong would work a lot better. Coincidentally (since I seem to be in a Sherlock frame) I hear tell JEH is playing Moriaty in the Holmes sequel.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Cameron just signed....

    by Crusher Creel

    for Spider-Man Reloaded 3D

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham as Guy Gardner!!! >:O

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    An' yeah... Jackie Earle's the wrong guy for Sinestro.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    I don't care how great JEH is...

    by border5150

    he will always be Kelly Leak to me

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Keenan Thompson IS Sinestro

    by KingNineReturns

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Keenan Thompson IS Sinestro

    by KingNineReturns

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Conan O'Brien should be Hector Hammond

    by ME_M

    Give him a dark hair coloring, some special effects to make his head look a little larger, and he's the spittin' image of Hammond.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by crucifictorious

    To those wondering if its going to be an earth based origin film and whatnot, I think they're going for a balance of earth and space stuff. From what I've heard and the little I've read of the script, Sinestro is training Hal throughout the whole first movie, so we're all more invested in his betrayal of the Corp later on. Hammond will serve as just a villian for this movie, and his origin is wrapped up a little in space already with the meteors and stuff, though I'm not sure how exactly he takes his threats to space. The climax of the original script that was floating around a while back was definitely on Oa though. Though I guess all of that could have been changed by now.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Larry David as Sinestro

    by BandysTract

    Do you respect yellow, Hal?

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST


    by MacReady452

    There is an especially dirty hippie on the court atempting to make the Moon Shot.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    I'm sure JEH will be fantastic

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    If Micheal Keaton can pull of Batman why couldn't JEH be a pretty convincing Sinestro?

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Earth-based origin

    by Rommel Catuncan

    The idea of got from rumours/reviews was that the climax may have been moved more to the threat being to Earth, not Oa. So space battles could occur above Earth. Ryan I mean Hal goes to Oa to learn, to train, or to ask for help, but he (with Sinestro?) has to return to Earth to save it from Hammond and whatever it is he unleashes. (This is all rumours/guesswork though, because of reported changes.)

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    I never gave a crap about GREEN LANTERN, but...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...The casting on this is actually getting me interested, even if I can't quite wrap my head around Peter Sarsgaard sitting around with his head swollen to the size of a Volkswagen.<p> And if you fanboys couldn't see JEH's badass potential in WATCHMEN, you're fucking blind. He's perfect.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST


    by BurnHollywood

    Funniest moment in SEMI-PRO, especially when he momentarily blanks out, evidently to tap into the hippie Force to make the shot...never underestimate a pothead.<p> Never expect them to be on time or clean, but never underestimate them.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST

    David Thewlis or Timothy Olyphant maybe?

    by Horace Cox

    Nothing against JEH, but he just doesn't seem right for this role. My first choice would be Mark Strong. But I think Thewlis or Olyphant could be interesting choices. How about Guy Pearce?

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Young Billy Dee Williams or Raul Julia...

    by Kal Reeve

    would have been the ultimate Sinestro!

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Rachel Nichols for Katma Tui.

    by Damien Chowder

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    @Musashi Miyamoto & Skidmarked

    by Alex Childress

    You're not basing your opinion that JEH isn't suitable for Sinestro on anything rational or logical. You're basically saying that since WB didn't choose one of the people everybody thinks should play the characters, then the movie will be shit, they should stop now (and I guess secretly you're implying that they should hire you). You're not even judging it by its logical merits. You're being the sort of ignorant fanboys that keep people like Quentin Tarantino saying he will never make a genre or comic book film. Its fanboys like you, saying that something is shit, based upon nothing but one, singular, minute detail that you haven't even seen or observed in effect, that ruin decent genre movies. For some reason, studios listen to your idiotic rantings more than they listen to the people who actually make an effort to make sense, or at least back up their opinions rather than just saying 'its shit, fuck this.'

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Thanks Larry Sellers

    by Alex Childress


  • Jan. 15, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    So, JEH won't be good for Sinestro because...

    by arizonahotrock

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    ...he's not tall enough?

    by arizonahotrock

    Is the end of that question. Separated to hopefully highlight the ridiculousness of it...

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    He never seemed short in Watchmen due to

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    excellent camera work. It can work.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Ron Perlman as Killowog

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Just tweek his Hellboy getup a little, and you're golden.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Anyone want to bet money.?

    by RefutetheHype

    With this kind of casting announcement and a proposed shooting schedule for a few months from now, want to bet that this movie gets "delayed?" Indefinitely? IE cancelled?

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Steve Buscemi's playing Parallax

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Apparently it's just a cameo. He sneaks into the central power battery very cloak and dagger like, creeping down hallways and hiding behind corners and shit. This sets off a chain reaction that will rock your worlds.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by RpgSama

    Why don't they hire the world tallest man as Sinestro, who cares if he can't act shit, he is going to have the right gravitas, because he is like 24 foot tall... JEH is a wonderfull actor, he can nail it, the only thing i don't like about this movie so far is the female lead, but in the end she is not supossed to have any big part in the story, just look beautifull, and be a romantic interest, hell i could get very romantic with her...

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Merrick, I think JettL93 needs some credit...

    by Philvis

    Bash him all you want, but he does seem to pull some info out. Give the man credit where it is due.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST


    by Alex Childress

    In the previous GL talkback, about Sarsgaard being cast, JettL93 claimed that another casting announcement would come out this week involving a name who hadn't been mentioned with the project before. Jackie Earl Haley has been on a short list of actors the studio wanted for Sinestro for a long time. This isn't really big, surprise news, and Jett could easily have been bullshitting. Of course they're releasing cast info right now. Prod begins in 8 weeks

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by Alex Childress

    It'll take a major event for DC Entertainment to shelve this picture now. Its not being shot overseas, they're confident in the broad appeal of their cast, and they've done so much pre-production that they start in less than 2 months. A few fans being pissed about one tiny detail, without any valid reasons, isn't going to stop the show.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by Rommel Catuncan

    Didn't JettL claim that Chris Cooper was Sinestro? And that Paul Dano was Tomar Re? (Or was that Sam Huntington? I get those two confused sometimes. Oh wait, it was Corrine Bailey Rae. Not Tomar. And it was for another thing. Not GL.) Anyway....Jackie Ale Hurley is great at hitting people with food trays in the face and pouring boiling oil on them. I mean, anyone who can do that has my vote.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by The Garbage Man

    Reread this TB: <p>Everything Alex Childress says about the script is supported by Drew's post on Hitfix; everything Jett says is proven completely wrong. <p>This is all presupposing that it's even worth debating whether he's legit, which it's not. Over and over again it's been soundly proven that JettL93 is not only completely and utterly full of shit, but (as you might imagine) is in fact agonizingly desperate for attention. This is not a comedy act, this is not a performance piece. He's just a sad, lonely little boy crying wolf.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Glad Haley is finally getting respect and work.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Thanks Garbage Man

    by Alex Childress

    I haven't kept up with re-write reviews: Is Legion still involved?

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Why are people arguing about JettL93?

    by dailysportspages

    Do you guys not understand what trolling is? <br> JettL93 is the new AICN resident troll. <br> And its actually pretty hilarious if you ask me. <br> But only if you dont feed him, and instead watch others feed him and then get caught in his trap and eaten alive. <br> Thats why you dont feed the troll. <br> You just point from afar and snicker.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by RpgSama

    He says so much shit, that eventually something sticks, and for that one thing, people think he is for real...And when he is wrong, he says that's the way of hollywood, that the script went under heavy re-writes, that negotiations fell trough. He just talk nice...

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    That's what I hear from a couple of places.

    by The Garbage Man

    Drew called him a "major villain" alongside Hammond. My guess (without reading the script in question) is if he were written out it would involve a rewrite substantial enough that someone would've heard about it.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    JettL93 response

    by Philvis

    Wow, now that was a response. Some folks take things too seriously around here I think! On a more serious note though, at least JettL93 provides some sort of speculation (regardless of how wrong it may be) like AICN used to do long ago! It spices things up a bit.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    'The hammer is my penis.'

    by TedKordLives

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Mark Strong is Sinestro

    by bipothemo

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Thank Ganthet that Mark Strong is Sinestro instead!

    by SpyGuy

    Jackie, you're cool and all, but Mark Strong makes a MUCH better Sinestro. Well done, Mr. Campbell and company.

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    if mark strong turns out to be sinestro...

    by antimcgyver

    it'll still depend on the script. Hopefully there's a little more to the character than "tall"

  • Jan. 15, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Mark Strong: a much better choice!!!

    by 17enomis

    ...Mark Strong and Ryan Reynolds are both listed as 6'2" where as Jackie Earle Haley is 5'6" at best ...No offense, but I will not buy into a Sinestro that only comes up to GL's teet! ...overall, it doesn't matter who they cast unless they've got a great script ;)

  • Jan. 16, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Jackie Earle Haley: the "go-to" guy for comic book geeks!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Feb. 22, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Mark Strong...

    by chiefpapa

    ...will play Sinestro! Good casting choice.