Wednesday, April 7, 2010

News: Mark Strong Talks Green Lantern

British actor Mark Strong, known for playing many villains, and good ones too, talked to USA Today about his next film, The Green Lantern, playing Hal Jordan's (Ryan Reynolds) mentor then eventually his enemy, Sinestro. He talks about how his character would be more based on the early comics.

"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."
"He 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."

The film, shooting in 3D as we speak, will be released next year and will also star Blake Lively, Peter Saarsgard, Tim Robbins and Temuera Morrison. The film is directed by Martin Campbell.

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