Green Lantern Movie To Have Iron Man Vibe

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 6th, 2012 at 5:07 pm,

hal jordan green lantern movie Green Lantern Movie To Have Iron Man Vibe

We’ve got some good stuff regarding the Green Lantern movie from a couple of different sources. Both SuperHeroHype and Collider had a chance to talk to producer Donald De Line about the upcoming Warner Bros./DC Comics film – and so far it’s sounding promising.

Here are the bullet points for you:

  • They’re definitely going with the Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern.
  • A lot of time will be used to establish the character of Hal Jordan, so that audiences can connect with him prior to acquiring the ring that gives him his superpowers.
  • Big stakes and big action, but there will be humor in the film (think a similar tone to Iron Man, rather than The Dark Knight).
  • They are in pre-production, they have a production designer and a costume designer and they’re heading to Australia next week to scout locations.
  • They are NOT going for a younger Hal Jordan – they’re looking for someone in their late 20′s/early 30′s.

I’m pretty excited about this one – while I’ve never been a huge reader of the comic book, I’ve always been a fan of the character. While many people (myself included) think that Batman is the DC analogue to Marvel Comics’ Iron Man, there are others that say that Green Lantern is actually a better DC version of the armored avenger because he is also superpowered, but through technology.

So what do you think? After the Anton Yelchin scare, does this make you feel better about the film?

Green Lantern is currently scheduled to open on December 16, 2010.

Sources: SuperHeroHype, Collider

Image Source: Joe Bergeron

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  1. I still feel going with Jon Stewart would compliment the stern brute nature of batman in the JLA. However Hal should work just fine with superman’s personality.

  2. Im definitely glad to hear about this news. I too am not a big reader of the comic but am a huge fan of the character. And to hear these tidbits is reassuring. After seeing Watchmen this week and Re Watching Dark Knight over and over and over again, I am very excited to see how WB brings the Green Lantern to the big screen.

  3. This should be good as it is a formula that seems to work well with origin stories. The first Superman movie worked the same way and is STILL a great movie. I am glad that they are not going all dark like TDK. Curious as to how they will merge the character if a JLA movie is made. I’m thinking that IF this movie is a success, one of the sequels will involve the introduction of Jon Stewart as GL.

  4. I’m pretty excited to see how this will play out. Going with a tone similar to that of Iron Man (which I thought was a great film)is probably their best option for the first movie.

  5. Very very cool, I’m in Australia… now if i can get my agent to get me an audition.

  6. I’d like to see 3 separate movies with Hal, John, and Kyle all following connected story lines. I think that would allow access to a lot more of the Green Lantern universe. Then they could cap it all off with a Green Lantern Corp. movie.

  7. I don’t know if a full movie with Kyle is what they have in mind. This film is apparently going to be Hal’s origin story and have Sinestro before he is thrown out of the Corps. If they follow that line, the second movie will probably be about Sinestro’s fall from grace.
    There’s just so much history to cover, it will be difficult to “pick and choose” what is going to be on the screen. If they bring in some of the DC team, some creative retconning could be in order. As much as I’d like to see a movie for each of the 4 Green Lanterns of Earth capped off with say….the Sinestro Corps War, I don’t know if that’s what WB has in mind.

    (Let us pray- God, please let that be what WB has in mind….at least the Sinestro Corp War part.)

  8. the green latern is sounding relly good i am glad WB got a Director like martin campbell for the movie i think goodfor WB they want to do a justice legg movie so but i think it woud have bin good if they coud have goten the flash out for 2010 he is relly good in the Comics. This is good for WB well nolan is in talks for batman 3 can have another character do e

  9. By the time this is released I think the only people that will still be thinking John Stewart as GL will be the Cartoon Network fans of a few years back. Now that Hal has been on The Batman, Batman Brave & Bold, JL:Final Frontier, and his own animated film GL:First Flight this summer they have put the classic Green Lantern back front and center. From Super Friends to First Flight, from the Silver Age to today, Hal Jordan is the Green Lantern. It will be fun to see Guy, John, and Kyle in supporting roles later.