Mark Strong is poised to bring Dr. Thaddius Sivana to life in Shazam!, but it sounds like he doesn't consider it to be his first DC Extended Universe role.
During a visit to Shazam!'s set, Mark Strong spoke a bit about his role as Sivana, and how it contrasts to playing Sinestro in 2011's Green Lantern. As Strong put it, he considers the Ryan Reynolds-led film to be an entry in the
"It is part of the
For some DC fans, this will surely be a surprise, as Green Lantern is often regarded to be one of the most-panned comic book movies in recent history. Granted, it is kinda easy to see why Strong would have that interpretation, seeing as the DCEU's reboot, Green Lantern Corps, hasn't gotten out of the early stages in recent years.
“You look at everything that worked and didn’t work, on anything,” Geoff Johns, who is penning the most recent version of the Green Lantern Corps script, explained last year. “Like revamping a character, reintroducing a character, I’ve done it a lot. The creative kind of viewpoint and way into the character and rebooting and changing it and reintroducing
“And right now, look, I’m just writing a script, and hopefully this script gets into a place where Warner Bros., and DC, Walter and everybody — [once] they’re really excited about it, when we get that right, then we’ll move ahead on the project,” Johns added. “But we gotta get it right.”
Aquaman is in theaters now. Upcoming DC films include Shazam on April 5, 2019, Joker on October 10, 2019, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020, The Batman on June 25, 2021, and The Suicide Squad on August 6, 2021.