While I was originally behind the rumour that Hugo Weaving might play Sinestro in the Green Lantern movie, it seems that the top guy on WB’s wishlist might be Jackie Earle Haley.
Now HitFix is reporting that Haley is the front-runner to play one of the main Green Lantern series characters Sinestro.
“And I’m hearing that based on the relationship they have with him from Watchmen and A Nightmare On Elm Street, Jackie Earle Haley is the only choice for Sinestro by the studio.”
The site also went on to say that Sinestro might not have a huge part in this film, but will set up future sequels where he will surely have a bigger role.
I think that Haley would be great in the role, and the more I hear that being tossed around the less I am able to see other people in the role.
I also like that they are setting up Sinestro as a Lantern and have no intentions of making him the primary badguy. Perhaps he can have a bit of a run in with the new Lantern establishing that he doesn’t like Hal, but make it a glorified cameo so when they inevitably make a sequel, we can have a full on Green vs Yellow battle when Sinestro is banished and returns with a Yellow Lantern ring.