While discussing the debut of Sinestro on a future episode of Cartoon Network's Green Lantern: The Animated Series, showrunner Giancarlo Volpe revealed that the character will be voiced by none other than Ron Perlman. Hit the jump to check out his comments.

Speaking with Newsarama, Green Lantern: The Animated Series showrunner Giancarlo Volpe discusses the show, as well as the debut of Sinestro (arguably Hal Jordan's greatest enemy) in the episode "Prisoner Of Sinestro". He confirms that the character wasn't originally brought on board the series because of its being in early development during the release of the 2011 Green Lantern film, in which Mark Strong played Sinestro. "The folks at DC Entertainment politely asked us to back off of Sinestro "for now" because they weren't really sure what his fate would be in the feature film [when we were in early development of the series]. They didn't know if his turn would be in the first one or later, and if you've seen the film they do hint at his turn to the Yellow Lanterns in the credits scene." Volpe expresses his pleasure in finally bringing the character onto the series, and even reveals who will be voicing him. "So seeing that gave us permission. It was great to finally get to put him in, because it doesn't feel quite like the Green Lantern universe unless he's in it. And I suppose I can tell you, we got Ron Perlman to play Sinestro! So, he lends a very interesting take and perspective on Sinestro's character. Plus that's a cool sci-fi fan gem there."

Ron Perlman is no stranger to voice acting in DC animated shows, having previously had roles in Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, and every Batman animated series since Batman: TAS. He has also played the title role in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy films. What do you think of the prospect of his voicing Sinestro? For the full first part of Newsarama's chat with Giancarlo Volpe, click the source link below.

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AUSSYACE - 1/11/2013, 3:38 PM
It just goes to show you how much depth is in the Green Lantern Universe these days when it has taken this long to introduce Sinestro into the Animated Series...

Ron Perlman will be great in the role...

Really looking forward to seeing the series continue where it left off...
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 1/11/2013, 3:41 PM
CavEl - 1/11/2013, 4:05 PM
@LEVITIKUZ - That gif gets funnier and funnier.

Let's hope we get a Superman TV show with Man of Steel.
Knightrider - 1/11/2013, 4:16 PM
Great choice, this show is great, but sad. Because it shows what the film could have been.
unknownfacts - 1/11/2013, 4:18 PM
Interesting,Green Lanturn the animated series is a real good show with lots of untapped potential.Hell any character that isn't Batman,Spiderman,and Superman has endless potential.It's not that those three character suck it's just they've been in the media eyes since the 60's with little time between shows.
SageMode - 1/11/2013, 4:35 PM
Perlman's the man, but i dont think his voice fits Sinestro. But we shall see.
Silentman - 1/11/2013, 4:45 PM
Pearlman for Sinestro? I see him more as Kilowog but he does fantastic work with all his stuff so he should do fine
JeffreyVeregge - 1/11/2013, 4:59 PM
Can't wait to see what Pearlman adds to one of my favorite characters. I loved Mark Strong as Sinestro, but seeing the man who brought Hellboy to life get his shot is exciting to see.
CeltiC527 - 1/11/2013, 5:03 PM
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DEATHbyEXILE - 1/11/2013, 5:06 PM
soberchimera - 1/11/2013, 5:08 PM
Great! Now we got all of the New Guardians, let's start the road towards Blackest Night!!
Super12 - 1/11/2013, 5:43 PM
Love this show
TheDetectiveComicRises - 1/11/2013, 5:51 PM
Great choice! He did a great job also voicing Killer Croc on The Batman! Welcome back again to the DCU Pearlman!
BIGBMH - 1/11/2013, 6:03 PM
Hmm. I like Perlman, but I don't think he really fits the character. His voice is kind of gruff and raspy, while Sinestro is very arrogant and refined. We'll see.
Berzerker93 - 1/11/2013, 6:33 PM

I agree, it seems like a weird choice to me. He's suited more for a big, badass, yet comedic character. Maybe someone like Lobo.
BlueDemon - 1/11/2013, 6:44 PM
PERFECT!!! Ron Perlman is the man

CeltiC527 - 1/11/2013, 7:34 PM
@SteveRogersSon are you trying to tell me that Josh Keaton, Grey DeLisle, Tom Kenny, Jadon Spisak, Phil Morris, Kurtwood Smith, Kevin Michael Richardson, and all of the other great voice actors that have been in GLTAS don't have talent!?!?!?
IronHood - 1/11/2013, 7:43 PM
@SageMode Agreed.
Optimus83 - 1/11/2013, 7:52 PM

and Mark Strong???
sharkman03191 - 1/11/2013, 8:36 PM
Dude, Perlman is one diverse actor. He's worked with some of the best in Hollywood.
DumbledoreCalrissian - 1/11/2013, 9:28 PM
I kinda always imagined Sinestro with a british accent.
KaneRomita - 1/11/2013, 9:29 PM
Just like BatmanTAS, SupermanTAS, Justice League and JLU, the Green Lantern series takes all the best elements from the comics and improves on it. Did you catch the reference to Alan Scott in Steam Lantern.? Personally, I'm hoping they revisit the steampunk world they've created and introduce the JSA there. JSA.!
FlixMentallo21 - 1/11/2013, 9:55 PM
Funny you should say that--when Sinestro first debuted in the Green Lantern comics in 1961, they based his likeness after David Niven.

I think Pearlman will do fine as Sinestro--just think of how he voiced Slade/Deathstroke on Teen Titans.
PeterParker1991 - 1/12/2013, 8:11 AM
Its about friggin' time

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