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The Good and the Flat-Out F**king Weird

By TK Burton | Industry | October 19, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Industry | October 19, 2009 |


Well, the comic book movie news gets both interesting and completely bizarre.

First, the good news. It appears that Jackie Earle Haley, to be seen next as Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, has been cast as Sinestro in the DC Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern picture (to be directed by Martin Campbell). This is outstanding news and gives me more hope for the flick -- Haley's got the chops to play Sinestro, an alien superpowered bad guy who is a sort of fallen angel from the Green Lantern Corps.

In the bizarre news category, rumors are a-flyin' regarding two new additions to Marvel's upcoming Kenneth Branagh-helmed Thor picture. No characters have been mentioned, but the rumor that stumbled out of the German edition of GQ is that those two new additions are Jude Law (huh. OK) and Robert DeNiro.

I'm sorry, whatthefuckdidyoujustsay?

Robert DeNiro? Really? I mean, I guess he did Stardust, so he's certainly not above genre pictures -- actually, it's modern DeNiro -- the sonofabitch isn't above anything these days. But yeah.

Anyway, take it with a grain of salt right now. I'll believe it when it comes from a more official source.



TK Burton is the Editorial Director. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.


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