Green Lantern Gets The Green Light

Published 5 years ago by , Updated January 8th, 2010 at 8:46 pm,

green lantern origin ryan reynolds as hal jordan costume Green Lantern Gets The Green Light

Following the news that Green Lantern has acquired an award-winning film crew comes the news that the project has officially been green-lit. I think you’ll agree that’s a very important piece of the puzzle to put into place!

Word of Green Lantern officially moving forward comes from the visual effects supervisor, Karen Goulekas (Spider-Man, The Day After Tomorrow), who announced it on her blog. She said the film got green-lit a couple of days ago (Wednesday) and that shooting will take place ten weeks from now. Here’s what Goulekas wrote:

“Wow! Been a long time since I posted! But today is a day worth posting about!

Green Lantern got the official green light today! And not a second too soon – only 10 weeks out from shooting!

While it’s great news we are a go – now we have to actually get our prep done in 10 weeks!


But we have an amazing crew – so we will make it happen!”

Note: Supposedly Green Lantern is to have over 1300 visual effects shots. So take notice of the people who will be responsible for those as much as you would the director (Martin Campell – Casino Royale) or the stars…

So we have the project now green-lit and Ryan Reynolds in the titular role but we still have the little issue of the rest of the cast, who have yet to be, well, cast. Speculation has been fervent on the internet amongst Green Lantern fans as to who should be the villain and who should play him. Sinestro is the most often mentioned villain and people seem to be liking Hugo Weaving for the role. The love interest, Carol Ferris, has also been talked a lot about, with fives names including Jennifer Garner, Diane Kruger, Eva Green, Keri Russel and Blake Lively reportedly being considered for the role.

Which of those lovely ladies would you like to see on the arm of The Green Lantern? And who would you like to see go toe-to-toe with him?

Green Lantern is scheduled to hit theaters on June 17th, 2011. More to come from Screen Rant on the project as the news inevitably comes out.

Source: SuperHeroHype and Kegfx

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  1. I think John Malkovich would make a delightfully evil Sinestro, and I still stand behind my original casting idea of Jennifer Connelly as Carol Ferris. For fun, I say cast Sly Stallone as the voice of Kilowog.

  2. I’d like to hear some more casting, but with Martin Campbell directing I’m there, really not a fan of the character but with Campbell and Reynolds involved I’m sure it will be quality.

  3. I just dont like the way he looks in the mask its almost funny to me… i could see hime as Wade/Deadpool, cuz the mask covers his whole face but as far as the what he looks like in that picture up top im not feeling it now that i looked at it again while i read this im not sold ont this at all…..

  4. Maybe Summer Glau. She already has a huge fan base with firefly and terminator tv series so it might be able to draw that crowd to this kind of franchise. Also, we all seen she can do action scenes.

    Sinestro maybe someone like Guy Pierce or James Purefoy or maybe even Denzel Washington. If Denzel can be bad ass for Training Day I sure he can bring something to being Sinestro.

  5. This is a great relief!
    Glad to hear it got the Go Ahead.

  6. In my opinion “the yet to be made movie” that would shatter all box office records, including Avatar, would be a movie version of the comic book classic “Camelot 3000″….especially if the undertaking is done by James Cameron. It would definitely be an awesome adventure flick ( providing there is no diversion from the original plot). A movie of that magnitude would also end up being the costliest ever made.
    Does anyone know if plans are in the works for such a production?

  7. dude i just read the plot to “Camelot 3000″ and let me tell you how i got confused just reading it, im good with that movie being made that thing had bomb writen alll over it.

  8. Jennifer Garner would be the best Carol Ferris. Hope she’ll get the part.

  9. I still think Hugo Weaving would be fantastic as Sinestro and I like the idea of Summer Glau as Carol. I’m just psyched that they’re going forward with this movie!

  10. Dammit Martin Campbell, go direct the next Bond, they need you!! lol

    Oh well, but I’m definitely going to watch this to see what Campbell can do with a comic book character…

  11. HUGO!!! HUGO!!!! HUGO!!!!!

  12. Mr. Weaving….this is your destiny!

  13. I like the ideas of Hugo Weaving or John Malkovitch being Sinestro, but i’m not sure about Carol Ferris though.

  14. Wasn’t the release date June 17th 2011 (instead of July 7th as the post says)? Did I miss something in the last months? Nice to see the film moving forward but the casting should be already done by now if they plan filming on March.

  15. meh Im all for lesser/no names for the rest of the cast.

  16. This website keeps mentioning Hugo Weaving as if he’s already been cast. In fact, Hugo Weaving is busy working on a very different film this month, has another to promote next month and would probably not be interested in a role like this to begin with. The only actor credibly linked to the Sinestro role has been Jackie Earl Haley. Hollywood tends to want younger actors for projects like these anyhow, regardless of fan preference. Genre fans need to learn more about Hugo Weaving’s real priorities as an actor and respect that he doesn’t, in fact, want to spend his career playing comic book villains. When he does accept Hollywood roles, they’re different from film to film.