Mark Strong on Sinestro in Green Lantern

The actor talks about his role as Sinestro in the upcoming Green Lantern movie!

Mark Strong played alongside Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes, and has a role in Kick-Ass as well, so he’s no stranger to comic book movies. He will be playing Sinestro in the upcoming Green Lantern movie, and he recently had some things to say about his character:

"For anybody who’s familiar with the Green Lantern and the origin story, the film closely follows the early comics. Sinestro starts out as Hal Jordan’s mentor, slightly suspicious and not sure of him because obviously Hal is the first human being who’s made into a Green Lantern. He’s certainly very strict and certainly unsure of the wisdom of Hal becoming a Green Lantern."

"[Sinestro] is a military guy but isn’t immediately bad. It’s the kind of person he is that lends himself to becoming bad over the course of the comics being written, but initially he’s quite a heroic figure."

He added the following about the look of the character:

"That widow’s peak and thin mustache was for some reason originally based on David Niven, and Hal Jordan was based on Errol Flynn. In the ’30s and ’40s, they shared an apartment together in Hollywood when they were making movies and they were great friends. Obviously at the time, whoever was doing the original comics must have looked at them as guys doing very well in the film industry, and based those characters on them. So I would like to do justice to the Sinestro that was conceived for the comic books."

The movie opens on June 17th in 3D, and also stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Taika
Waititi, Temuera Morrison, Angela Bassett and Jay O. Sanders.

Source: Coming Soon

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Posted originally: 2010-04-07 13:53:39

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