Here's a bit of news that came out the other day. AICN has reported a "pretty reliable" rumor from a source that is working on the film. Martin Campbell is working on finalizing the rest of the cast for the Green Lantern movie (we saw the casting call sheet HERE). According to the source, Jackie Earle Haley is at the top of the list to play the role of Sinestro. Haley, as you should know, played Rorschach in the Watchmen movie and will be playing Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare On Elm Street reboot. Haley will also be playing the role of "Guerrero" on the Human Target TV show in 2010.
Sinestro will have to be played by someone that could help carry the movie. Sinestro is a character that shouldn't be taken lightly. Having Jackie Earle Haley play the role could just work. Since this is still in the rumor stage, all we can do is cross our fingers for now and hope for the best.
AICN also mentioned that it looks like the Superman cameo could also happen if DC can get their legal issues straight (the idea of a Superman cameo has been mentioned almost a year ago). Having another DC character in the movie could help to solidify their 'superhero' universe if they plan on taking any ques from Marvel. I'm fine with that as long as it makes sense and doesn't overshadow the main characters in the movie.
What do you think about Jackie Earle Haley as Sinestro? Does this get you more excited about the Green Lantern movie?
Apparently Jackie Earle Haley himself has debunked this rumor. At the Scream Awards he mentioned that he's been hearing about this but doesn't know anything about a role for the movie. Maybe this could put the idea into the casting director's mind?