Ryan Reynolds, Mark Strong and Martin Campbell speak
Sinestro is not a fan of Hal Jordan's from the get go
They may initially be fighting the same battle as members of the Green Lantern Corps, but if the movies follow the history of the comic book series, Sinestro and Hal Jordan will soon become life long enemies. In this origin story, however, Sinestro is still the greatest Lantern of them all and the leader of the Corps. During our set visit we discovered one reason for Sinestro's dislike of Jordan is he was a friend and mentor of the now departed Abin Sur for sometime and, as far as he's concerned, Earth people have never been up to snuff to be Green Lanterns.
Mark Strong was brilliantly chosen to play Sinestro and he appeared in full makeup for his interview. As some of the first journalists to see him made up we were shocked by how perfect he looked for the role. Strong is very aware of where his character will end up, but insisted he was trying "not to foreshadow."
On the other hand, Strong also admitted, "He has a kind of presence that is undeniably strong. He goes to the dark side [eventually] not because he's inherently evil, but because he's a control freak. A dictatorial, militaristic guy who wants to keep order. So, for him all that happens is that just, it's like a revolving circus. It just tips over into him keeping the people in his sector under his thumb and that even the lantern corps are no longer worthy. But, he loves the Corps and he's the greatest Green Lantern and I'm just trying to give him a presence and a weight that is worthy of that."