Jackie Earle Haley is making a career out of playing iconic villains or anti-heroes: He played Rorschach in this summer's Watchmen, and he's wearing the striped sweater and bladed glove of the new Freddy Krueger in the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street. But it looks like the Internet rumors about Haley taking on a third classic bad-guy role are just that.
It has been rumored that Haley is up for the role of Sinestro in the upcoming film, The Green Lantern. When we asked him about it on the Scream Awards red carpet in Hollywood last night, Haley laughed, saying, "People keep asking me about this. I don't know anything about it. ... I've got to learn who that is."
But don't count him out. He may don the Yellow Power Ring yet. After all, his fans are pretty vocal. Haley credited their Internet suggestions with getting him cast in the past. "When stuff like that is on the Internet, when people suggested me for Rorschach, I got to play Rorschach. People suggested me for Freddy [Krueger], and I've gotten the wonderful opportunity to do that, so if I'm being suggested for this, I have to go see what it is. I'm very curious."
So do you want to see Jackie Earle Haley play Sinestro? Is there anyone else you think he should be playing?
Just a thought: If Haley does play Sinsetro, there are going to have to be a lot of apple boxes on the set. Haley is 5 foot 5 1/2 inches tall, and Ryan Reynolds, who will be starring as Hal Jordan, is 6 foot 2.