MARK STRONG IS SINESTRO IN GREEN LANTERN

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02.22.10 17 Comments

DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Johns recently revealed via Twitter that Sherlock Holmes‘ Mark Strong would be playing Sinestro in the Green Lantern, currently filming in New Orleans with Ryan Reynolds and Casino Royale director Martin Campbell.  Johns also revealed a preference for waffles over Waffle-O’s, but people seemed more interested in the Sinestro thing.  The announcement refutes an earlier rumor that Jackie Earle Haley would play Sinestro.

I started to read the Wikipedia article on Sinestro because the only thing I know about Green Lantern is that he doesn’t seem to actually carry a lantern.  I mean what. is. the deal.   Sadly, the article is more than 5,000 words.  But from what I gather, Sinestro has basically the same powers as The Green Lantern except he’s kind of a dick. Meanwhile, if you’re keeping score at home, the page on the Darfur conflict has about 4,000 words.   Well done, nerds.  Hey Africa, how does that pwnage taste?  Is it like food?  Oh right, you wouldn’t know.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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