With the reports earlier this week that Peter Saarsgard is in talks to play villain Hector Hammond in Martin Campbell's Green Lantern, there's been a certain amount of speculation about whether Lantern uber-villain Sinestro will play a role. Yes, is the answer, and the word on the street is that Warners are only interested in one actor for the role: it's Rorschach himself, Jackie Earle Haley.
It's a rumour that's been floating around for a while, and Haley himself denied all knowledge last year. But Hitfix have been "making some phonecalls" and have learned that, following Watchmen and A Nightmare on Elm Street, Haley is currently seriously in favour at WB. Sinestro was certainly featured in last year's casting call, and as the character starts out as a mentor for Hal Jordan, attaining villainhood later on, it's reasonable to assume that his might be a supporting role in part one, setting up bigger things in hoped-for sequels.
Time will tell, and if Haley is more in the loop than he was last autumn, and preparing to polish his yellow ring (fnar), he's revealing nothing so far. We can but hope...
Green Lantern does, however, definitely star Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordon, and goes before the cameras soonish, for a summer 2011 release.