Speaking of villains, current go-to antagonist Mark Strong is playing Sinestro, one of the greatest Green Lanterns of all time and a mentor of sorts to Hal as he develops his abilities. Anyone who has seen Strong’s work in films like Kick-Ass and Sherlock Holmes knows that he’s really good at being bad. Reynolds had nothing but esteem for his colleague, who’ll be prominently featured in our full set visit report in the coming months. “He’s going to be something to contend with,” says the star. “He really brings this weight and dignity to his character. He’s so elegant in the way he moves and the way he behaves and speaks; it’s minimal effort for maximum gain with him.” Having seen full character renderings of Sinestro, I can tell you that Mark looks incredible in character, as if he walked right out of the comic books themselves. His performance is inspiring, and will likely go down in history as one of the great comic book villains of all time, right up there with Jack Nicholson’s Joker and Terrence Stamp’s General Zod.
It's looking like the Green Lantern movie is more than on it's way to being amazing! I'm more of a Marvel guy, but if there's one thing DC whoops Marvel's ass with, it's making movies. Cartoon or otherwise.
This has all the potential to be the next BIG thing that's coming out. Or at least, on it's way. I'm sure it's got a while to go before we're ready to see this.
However, it is Green Lantern and we all know how "ehhh" Hal can be almost 80% of the time. But what they said "Hal Jordan is a three dimensional character who Reynolds believes conforms more to the archetype of a “Han Solo or Chuck Yeager” than a Tony Stark or Clark Kent (yet another element that makes the film fresh and original) and comes complete with a “real family story” that is “steeped in tragedy,” as he puts it." gives me some hope about his character. And Ryan Reynolds is good at playing an asshole for the most part, so I've got some faith.
This may top over Thor or even the Spider-Man reboot that are also coming up.
But the main thing they all have in common is that they're still about a year or two off for a release date.
So I'll keep you guys updated about it!