Mark Strong: ‘It’s a shame John Carter and Green Lantern flopped’
Actor Mark Strong says he’s disappointed that sci-fi blockbuster John Carter and superhero movie Green Lantern ended up being Box Office duds.
The British star, now well-known in Hollywood for his villainous performances, also claimed he would have been “well up for” reprising his role as Sinestro in a Green Lantern sequel.
Asked if there are any ‘overlooked classics’ on his CV in an interview with Metro, Strong replied:
“John Carter and Green Lantern: I don’t naturally gravitate towards sci-fi movies, but I could see the merit in them and was fascinated by how they were shot and would turn out.
“Neither did particularly well, which is a shame.
“I was disappointed Green Lantern didn’t get a sequel. I was really looking forward to Sinestro harnessing the power of fear and putting on the yellow suit, I was well up for it – but these things are dictated by economics and they felt it didn’t make enough money.”
John Carter cost a colossal $250 million to make but pulled in just $283 million worldwide, while Green Lantern grossed a similarly dire $220 million on a $200 million budget.
Strong’s latest movie Welcome To The Punch, in which he plays a gangster forced out of hiding, is out at UK cinemas from today. Find showings near you on WOW247
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