Mark Strong will continue his acting streak as a professional villain by starring in Martin Campbell’s adaptation of The Green Lantern. According to a recent Twitter post by Geoff Johns (the famous comic, television and film writer), Strong has been cast as Lantern’s arch nemesis, Sinestro despite rumors that Jackie Earle Haley landed the part.

Last month while out promoting his latest film Edge of Darkness, Campbell put the Jackie Earle Haley rumors to rest when he stated that he had never heard about the actor being up for the part. In his eyes, Strong was always the go to person for this role. Sinestro is one of the major bad guys in not only The Green Lantern, but the entire DC Comics Universe. According to the director if anyone would play the character it would be Strong, because of their noted similarities.

“He’s not only a wonderful actor, but he looks like Sinestro. If you look up old pictures of Sinestro, he’s very like him.

Production is underway on Green Lantern down in New Orleans, and thanks to a recent tweet by Geoff Johns, we know that Strong is on board and ready to go.

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.

I can’t wait until some photos are released from the set because I’m more than interested in seeing how both Ryan Reynolds and Mark Strong look in their respective bodysuits. More Green Lantern news should be on its way so stay tuned for the latest.

What do you think of Mark Strong being cast as Sinestro? Would Jackie Earle Haley have been a better choice?