DC Movie Update: Sinestro Screen Test & ‘Dark Knight’ Bonus Footage

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:28 pm,

In a recent blog post where he discussed the possibility of bringing the Blue Beetle to the small screen, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns also talked about progress on the forthcoming Green Lantern film. Specifically, Johns talked about being on set for a recent screen test of actor Mark Strong as Sinestro, the archenemy of the Green Lantern Corps.

Writing for the Official DC Universe blog, Johns had high praise for the actor saying, “if you like Sinestro you’re going to love Mark Strong as Sinestro.” Check out Johns’ full remarks below:

“I just returned from New Orleans, where GREEN LANTERN is deep in production set for release in June 2011. GREEN LANTERN has an unreal crew and cast. Grant Major – the Production Designer on LORD OF THE RINGS. Martin Campbell – the director of CASINO ROYALE. And Mark Strong from SHERLOCK HOLMES and KICK-ASS as Sinestro. And while I was there, there was a test on Sinestro. How he looks. How he moves. An amazing test.

Unfortunately, that test is top secret.

I can say with confidence, however, if you like Sinestro you’re going to love Mark Strong as Sinestro. Powerful, regal, intimidating. Mark clearly has done his research and embraced every aspect of what makes Sinestro one of the greatest, most complex characters within the vast, epic universe of the Green Lantern Corps. I think you’ll be as psyched as I am when you finally see him.”

I had the opportunity to speak briefly with Geoff Johns at the C2E2 convention in April. While he couldn’t say much about production on the Green Lantern, Johns did express his belief that Ryan Reynolds had nailed the character of Hal Jordan and would be great the role. Hearing the veteran comic book writer offer equally high praise for Mark Strong, who also flexed his villainous muscle in Sherlock Holmes and Kick-Ass, is definitely a great sign and only increases my anticipation for the film.

Dark Knight Bonus Footage

Dark Knight New Bonus Features DC Movie Update: Sinestro Screen Test & Dark Knight Bonus Footage

In other DC movie news, the company recently announced that fans of The Dark Knight could now check out 31 minutes of unreleased bonus footage from the film by downloading a copy of the movie via iTunes, Amazon OnDemand or Cable OnDemand beginning in July. DC is releasing the new material to coincide with the company’s 75th anniversary.

Frankly, I find it pretty annoying that my Blu-ray copy of The Dark Knight doesn’t already have all of these behind-the-scenes features, but whatever. To be honest, I think some of these are only new in the sense that the same material has been edited together differently. I could swear I’ve seen the behind-the-scenes features with Hans Zimmer and the Bat-Pod before. Do any of these special features look familiar to our European readers?

That’s the latest in DC movie news for the day. What do you think of Geoff Johns’ description of Sinestro? Are you more excited about Green Lantern? Will you buy the new digital download of The Dark Knight to get these bonus features, or are you content with your current DVD or Blu-ray copy?

Source: The Source – DC Blog

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  1. I have to agree I’m fairly certain my bluray copy of tdk has those special features. The prolouge seems definitly farmiliar

  2. my brother has the BR and i havent really seen any of the features on it (yet). can you post an update over whether the bonus stuff is worth getting when it comes out. thanx

  3. It appears that some of these features are indeed on the USA Blu-ray, but they are titled differently. I’d venture to say that not every bit of footage here is already on the Blu-ray, though. Personally, that really chaps my ass. They should make the content available over BD-Live at least, or better yet, allow us to send off a proof of purchase tab to receive a disc in the mail. The Blu-ray of The Dark Knight is STILL at the top of sales charts, so it would have been nice to get a little something back.

  4. I find it funny that Johns(whom I think is a brilliant comic book writer) is praising Reynolds and Strong..I mean what else is he going to say? Of course he’s going to say those things. He’s promoting the film and that means he going to stand behind the actors.

  5. 100% percent with you greenknight. I role my eyes everytime someone says something like this and a fan gets all excited lol like it means anything. Did you expect him to say they suck and are ruining the characters?

    • Daniel – are your eyes ever NOT rolling? perpetual roll 24/7 – j/k

      I agree with you, means absolutely nothing that a writer or director praises actors, especially before the movie is released (or even finished photography in this case). It’s the comments after the movie’s run is when comments get interesting (maybe even meaningful)

    • Yes but I tihnk it is a little different when it comes from someone in the industry and close to the characters themselves.

      I think it holds a little more weight so to speak. Especially now since Superhero movies are scruntinized(sp?) a little more.

  6. Anyone hear that GL2 has already been given the go ahead?

  7. I’m still not sold on Reynolds as Hal. I’ll believe it when I see it that he “nails” it, at least how I picture how Hal should be.

  8. Ryan reynolds needs to go AWAY. Enough. Chris Evans too. Get these clowns out of there.

    • @Santino Corleone

      Your views are highly subjective. Can you please contrast your opinions with some objectivity? :-)

  9. Thanks for posting about those extra 31 minutes. One website made it seem like it was 31 extra movie minutes. I was all set to download iTunes and buy a 3rd copy of TDK until I read this.

  10. I was reading-up on Green Lantern Rebirth and was thinking of a perfect character play-out and departure point for Sinestro.

    Since at first Sinestro was a Green Lantern and taught Hal Jordan most of everything he knows, he couldn’t possibly be a threat in the first movie. But being the pompous megalomaniac he was he desired power and order of the universe instead of being the Corps errand boy. So when Parralax shows up during the course of the movie, he develops a admiration for his ability to cause fear and use the fear as power (Since everything depends on fear), so he gets the idea of somehow harnessing that power somehow). In Emerald Twilight Sinestro is let out of his prison in the Corps Battery (Where Parralax was also imprisoned) and after fighting Hal Jordan after he was possessed by Parralax, he got his neck snapped. But nobody knew until Rebirth that Sinestro was actually just a Yellow Element manifestation to throw off the Corps to make further plans for the Sinestro Corps War, so I was thinking that in the very end of Green Lantern or in the sequel that it could reveal that Sinestro is alive and has formed an aliiance of other creatures from all over the galaxy to form the Sinestro Corps.

    Now that would make a film.

  11. I’m pretty sure all of them, except for the Upping the Ante I think… this is the Australian 2Disc DVD version