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Blackman
04-05-2009, 11:28 AM
Even though all of here are really excited about the GL film I'm sure almost all of us has at least one worry. SO I wanted to ask what is your worry

Mine is that the GL film will be no more than a popcorn action flick

Webhead2006
04-05-2009, 11:45 AM
Well i do hope it doesnt turn out to be a silly popcorn flick and has a heart/soul to it. But right now only worry i have is casting. They need to have a solid cast if they want to get the general audience behind the character.

Steyin
04-05-2009, 11:48 AM
My only concern at this point is the CGI. If we are going to see space battles, Oa, power ring attacks, aliens, etc.., then this film should have Star Wars quality CGI; it has to be one of the main selling points of the film IMO.

Webhead2006
04-05-2009, 11:49 AM
well if they go with ILM or WETA i dont think we would have to worry about the SFX.

Keyser Soze
04-05-2009, 12:22 PM
Right now, my biggest worry is casting. Having read the script (well, the first draft) it's solid blockbuster fare, but hardly pushes the boundaries. It'll need a strong cast to lift the material and inject some spark into it. Most importantly, they need the right guy playing Hal, someone who can bring the equivalent of what Robert Downey Jr brought to the role of Tony Stark. I believe that ultimately, Green Lantern will soar or bomb on the back of who they choose to play Hal.

Lobo
04-05-2009, 01:03 PM
I'd simply like to echo Keyser's sentiment. Te cast is my biggest worry. especially Hal.

rdh007
04-05-2009, 01:55 PM
The cast. I haven't read the script, but the above statements seem accurate.

I want something close to Iron Man with a little more heart/soul/character development. But if they have to err on a side, I'd prefer they err toward Iron Man and away from Superman Returns.

Drakon
04-05-2009, 01:58 PM
The cast. I haven't read the script, but the above statements seem accurate.

I want something close to Iron Man with a little more heart/soul/character development. But if they have to err on a side, I'd prefer they err toward Iron Man and away from Superman Returns.

I'm worried about tone, to be honest. Like, I want something that feels as epic as Star Wars, but is easy to get into.

Blackman
04-05-2009, 02:04 PM
The thing is I dont want Iron Man except with GL. I loved Iron Man. But I go to Marvel for poporn entertainment(in their comics and movies) and I go to DC for deeper but still entertaining films

terry78
04-05-2009, 05:50 PM
Well, you have to find a balance between finding someone that plays GL as too bland and playing him too tongue-in-cheek.

Motown Marvel
04-05-2009, 06:12 PM
i worry about it being all style and no substance. i just want the story to be solid and the characters true. i havent read the first draft, but i heard people comparing it to transformers and iron man....both of which felt like cheap hollow films to me.

[A]
04-05-2009, 06:14 PM
Biggest Worries About the Film?that it turns out too kiddie

djkris
04-05-2009, 06:33 PM
;16709653']that it turns out too kiddie

That and going the FF4 route: cheesy one-liners and jokes, changing the source material a bit too much and fear of having an epic scale because it's just a "comic book movie"

TheComicbookKid
04-05-2009, 06:42 PM
I'm worried the movie just does ok. 180 million domestically and scares the WB again (Watchmen/SR) because they had such unrealistically high expectations because Iron Man did so well.

IT"S NOT THE SAME THING!

That also goes for fans unrealistic/overhype/extreme excitement creating mountains out of mole hills if it doesn't do Iron Man numbers.

Mutagen
04-05-2009, 06:46 PM
If they screw up the "In brightest day..." speech I'll be so disappointed. It's a special part of the Green Lantern, for me, I would just hate to have an audience laugh or even cringe at it.

[A]
04-05-2009, 06:48 PM
also, if they go with the Star Trek guy, it might attrack a lot of teenage girls, Twilight-like effect

If they screw up the "In brightest day..." speech I'll be so disappointedwith that username and avvy, you should say If they screw up the "In brightest day..." speech I'll be so angry, I'll smash the theater to pieces and then the entire city will feel my angst and fury *shakes fist*

djkris
04-05-2009, 06:50 PM
I want the GL movie to do well, because I believe that, as a concept, the whole GL lore, the mythology behind it, is one of the most original and, why not, fun concepts. The comics are fun, well-written, with interesting characters and I found myself rooting for the GLs in every major DC team-up. "Rebirth" is cinematic in almost every way. The "Sinestro Corps" arc is great, epic fun.

I still find it strange that Green Lantern is not that popular as his "colleagues", be it DC or Marvel. Green Lantern, be it Alan Scott, Hal, Kyle, John, Guy, name it, is still considered a B-lister. I hope the movie changes this a bit.

Mutagen
04-05-2009, 06:55 PM
;16709869']also, if they go with the Star Trek guy, it might attrack a lot of teenage girls, Twilight-like effect

with that username and avvy, you should say If they screw up the "In brightest day..." speech I'll be so angry, I'll smash the theater to pieces and then the entire city will feel my angst and fury *shakes fist*

That's right, I'll always planned to say that, you just ruined the surprise, that's all. Doom is always prepared.

:ninja:

Drakon
04-05-2009, 06:59 PM
If they screw up the "In brightest day..." speech I'll be so disappointed. It's a special part of the Green Lantern, for me, I would just hate to have an audience laugh or even cringe at it.

Well, I don't mind certain liberties being taken, since the mantra has been changed many time here and there, not to mention it's different for some people anyway. But yeah, if they flub it, I'll be sad.

Octoberist
04-06-2009, 01:59 AM
The thing is I dont want Iron Man except with GL. I loved Iron Man. But I go to Marvel for poporn entertainment(in their comics and movies) and I go to DC for deeper but still entertaining films

I think that's what this movie needs. It needs add something to the genre, and be relevant. And being relevant doesn't mean 'Super Serious' or 'Oscar Bait' but Green Lantern has to use what Iron Man and Dark Knight did well without copying them.

mad-sci
04-06-2009, 04:59 AM
(1) Casting. You need the right people to play Hal, Sinestro, Carol etc. They need to FIT the role, not the other way around.

(2) Originality. The script is good - but there's a big risk of 'seen that in IM, that happened in SM1. That bit's from BB...' OTOH, there's some GREAT ideas and scenes that separate GL from other comic-book films - the idea of the Corp, Oa, the history of the GL. As long as THIS is emphasised, the other stuff won't matter as much.

chiefchirpa
04-06-2009, 05:22 AM
Costume. Robin-like eye mask screams cheese to many non-comic reading audiences.

Webhead2006
04-06-2009, 11:38 AM
well the whole face mask could be done realistically and not look cheesy.

terry78
04-06-2009, 12:00 PM
I need to see the CG production company they choose do an animation test of a figure making a green construct from the ring to determine how it's gonna look. It shouldn't look all liquid-like, but it shouldn't look too stiff.

Doctor Jones
04-06-2009, 03:32 PM
The jokes. The goddamn jokes.

Motown Marvel
04-06-2009, 04:42 PM
this really should be the star wars of the comic book films.

E-Man
04-06-2009, 06:38 PM
Y'all are right on the money with your worries. It's easy to get excited about a Green Lantern film because it has so much potential. But that's something we as fans know. I have multiple fears.

-One it's that the studio won't take the subject matter seriously. Sure The Dark Knight is one of the most well made movies, but Batman and Green Lantern are on two different levels of popularity. So I want the studio to take this as serious as they would a Batman or Superman film. They need to respect the property. The good thing is that WB's comic adaptations haven't been so bad. The bad thing is that Wanted was pretty profitable, and I don't want studio execs to think that it's ok to **** over a property because of that.

-Another fear I have is more about the cast like Keyser said. Are they going to really work at getting a good cast, or are they going to get some Abercrombie models to draw in the teen crowd? I remember reading that T.I. read for John Stewart a little while ago for the JLA movie, and that's just a sin against humanity.

- How they deal with the history of GL is another. GL has such a vast history that you can make several movies. Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, and even Stewart and Gardner have continuity that can be made into film. Is the film going to be pulled in too many directions like Spider-man 3? Hopefully they pick a direction and stick with it. We don't need to see all the Green Lantern's in the same movie.

Blackman
04-06-2009, 06:38 PM
this really should be the star wars of the comic book films.

exactly Gl should be a huge epic superhero space western. And I dont mean western by the look, but by the themes.
Westerns have common themes of an epic journey, discovery, and adjustment to change. All themes that should be clearly made in GL instead of making it some popcorn flick

But popcorn flick or not I am still really looking forward to this movie. Martin Campbell revitalized the Bond franchise twice, so I have alot of faith in his film

protocida
04-06-2009, 07:05 PM
I think Green Lantern should be like J.J. Abram's Star Trek is shapping up to be: A Sci-Fi action movie, with small touches of comedy, but with something to be said. A message.

And some actors from Trek's cast would fit perfectly here (Chris Pine, John Cho, Eric Bana, Bruce Greenwood...)

Blackman
04-06-2009, 07:10 PM
I think Green Lantern should be like J.J. Abram's Star Trek is shapping up to be: A Sci-Fi action movie, with small touches of comedy, but with something to be said. A message.

And some actors from Trek's cast would fit perfectly here (Chris Pine, John Cho, Eric Bana, Bruce Greenwood...)

I have to disagree....
Question: what is the message of Star Trek...If You go into space have sex with a hot black chick?
but in all seriousness whats the message of the new Star Trek

protocida
04-06-2009, 07:26 PM
I have to disagree....
Question: what is the message of Star Trek...If You go into space have sex with a hot black chick?
but in all seriousness whats the message of the new Star Trek
J.J. Abrams said that Star Trek it's about making hope "cool" again. To aspire for a utopic future for humankind, instead of the post-apocaliptic future we see in dozens of movies. I this that's what Green Lantern should be about: Shed light on a universe swollen by darkness. :yay:

E-Man
04-06-2009, 08:02 PM
I have to disagree....
Question: what is the message of Star Trek...If You go into space have sex with a hot black chick?
but in all seriousness whats the message of the new Star Trek
Well that remains to be seen. GL would be nice with a message, but it doesn't have to be all about having one. I say just create a bad ass story, and let the chips fall as they may. I personally prefer an Earth based story instead of space. I would build up to a space setting in a future movie. That way we can have all the Earth Lanterns going into it.

protocida
04-06-2009, 08:13 PM
An Earth based story wouldn't be bad, but I think that the Space setting adds too much to the mythos to be left out.

terry78
04-06-2009, 09:09 PM
You can save the GLC for the sequel, but will fanboys gripe about that?

protocida
04-06-2009, 09:13 PM
Yes.

Deadpool876
04-07-2009, 01:00 AM
Shed light on a universe swollen by darkness. :yay:

That could be a GL Slogan right there! :woot:

My worries are the same with others. Make it great WB! Take it seriously!

Colossal Spoons
04-07-2009, 04:28 AM
My biggest worry is how the GL ring constructs are going to look. Especially Kyle and John's lol.

Lobo
04-07-2009, 06:14 AM
Well, they won't have any constructs, so you don't need to worry about theirs :p

Keyser Soze
04-07-2009, 06:42 AM
My biggest worry is how the GL ring constructs are going to look.

Yeah, this is a worry. While energy blasts and big green machetes might look cool enough, it'll be very tricky making Hal's trademark fist/boxing glove construct not look cheesy.

Colossal Spoons
04-07-2009, 07:04 AM
Well, they won't have any constructs, so you don't need to worry about theirs :p

Are they not in the movie? :(

Yeah, this is a worry. While energy blasts and big green machetes might look cool enough, it'll be very tricky making Hal's trademark fist/boxing glove construct not look cheesy.

Imagine if Hal makes a jet lol

greenlantern248
04-07-2009, 12:48 PM
My biggest worries about the film are inline with everyone elses. I worry about the cast and hoping who ever does get cast is perfect for the role in all aspects.

I worry about the consrtucts, and like you said Terry that they don't look stiff, as if someone was holding a object and they just painted over it.

Not to mention I worry about the story it self, like a lot of other people have said, I want them to take this movie serious but entertaining as well (not FF) Like others have said this should be the Star Wars of Comic films (also seeing how it practically is like Star Wars in the first place)

TheVileOne
04-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Characterization and direction is a big thing. They have to find the right balance of everything so and not just be arbitrary comedic nonsense like Daredevil and Ghost Rider.

I'm worried that Campbell might be on one of his off movie experiences with this one.

Also, I think there's some silly and cheesy stuff in the first draft I'm hoping they polish and work out. I feel Batman Begins could've used more polishing instead of essentially just filming the first draft.

I really hope they know what they are doing if they are going to hint at Parallax so early.

I think Legion could be a lot more than just a primitive beast that doesn't talk.

I don't quite dig trying to cram another big villain like Hammond so early. I'm not that fond of Hammond in the script. I think in the case of super hero movies, less is usually more as far as villains go. If anything, I'd like to see Shark in there somewhere.

Lobo
04-07-2009, 06:43 PM
Are they not in the movie? :(



Imagine if Hal makes a jet lol

Nope. The GL's in the movie are Hal, Sinestro (stilla GL here), Kilowog, Tomar Re, and a couple others I can't remember, been awhile since I've read it, oh and a cameo by

Alan Scott

protocida
04-07-2009, 07:04 PM
Well, they won't have any constructs, so you don't need to worry about theirs :p
What about the giant hands? Or the lobster cracker? Or the reparing tools? Or...

TheVileOne
04-07-2009, 07:09 PM
I don't get why people want John and Kyle in there so badly.

This is supposed to be a HAL JORDAN MOVIE. JL got canned.

protocida
04-07-2009, 07:22 PM
JL got canned.
Postponed.

Blackman
04-07-2009, 07:39 PM
The JL that was getting planned was "postponed indefinetley" so probaly cannned which is good

And to answer the question about why have John and Kyle....GL is like (or should be) a cop movie in many ways. John can be his partner (2nd film) and Kyle his rookie (3rd film) adding them would make for some comedy, some great action, and it would be a good way to add more characters from the GL comics

Think of some of the buddy cop movies
Hot Fuzz
Lethal Weapon
Bad Boys II
Se7en
Colors

and think of some of the good rookie training movies
Training Day
Men in Black
The Rookie (more entertaining than good)

Lobo
04-07-2009, 07:40 PM
^Where's Guy in your movies?

Blackman
04-07-2009, 07:49 PM
Not exactly sure, but I would love to see him in the films.

protocida
04-07-2009, 07:51 PM
Lethal Weapon comes to my mind:

Hal - Riggs.
John - Murtaugh.
Guy - Leo.
Kyle - Butterman.

Blackman
04-07-2009, 07:56 PM
Lethal Weapon comes to my mind:

Hal - Riggs.
John - Murtaugh.
Guy - Leo.
Kyle - Butterman.

Nice Hal being the good but sort of loose cannon
John being by the book and so on

Great comparison, i agree

Changeling
04-08-2009, 06:18 PM
The jokes. The goddamn jokes.
Yeah. And who's the hotty in your avvy?

Changeling
04-08-2009, 06:23 PM
Postponed.

come on man. Give it up. You were on those JL boards with me, but I can at least accept it's not going to happen. Itll happen way down the line.

protocida
04-08-2009, 06:28 PM
I know George Miller's Justice League: Mortal won't happen. But a JLA movie definetly will. :woot:

Changeling
04-08-2009, 06:29 PM
ABSOLUTELY! And I cant wait!

Hopefully the one thatll come down the line will have Hal and Barry.

protocida
04-08-2009, 06:35 PM
It'll have the characters from the solo movies, so, Hal's a given. Now, we'll have to wait and see if Barry's the Flash in Dan Mazeau's Script.

Changeling
04-08-2009, 06:40 PM
Yeah.
I hope it get's leaked. I'm pretty sure that his script is going to be the one that will eventually be filmed. WB wants to start on their solo projects, and after GL, Flash is their safest bet, so as soon as Mazeu finishes a few drafts of that script, we're good to go.

protocida
04-08-2009, 06:47 PM
Don't forget Wonder-Woman and Suicide Squad!

On the other hand, I don't think they'll go ahead with Green Arrow: Escape from the Supermax.

Blackman
04-08-2009, 06:48 PM
OT: I dont trust this Mazeau guy...he hanst even written for Tv or anything he literally is a brand new writer I wouldnt trust a film with a huge budget on his shoulders

Changeling
04-08-2009, 07:06 PM
I see where youre coming from, but WB trusts him.

protocida
04-08-2009, 07:09 PM
Besides, his Johnny Quest Script sounds really good.

terry78
04-08-2009, 07:11 PM
As long as he never utters the line, "I look good in green" or something about green and fashion, I'm fine.

mclay18
04-08-2009, 07:14 PM
Also, I think there's some silly and cheesy stuff in the first draft I'm hoping they polish and work out. I feel Batman Begins could've used more polishing instead of essentially just filming the first draft.

Didn't Nolan make significant changes to the script when Goyer handed in a first draft? If he didn't make any significant plot changes in addition to rewriting dialogue, then the WGA wouldn't have given Nolan a writing credit on the movie -- Goyer would've gotten all the credit.

I pray that the September shoot will allow for the writers (or a new writer) to smooth out the rougher edges in the script. From what I've heard, the comedic bits need refining and some other minor things. (I want to have a virgin experience next December when I see GL, that's why I don't read the script beforehand.)

TheVileOne
04-08-2009, 07:35 PM
Didn't Nolan make significant changes to the script when Goyer handed in a first draft? If he didn't make any significant plot changes in addition to rewriting dialogue, then the WGA wouldn't have given Nolan a writing credit on the movie -- Goyer would've gotten all the credit.

Not really it was pretty much 95% the same. Also, Nolan might have had a hand in that first draft as well. We weren't privy to the whole writing process of that first draft.

AnorexicBatman
04-09-2009, 06:43 AM
Every damn thing... casting... effects... the coffee served on set... you name it....

dnno1
04-09-2009, 08:29 AM
My only concern at this point is the CGI. If we are going to see space battles, Oa, power ring attacks, aliens, etc.., then this film should have Star Wars quality CGI; it has to be one of the main selling points of the film IMO.

well if they go with ILM or WETA i dont think we would have to worry about the SFX.

Agreed :up:.

Right now, my biggest worry is casting. Having read the script (well, the first draft) it's solid blockbuster fare, but hardly pushes the boundaries. It'll need a strong cast to lift the material and inject some spark into it. Most importantly, they need the right guy playing Hal, someone who can bring the equivalent of what Robert Downey Jr brought to the role of Tony Stark. I believe that ultimately, Green Lantern will soar or bomb on the back of who they choose to play Hal.

I'd simply like to echo Keyser's sentiment. Te cast is my biggest worry. especially Hal.

But really, guys, this goes without saying.

The thing is I dont want Iron Man except with GL. I loved Iron Man. But I go to Marvel for poporn entertainment(in their comics and movies) and I go to DC for deeper but still entertaining films

Iron Man appealed to comicbook fans an additionally those who were intregued by tech toys. There were some some futuristic high concept ideas in that film and that is what stimulated attendance. Although "Green Lantern" has that siminlar potential, the also have the ability to draw from the SciFi/Fantasy market. It could attract fans from the Star Wars, Star Trek, and even the LOTR franchises. I know they won't have a trailer ready, but if they are smart, they would introduce a teaser poster around the time of the release of the new Star Trek film.

Costume. Robin-like eye mask screams cheese to many non-comic reading audiences.

If they are going to use Hal Jordan in the lead role, they have to have the mask. Sorry about that. Taking that away would be like dramatically changing Superman's costume. Besides, Carol is not supposed to know that he is Green Lantern (at least not yet).

mclay18
04-09-2009, 09:15 AM
Not really it was pretty much 95% the same. Also, Nolan might have had a hand in that first draft as well. We weren't privy to the whole writing process of that first draft.

Well, the WGA writing credits mean that if Nolan and Goyer worked on the script together for BB, then the credits would have gone as follows "Screenplay by David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan." The ampersand means they wrote it as a team, and as the credit stands "Screenplay by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer" means Nolan worked on a separate draft (the WGA rules mean that Nolan had to have rewrote at least 1/3 of the script enough to receive a writing credit).

Sometimes the WGA rulings confuse me.

Blackman
04-10-2009, 08:28 PM
^Where's Guy in your movies?

I think I figured it out

GL 1: Guy makes a cameo

GL 2: John and Guy officially become Green Lanterns. John is assigned as Hal's partner and Guy is Hals backup. John and Guy accompany Hal on his battle against Sinestro. Guy isnt supposed to but he comes along anyways. When Coast City is destroyed, Carol Ferris becomes Star Sapphire, and Hal turns into Parallax (yes I want to see that in the film) Guy and John step up to become Sector 2814's Green Lanterns

GL 3: In the wake of a Lantern War (an all out battle between the Green Lantern, Sinestro, Star Sapphire, and Red Lantern cops) Guy, John, and a new recruit Kyle set to find Hal and get his help in the battle. But the film would still follow Hal as Parallax at parts

Octoberist
04-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Costume. Robin-like eye mask screams cheese to many non-comic reading audiences.

You can always make it work.

Doctor Jones
04-11-2009, 09:38 AM
Yep, Comedian's worked in Watchmen. Hell, do a little different design to make it look unique on GL.

D-Man22
04-11-2009, 11:58 AM
^Isn't the suit created from his ring?

protocida
04-11-2009, 01:36 PM
Yes, it is. But mask is protocol.

The Guard
04-11-2009, 10:09 PM
My main concern is the character development. There's very little appropriate character development in the script.

Webhead2006
04-12-2009, 12:26 AM
that has probably been changed through the various rewrites the script has gone through.

Doctor Jones
04-12-2009, 09:50 AM
The wrong casting decisions as well.

protocida
04-12-2009, 02:11 PM
My main concern is the character development. There's very little appropriate character development in the script.
I don't agree with that.

Wesley Dodds
04-15-2009, 04:45 PM
I worry it'll turn out to be one of the lesser superhero movies... One of the duds the GA are indifferent to and the fans just hate.

Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Daredevil... etc.

shiveringmelody
04-15-2009, 04:50 PM
It seems like such a nitpick, but the mask is a small worry of mine. I honestly don't have too many worries. In Campbell I trust! If anything it's the casting and look/feel of the film.

Octoberist
04-16-2009, 01:35 PM
i'm worried about the script (it's too sitcomy) and the costume. Keep the mask!

Wesley Dodds
04-16-2009, 01:37 PM
They arent using the mask!? Oh, please, please tell me they're using the mask!

D-Man22
04-16-2009, 01:38 PM
^I was just wondering that myself.

Octoberist
04-16-2009, 01:39 PM
in the script, the mask is in as protocal

Wesley Dodds
04-16-2009, 01:40 PM
in the script, the mask is in as protocal

Phew! You had me worried there...

D-Man22
04-16-2009, 01:42 PM
Me 2.

protocida
04-16-2009, 03:56 PM
According to Sinestro:

Mask is protocol. Required for every Green Lantern's home planet which is still unaware of the existence of extraterrestrial life.

Webhead2006
04-16-2009, 04:42 PM
yea there is no reason for not having the mask, with the right costume designer they can make it look realistic and not cheesy. I thought the face masks in watchmen looked good and not cheesy.

matrix_ghost
04-17-2009, 11:36 AM
I dunno if i would call it my biggest worries but IMO i dunno if 150 million budget is enough . Of course technology continues to improve every year but going with the budgets of (superhero) movies that feature extensive use of CG humans , i would've thought that a budget of 180 million or more would've been more appropriate.

Doctor Jones
04-17-2009, 02:00 PM
It's enough for me. Just enough anyway.

Webhead2006
04-17-2009, 06:37 PM
i dont see anything wrong with the budget its a reasonable price and with the right effects show weta/ilm they can pull off some great stuff with that budget.

protocida
04-17-2009, 06:41 PM
Transformers had a 150 millions budget too. And it was awesome.

Parker Wayne
04-17-2009, 11:43 PM
Iron Man only had a 140 million dollar budget

Star Trek has 150 million

Men In Black II: 140 million (half of it was probably used to pay Will Smith's salary lol)

Harry Potter and the Order of the phoenix: 150 million

Hancock: 150 million (keep in mind once again, Will Smith's salary)

Fantastic Four 2 rise of the silver surfer (130 million)

Star Wars episode 1: 115 million
Star Wars episode 2: 115 million
Star Wars episode 3: 113 million

I really wouldn't be too worried about the budget. My biggest worry would be the direction of the film and that they may make it like fantastic 4 series which suffered from terrible acting and terrible storylines as a result of the comedic-like direction of the film.

And speaking of Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom is right about one thing.

If they screw up the "In Brightest Day" oath he should tear the theater to pieces!

protocida
04-17-2009, 11:50 PM
Michael Campbell is a great director. Check out The mask of Zorro and Casino Royale.

I wouldn't worry about him.

Webhead2006
04-18-2009, 02:17 PM
Yea i bet he will keep the film serious with a touch of comedic things.

terry78
04-18-2009, 04:58 PM
Though you don't want it to get TOO serious, that's how we get the whole women in refrigerators/Parallax scenarios.

Drakon
04-18-2009, 05:09 PM
Though you don't want it to get TOO serious, that's how we get the whole women in refrigerators/Parallax scenarios.

I think Spider-Man 2 had a good balance of comedy and serious.

greenlantern248
04-18-2009, 09:38 PM
See I trust Campbell he knows how to mix the right amount of comedy with his movies.

The only thing about Campbell that I'm sorta worried about is how much does he know about Green Lantern.

Webhead2006
04-18-2009, 10:09 PM
well he might not know alot but whos to say once he accepted the role the writers have talked to him about the character and he did his own research on the character.

solidsnake86
04-19-2009, 10:25 AM
How there going to pull off hammond without looking cheesy is a concern. I was worried about the GL effects but after seeing some of the latest harry potter I think the GL light will look amazing.

matrix_ghost
04-19-2009, 01:21 PM
Transformers had a 150 millions budget too. And it was awesome.

So according to you that logic applies to every big budget action movie , regardless of what kind of sequences there are ...
Technically that would've meant Michael Bay wasted alot of money because the last Lord Of The Rings movie was made for roughly 94 million despite having far bigger VFX sequences .

I'll explain my points below



Iron Man only had a 140 million dollar budget

Star Trek has 150 million

Men In Black II: 140 million (half of it was probably used to pay Will Smith's salary lol)

Harry Potter and the Order of the phoenix: 150 million

Hancock: 150 million (keep in mind once again, Will Smith's salary)

Fantastic Four 2 rise of the silver surfer (130 million)

Star Wars episode 1: 115 million
Star Wars episode 2: 115 million
Star Wars episode 3: 113 million

I really wouldn't be too worried about the budget. My biggest worry would be the direction of the film and that they may make it like fantastic 4 series which suffered from terrible acting and terrible storylines as a result of the comedic-like direction of the film.

And speaking of Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom is right about one thing.

If they screw up the "In Brightest Day" oath he should tear the theater to pieces!

Star Trek , Fantastic FOur , Star Wars , Harry Potter and Men In Black don't feature a guy flying in the air doing all kinds of superhero acrobatics a la Superman. Well maybe Fantastic Four but aside from the human torch , did the CG humans really look that well.
Only Hancock comes close to the type of VFX shots that Green Lantern has. But compare that with the stuff in seen in Superman Returns and Iron Man , and you'll see that the shots with Hancock were mostly grounded . They didn't have that many big flying sequences.
I honestly have no idea just how WB wants Green Lantern to be. If they're going for the Hancock look , then yes i suppose the movie could have a budget of 150 million. But if they're going for the Superman Returns look ( big sweeping flying shots) , then i really can't see jusy how the 150 million budget will be enough.

Hell look at the budgets of the latest movies that feature CG humanoids. PIrates of the Carribean 2 and 3 ( 226 - 300 million) , SPider-man 2 ( 200 million) , Spiderman 3 ( 256 million), SUperman Returns ( 200 million) , Avatar ( 195 million).



btw reports differ on the Iron Man budget. BOMOJO has a number of 140 million but other (equally) reliable sites like thenumbers.com place the budget higher at 186 million.

Movies like SW have one big advantage. Because they are shot against blue screens ,the costs are kept to fairly low. Problem is that not every director loves to shoot movies against a blue screen. Martin Campbell seems to be that kind of guy.

protocida
04-19-2009, 08:19 PM
I knew it. :o

zeptron
05-10-2009, 12:18 PM
What I'm worried about now is that they're saying that this and Thor are opening on the same day. If this happens it would be a very stupid move by both Marvel and WB.

chiefchirpa
05-10-2009, 12:37 PM
How can it be a stupid move by Marvel? Marvel has been squatting on the date months before.

Besides if Thor is really opening on May 20 then all it's well. If Thor is opening on June 16, the blame goes to WB who wants to play chicken.

sdc10
05-10-2009, 12:56 PM
How can it be a stupid move by Marvel? Marvel has been squatting on the date months before.

Besides if Thor is really opening on May 20 then all it's well. If Thor is opening on June 16, the blame goes to WB who wants to play chicken.

Ya its def gonna be WB's fault if they wanna go head to head with Marvel. However my biggest concern with this movie is that it will be too over the top. Also, im worried they will try to hard to squeeze in every GL character they can just so they can say "oh ya so and so is in the movie".

Blackman
05-10-2009, 01:24 PM
A new worry is that GL will suffer from THe Incredible Hulk Syndrome. IT will get released to a well received/big budget (Spider-Man 4) and will under perform like how TIH did after being released too close to IM.
But I'm not too worried about that

Parker Wayne
05-10-2009, 03:08 PM
How can it be a stupid move by Marvel? Marvel has been squatting on the date months before.

Besides if Thor is really opening on May 20 then all it's well. If Thor is opening on June 16, the blame goes to WB who wants to play chicken.

It will be a stupid move by Marvel if they keep the date. There's no use in competing the same weekend as a rival whether you win or not. You're still losing potential money to the rival.

Since it sounds like a stupid move to move Green Lantern to the middle of the Summer, but they probably needed to do it for more time for post-production.

chiefchirpa
05-10-2009, 03:23 PM
The stupid move is to the transgressor. As I said before, Marvel has that date locked. Imagine yourself beat the other guy lining up for a ticket first, yet another guy is trying to stand on the same spot. Now will you back off; probably if that guy is big. But both movies have the same chance to bomb, it's not like GL is the better movie.

protocida
05-10-2009, 05:22 PM
I believe Spider-Man 4 and Green Lantern will be the two super-hero money makers of 2011. Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollows and Transformers 3, if we talk about all the movies.

sdc10
05-10-2009, 05:34 PM
It will be a stupid move by Marvel if they keep the date. There's no use in competing the same weekend as a rival whether you win or not. You're still losing potential money to the rival.

Since it sounds like a stupid move to move Green Lantern to the middle of the Summer, but they probably needed to do it for more time for post-production.

So its marvels fault that there competitor moved their date, so marvel should in turn move theirs?:huh:

Webhead2006
05-10-2009, 05:35 PM
tf3 isnt going to be 2011.

Parker Wayne
05-10-2009, 05:47 PM
So its marvels fault that there competitor moved their date, so marvel should in turn move theirs?:huh:

Well if they want to see a bigger box office turnout, yes. It may not be their fault, but if a DC film ends on the same day as Marvel, one of them should move as their just hurting each other.

Personally I dislike what WB did, and the fact that they've gone from possibly dominating the winter Season with Green Lantern to being a part of a crowded 2011 schedule must mean they have high hopes for the film (I hope).

It's too early to see which film will be better than the other though.

If it comes to Marvel and a DC films coming out the same day, I'm seeing both!!!

protocida
05-10-2009, 05:52 PM
tf3 isnt going to be 2011.
It's on the list.

zeptron
05-10-2009, 05:56 PM
It's on the list.

Once again


Transformers 3 is actually scheduled for 2012.

http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3947 (http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3947)

I said I was taking off a year from Transformers. Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 - they asked me on the phone - I said yes to July 4 - but for 2012 - whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots.

Michael

protocida
05-10-2009, 05:58 PM
We'll see.

sdc10
05-10-2009, 10:36 PM
Well if they want to see a bigger box office turnout, yes. It may not be their fault, but if a DC film ends on the same day as Marvel, one of them should move as their just hurting each other.

Personally I dislike what WB did, and the fact that they've gone from possibly dominating the winter Season with Green Lantern to being a part of a crowded 2011 schedule must mean they have high hopes for the film (I hope).

It's too early to see which film will be better than the other though.

If it comes to Marvel and a DC films coming out the same day, I'm seeing both!!!

Well WB is more at fault with the line of thinking that GL can compete directly with Thor. Again since Marvel announced when Thor would be released WB had to know what they would be getting into when pushing GL back to that date.

chiefchirpa
05-10-2009, 10:57 PM
Yeah, it's totally WB fault. When Marvel chose the date, there's no GL scheduled on that date. You couldn't blame on someone that chose the date first.

dnno1
05-10-2009, 11:29 PM
My biggest worry right now is that probably the biggest blockbuster film of the year in "Star Trek" with a market of fans that could easily be lured into a film like "Green Lantern" was out this weekend and not as much as a teaser poster was released to theaters. This is the opportunity that the WB has right now catch this market's attention and they are not even making even one attempt to catch their eye. I know they don't have a lead actor or enough film to even get a trailer togeter, but even a poster with an ensignia and a title would have sufficed. Something is wrong here.

Chewy
05-10-2009, 11:32 PM
What's all this talk of a Marvel and DC movie opening on the same day? What Marvel and DC movies are opening on the same day?

Chewy
05-10-2009, 11:35 PM
My biggest worry right now is that probably the biggest blockbuster film of the year in "Star Trek" with a market of fans that could easily be lured into a film like "Green Lantern" was out this weekend and not as much as a teaser poster was released to theaters. This is the opportunity that the WB has right now catch this market's attention and they are not even making even one attempt to catch their eye. I know they don't have a lead actor or enough film to even get a trailer togeter, but even a poster with an ensignia and a title would have sufficed. Something is wrong here.
Your biggest concern is that they didn't release a poster more than two years ahead of time :huh:

And Star Trek is not going to be the biggest blockbuster of the year. Transformers will, followed by Harry Potter.

dnno1
05-11-2009, 12:00 AM
Your biggest concern is that they didn't release a poster more than two years ahead of time :huh:

And Star Trek is not going to be the biggest blockbuster of the year. Transformers will, followed by Harry Potter.

I guess you don't understand. Star Trek fans are a market they should be targeting. It is very large (it has been said to be as large as some small countries - somthing like 160 million or more) and to capture their intrest would mean more revenue at the box office than just relying on comic book fans.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/dnno1/red-sonja-poster-crouch-full_100gra.jpg

Even Robert Rodgriguez came out with a poster for his film "Red Sonja", which seems to be in development hell, and there is no real serious release date so why couldn't the WB do as much to capture the attention of an important maket while they are all in the same room together?

SsM
05-11-2009, 02:42 PM
The JL that was getting planned was "postponed indefinetley" so probaly cannned which is good

And to answer the question about why have John and Kyle....GL is like (or should be) a cop movie in many ways. John can be his partner (2nd film) and Kyle his rookie (3rd film) adding them would make for some comedy, some great action, and it would be a good way to add more characters from the GL comics

Think of some of the buddy cop movies
Hot Fuzz
Lethal Weapon
Bad Boys II
Se7en
Colors

and think of some of the good rookie training movies
Training Day
Men in Black
The Rookie (more entertaining than good)


I had NO IDEA se7en was a buddy cop movie ._.

Blackman
05-11-2009, 03:15 PM
Lol damn thats an old post. ANyways ya Se7en is. ITs not a buddy cop comedy. But its still a buddy cop film

JokerLedger
05-12-2009, 06:06 AM
My only worry is under performance because the general public isn't familiar with GL like they are with Bats or Supes.

Thor can't and won't even touch GL so I'm not worried at all.
In the eyes of the general public I think GL will attract more audiences because he's more superhero-like whereas Thor is more of a god-like figure.

Webhead2006
05-12-2009, 09:24 AM
yea that could be an issue but if they promote it like hell like tdk and im did it will surely get the general public's interest and all that.

Deadpool876
05-16-2009, 01:10 PM
The ring is probably the most powerful weapon in the DC universe, right? So my worry is GL might be portrayed too powerful. In fact, he is very powerful! And what's the weakness again, the color yellow? Wow! lol

So I hope they make it interesting, they should make GL as in wrestling lingo, sell the moves. :)

AnorexicBatman
05-16-2009, 01:11 PM
The movie never gets made....

protocida
05-16-2009, 01:16 PM
It will! :woot:

RachelDawes
05-16-2009, 01:45 PM
I'm nervous they'll get the wrong guy to play Hal.

Adenjo
05-16-2009, 01:46 PM
I was never a HUGE GL fan back when I was a comic book buyer/reader I was always more into Superman and Batman.. but as a movie goer and a fan of supehero movies i'll point out my fears/worries.

1. The film maker gets the tone all wrong (a'la Superman returns)
Will he go for the dark and realistic (as realistic as an intergalactic police force can be) approach or will he go all out for laughs and flashy effects? Or will he do what Favreau did with IronMan and get it just right.

2. The CGI. Superman returns was littered with substandard CGI.. A movie like Green Lantern will be even more heavily reliant on CGI.. Can GL afford to be let down by the likes of Sony Imageworks?

3. Green Lantern being released in direct competition with a more established movie installment (Superman returns/Pirates of POTC)

In short.. I just hope Green Lantern isn't let down by Superman returnsesque screw ups.

protocida
05-16-2009, 01:56 PM
I'm nervous they'll get the wrong guy to play Hal.
It's just choose Sam Worthington. :hehe:

Webhead2006
05-16-2009, 09:55 PM
yea hopefully they do everything well with the character, if gl fails its less likely we will see flash/ww/aquaman/etc... ever get out of developmental hell any time soon.

chiefchirpa
05-16-2009, 10:06 PM
The Oan midgets.

I certainly don't know how they're going to pull that except taking a cue from Yoda.

protocida
05-16-2009, 10:15 PM
Use the DCAU version.

CLARKY
05-18-2009, 07:12 AM
Even though all of here are really excited about the GL film I'm sure almost all of us has at least one worry. SO I wanted to ask what is your worry
Mine is that the GL film will be no more than a popcorn action flick
Well, I am worried about a lot of things but there is one specifically. I am worried about the special effects as a whole, the adaptation itself. With a cartoon you can do whatever you want and for GL I think it is good, but for a movie ? I'm worried to see fake CGI when he is flying or fighting. How do you want to recreate a fight in 3D between Hal and sinestro at the end of Rebirth for example ? When I see that Matrix 2 and 3 had absolutely terrific cgi innovations, etc ... and that I was sometimes aware of the cgi thinking "hmm here I can clearly see it (even if I do not want to)", I am worried about GL as a movie. I do not want to see any approach of a Nolan vision for this. It has to be huge and the effects have to reflect the potential of Green Lantern, as a comicbook, as a hero, and as an idea. For me GL, especially Hal Jordan, is about space adventures, foreign planet, outer space, etc, etc ... so special effect would be evrywhere for me. something like Starwars more than Firefly, if you see what I'm trying to say.
GL is a very graphic hero, I do not want to see realistic uniform, realistic things or down-to-earth things.
That is why, in the first place, I do not think a movie is best suited for GL.
In the end, I do not think it will be better than GL : First Flight.


2. The CGI. Superman returns was littered with substandard CGI.. A movie like Green Lantern will be even more heavily reliant on CGI.. Can GL afford to be let down by the likes of Sony Imageworks?
Wow, on the contrary, I found the effects of Superman Returns really excellent ! What I specifically meant in my post is that I was expecting even better effects than that. and I'm worried about it because Superman has a "linear" way to flight but GL ... they use the entire space to act. So I'm expecting more than SR.

Octoberist
05-18-2009, 02:14 PM
with that logic then the new Star Trek is not possible on film. In fact, a movie like that can only support Green Lantern's production team even more (since they're still in pre-production, they can look at what's out there now and use them as an influence.)

Anything is possible in film; it's only limited by the imagination.
The movie has a big budget (150 million with tax breaks in Australia) and it has a loooooooooonnng lonnnnng post production.

Webhead2006
05-18-2009, 03:32 PM
Yea i dont have any worries about the film to we have a cast set and we know the film's direction.

thegameq
05-28-2009, 04:01 PM
The tone:

I think the director is going to have to find a happy medium between the overt scifi fantasy adventure (SW) and the serious story line some are asking for. Do you go the comicbook fantasy route and say anything goes, or do you ground the character ala BB?

The SFX:

How they plan to have giant green hands, boxing gloves, drills, clippers, etc. look realistic, yet not foolish or cartoony is beyond me. I could see a comedic or FF like approach used to make such sfx more palatable.

There is definitely going to be some sacrifices made for this film--especially for the sake of the GA, and I have a feeling the fans are not going to be happy. GL is one of those properties that's going to undergo some serious changes to make it to the big screen.

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if GL gets Nolanized to some degree.

Octoberist
05-28-2009, 05:17 PM
With the giant drill and hands, I think they might down play it like in the Justice League animated series, but who knows.

SsM
05-28-2009, 05:24 PM
The tone:

I think the director is going to have to find a happy medium between the overt scifi fantasy adventure (SW) and the serious story line some are asking for. Do you go the comicbook fantasy route and say anything goes, or do you ground the character ala BB?

The SFX:

How they plan to have giant green hands, boxing gloves, drills, clippers, etc. look realistic, yet not foolish or cartoony is beyond me. I could see a comedic or FF like approach used to make such sfx more palatable.

There is definitely going to be some sacrifices made for this film--especially for the sake of the GA, and I have a feeling the fans are not going to be happy. GL is one of those properties that's going to undergo some serious changes to make it to the big screen.

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if GL gets Nolanized to some degree.

You can't really ground GL...

Webhead2006
05-28-2009, 06:23 PM
yea i doubt we will see silly shaped things like boxing gloves/drills for the ring usage. I could see a hand/claw, energy blasts, walls/shields being shapes more used. Then i would probably at least for the first film dont show the animal alien gls like the squirrel/dog guys and go with the more humaniod gls.

Hush
05-28-2009, 07:37 PM
I want a Sword and Shield construct at least once!

SsM
05-28-2009, 07:50 PM
I want a jet construct.

protocida
05-28-2009, 08:09 PM
I'd like:

. A Green hand.
. A Boxing glove.
. An Jet.
. A cockpit armor.
. Missiles.
. Canons.
. An Hal Jordan copy (Used to lure the enemy while Jordan attacks).
. A force field.
. A shield.
. An hologram of Martin Jordan (Like Secret Origins).

Parker Wayne
05-28-2009, 08:40 PM
yea i doubt we will see silly shaped things like boxing gloves/drills for the ring usage. I could see a hand/claw, energy blasts, walls/shields being shapes more used. Then i would probably at least for the first film dont show the animal alien gls like the squirrel/dog guys and go with the more humaniod gls.

I think they should used to boxing glove one only once.

The humanoid GLs sound like a great idea to keep it from looking ridiculous the for the first film. Sequels usually have more breathing room for some more far fetched ideas.

SsM
05-28-2009, 08:55 PM
I think they should used to boxing glove one only once.

The humanoid GLs sound like a great idea to keep it from looking ridiculous the for the first film. Sequels usually have more breathing room for some more far fetched ideas.


I think that is what Star Trek was going for as well(except for Scottie's companion) Everyone was humanoid with only mentions of the klingons.

They pulled it off exceptionally(IMHO)

Bring in the Humanoid GL's for the first movie but mention or maybe show on a screen of various sectors images of some of the other Crazy shape GLs but save them for the sequel.

Webhead2006
05-28-2009, 10:19 PM
yea only reason i say dont see the dog/squrriel and other crazy shaped gls is to keep it more believable and would be easier on fxs to keep the human looking/humaniod gls easier to do pull off.

Drakon
05-28-2009, 11:07 PM
As for the odd shaped constructs, I could see it as Hal getting used to the ring and how to use it. Maybe have him watching a boxing match, and trying to make a glove, or needing to reach something, so he has a hand grab it for him.

Doctor Jones
05-29-2009, 02:24 PM
How the hell can you make the tools that Hal will use with the ring and not make it look stupid?

I mean a giant hammer coming out of a tiny ring on screen? Hell, even in the comcis and cartoons it looks hokey to me.

dnno1
05-29-2009, 03:00 PM
How the hell can you make the tools that Hal will use with the ring and not make it look stupid?

I mean a giant hammer coming out of a tiny ring on screen? Hell, even in the comcis and cartoons it looks hokey to me.

Just like this:

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thegameq
05-29-2009, 03:16 PM
With the giant drill and hands, I think they might down play it like in the Justice League animated series, but who knows.

True. It really isn't a staple in the animated series at all. In fact he uses his ring mostly for making basic constructs (shields, bubbles, cutting beam, etc.) and nothing fancy.

Parker Wayne
05-29-2009, 03:57 PM
True. It really isn't a staple in the animated series at all. In fact he uses his ring mostly for making basic constructs (shields, bubbles, cutting beam, etc.) and nothing fancy.

Yeah, but they heavily criticized Bruce Timm for making Stewart not creative enough with the ring.

I really don't see the worry about using Hammers, gloves. Just have a balance of ring constructs and more far fetched items.

I think people will look at it, and they'll be in awe of it. Let Hal have some fun.

Octoberist
05-30-2009, 02:18 PM
Since the writing is still taking place now, I just hope that Hector will turn out better as a villain. After Dark Knight's Joker, now even talks of Thor being Shakespearian take with Loki, I want a damn good baddie.

dnno1
05-30-2009, 09:46 PM
Since the writing is still taking place now, I just hope that Hector will turn out better as a villain. After Dark Knight's Joker, now even talks of Thor being Shakespearian take with Loki, I want a damn good baddie.

You are making it sound like the script is not finished yet. According to Marc Guggenheim (http://www.newsarama.com/film/050911-GL-Latest.html), the script "has been finished for some time now", and they are just polishing it up with details for the parts of the script that were still kind of abstract (I guess they call that process the production pass). We shouldn't expect the Hammond character to be any better or worse than the way he has been scripted and it will all depend on who is cast to fill out the role.

terry78
05-30-2009, 09:48 PM
Well, not every character has to be on the level of Joker as far as depravity and depth. They're not all psychotic like that, some just have complexes.

protocida
05-31-2009, 11:46 AM
You are making it sound like the script is not finished yet. According to Marc Guggenheim (http://www.newsarama.com/film/050911-GL-Latest.html), the script "has been finished for some time now", and they are just polishing it up with details for the parts of the script that were still kind of abstract (I guess they call that process the production pass). We shouldn't expect the Hammond character to be any better or worse than the way he has been scripted and it will all depend on who is cast to fill out the role.
Actually, no.

Berlanti, Guggenheim and Green wrote the 1° draft to sell the movie. It leaked online. It had 107 pages.

They wrote the second draft, with 109 pages, and no big changes, to make it more "professional" (Getting rid of the cursing, for example). Latino Review read it.

The studio bought the Script and they wrote the 3° draft, more serious and dark, with 127 pages.

Martin Campbell got on board and he revisioned the Script with the writers. Thus, making an 4° draft. Geoff Johns might or might not have contribued with this one.

dnno1
05-31-2009, 11:52 AM
Actually, no.

Berlanti, Guggenheim and Green wrote the 1° draft to sell the movie. It leaked online. It had 107 pages.

They wrote the second draft, with 109 pages, and no big changes, to make it more "professional" (Getting rid of the cursing, for example). Latino Review read it.

The studio bought the Script and they wrote the 3° draft, more serious and dark, with 127 pages.

Martin Campbell got on board and he revisioned the Script with the writers. Thus, making an 4° draft. Geoff Johns might or might not have contribued with this one.

Campbell has been on board since January and it's now June (end of May). Guggenheim said that the script has been done for some time now and that was just before the middle of May. That could mean that this so called 4th draft by the request of Campbell could be done already. I would tend to belive what the writer said and that they are just polishing off the script right now.

protocida
05-31-2009, 12:38 PM
Polishing means it's not done yet.

dnno1
05-31-2009, 12:55 PM
Polishing means it's not done yet.

Polishing means that you want to make it better. Done means that you have enough to make a film from, which is what they have been doing for the past two months.

protocida
05-31-2009, 12:57 PM
Whatever.

S.A.A.D.
08-10-2010, 12:45 AM
I'm really worried about the music and the humor. I love butt kicking scores,and I detest it when movies have a bunch of humor that I think is nothing but dire.

Octoberist
08-10-2010, 12:47 AM
I think humor is great when used properly and makes the experience fun. Of course, there's always a balance.

For example, I hope Kilowog and Tomar Re are humorous but in an enduring way, like C3PO, r2d2, and Chewy.

S.A.A.D.
08-10-2010, 12:50 AM
I think humor is great when used properly and makes the experience fun. Of course, there's always a balance.

For example, I hope Kilowog and Tomar Re are humorous but in an enduring way, like C3PO, r2d2, and Chewy.

Truthfully,I never found both of them funny,but I do think that R2d2 is funny.

Octoberist
08-10-2010, 12:53 AM
but they're enduring and they're likable.

I really think Star Wars would have suffered without those three. Comedic sidekicks can work, you just have to make them work. I've notice that comic fans tend to be hard on them based on the likes of Jar Jar.

Anyway, I'm not saying that Kilowog should be comedic, but should have a sense of humor. Word of the day: Enduring. Makes the Green Lantern more rich and colorful.

Spideyfan93
08-10-2010, 12:57 AM
There needs to be subtle humor for a film like this. Without humor, it will be way too serious. And the subtle humor should be provided by Hal and some of the Corps members. It is Ryan Reynolds for crying out loud.

But to bring it up yet again, like Star Wars, the humor should be subtle.

Octoberist
08-10-2010, 12:57 AM
Empire Strikes Back probably had the best sense of humor but it was still the darkest of the films.

S.A.A.D.
08-10-2010, 01:08 AM
I wouldn't have a problem with subtle humor as long as it doesn't go to waist,which means that you find it funny. And not be like I don't get it or whatever.

Silver Knight
08-10-2010, 01:09 AM
Green Man being a frog.

Octoberist
08-10-2010, 01:09 AM
waist...lovehandles?

Or waste?

S.A.A.D.
08-10-2010, 01:13 AM
waist...lovehandles?

Or waste?

Oops,I meant waste.

S.A.A.D.
08-10-2010, 01:18 AM
I also fear that that movie critics in general won't like the movie too much,I don't want to get the blues if that happens,since I still think that the movie is going to rock alot.

Octoberist
08-10-2010, 01:21 AM
well, it's about the humanity in these movies.

My theory is this: make your characters human even if they're alien. Give them human traits (love, lust, hate, humor) and the crowd will be immerse into the film.

Silver Knight
08-10-2010, 01:25 AM
well, it's about the humanity in these movies.

My theory is this: make your characters human even if they're alien. Give them human traits (love, lust, hate, humor) and the crowd will be immerse into the film.

I agree with the last statement. Maybe your not so bad afterall.

Octoberist
08-10-2010, 01:26 AM
i'm the best

S.A.A.D.
08-10-2010, 01:27 AM
well, it's about the humanity in these movies.

My theory is this: make your characters human even if they're alien. Give them human traits (love, lust, hate, humor) and the crowd will be immerse into the film.

You're right,the general audience really love characters who are like humans,and especially human characters. I find that fact annoying,but whatever,there minds are already made up. Alot of their minds that is imo. I'm not at the point where I'm a big time fan of humanity,but then again,I never was. I feel as if characters that aren't humans have more personality than them.

Silver Knight
08-10-2010, 01:28 AM
i'm the best

Maybe we are one and the same.

Octoberist
08-10-2010, 01:31 AM
its all based on that creative spark from the very start.

You can have a heroic character who is so good that he's so dull in one movie.
In other, you can a similar character who is fascinating and entertaining to watch.

It depends on the writing. Do you want to rely on cliches or give these cliches a new spin.

Take Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow. He's probably one of the more original 'rogue' characters in a while since Han Solo. They took qualities that you see in an anti-hero like Sparrow and made it fresh. Not a cardboard cutout, you know.

S.A.A.D.
08-10-2010, 01:38 AM
its all based on that creative spark from the very start.

You can have a heroic character who is so good that he's so dull in one movie.
In other, you can a similar character who is fascinating and entertaining to watch.

It depends on the writing. Do you want to rely on cliches or give these cliches a new spin.

Take Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow. He's probably one of the more original 'rogue' characters in a while since Han Solo. They took qualities that you see in an anti-hero like Sparrow and made it fresh. Not a cardboard cutout, you know.

The less normal the character,the better.

Octoberist
08-10-2010, 02:03 AM
as long as it works and feels organic to the story, sure.

matrix_ghost
08-10-2010, 03:12 AM
My biggest worry for is the 3d. Sony and the other VFX vendors can create CG shots in 3d from the start but the movie also has lots of live-action footage that is shot in 2d that will need to be converted.

S.A.A.D.
08-10-2010, 08:27 AM
as long as it works and feels organic to the story, sure.


But it doesn't matter if you don't care about the character or characters at all,or not a whole lot.

Octoberist
08-10-2010, 03:36 PM
that's why I said: as long as it works..and feels organic to the story. If it's contrived and distracting, then no.

The Bruce
08-13-2010, 02:38 PM
That Johns’ enthusiasm backfires and the movie is garbage.

Paradoxal
08-13-2010, 05:07 PM
That Johns’ enthusiasm backfires and the movie is garbage.
How do you mean?

Micah12345
08-13-2010, 06:26 PM
My biggest worry is that the movie is just mediocre, and that the public remains apathetic towards the character.

If it's super bad, then he'll definitely get another chance at the big screen. If it's great, then we get a great movie and possible great sequels.

If it's just mediocre, then no one will care, and the studio will think it's just because the character doesn't have the appeal, and not because the movie is mediocre.

BigSams50
08-13-2010, 06:33 PM
My biggest worry is that the constructs wont look good.

dnno1
08-13-2010, 09:36 PM
I met someone who was at the ComicCon panel and saw the teaser clip and he said that the construct that he saw wasn't anyting out of the ordinary that we would have seen in the comics.

maenalus
08-13-2010, 09:52 PM
The only worry I have is little Hal and/or the nephew being annoying little brats that can't act.

dnno1
08-13-2010, 11:51 PM
The only worry I have is little Hal and/or the nephew being annoying little brats that can't act.

That's hardly going to kill the movie and if anyone has a problem with that, I would suggest that they use that part of the movie as an opportunity to take a conssessions break.

BigSams50
08-14-2010, 05:10 AM
That's hardly going to kill the movie and if anyone has a problem with that, I would suggest that they use that part of the movie as an opportunity to take a conssessions break.

Or they could just use this amazing website http://runpee.com/

BigSams50
08-14-2010, 05:12 AM
Another thing i'm worried about is how are all the CG characters gonna look. If it looks too fake, it will kill the movie for me

dnno1
08-14-2010, 05:42 AM
Or they could just use this amazing website http://runpee.com/

Perfect, and there's an IPhone or Android app for this?

The Bruce
08-14-2010, 05:58 AM
How do you mean?

He’s been talking online about how amazed he is. If the movie comes out and feels cheap, it'll hurt him and DC and the green lantern franchise a lot.

I really want this film to be perfect.

nocomics
08-14-2010, 10:42 AM
I liked the GL as a kid,but haven't read many of his comics at all so I will be going to see this movie kindof 'blind' so to speak. Which sometimes is the best way too as u don't have high/low expectations other than entertaining you as a film,and not getting caught up in small minute details they left out from source material.
I just hope it don't turn out like Ghost Rider or some of the other cheesy comic movies(Punisher:War Zone etc.)....Hopefully,with Hollywood in full hard-on mode for comic movies they've spent the money and time to do this justice.
*I'm kindof glad Ryan Reynolds got this role and hopefully they will do a Deadpool movie with him.

Paradoxal
08-14-2010, 11:18 AM
He’s been talking online about how amazed he is. If the movie comes out and feels cheap, it'll hurt him and DC and the green lantern franchise a lot.

I really want this film to be perfect.
I see what you mean, and he may just be saying that to create a buzz. However I also don't think he would be saying anything if he was disappointed with what he was seeing. And side note: I wouldn't expect this film to be "perfect". THAT'S a good way to be disappointed by it :cwink:

superkong 500
08-14-2010, 12:27 PM
Iam not worried about the movie looking cheap all of campbell's big movies from golden eye the zorro movies to casino royale have all had an amazing aesthetic quality. For the movie's quality in general I think campbell will deliver he's never dissapointed unless you count legend of zorro(I try to erase it from my mind) other than that all his blockbuster films have been good specially CR and mask of Z.

arman200
08-14-2010, 12:48 PM
I see what you mean, and he may just be saying that to create a buzz. However I also don't think he would be saying anything if he was disappointed with what he was seeing. And side note: I wouldn't expect this film to be "perfect". THAT'S a good way to be disappointed by it :cwink:

Well, he's also praised Smallville at times.

I worry that Blake Lively won't do a very good job with Carol.

Paradoxal
08-14-2010, 09:35 PM
Well, he's also praised Smallville at times.

I worry that Blake Lively won't do a very good job with Carol.

I don't watch Smallville, but I assume that's a bad thing :cwink:. But I agree on the Blake Lively point...sometimes it feels like a weak female lead destroys movies.

The Bruce
08-15-2010, 04:56 AM
Iam not worried about the movie looking cheap all of campbell's big movies from golden eye the zorro movies to casino royale have all had an amazing aesthetic quality. For the movie's quality in general I think campbell will deliver he's never dissapointed unless you count legend of zorro(I try to erase it from my mind) other than that all his blockbuster films have been good specially CR and mask of Z.

Campbell is great and his action scenes are really good. Frantic but you still see what's going on. Nolan I'm looking at you.

GL action has to be BIG.

FaT_tONle
08-15-2010, 09:22 AM
I'll say it is simply the mid June release. Too much competition.

dnno1
08-15-2010, 09:30 AM
I'll say it is simply the mid June release. Too much competition.

That's a legitemate concern.

S.A.A.D.
08-15-2010, 09:47 AM
Too much competition for the month of June next year? Lol,oh please. The only real competition it's gonna have,is Cars 2 sort of,and that's out on June 24. While X-Men:First Class is out on June 3rd. May won't affect it either,cause Thor kicks off the summer movie season,and POTCC 4 comes out fairly early in May,while Kung Fu Panda 2 comes out a few weeks before GL. But just like Cars 2,that has a completely different audience,as a whole. So therefore it's not really fair for anyone to think that Cars 2 is going to steal GL's thunder let alone a whole other bunch of movies that I mentioned,but more specifically the kids movies. And imo,I think POTCC is going to flop,or underperform,but I'd go with the latter on for it.

dnno1
08-15-2010, 10:07 AM
Too much competition for the month of June next year? Lol,oh please. The only real competition it's gonna have,is Cars 2 sort of,and that's out on June 24. While X-Men:First Class is out on June 3rd.

The normal box office cycle for a film can be 3 to 4 months long so there are overlaping days where films are screening at the same time. There will be weeks where "Green Lantern" goes head to head with the films you mentioned as well as "Thor", "Transformers 3", "Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows", and "Captain America: The First Avenger". If it gets great reviews and a lot of buzz, "Green Lantern" could get a very good opening weekend, and possibly hold off the competiton. If it is still doing well by August and September, it may even get better numbers than expected since there is (at least at this time) very little competing films in those months.

S.A.A.D.
08-15-2010, 10:12 AM
The normal box office cycle for a film can be 3 to 4 months long so there are overlaping days where films are screening at the same time. There will be weeks where "Green Lantern" goes head to head with the films you mentioned as well as "Thor", "Transformers 3", "Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows", and "Captain America: The First Avenger". If it gets great reviews and a lot of buzz, "Green Lantern" could get a very good opening weekend, and possibly hold off the competiton. If it is still doing well by August and September, it may even get better numbers than expected since there is (at least at this time) very little competing films in those months.

As long as GL looks good or great,and gets good or great word of mouth,then I don't think the competition will actually matter in the end. You're right about overlapping,but I'm sure the movie will make enough to warrant a sequel and to make the studios happy.

S.A.A.D.
08-15-2010, 10:16 AM
The normal box office cycle for a film can be 3 to 4 months long so there are overlaping days where films are screening at the same time. There will be weeks where "Green Lantern" goes head to head with the films you mentioned as well as "Thor", "Transformers 3", "Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows", and "Captain America: The First Avenger". If it gets great reviews and a lot of buzz, "Green Lantern" could get a very good opening weekend, and possibly hold off the competiton. If it is still doing well by August and September, it may even get better numbers than expected since there is (at least at this time) very little competing films in those months.

The legs for these movies have to be considered,again,it's gonna make a moot point in the end even if the movies have a 3 or 4 month run. And if the legs are terrible,no longer making their selves a major threat.

Paradoxal
08-15-2010, 03:00 PM
^ I agree, I don't think POTC 4 will do too well, especially considering the response to the last one.

Octoberist
08-15-2010, 06:06 PM
I think it'll do fine because many people still have faith in the series overall, because of the first one.

Actually, for some reason, I hated the sequels but I'm looking forward to the next one because they mentioned that it's more in tone with the original. Now, they could be lying but we will see..

mcallima
08-15-2010, 06:13 PM
My biggest worry is that people will be close minded and write off the film because of the odd shaped characters. Green Lantern does have a lot of weirdness to it, and if people go into it expecting a Star Wars experience we'll be just fine.

I just fear that we're in an uber-serious phase that makes it hard for a fantastical superhero universe to be taken seriously.

Paradoxal
08-15-2010, 06:13 PM
I think it'll do fine because many people still have faith in the series overall, because of the first one.

Actually, for some reason, I hated the sequels but I'm looking forward to the next one because they mentioned that it's more in tone with the original. Now, they could be lying but we will see..
Maybe, though I know my goodwill ran out with the last one....

Octoberist
08-15-2010, 10:38 PM
But there is always hope.


anyway, I do have SOME concerns with Blake Lively but it's ultimely unfounded because I could say "Oh she's just a CW chick". Then you have actors like Joseph Gordon Levitt and Johnny Depp who both came from TV.

Paradoxal
08-15-2010, 10:54 PM
Blake Lively is certainly one of my biggest concerns, but as you say, she could turn out to be good. Only the trailer will give us some inclination....

dnno1
08-15-2010, 11:21 PM
Blake Lively is certainly one of my biggest concerns, but as you say, she could turn out to be good. Only the trailer will give us some inclination....

You're not going to tell if Lively will be good from a trailer (did you see her in the trailer for "The Town?). You will have to see her in the movie.

Paradoxal
08-16-2010, 12:03 AM
Your not going to tell if Lively will be good from a trailer (did you see her in the trailer for "The Town?). You will have to see her in the movie.
Yes, but in The Town she has a smaller role than in the Green Lantern. And the trailer should give an inclination as to how her performance is.

Octoberist
08-16-2010, 05:14 AM
YOU're not YOUR, dnno1.

Kirmit
08-16-2010, 05:35 AM
I have a few concerns with the cgi. At this point it seems there's going to be alot of cgi used, especially considering how many GL's we're going to see. My concern is that because there's so much it's going to end up looking bad, for me it's quality over quantity.

matrix_ghost
08-16-2010, 05:36 AM
But there is always hope.


anyway, I do have SOME concerns with Blake Lively but it's ultimely unfounded because I could say "Oh she's just a CW chick". Then you have actors like Joseph Gordon Levitt and Johnny Depp who both came from TV.

Difference is that JGL and Depp have made indie flicks before accepting /getting offered the big roles. Moreso with Depp that JGL who's "biggest" movies so are Inception and GI. JOE.
With Lively she's basically going from the tv show to one huge picture immediatly. So there is some legitimate concern .

But as with all people , she should have the benefit of doubt for now .
martin Campbell is a good director and i''m hoping that he cast someone who has the looks and the acting talent.

dnno1
08-16-2010, 09:13 AM
YOU're not YOUR, dnno1.

Thank you. Fixed.

S.A.A.D.
08-16-2010, 04:37 PM
I also fear that the general audience for the most part won't like the movie or even be interested in seeing it. :csad:

Octoberist
08-16-2010, 07:09 PM
that's a very broad..concern.

S.A.A.D.
08-16-2010, 08:03 PM
that's a very broad..concern.

Is that good or bad? In your opinion. Do you think that's me being a bit too pessimistic about the movie?

Octoberist
08-16-2010, 08:20 PM
I don't know. We'll see.

It's different but it's not so far removed from the other Superhero movies. It's not like Scott Pilgrim where it's very unique but the mainstream may not get.

S.A.A.D.
08-16-2010, 08:25 PM
I don't know. We'll see.

It's different but it's not so far removed from the other Superhero movies. It's not like Scott Pilgrim where it's very unique but the mainstream many not get.

Hopefully this won't happen with GL. The general audience should very easily be able to get into the movie.

Octoberist
08-16-2010, 08:31 PM
typo galore. I meant 'may' not 'many'!

Anyway, Thor is as 'weird' as GL because it deals with the same idea: Our world dealing other worlds (or dimensions) beyond our own.

S.A.A.D.
08-16-2010, 08:36 PM
typo galore. I meant 'may' not 'many'!

Anyway, Thor is as 'weird' as GL because it deals with the same idea: Our world dealing other worlds (or dimensions) beyond our own.

I don't think it is right now only cause of the strange assorted characters,like the members of the GL Corps.

Karelia
08-17-2010, 10:02 PM
My biggest fear of the movie, is it not being as "epic" as I think it should be. Everything I've heard/seen about this film looks amazing. I'm thinking/hoping it will be THE CBM of 2011.

Octoberist
08-18-2010, 03:56 AM
I don't think it is right now only cause of the strange assorted characters,like the members of the GL Corps.

But I don't know if it's any more wilder than Chewbacca, C3PO, R2D2 or Darth Vader.

nite-owl
08-18-2010, 06:28 AM
That it'll be crap.

S.A.A.D.
08-18-2010, 11:09 AM
But I don't know if it's any more wilder than Chewbacca, C3PO, R2D2 or Darth Vader.

Ehhhhhh,they are barely wild.

Octoberist
08-18-2010, 11:25 AM
get that out of your head. image if you're in line for Star Wars back in 1977.

S.A.A.D.
08-18-2010, 11:28 AM
get that out of your head. image if you're in line for Star Wars back in 1977.


Meh,even when the first time that I saw the Star Wars movies,I didn't think much of them when I finally were aware of them. I was honestly void of emotion. And that was back in the early 90s.

Octoberist
08-19-2010, 12:54 AM
void of emotion huh? Star Wars is alot of things, but if you take these characters out, it ceases to be Star Wars. Even with Han Solo going solo, it wouldn't be as interesting.

JLU51306
08-19-2010, 04:11 AM
My worries for the film will be that GL's not physical enough as a super-hero. Meaning, the GA may not like him relying on his ring nearly 100% of the time. Who know's, though.

The movie having alot of CGI elements implemented doesn't bother me in the least. Look at Transformers; that movie is loaded with CGI. The second one sucked big time (IMO), and people still saw it!

dnno1
08-19-2010, 07:44 AM
Thor and GL are only similar in that they are comic book films. True, they deal with other worlds, but the difference here is that one deals with a mytological world of gods, demigods, and monsters, (i.e. more with fantasy and human-like characters) where as the other deals with Science Fiction and extraterrestrial (non-humanlike) beings. In comparison, Green Lantern is more like Star Wars than Thor since it has space travel, SciFi, and alien creatures from other planets whereas Thor (in at least its first film) does not. It should be more attractive to that market (people who like Star Wars and/or Star Trek) for that reason. I can understand how some young folks can not appreciate the older Star Wars films because of the advent of better SfX that has made what was done in those films look primitve. That still doesn't mean that characters like Chewbacca, C3PO, R2D2, and Darth Vader are not houshold names nore aren't a critical part of Star Wars lore.

S.A.A.D.
08-19-2010, 09:25 AM
void of emotion huh? Star Wars is alot of things, but if you take these characters out, it ceases to be Star Wars. Even with Han Solo going solo, it wouldn't be as interesting.

What? Come again? I fail to see how his existence in the movie makes it unique. The truth is that he is a typical character,with really piss poor character development,imo.

dnno1
08-19-2010, 09:34 AM
If there were no Han Solo, Luke Skywalker wouldn't have gotten to Yavin IV and (if he were able to make it there) would have been killed by Darth Vader while trying to destroy the Death Star. Are you sure you watched Star Wars?

S.A.A.D.
08-19-2010, 09:36 AM
If there were no Han Solo, Luke Skywalker wouldn't have gotten to Yavin IV and would have been killed by Darth Vader while trying to destroy the Death Star. Are you shure you watched Star Wars?

No,I was born today. :whatever:

dnno1
08-19-2010, 09:42 AM
No,I was born today. :whatever:

I wasn't asking when you were born, I was asking if you saw Star Wars (Episode IV). You could have done that in the last 24 hours, since you seem to be able to type and get on the Internet.

S.A.A.D.
08-19-2010, 09:47 AM
I wasn't asking when you were born, I was asking if you saw Star Wars (Episode IV). You could have done that in the last 24 hours, since you seem to be able to type and get on the Internet.

Look,I did see it. Okay? I'm not gonna to watch the damn thing all over again just to prove something to you.

Octoberist
08-19-2010, 10:07 AM
a typical character with poor character development? A character development doesn't equal backstory...Like the Man with No Name, Ledger's Joker, Eckhard's Harvey Dent, Jack Sparrow, Snake Plisken, Sam Spade, Sanjoro Yojimbo, or even Scott Pilgrim. Might I include Indiana Jones himself. They are characters who are in the moment and their persona defines them already.

Maybe you do need to watch it again. Sometimes, opinions can change with a new perspective (or age).

hmmm. i strongly disagree but let's move on.

S.A.A.D.
08-19-2010, 10:14 AM
Yeah personas define them alright(it's nothing new),but it doesn't help support the argument being that Han Solo isn't a typical character,but whatever. Let's move on.

dnno1
08-19-2010, 10:17 AM
Look,I did see it. Okay? I'm not gonna to watch the damn thing all over again just to prove something to you.

Prove that you can see it within 24 hours after you were born? It seems like you said you did that already. The strange thing is that you fail to see how the existence of Han Solo, one of the main characters of the film, makes Star Wars so unique. On second thought, maybe you should watch it again.

S.A.A.D.
08-19-2010, 10:24 AM
Prove that you can see it within 24 hours after you were born? It seems like you said you did that already. The strange thing is that you fail to see how the existence of Han Solo, one of the main characters of the film, makes Star Wars so unique. On second thought, maybe you should watch it again.

Look,the bottom line from me is that,Han Solo making the Star Wars movies interesting is only true because there are delusional people who make up this unprovable fact that he helps make the Star Wars movies unique. Imo,why would I want to watch Star Wars again? When I no longer like it or have to see it.

S.A.A.D.
08-19-2010, 10:28 AM
Anyways,another big worry of mine about the movie is that lots of the general audience might fail to see what makes the Green Lantern mythology awesome. After they see the movie that is.

dnno1
08-19-2010, 11:54 AM
Look,the bottom line from me is that,Han Solo making the Star Wars movies interesting is only true because there are delusional people who make up this unprovable fact that he helps make the Star Wars movies unique. Imo,why would I want to watch Star Wars again? When I no longer like it or have to see it.

I think I just proved it in a prior post. Take out Han Solo (with no replacement) and and Luke Skywalker never gets to Yavin IV, never gets to be a pilot, nor gets to destroy the Death Star. Without any of those elements, Star Wars becomes a crappy film and possibly a one picture franchise. That is not a matter of opinion nor is debatable and is what makes the character so significant.

Octoberist
08-19-2010, 08:40 PM
grumble grumble!

Huntress22
08-23-2010, 11:29 PM
My biggest concern is the suit and how it will look. Because I am not a fan of the way it looks so far. And I hope that's why their taking so long to release a trailer. I also hope it has an epic feel of it with going to other worlds and things like that it should. But you never know. I also hope Geoff Johns has a big part of keeping this movie close to the comics. The producers of Batman wanted the Batsuit to be made by Nike and have a check on it. These are the things this movie needs to stay away from. But I'm hoping for a great movie.

Paradoxal
08-23-2010, 11:32 PM
My biggest concern is the suit and how it will look. Because I am not a fan of the way it looks so far. And I hope that's why their taking so long to release a trailer. I also hope it has an epic feel of it with going to other worlds and things like that it should. But you never know. I also hope Geoff Johns has a big part of keeping this movie close to the comics. The producers of Batman wanted the Batsuit to be made by Nike and have a check on it. These are the things this movie needs to stay away from. But I'm hoping for a great movie.
Is that true :wow:

Huntress22
08-23-2010, 11:45 PM
Yea man it's really dumb what the studio heads will do too try and make some money. Bill Murray was almost cast as Batman in that same movie as well. lol But I have high hopes for this movie just make the suit like it is in the comics. It's ok too make some changes but you don't have to throw out 70 years of comics too go by.

ultimatefan
08-24-2010, 06:40 AM
So far I haven´t seen any major trouble signs. There was some mild fanboy controversy about the lines on Hal´s costume, but the new GL alien pics show that the GL suits actually look pretty cool. Maybe some fans won´t like it that Sinestro still isn´t a villain in this movie, but that actually is like it goes in the Secret Origin storyline, that the writers say the movie´s heavily inspired by, and it´s dramatic and thrilling to see the hero form a mentor-apprentice/friendship bond with the guy we know will become his worst enemy.

dnno1
08-24-2010, 07:47 AM
Yea man it's really dumb what the studio heads will do too try and make some money. Bill Murray was almost cast as Batman in that same movie as well. lol But I have high hopes for this movie just make the suit like it is in the comics. It's ok too make some changes but you don't have to throw out 70 years of comics too go by.

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5148/1198887484.jpg
Supposedly the Boots made for "Batman" (1989)

I don't know so much about Nike designing the boots or the prop department, but I am sure they wanted to use something he could move around in (he did some running and jumping in that film). To tell you the truth, this issue is miniscule at best since "Batman" (1989) was a great film and made a lot of money at the box office. Nobody noticed the Nike logo on the boots until somebody mentioned it after the fact. The boots made for "Superman Returns" used a running shoe as well. Since the "Green Lantern" costume will be CGI it is doubtfull that the will use any running shoe for the boots.

S.A.A.D.
08-24-2010, 08:00 AM
Batman wearing Nike boots. :down

Were they that friggin cheap? That they couldn't just make brandless boots?

dnno1
08-24-2010, 08:20 AM
Batman wearing Nike boots. :down

Were they that friggin cheap? That they couldn't just make brandless boots?

A good pair of Nike shoes were over $100 back then. Those boots had to have cost way more than $1000 since parts of it were custom made. What do you mean cheap?