Now that Ryan Reynolds has scored the plum role of Hal Jordan, it’s worth wondering how the rest of the “Green Lantern” cast will shake out. While his presence in the film isn’t officially known, it’s very likely that Sinestro—Jordan’s former mentor turned nemesis—could play a role in the movie.
Assuming Sinestro is headed for “Green Lantern’s” space sector, here are five actors that would do the part justice:
As a man who practically disappears into his performances, Day-Lewis’ take on Sinestro could provide the necessary balance between mild-mannered mentor and ruthless enemy—an emotional rift felt not just by the betrayed Jordan, but by the audience as well.
Though he’s not the best physical match for Sinestro, he can certainly embody all the deviousness required from Green Lantern’s greatest adversary.
For a family-friendly film, Irons’ take on the traitorous lion set the standard for evil vocal performances—and with his lanky visage and wry smile, Irons could reemerge as an iconic villain in the form of Sinestro.
Like Day-Lewis, Pearce is often unrecognizable from role to role. He’s also equally adept at playing heroes and villains, a chameleonic trait at the very core of Sinestro’s character.
But hey, if Reynolds can juggle two comic book characters, why can’t Oldman?
Who do you think should play Sinestro in the “Green Lantern” film? Give us your best suggestions in the comments! Also, feel free to suggest other characters—or actors—that you’d like to see featured in future editions of SECRET IDENTITY!