As Green Lantern gestates down (well, over for me) in NOLA, we are continuing to hear news and confirmations regarding various cast members. Last it was Tim Robbins joining the film as Peter Sarsgaard’s father, and now it’s word that Mark Strong will indeed be playing Sinestro in whatever form he’s taking in this first film.

The news comes via Twitter, from newly appointed Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment Geoff Johns. He also had (unsurprisingly) shining praise for the rest of the cast and the designs of the film.

“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.”

“Kilowog, the Guardians, Oa…all breathtaking. The age of Green Lantern is upon us!!”

Gong back to the newly cast Mark Strong, it must be noted how fantastic a couple of years he’s had –and he shows no signs of slowing down. Sherlock Holmes and The Young Victoria are his latest releases with Kick-Ass and Robin Hood arriving soon. Green Lantern will join John Carter of Mars on his list of longer term projects.

It shouldn’t be that long before we start seeing some legit images from Green Lantern, so keep your eyes peeled.

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