The DC movie universe should already be three years old. We all thought, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy aside, that Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern was going to kick things off. It was a no-brainer. Much like Iron Man before him, Green Lantern was a very successful and popular comic character who was fairly well-known to the general public. He also had an everyman origin story which opened up the world to crazy possibilities. Fans surely figured, by 2014, we’d see Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern on screen with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash.
Then the movie opened, and things did not turn out well at all. While some enjoyed the movie, most heralded it as an epic failure on every level. Most importantly, the executives at Warner Bros. pretty much dismissed the film and instead focused on Superman as a new universe kickstarter, leading us to where we are now.
So where does that leave Green Lantern, The DC Comics superhero movie that doesn’t quite fit anywhere? It leaves the movie as the perfect subject of a Screen Junkies Honest Trailer. Check it out below. Read More »
After last year’s epic Batman v Superman announcement, everyone expects Warner Bros. to give fans tons of big news at Comic-Con this year. We’d already heard pretty definitively that the next bit film, Justice League directed by Zack Snyder, would hit in 2017. Given the casting of characters such as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, WB and DC seem to be readying other major superheroes for spin offs. Now, a rumored schedule has been released that shows the potential Warner Bros. and DC schedule through 2018. Not on the list? Batman. What is on the list? Shazam, Wonder Woman and a Flash/Green Lantern team up. See the Warner Bros DC schedule below. Read More »
Will we see Green Lantern in a Justice League movie? That’s not an April Fools’ speculation, but rather one obvious idea to kick around based on two recent quotes. The president of WB recently said that we can expect a new DC film series announcement soon — that’s not just one film, but a series — while David Goyer, one of the architects of the recent Batman and Superman films, says he’s interested in Green Lantern.
Sure, Green Lantern fell from grace after first first major movie outing, but the good news is that there’s a whole Corps of Lanterns out there, and Goyer (or another writer) could bring one or more of them into a new film. Read his comment below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
Max Landis may be off the Chronicle sequel, but he’s not done telling superpowered stories. The writer, who’s also known for his 2011 short The Death and Return of Superman, has indicated that he’d love to see a new version of Green Lantern — and that he actually plans to pitch another concept for Wonder Woman. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
It seems like just about every hot young star these days gets to tackle a superhero franchise, but Ryan Reynolds is the rare actor who has three under his belt. Unfortunately, none of them have quite worked out for him. Blade: Trinity didn’t have any successive sequels, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which he played Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool, was a critically panned box office disappointment, and Green Lantern fared even worse on both fronts.
Nevertheless, Reynolds remains enthusiastic about the upcoming Deadpool movie, which he reveals will actually acknowledge how terrible X-Men Origins: Wolverine was. He seems somewhat less excited, however, about the impending Justice League film, in which he says he has “very little interest.” Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
On paper, a Justice League movie sounds like a fantastic idea. The Marvel Cinematic universe proved that a cohesive superhero universe could earn high critical praise and staggering box office grosses, and the core members of the Justice League are arguably even more famous and beloved than those who make up the Avengers. Done well, it’s a project that could conceivably blow The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises out of the water.
In practice, however, it may be a different story. Though a few details have leaked out here and there, Will Beall‘s script is cloaked in mystery for the moment. Now some worrying reports indicate we may never get to see it come to life at all. According to anonymous insiders, WB has soured on Beall’s take and could be bringing in new writers to start fresh. Hit the jump to read more.
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Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
Here’s another one to file away in the Blu-ray collection of your wildest fantasies: Quentin Tarantino‘s Green Lantern. Crazy as it sounds, the filmmaker confirmed in a recent interview that he was approached for the gig, all the way back in the movie’s early stages.
Although Tarantino’s never been the comic book tentpole type, the timing of the project apparently made Warner Bros. believe it had an outside shot: Tarantino was coming off of Grindhouse‘s box office flop, an experience which had left his confidence so shaken he sought advice from master filmmakers Tony Scott and Steven Spielberg. Hit the jump to read Tarantino discuss Grindhouse‘s aftermath, Spielberg and Scott’s words of wisdom, and how he killed The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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