Green Lantern… a comedy??

Published 11 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 11:51 am,

Man oh man oh man… if this isn’t the reason for the existence of, I don’t know what is…

From CBR:

“Not only is the planned “Green Lantern” movie featuring the Kyle Raynor Green Lantern character, but the executive in charge of making the Green Lantern movie wants to make it a comedy. The choice for the ring bearer?”

“Jack Black.”

Jack Black? Green Lantern a COMEDY? Now admittedly I don’t follow the comic book, but apparently Kyle Raynor is a rather controversial Green Lantern. Why not go with the well-established Hal Jordan or even John Stewart (currently GL on Cartoon Network’s very popular Justice League).

Can someone please explain to me why DC seems to be genetically incapable of getting their act together and producing decent superhero movies from their great archive of characters, while Marvel pumps out one killer movie after another?

Oy, it makes my head hurt…


[July 16, 2004: Story update here]

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  1. From what I’ve heard the movie industry is doing bad because people download movies for free. I find that very hard to believe, I think the movie industry is doing bad because of bad movies. And how casting Jack Black as the Green Lantern is gonna make superhero movies any better is hard for me to believe. Hey WB while you’re at it why don’t you cast Carrot Top as Superman?

  2. Not that I download movies of course… but hyptothetically speaking I would say that this would be equitable:

    Stop showing commercials in movie theaters when I’ve paid $9 for the privilege and then I’ll stop downloading movies.

    Since I have Netflix, I watch as many as I want for a flat fee, so I have no desire to download. Doesn’t stop movie theater commercials from aggravating the heck out of me though.


  3. I disagree with the idea of Jack Black as a superhero period.

  4. If Warner make this movie, I will go to the usa and KILL every person who participated in the making of this film… I’m the one true green lantern fan, that’s why if they make a s***** adaptation of my GOD i must burn ’em

  5. Your wrong Joe, Jack Black should play Wonder Boy in a major motion picture :) Green Lantern? Jeez I hope not, but I’ll go see it and feel depressed afterwards anyway. Im still traumatized from the Hulk.

    Pray that they stop looking for comic book directors in Hong Kong!! (they probably work for pennies on the dollar)

  6. Hey, a “Wonder Twins” movie is going to be made… why don’t they put Jack in that instead?


  7. WHY GOD WHY ?!?! Lets have the WB turn the godfather in to a Zany 30 min weekly sitcom ? Why not add Brittnay Spears as the Charmmed ones mystery 5th sister ? Why not drug test every one at the WB and get the help they realy need.

  8. Making Green Lantern a comedy is a disrespect with his fans and with a superhero that exists since 1940 and has never had a decent film that lives up to his rich story. I believe if they make Green Lantern a comedy nobody will look at this superhero seriously anymore and the chance of making an eye candy science fiction movie with lots of special effects and lots of action will be lost forever.

  9. look’s like someone has managed to cheese the Uk off, I hear there’s some Regualar Joe making an non official trailer of John Stewart’s GL. think he’s a bit upset, turning the GL into a comedy.

  10. Jack Black is not green lantern. Can you see him in tights? Yick!

    A GL movie (done properly as in not a comedy) could put DC/WB in the running with Marvel.

    Why not have Hal and Kyle in the movie?? Passing the torch kinda deal.