Green Lantern Begins Filming This Fall

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green lantern hal jordan Green Lantern Begins Filming This Fall

Production Weekly is reporting that the big-screen adaptation of Green Lantern is all set and scheduled to start filming in mid-September 2009 at an Australian location. This new start-date is a bit later than the previously reported Spring 2009 go-date for the film, but hey, at least things are getting underway.

However, this new Fall start-date still doesn’t leave much time for the filmmakers to finally decide on which actor is going to be playing the titular role of Green Lantern. Warner Bros., you guys better get on that!

For those not in the know, Green Lantern is a DC Comics superhero who wears a super-powered emerald ring that lets him create whatever objects his mind can imagine and his will can manifest, provided he’s not around the color yellow (don’t ask). There have been several incarnations of Green Lantern since the character’s inception back in 1940; the movie will focus on the most popular of the bunch, a test pilot named Hal Jordan who is given the emerald ring by a dying alien who crash-landed to earth.

We here at Screen Rant got an early look at the Green Lantern script details this past summer and it looked very promising. DC Comics movie adaptations have been hit or miss depending on how the filmmakers approach the source material, however, one positive sign for Green Lantern is that the movie will likely stick close to the fan-favorite “Emerald Dawn” storyline from the early 90′s, which re-imagined the origin of Hal Jordan in a more modern tone. If the final script for GL does in fact go the “Emerald Dawn” route, expect a  galaxy-spanning epic that die-hard GL fans and blockbuster movie-lovers should both enjoy (If it’s done right, of course.)

green lantern corps Green Lantern Begins Filming This Fall

So far, we know that Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is directing a script written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Still no word on who will be playing Green Lantern, or any of the other major characters in the film.

Green Lantern is still slated as a 2010 release. If you can’t wait that long, you can also check DC’s animated feature, Green Lantern: First Flight, which hits DVD/Blu-ray this summer (it’s basically another re-imagining of the Hal Jordan origin story).

How do you feel about the Green Lantern movie? Think it’s going to give Iron Man 2 a run for its money in the summer of 2010?

Sources: Production Weekly via Coming Soon

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  1. I’m pretty excited for this movie, but not as much as I am for IM2. I think both can be AWESOME films simply because of the directors. We know what Favs brings to IM, but I really like what Campbell did in Casino Royale. I really think that if GL is done right, it can make the Green Lantern a household name like Iron Man is now. What I am NOT expecting is GL to be another TDK. I’m not sure we’ll ever see that again from a comic based movie.

    Ok, this is out of left field, but how about Matthew McConaughey for Hal Jordan? He’s the right age, right build and if you look at this picture:

    He kinda looks like Hal.

  2. Who is in the running to play the Green Lantern?

  3. I hope that if the movie does well then the sequel will introduce John Stewart in some way. He’s always been my favorite GL.

  4. Good stuff. Wonder who’ll play Hal Jordan?

  5. I find myself not caring in the slightest about this project. I don’t know why exactly. I love the character, but I just don’t think I’ll enjoy a full-length feature about him.

  6. Mark,

    Yeah I’m feeling like that first full trailer for the film is going to have some “all or nothing” stakes facing it.

  7. Color me green with anticipation!

    What? Too soon? Didn’t make any sense? Okay, I’ll go back to my room now.

  8. Young William Shatner would be perfect if anyone has a time machine

    Jamie Bamber would be pretty damn cool and wouldn’t need queer padding to fill the suit

  9. We have a post coming up in a bit that answers the “who are they considering for Hal Jordan” question.

    And Lord Garth, I think you’re going to get a kick out of it. :-P


  10. I’m sorry but I think it can’t give Iron Man 2 a “run for its money” as the post says because the Green Lantern flick is going to be released on December 17, 2010. BTW I’m glad Warner Bros. has finally looking into more DC character films other than Batman and Superman.

  11. I think GL can give IM2 but it’s not going to be easy. Casino Royale was an awesome film that took Bond to a whole new level so I’ve got high expectations for the director here. They have to pick the right guy for the role, it’s crucial. I still think James Marsden would be perfect for Hal Jordan, doubtful though since he played Cyclops for Marvel.

  12. I’m hoping this movie will be a success. DC comics needs better movies under it’s belt. The Dark Knight was amazing and Watchmen looked sweet (haven’t actually seen it yet). But now that marvel’s making some stinkers (punisher: WZ) it’s time for DC to kick them while they’re down