"Green Lantern" movie news...

Discussion in 'Movies' started by TerryRL, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Rennie Cowan

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    Sydney is the best place to shoot a Green Lantern movie, especially if the budget is going to be that high. Fox Studios Australia was one of the best investments Fox ever made. I visited Fox Studios Australia first-hand back in 1999 while they were building sets for Attack of the Clones. Fox Studios Australia has the largest sound stages anywhere. Glad to see DC working on other comic book characters; my thought is whether or not Green Lantern will be a dark piece. Marvel Entertainment doesn't impress me a whole lot, as their comic-book adaptations tend to be for a very young audience (17 years old and under). With films like The Dark Knight, I know that DC and WB take the comic book adaptation to whole different level.
     
  2. TerryRL

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    From what WB has eluded to (and especially judging by the script), the tone of "Green Lantern" will more akin to "Iron Man" than it will TDK.
     
  3. Greg_S_H

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    As it should be. Hal J.'s origin story should basically be a fighter pilot movie with a superhero. Top Ring.
     
  4. Sam Favate

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    Not a fighter pilot, but a test pilot, no? There's a difference. We don't need any more "warrior" takes on characters.
     
  5. Eric F

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    Well, in the New Frontier, Hal was a fighter pilot first, then a test pilot afterwards, so he could be both. Either way the story works.
     
  6. Greg_S_H

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    In either case, my only point was that the movie works better if it has a similar tone to Iron Man or Top Gun rather than the Dark Knight. I was going to just say, "It should be Top Ring," but I wasn't sure if anyone would get what I was going for without any context. Not trying to insult any intelligences with that, but I sometimes know what I mean in my head but it doesn't come across.
     
  7. TravisR

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    You got that right. Dark and gritty works for the Batman character but I don't see that working for many other superhero movies.
     
  8. Charles Knox

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    A more dark and gritty plot would have worked great for Wolverine, but you are right about Green Lantern and other characters like Spiderman.
     
  9. Patrick Sun

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    How about Vincent Chase for Hal Jordan?
    He was Aquaman, so maybe DC would be scared off...but the guy needs work..
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    That is awesome! I can only hope that any movie is as good as that fake trailer!
     
  12. todd s

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    That was great!
     
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    I just read that Nathan Fillion saw the fan made trailer and thought it was great.
     
  14. TerryRL

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    Ryan Reynolds officially cast as Green Lantern.

    http://weblogs.variety.com/bfdealmemo/2009/07/ryan-reynolds-is-the-green-lantern.html
     
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    I was hoping to see Reynolds as Flash, but this'll work. Nice to see him get a high-profile gig, and this should be a good sci-fi action film.
     
  16. Patrick Sun

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    So who's going to get cast as Guy Gardner?
     
  17. Charles Knox

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    I hope you are just joking.
     
  18. Patrick Sun

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    You know it's only a matter of time if the GL franchise catches on.
     
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    Cool. I think Reynolds will do fine.

    By the way, here's that script review I read a year ago that has me salivating. Spoilers, obviously:

    http://geekscape.net/features/view.php?featureID=689cf904ca3ed0b594de702525ae51c5
     
  20. Charles Knox

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    I know they will eventually cast other actors for various GL Corp members, but I hope they leave out Guy, G'nort, and the chipmunk Lantern.
     

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