Green Lantern Screenwriter Updates Movie Progress

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:07 pm,

greenlantern Green Lantern Screenwriter Updates Movie Progress

Of all the comic book movies in development, perhaps none is as anticipated as the big screen adaptation of Green Lantern. While we’ve been on top of all the latest Green Lantern news here at Screen Rant, including the film’s $150M budget and casting rumors galore, there hasn’t much in the way of official news from Warner Brothers on the project’s progress.

Luckily, SCI FI Wire recently had the chance to sit down with screenwriter Marc Guggenheim, who filled in fans on some of the latest details.

In the interview, Guggenheim (who is also a comic book writer and the executive producer of ABC’s upcoming Sci-Fi drama Flash Forward) confirmed the movie will focus on DC’s Silver Age Green Lantern, fan-favorite Hal Jordan, and will explore the origins of the character and how we became a member of the Green Lantern Corps. He went on to explain that the goal of the film was to “do the best cinematic representation of the Green Lantern character.”

“You know, there’s no desire on anyone’s part to completely change the character and just call this other character Green Lantern and try to…draft off the name recognition. This is all about ‘How do we bring the best version of this character to the silver screen?’”

As for all of those casting rumors? Guggenheim dismissed them, saying “They’re all false…we haven’t chosen anyone yet.” Of course, Chris Pine and Bradley Cooper fans shouldn’t lose hope just yet, as Guggenheim clarified that there are a number of actors in consideration for the role and the studio is “still in the negotiations [process].”

For more details on casting and Guggenheim’s experience working on the project, check out the full interview at SCI FI Wire.

While there’s still a long way to go, Guggenheim’s assurances that the film will stick closely to the source material should do a lot to calm down the die-hard Green Lantern fans. What do you think? Does this make you even more excited for the Green Lantern movie?

Green Lantern is scheduled to open on June 17, 2011

Source: SCI FI Wire

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  1. Here’s hoping Rot Lop Fan makes an appearance

  2. I am REALLY looking forward to this movie as I have followed the Hal Jordan version of GL for over 30 years including his recent reincarnation by Geoff Johns…A little good news is better than nothing at all!!

    Thanks Rob !!

  3. Err… BTW, that’s Kyle Rayner, also known as “Ion” in the article pic, not Hal Jordan.

    Looking forward to this movie as well.

  4. That’s my bad, I selected the pic for the post, not Rob.


  5. The most anticipated comic book movie in development? Naaaaahhh. Gotta be Thor. Then again u did add ‘perhaps’, didn’t you? Hope that budget isnt an overkill.

  6. Haha. Yes, that “perhaps” makes all the difference. Personally, I’m more excited about Iron Man 2 and Thor, but Green Lantern has a HUGE fan base so this is definitely one of the more anticipated comic book adaptations in the pipeline.

  7. Definitely looking forward to this one. This could be DC’s “Iron Man”

  8. @ Xigbar

    You had to pick the only member of the GL corps whose ring is shaped like a bell and operates on soundwaves and not light wavelength… Didn’t he has his own chant too?

  9. all I want is a great story .

  10. all i will say is if warner have the sense to stick to the source material then they may just pull it off – the concept art was on the money with the costume – lets prey they get somebody to emmulate this character (hal jordan) or there will be a lot of p****d off fans out there

  11. I would say this is the single comic hero film I’m most excited about. I lost most of my excitement for Thor with the casting news. I expect Iron Man 2 to be more of the same as Iron man one pretty entertaining, but nothing special and We know nothing about Captain America except it’s a film about Captain America who I’m not really that big of a fan of. So GL for me. Though I do prefer Stewart as the Lantern this is still cool.

  12. What’s kinda weird about this film is that the story takes place in Los Angeles but its being filmed in Australia,,,

    Somthing about it being cheaper,,,

  13. Takes place in LA and not Coast City?

  14. I dnt knw what there calling the city but I do know that they sent a location team to LA to take photos of downtown and that they were going to recreate it in Austrialia. ???

  15. Austrialia is cheaper to film in.

  16. I thought the rapper/actor Common was the ideal choice to play Green Lantern when there were talks of the Justice League last year. Why wouldn’t the studio write a version of the Green Lantern as John Stewart and just keep Common in the role???

    Is Hollywood still not ready to see a black man as a superhero even in an age when we have the first black president?

    Just curious….


  17. Hear I mean…here here

  18. In addition, Common is not really a very good actor. At least not yet. Cant make a blockbuster with him in lead role. At least not yet. Easy.. and I’m black by the way. Sentiments aside

  19. yes yes very good