With HBO Max’s upcoming Green Lantern series continuing to fill out the ranks of its cast, it appears the series is close to making its choice for an iconic DC villain. As first reported by The Illuminerdi, The Crown star Tobias Menzies is in negotiations to portray Sinestro in the DC series.
During the 2020 Television Critics Association press tour, producers first revealed that Sinestro will play a role in the series. If he accepts the offer, Menzies will join Finn Wittrock, who will play Guy Gardner in the show. Additionally, Jeremy Irvine is rumored to join the cast as Alan Scott as well.
The first season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes and begin in 1941 with the very first Green Lantern, Alan Scott, before transitioning to Guy Gardner’s story in 1984. The series will be co-written and executive produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, with Grahame-Smith serving as showrunner.
Created by John Broome and Gil Kane, Sinestro first appeared in Green Lantern (vol. 2) #7 in August 1961. A former Green Lantern Corps member, he was dishonorably discharged for abusing his power. Since then he has become the archenemy of Hal Jordan and founder of the Sinestro Corps. Mark Strong first played the supervillain opposite Ryan Reynolds in 2011’s Green Lantern.
Tobias Menzies received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Starz’s Outlander. Additionally, the English actor touts memorable roles in hit TV shows like The Crown and Game of Thrones as well.
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