While I’ve conducted a lot of on set interviews, it’s quite rare to talk to someone in full makeup. After all, wearing prosthetics and a lot of makeup can be uncomfortable, which leads some actors to wanting to be left alone rather than talking to the visiting press. So when Mark Strong walked into the room in his full Sinestro outfit (which was very cool), I wasn’t sure what to expect. Thankfully, Strong could not have been nicer and more open, and he talked to us about everything from his makeup to what might happen to his character in future installments. Hit the jump to read or listen to the interview.
With director Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern set to shoot next month, images and info about the movie have been hitting the net almost every day. In the past few weeks we’ve learned the movie will be more Iron Man than Batman Begins, Sinestro, Kilowog, and Tomar-Re will all be in the film, Karen Goulekas (The Day After Tomorrow) Kent Houston (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Jim Berney (I Am Legend) will be the people in charge of the special effects, and we also got concept art of Kilowog last week.
Now, thanks to io9, we’ve got more concept art and it’s the Guardians of the Universe and what Mark Strong as Sinestro would look like. As you can see in the image above, they’re not straying too far from the comic. Expect plenty more Green Lantern updates over the coming months.
Hope all your power rings are charged up, residents of Sector 2814, because today I come bearing news from Oa as it appears “Green Lantern” director Martin Campbell is closing in on a cast to surround the ring bearer himself, Ryan Reynolds. While nothing is final at this point, a healthy rumor has come around suggesting that a certain geek god actor is in talks to play the greatest Green Lantern and Hal Jordan’s mentor, Sinestro. To find out who this might be, and for a few other emerald goodies, say your oath and hit the jump.