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#41 of 130 OFFLINE   Rennie Cowan

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Posted May 11 2009 - 08:41 AM

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.

#42 of 130 OFFLINE   TerryRL

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Posted May 11 2009 - 09:58 AM

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.
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#43 of 130 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted May 11 2009 - 10:22 AM

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

#44 of 130 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted May 12 2009 - 12:21 AM

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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.

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

#45 of 130 OFFLINE   Eric F

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Posted May 12 2009 - 09:26 AM

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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.
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.

#46 of 130 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted May 12 2009 - 10:01 AM

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.

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Posted May 12 2009 - 10:22 AM

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

#48 of 130 OFFLINE   Charles Knox

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Posted May 13 2009 - 08:41 AM

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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.


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

#49 of 130 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted May 27 2009 - 04:53 AM

Check out this fan-made GL trailer with Nathan Fillion in the lead role (which I'd be onboard with Nathan as Hal):

YouTube - Green Lantern Trailer
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#50 of 130 OFFLINE   mike caronia

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Posted May 27 2009 - 05:55 AM

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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#51 of 130 OFFLINE   Brian D H

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Posted May 27 2009 - 09:50 AM

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Check out this fan-made GL trailer with Nathan Fillion in the lead role (which I'd be onboard with Nathan as Hal):

YouTube - Green Lantern Trailer


That is awesome! I can only hope that any movie is as good as that fake trailer!
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Posted May 27 2009 - 02:13 PM

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Check out this fan-made GL trailer with Nathan Fillion in the lead role (which I'd be onboard with Nathan as Hal):

YouTube - Green Lantern Trailer


That was great!
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#53 of 130 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted May 29 2009 - 07:19 AM

I just read that Nathan Fillion saw the fan made trailer and thought it was great.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#54 of 130 OFFLINE   TerryRL

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Posted July 10 2009 - 11:04 PM

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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Posted July 11 2009 - 12:26 AM

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.
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#56 of 130 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted July 11 2009 - 01:31 AM

So who's going to get cast as Guy Gardner? 
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Posted July 11 2009 - 03:16 AM



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So who's going to get cast as Guy Gardner? 

I hope you are just joking.

#58 of 130 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted July 11 2009 - 04:12 AM

You know it's only a matter of time if the GL franchise catches on.

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Posted July 11 2009 - 04:22 AM

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

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Posted July 11 2009 - 05:15 AM

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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