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Sawyer
05-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Before Batman Begins hit theatres, The Batman premired on Kids WB.
Iron Man hit theatres, then Iron Man: Armored Adventures premired on Nicktoons.
Wolverine was about to hit theatres when Wolverine and the X-Men hit Nicktoons.

Could GL get his chance to shine with his own animated series? I certainly hope so.

Dev
05-06-2009, 08:05 PM
^They're already making an animated movie. So the answer to that question is obviously NO.

Keyser Soze
05-06-2009, 08:08 PM
^They're already making an animated movie. So the answer to that question is obviously NO.

How is it obviously NO? If anything, a direct-to-DVD animated film makes the possibility of a GL animated series MORE likely, if it's a big enough success.

Sawyer
05-06-2009, 08:10 PM
^They're already making an animated movie. So the answer to that question is obviously NO.

Yeah, sure, I can understand that logic... :whatever:

Webhead2006
05-06-2009, 08:26 PM
yea if the animated movie does well in sales i could see a tv series go into development.

Artistsean
05-07-2009, 01:08 PM
I am sure that sometime between the start of production and the release of the GL sequel (many years in between) there will be a GL cartoon series.
It almost seems inevitable.
Or at least I hope so.

GL would work perfectly as a cartoon.

dnno1
05-07-2009, 01:40 PM
^They're already making an animated movie. So the answer to that question is obviously NO.

They did the same thing with Batman and Superman and they still had Animated TV series. The animated movie is not a show stopper. What could be is if the film director thinks that an animated TV series could hurt his vision for his live action film (ala "Batman Begins", "The Dark Knight" and Wonder Woman appearance in Smallville). A producer or director could certainly pull the rug out of that prospect.

Webhead2006
05-07-2009, 03:44 PM
true but look between/after bb/tdk we had the batman ending and batman brave and the bold.

SsM
05-07-2009, 04:04 PM
^They're already making an animated movie. So the answer to that question is obviously NO.


Considering they just had wolverine in an animated feature along with starting a new series with the x-men with him in the lead..

I believe the idea of a GL series is highly possible if not probable.

dnno1
05-07-2009, 04:29 PM
true but look between/after bb/tdk we had the batman ending and batman brave and the bold.

But that was only between. What is really important if you want a franchise to continue on is to approach as many potential movie goers as you can and start off early (with the kids). You can reap more new fans in the future as a result (even if it takes 30 years to do it). It worked for Spider-Man,o X-Men, and the Fantastic Four, so I don't see why it wouldn't work for Green Lantern (and the Corps).

Artistsean
05-07-2009, 09:34 PM
There is so much time between the release of the GL animated movie and the release date of the GL movie that by the time the GL movie came out the animated movie wouldn't cramp the animated series' style. If that was a possibility.

If the GL movie looks like it will make the studio lots and lots of money, and the audiance seems excited by the movie, then they would most likely make an animated series just to make more money.

Iron Man, Spider-Man, Batman, Fantastic Four, all led to animated serieses being released around the movie release.

At least I hope they make a GL animated series. It would be great.

protocida
05-08-2009, 06:35 PM
It sure would...

KrypJonian
05-09-2009, 04:03 AM
I can only see this being a cartoon series AFTER the movie is a success.

With something like Batman, whether or not people like the style of the series, it will undoubtedly be a success.

With Green Lantern, they are totally going for the Wonder Woman angle where nothing is certain in the future beyond a possible live action film, and they're trying to get everyone psyched for it.

I hope they do a GL:Corps series focusing on Hal or Guy, but I wouldn't imagine it will happen before the live action film.

Changeling
05-09-2009, 10:18 AM
^They're already making an animated movie. So the answer to that question is obviously NO.
Wow....

tekken
05-09-2009, 12:54 PM
well..the way i see it...WB won't have any DC cartoons outside of batman. to me, brave and the bold was probably the best way to go. it'll always have batman, and then some other random hero.

and besides...i think WB is focusing on its yearly releases of animated movies. so looking forward to GL and superman/batman: public enemies. a good interpretation of tim drake, here we come!

Timstuff
05-09-2009, 01:34 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if a Green Lantern series is in the cards if the movie is a big hit. I mean, why not?

Artistsean
05-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Maybe, but i think if they think the GL series will boost sales on the live action movie, or make them more money in any way, including toy sales, then they would make the cartoon series.
It is possible they will test GL's popularity on shows like Brave and Bold, and maybe even use this as a fall back in place of a GL series.
Although I hope not.

I can only see this being a cartoon series AFTER the movie is a success.

With something like Batman, whether or not people like the style of the series, it will undoubtedly be a success.

With Green Lantern, they are totally going for the Wonder Woman angle where nothing is certain in the future beyond a possible live action film, and they're trying to get everyone psyched for it.

I hope they do a GL:Corps series focusing on Hal or Guy, but I wouldn't imagine it will happen before the live action film.

This is probably exactly how the studio is looking at it.
GL is like Wonder Woman or the Flash, and not like Superman or Batman, in how certain their popularity will transfer into sales.
So I bet this is how it will go. I think they wont make the cartoon until they see audience reaction based on sales.

But, like I have said before, There will be SO MUCH TIME between now and when they release the movie into theaters that they might even see that a cartoon series would be bankable before the movie comes out. There is time,
I just hope its made.

But I am no expert or anything, I just want it to get made is all.

protocida
05-09-2009, 02:29 PM
I'd love to see a Green Lantern animated series! I even mapped out a entire first season one of these days:


1. Emerald Dawn - Part 1.
At Ferris Aircraft, a young boy called Hal Jordan watches his father, test pilot Martin Jordan, flying an experimental Jet. With him, there's Carl Ferris, Martin's boss and best friend, and Carl's daughter, Carol, Hal's crush. Suddenly, Martin's plane malfunctions, and explodes before Hal's eyes. Hal wakes up. He's an adult now, and he was having a nightmare. He realizes he's late for work. He's a test pilot, just like his father, and works for Carol, who's the new president of Ferris Aircraft. Hal and his friend, Larry Trainor, will pilot two experimental jets in a demonstration. Hal is know for being reckless, so, his friend, mechanic and programmer Tom Kalmuka, warns him not to show off with the Jet, because it's not done yet. Hal "agrees". The demonstration proceeds, and it's a sucess. Larry lands, but when Hal's landing, he decides to make one last maneuver and, because he was showing off, the jet malfunctions and Hal's forced to eject, causing a million dollar damage to Carol, and puts doubts on the investitors heads. Carol is furious, and suspends Hal for a month. He tries to explain himself, but she's too mad. He gets angry and goes to the hangar to think. He's sitting on a simulator when a strange green light circles arround him. It envolves the simulator and takes off to the desert. Hal, amazed, but not scared, hears a voice, comming out of the radio, talking about the last moments of Sector 2814's Green Lantern. The simulator lands, and Hal spots a damaged ship. He comes closer, and finds out it is a spaceship. Inside, Abin Sur says he's dying, and the power ring choose Hal as his sucessor. The episode ends with Hal seeing Abin for the first time, as he asks: "Hal Jordan from Earth. Do you accept this duty?"

TO BE CONTINUED.


Just a preview. :yay:

Sawyer
05-09-2009, 02:54 PM
Nice! :up:

Warner Animation needs to get on top of this. DC has such a great library of characters, I dont see why Batman and Superman (as much as I may love them) are the only ones that ever get any play.

dnno1
05-09-2009, 03:03 PM
The question is, should they come out with the series before or after the movie. My bet is that if it does happen, it will be after the film releases. That way you will avoid any issues with fiming rights and all.

protocida
05-09-2009, 03:14 PM
Wanna hear more? I have thirteen episodes written. :)

greenlantern248
05-09-2009, 04:40 PM
I personally think a animated series should be made before the movie saying that though, I don't know how idealy that would be, if the started now they might have the first episode by October maybe, (I'm not to sure how long it takes, but I'm also factoring in the approval from DC the approval WB, getting voice actors, directors, and then the actual animation process.)

Webhead2006
05-09-2009, 04:59 PM
well actually it would take awhile to happen. Now if wb made the call and a production company was chosen right off the bat, it would take a couple of months to write scripts, then hire voice actors-record all the episodes within a few weeks span, then it would take another few months for post work on episodes. So it would be roughly a year span to happen.

dnno1
05-09-2009, 08:03 PM
well actually it would take awhile to happen. Now if wb made the call and a production company was chosen right off the bat, it would take a couple of months to write scripts, then hire voice actors-record all the episodes within a few weeks span, then it would take another few months for post work on episodes. So it would be roughly a year span to happen.

If you wanted it to be fast you could just rehire the same cast and production crew that you had for the DTV. Then you would only have to hire some writers for the episodes. If it were going to be on Cartoonnetwork, it would more than likely be released in Octorber/November and be about 20 or more episodes long.

Sawyer
05-09-2009, 08:30 PM
If you wanted it to be fast you could just rehire the same cast and production crew that you had for the DTV. Then you would only have to hire some writers for the episodes. If it were going to be on Cartoonnetwork, it would more than likely be released in Octorber/November and be about 20 or more episodes long.

I think it'd be great to have First Flight be a sort of pilot for an animated series.

Webhead2006
05-09-2009, 09:58 PM
That would be nice but still it would take a couple of months to get episode scripts in, then voice work done on the episode, and then have animators here in the states/canada or another country to produce the episodes and if its tradition 2d work it will take some time and it would take alot more time if it was cgi 3d animation.

TheVileOne
05-14-2009, 04:09 AM
Batman Gotham Knight came out close to Dark Knight. And then Brave and The Bold premiered some months after.

So you shouldn't rule a Green Lantern series out. A GL Corp. series would rock.

batlovescatDC
05-14-2009, 05:10 PM
I think now that WB has taken over Star Wars, they've realized how much success a great scifi series like GL can bring them, hence them going forward with both a live acton movie AND a dt-dvd film. I've been hoping ever since they announced both the Green Lantern movie and "First Flight" that an animated series would go into development. It would be really amazing to see the many missions of the different lanterns, the biggest character being Hal, but also including Kyle, John, etc. regularly. I would say there's a really big chance of it.