The upcoming Green Lantern HBO Max series has started picking up pace in the casting department, and there’s a new report that suggests the name of the actor who might play the role of everyone’s favorite Green Lantern villain. We are talking about the leader of the Fear Corps, Sinestro. However, in the show we will see the Sinestro who was still one of the most important members of the Green Lantern Corps. He held the role till he was exposed for his tyrannical rule over Korugar, which resulted in him becoming the villain we all know so well.
A new report from The Illuminerdi mentions that Game of Thrones star Tobias Menzies is in consideration to play the role of Thaal Sinestro. And looking at the roles he has played in big projects like Game of Thrones, Outlander, and The Crown, he might be the best choice to play the role of Sinestro.
For those who aren’t well versed with the Green Lantern story, here’s a short character description for Sinestro:
“The greatest of all the Green Lanterns, Sinestro is akin to a warrior monk, the personification of grace under pressure. He serves as the strategic commander for the Corps and all Lanterns follow his orders without question. Although he is revered for his unmatched will power and wisdom, a darker destiny belies his otherwise Zen demeanor.”
If Tobias Menzies is finally cast for the role of Sinestro, he will join Finn Wittrock (Guy Gardner) and Jeremy Irvine (Alan Scott) and they will be joined by other Lanterns like Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, and there’s also going to be a new Lantern named Bree Jarta.
Here’s the synopsis of the upcoming show:
“From HBO Max, DC, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television comes a bold adaptation of the iconic comic book franchise, a saga spanning decades and galaxies. Green Lantern will depict the adventures of a multitude of Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott — Earth’s first Green Lantern, who, true to the comics, is a gay man — and many more. The series will also include fan favorites such as Sinestro and Kilowog, and will also introduce new heroes to the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps.”
What are your thoughts about Tobias Menzies possibly playing the role of Sinestro?