Green Lantern, please tell me it's not true!!!

Tony Whalen

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*spills more tar on Gabe*


Seriously, this is pretty much one of the worst ideas I've heard for a comic-to-movie adaptation. Worse than "Constantine" and "Catwoman".

I mean, if it was Plastic-Man, I would understand the comedy angle. But Green Lantern? WTF? (Although I must admit Sandler might make a passable Guy Gardner.
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*spills more tar on Gabe*


Seriously, this is pretty much one of the worst ideas I've heard for a comic-to-movie adaptation. Worse than "Constantine" and "Catwoman".

I mean, if it was Plastic-Man, I would understand the comedy angle. But Green Lantern? WTF? (Although I must admit Sandler might make a passable Guy Gardner.
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I hope this is just an ugly rumor. Sandler doesn't need a franchise and Green Lantern is about as straight laced a superhero as there is. Do the Denny O'Neill/Neal Adams stories and I'll be happy.
 

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I hope this is just an ugly rumor. Sandler doesn't need a franchise and Green Lantern is about as straight laced a superhero as there is. Do the Denny O'Neill/Neal Adams stories and I'll be happy.
 

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Over at the DC Comics boards. People are not convinced. Especially, since this Millar guy is having a beef with DC/Warner.
 

todd s

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Over at the DC Comics boards. People are not convinced. Especially, since this Millar guy is having a beef with DC/Warner.
 

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Not really a huge GL fan, but Adam Sandler as any superhero just doesn't fit.

If it's Hal Jordan, I like Nicolas Brendan(Xander on Buffy). He's not a big name star, so they have to cast the bignames around him(sort of like they did with the Punisher).
 

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Not really a huge GL fan, but Adam Sandler as any superhero just doesn't fit.

If it's Hal Jordan, I like Nicolas Brendan(Xander on Buffy). He's not a big name star, so they have to cast the bignames around him(sort of like they did with the Punisher).
 

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Is that "Smigel" as in Robert Smigel? If so, the man is a genius...in comedy, that is. I really don't know how he'll handle mixing comedy with action.

Also:
I love that episode!
 

Kevin Leonard

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Is that "Smigel" as in Robert Smigel? If so, the man is a genius...in comedy, that is. I really don't know how he'll handle mixing comedy with action.

Also:
I love that episode!
 

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Ambiguously Green Lantern...

"You think that's green? I don't know...looks kinda blue to me."
 

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Ambiguously Green Lantern...

"You think that's green? I don't know...looks kinda blue to me."
 

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I'll wait until Warner makes some kind of announcement before flying to Hollywood and tearing the studio down brick by brick.
 

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WQasn't kevin smith involved in the writing of the Green Lantern movie as well? I doubt he'd screw over his own work in the comic into a comed for the movie...
 

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You're getting your Greens confused.
Kevin Smith is (or was) writing the Green Hornet movie. And the comic books he wrote were Green Arrow, not Green Lantern.
 

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Millar just posted the following on his forum, in response to the suggestion that this might be another prank:


Holy mother of CRAP
 

Gabe D

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The thing is, this movie wouldn't be for Green Lantern fans, it would be for Adam Sandler fans. Of course it would suck if you took it seriously, like some kind of thoughtful interpretation of a mythos you deeply care about. So yeah, the whole idea may offend 1% of 1% of the people (translate: 75% online...), but it still has a lot of comic potential.

I just hope that Adam Sandler isn't the straight man. When he is the primary source of the comedy (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy) he can be hilarious. When he is the sympathetic guy and the supporting cast gets most of the gags (The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates) the movies are not always so funny.
 

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If it wouldn't be made for Green Lantern fans, then why are they using the property? Why not create a new character if you intend to alter the source material so much? By altering the character so radically, you're effectively killing its brand recognition, so why not go all the way and create a new franchise, instead of ruining the future of an existing one?
 

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Because (A) using an existing character is funnier, and (B) a new character wouldn't have the same built in name recognition.

I also don't think that this would ruin the future of Green Lantern any more than the 60's TV show killed Batman. In fact, I think it may have more potential to create interest in more serious Green Lantern material than a seemingly cookie cutter, flavor-of-the-moment comic book hero movie (see: Daredevil, Hulk, Punisher, Catwoman, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, etc.).
 

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