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Mark Strong’s Sinestro Won’t Go Bad Until ‘Green Lantern’ Sequels

Mark Strong probably isn’t a bad guy in real life, but he sure does love evil when it comes to his career choices. He starred as the villain in last year’s “Sherlock Holmes” and will continue his mean streak in the forthcoming “Kick-Ass,” “Robin Hood” and “John Carter of Mars” movies.

But he won’t be a bad guy in “Green Lantern,” despite playing Sinestro. Speaking with USA Weekend, Strong revealed that the upcoming DC Entertainment movie will feature a more benevolent Sinestro, albeit one who will fall to the dark side in future movies.

“Sinestro starts out as Hal Jordan’s mentor, slightly suspicious and not sure of him because obviously Hal is the first human being who’s made into a Green Lantern. He’s certainly very strict and certainly unsure of the wisdom of Hal becoming a Green Lantern,” said Strong. “He is a military guy but isn’t immediately bad. It’s the kind of person he is that lends himself to becoming bad over the course of the comics being written, but initially he’s quite a heroic figure.”Sounds like Hal doesn’t have to worry about Sinestro right away, which is kind of nice for us fans. That said, I think it’s going to be hard for a mainstream audience to sit there watching a guy named Sinestro running around acting “heroic.” If I knew nothing about the comics, I know I wouldn’t buy that at all. But I think Strong is a, well, strong actor, and I’m looking forward to seeing him play a not-evil-just-yet character in “Green Lantern.”

[Source: USA Weekend]

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