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Lobo
03-08-2009, 07:49 PM
http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=8152

Late 20's early 30's, perfect :up:

Lane & Kent
03-08-2009, 09:45 PM
This is great news

GL's Light
03-08-2009, 11:56 PM
Here's the Q&A with De Line that Collider has up:

Question: Is Green Lantern going to be a straight up conventional action comic book movie or is it more of a comedy?

Donald De Line: It is absolutely a big action/adventure piece and fantasy obviously as we go out into space with the Green Lantern. And its Hal Jordan. It will absolutely have a sense of humor as well, character based humor. So its not dark it that regard.

Question: Is it more like an Iron Man?

Donald De Line: I would say the tone absolutely wants to live in that kind of a world.

Question: A lot of fandom seems to be excited by comic book movies and they seem to be a huge part of the box office. Is this project definitely green lit and going?

Donald De Line: It is definitely going as much as anything is in the movie business right now. Were in pre-production. We have Martin Campbell directing it. We have our production designer and costume designer. Were heading off to Australia to scout next week. Its on the release calendar. I feel like wed have to do something really wrong to stop it from happening. But I think were absolutely going to keep it on the track.

Question: Well it seems to me that the Marvel movies have done such a good job at introducing other characters into their movies like they did in Iron Man with Nick Fury. Are you guys already thinking about say introducing another DC character in Green Lantern?

Donald De Line: I havent gone there because Im just doing Green Lantern, but DC Comic is a part of Warner Bros. and they both have a very large agenda with that. So I think theyve got all kinds of things in the works. Yeah, definitely.

The Major
03-09-2009, 12:04 AM
Can't wait to see this. :up:

SuperFerret
03-09-2009, 12:07 AM
question: Is it more like an iron man?

Donald de line: I would say the tone absolutely wants to live in that kind of a world.

Yes!

Webhead2006
03-09-2009, 12:36 AM
read the deline articles on shh/moviehole/etc... links pretty nice interview, and we have known for months now they are planning for mid 20s-early 30s actor for hal due to the age in the script. I seriously cant wait to hear who is picked as hal and i hope he is the right suited actor for the job and does well.

Chewy
03-09-2009, 12:43 AM
He says absolutely a lot

dude love
03-09-2009, 03:53 AM
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.

Oh god, I hope there's no six hour wait like Spider-Man, Hulk, etc. Iron Man had perfect timing and because of it, there's no excuse to waste so much time anymore.

I SEE SPIDEY
03-09-2009, 04:09 AM
I disagree, Iron Man did nothing but build his suit in that movie. It was almost like a running gag. And Batman Begins wasted far more time.

louiebling$
03-09-2009, 04:37 AM
we must have seen Different Iron Man :o

I SEE SPIDEY
03-09-2009, 04:44 AM
^Nah, I'm just one of the rare people who don't look at the latest comicbook movies with rose colored glasses. Don't get me wrong I dug the hell out of Iron Man (8.5/10) but it didn't rock me like it did other people despite RDJ's great performance.

dude love
03-09-2009, 04:46 AM
I disagree, Iron Man did nothing but build his suit in that movie. It was almost like a running gag. And Batman Begins wasted far more time.

But he started blowing ****e up in an armoured suit like, 20 minutes into the movie?

Yes Batman Begins also wasted time, I usually skip that kind of stuff these days, it always dilutes the heros first appearance. For me Batman '89 had the best hero first appearance, wham, bam no time wasted.

I SEE SPIDEY
03-09-2009, 04:53 AM
But he started blowing ****e up in an armoured suit like, 20 minutes into the movie?

Yes Batman Begins also wasted time, I usually skip that kind of stuff these days, it always dilutes the heros first appearance. For me Batman '89 had the best hero first appearance, wham, bam no time wasted.It doesn't bother me at all. To each his/her own I guess.

[A]
03-09-2009, 04:54 AM
action kids..

chiefchirpa
03-09-2009, 08:54 AM
Alright, early 30's. Sam Worthington please.

Terminator Salvation is just like Hal and Bruce running around.

rdh007
03-09-2009, 10:31 AM
Late 20's/early 30's is great news. Though all my choices from the other thread stand, so I don't really see a difference.

CFE
03-09-2009, 11:20 AM
This is very exciting news...I've been longing for the live action 'Green Lantern' film to arrive for so long it seems...longer even then 'Flash.'

It's about time SOMEONE at Warners realize there's more to the DCU then Batman and Superman.

:up: :up: :up:

Metamorpho1977
03-09-2009, 11:37 AM
I'm glad they didn't do it in the 80s like they were going too. I just have a hard time picturing Eddie Murphy as John Stewart.

chamber-music
03-09-2009, 12:01 PM
Eddie Murphy needs to stick to playing talking donkeys these days because most of his other stuff sucks.

REDophile
03-09-2009, 12:11 PM
:up::up: DeLine knows what's up! We just need Hal cast, any day now, and this should be awesome.

shoelessthunder
03-09-2009, 02:08 PM
Aw, snap. Sweet news. Not much info, but very exciting stuff.

The Major
03-09-2009, 03:00 PM
I disagree, Iron Man did nothing but build his suit in that movie. It was almost like a running gag. And Batman Begins wasted far more time.
Batman Begins didn't waste any time IMO.

The Guard
03-09-2009, 03:02 PM
So basically it's going to be an action comedy.

Lobo
03-09-2009, 03:06 PM
Would you consider Iron Man an action comedy? It will be similar to that.

Metamorpho1977
03-09-2009, 03:14 PM
At least they're thinking about making the movie and putting some serious thought into it now.

SatEL
03-09-2009, 03:19 PM
WTF is up with the release date dec 2010? Why dec thats a bad time for movies hoping to cash in.

Chewy
03-09-2009, 03:22 PM
^ Quite the opposite, actually

Lobo
03-09-2009, 03:23 PM
^ Quite the opposite, actually

Yep it's a good time for films, most released near Christmas make a lot of money.

Metamorpho1977
03-09-2009, 03:35 PM
The original Superman had a Christmas release, and it did pretty good.

Christmas
03-09-2009, 03:35 PM
LOTR anyone?

Chewy
03-09-2009, 03:38 PM
Or, more recently, I Am Legend

Metamorpho1977
03-09-2009, 03:42 PM
plus with GL coming out in Christmas, you know they'll be using the red and green color scheme of Christmas in the promos.

mclay18
03-09-2009, 04:17 PM
Not to mention endless Christmas promotion tie-ins like action figures and such.

SatEL
03-09-2009, 04:47 PM
^ Quite the opposite, actually


Really hmmmmmmm I was unaware I always assumed the best times to cash in were from June-sep.

Metamorpho1977
03-09-2009, 04:53 PM
All three LOTR movies were released around Christmas and they did alright.

mclay18
03-09-2009, 05:00 PM
All three LOTR movies were released around Christmas and they did alright.

They each made $300 million apiece domestically, quite a profit for a December release. If GL can come close to that level of success, then studios have a newfound release opportunity for their superhero releases.

S.A.A.D.
03-09-2009, 05:23 PM
Ok,now I'm more than a little worried,I got a bad feeling about this. Why do I get the feeling that this movie is going to be too damn kid friendly and cringe inducing because of it?? I mean Iron Man was fine,but to me this is different. :csad:

I want to eat crow this time. :hehe:

Doctor Jones
03-09-2009, 07:44 PM
Ok,now I'm more than a little worried,I got a bad feeling about this. Why do I get the feeling that this movie is going to be too damn kid friendly and cringe inducing because of it?? I mean Iron Man was fine,but to me this is different. :csad:

I want to eat crow this time. :hehe:

With much polishing of the script, it will be very good. Believe me, the jokes are bad, but that's really the biggest negative about it. Apart from the characterization of Hammond. That needs to be worked on also.

But if done right, it could be just like IM.

D-Man22
03-09-2009, 07:48 PM
If they were aiming for humor they might as well go with Jack Black as GL. :hehe:

The Major
03-09-2009, 07:49 PM
With much polishing of the script, it will be very good. Believe me, the jokes are bad, but that's really the biggest negative about it. Apart from the characterization of Hammond. That needs to be worked on also.

But if done right, it could be just like IM.
Agreed.

Blackman
03-09-2009, 08:17 PM
They should cast soon if they want to get the ball rolling. Movie prob take 6 months to shoot then another 6 months for post production

Webhead2006
03-09-2009, 11:32 PM
well it would have plently of time to shoot and post work if it starts shooting by june/july.

The Major
03-09-2009, 11:37 PM
They should cast soon if they want to get the ball rolling. Movie prob take 6 months to shoot then another 6 months for post production
They're probably doing it now.

marcvader
03-09-2009, 11:49 PM
Just cause your not hearing anything doesn't mean nothing's happening, ie. casting, preproduction, script polishing.

dude love
03-10-2009, 04:31 AM
action kids..

No, non redundant plot kids. The best parts of Batman Begins where costume donning ownards. Because that's when the movie developed a plot that was going somewhere.

The Major
03-10-2009, 06:08 AM
No, non redundant plot kids. The best parts of Batman Begins where costume donning ownards. Because that's when the movie developed a plot that was going somewhere.
Setting up Bruce Wayne was redundant to you? Without that the movie wouldn't have been as good as it was. It's a vital part no other Bat film prior accomplished to make Batman a fully fleshed out character.

D-Man22
03-10-2009, 11:01 AM
I would have liked it if GL was released in the Summer though like may or june it would have made alot of dough at the BO.

Lobo
03-10-2009, 11:03 AM
Dec movies make just as much.

D-Man22
03-10-2009, 11:07 AM
True. But the question is can GL be one of those movies who make alot of dough during that time. Any movie released in summer regardless of how good it is makes alot of money thats why I wanted GL to be released in the summer.

batlovescatDC
03-10-2009, 12:38 PM
I don't understand any fuss whatsoever about the movie's release date. It's not gonna effect how good the movie is.

The Major
03-10-2009, 01:39 PM
I don't understand any fuss whatsoever about the movie's release date. It's not gonna effect how good the movie is.
It can. Look what happened to every movie released when TDK was. They got destroyed by it.

Evil Twin
03-10-2009, 03:42 PM
It can. Look what happened to every movie released when TDK was. They got destroyed by it.

Except for Mamma Mia which did just fine. And was a phenomenon overseas.

I think one of the things WB is counting on is that there's not going to be much big budget action competition for GL. The latest Bond movie likely benefitted from that and GL is likely to be much more family friendly.

Webhead2006
03-10-2009, 05:46 PM
yea its better for a dec release and not be out next year with im2/green hornet/etc... big summer films.

The Showstopper
03-10-2009, 06:45 PM
I am a Manager of a movie theatre, and I can tell you that the biggest time for movies are Summer and around Christmas. That is the time the studios aim their biggest releases. Potter, Batman, Transformers, I am Legend, all movies that have been out within the last few years and have been HUGE money makers. Look at the release dates. Summer or around Christmas. Star Trek moved from Dec 08 to Summer 09. In my mind Green Lantern is more of an Summer release but a Dec release woudl still be big. Lets just hope they dont rush it and make it the movie we all want

mclay18
03-10-2009, 08:02 PM
In retrospect, November and December 2008 were cluttered with successes, underperformers and wannabe blockbusters. Paramount and Warner Brothers were smart to push Star Trek and Harry Potter 6 to May 8 and July 17, respectively. Both those movies have the entire weekend to themselves to make money.

By setting up an ideal December 2010 date to itself (for now), GL could make a killing during the rest of December and a good part of January.

Webhead2006
03-10-2009, 10:22 PM
i dont see how anything is being rushed with the film. Its been in preproduction for months now, they have a director, various crew members, and casting is underway. Then since its coming out in dec next year. If filming starts june lets say. It will probably go 4-6 months(standard production length). filming could go to nov, then post/reshoots between nov-next few months and then that still gives them 8-9 months to get everything all set and ready to go.

chesslover
03-15-2009, 02:28 PM
according to wikipedia there's more than one green lantern

Lobo
03-15-2009, 02:30 PM
^What has that got to do with anything?

Chewy
03-15-2009, 02:34 PM
:funny:

D-Man22
03-15-2009, 07:51 PM
^Heh. I'm confused as well as to why he mentioned there's more than one GL. :hehe: