“Green Lantern” director Martin Campbell has quickly debunked talk that emerged earlier today that Jackie Earle Haley was still first in line to play the villain Sinestro in his upcoming film adaptation of the comic.
“No, that’s completely wrong” says Campbell who then went on to say Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Body of Lies”) is already in negotiations for the part. He tells MTV News that “he’s not only a wonderful actor, but he looks like Sinestro. If you look up old pictures of Sinestro, he’s very like him. The Jackie Earle Haley thing, somebody told me about it this morning; I had never heard it before in my life.”
In terms of other comic characters appearing in the film, Campbell says “Kilowog will be. Tomar-Re is in it… Abin Sur is in it. All the origin people.”