[Movies] Mark Strong Talks About A Sequel To Green Lantern Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.23.2013
MTV spoke with Mark Strong about the Green Lantern film from 2011 in which he talks about the possibility of a Green Lantern sequel even after a disappointing performance at the box office. He played Sinestro in the film.
He said: "I really like 'Green Lantern'. I don't have a problem with it at all. But it just didn't seem to do anything at the box office or it didn't do what they were hoping it would do at the box office. I think that more than anything, economics, dictates whether or not they make another one. I think it's a real shame. I loved making 'Green Lantern' and I loved playing Sinestro and I was really excited about the direction that he was going to take in the second one."
During the final moments of the film, Sinestro grabs a yellow power ring and puts it on, which appeared to be setting up the Sinestro Corps for the sequel.
He added: "A lot of people seemed to be confused by him putting on the ring at the end of the movie. They felt that it came out of nowhere. All it was, during the credits, there was a sequence which was a nod to where the trilogy was intending to head to. It wasn't ever meant to be part of the story of the first film."
In the comics, Sinestro puts on the yellow power ring forged by the Weaponers of Qward after being banished to an antimatter universe by the Green Lantern Guardians. Sinestro is now one of the most prominent villains of the Green Lantern Corps and created his own Sinestro Corps with the most feared beings in the universe.
Strong said: "I would be surprised if they made a second one because I've heard nothing about it in quite a while now. What that standalone moment was intended to relate to was where the movies were headed and that, for me, would have been very exciting because the putting on of the ring and the whole suit turning yellow would have been great fun."