Yesterday, when I wrote about Peter Sarsgaard joining the cast of the upcoming Green Lantern, I pondered "What of Sinestro?" Question answered. Drew over at Hit Fix says he's in the script. He also says that the studio only wants one guy for the role: Jackie Earle Haley.

Ah, another chapter in the tale of Mr. Haley, whose recent Hollywood comeback truly feels like the stuff of legends. From child star, to absolute nobody, to surprise Oscar-nominee for Little Children, to landing iconic roles like Rorschach in Watchmen and Freddy Krueger in the upcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, Haley has justified his comeback with a slew of incredible performances, proving that this guy is the real deal. This is a career resurgence damn well earned.

Now, Haley as Sinestro is not a sure thing yet. It looks like the studio wants him and only him in the role, but nothing has been signed. However, seeing that Haley has previously embraced the superhero genre with open arms and unbridled enthusiasm, I'd be surprised if he didn't take the role. Drew also notes that this would certainly be a two or three picture deal, since Sinestro is an ally in this film and won't go bad until the sequel.

As superhero movie fan and Jackie Earle Haley cheerleader, color me excited. My limited knowledge of the character keeps me from saying anything definitive, but I love the thought of Haley playing an interstellar supervillain.

Green Lantern will be directed by Martin Campbell and begins shooting in New Orleans this March.
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