Just a quick casting update: Though he was rumored to be the frontrunner for the role (after the Jackie Earle Haley rumors went away), it was never officially confirmed. Well, D.C.'s CCO Geoff Johns announced via his Twitter that Mark Strong is indeed playing the villainous Sinestro (who may or may not a villain in this first Green Lantern movie). Most of you know Strong as the dude who played the villain in the recent Robert Downey Jr.-led Sherlock Holmes, and he's also playing the villain in Kick-Ass. What is it with this guy and villains, anyway? Kinda creepy ... maybe a little bit?

Johns said via Twitter: "Back from an amazing trip to Green Lantern town a.k.a. New Orleans. Ryan IS Hal. And Mark Strong is going to be a brilliant Sinestro." Sinestro is the quintessential villain, and the arch-nemesis of the Green Lantern Corps., however it's been reported that he may not become that arch-nemesis until either late in the first film or in the sequel, if one happens.
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