Green Lantern 2 scrapped?

Sinestro star Mark Strong “hasn’t heard anything” about Green Lantern 2, but is up for it

Green Lantern 2 Sinestro
Green Lantern 2 Sinestro
Mark Strong as Sinestro in 2011’s Green Lantern

Mark Strong, who played authoritarian space cop Sinestro in the Ryan Reynolds-starred 2011 turkey Green Lantern, isn’t convinced the planned sequel will play out after all.

“I would be surprised if they made a second one because I’ve heard nothing about it in quite a while now,” Strong told MTV News.

“I really like Green Lantern,” he continued “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.”

Teased in the closing credits was the eventual transformation of Sinestro into the supervillain that comic fans know and love (to hate), wielding the yellow ring of fear.

“A lot of people seemed to be confused by him putting on the ring at the end of the movie,” Strong continued. “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.

“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.”

Pick up Green Lantern on DVD for £4.90, or on Blu-ray for £8 from Amazon.co.uk.