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protocida
06-18-2009, 09:07 PM
Marc Guggenheim, co-writer of Green Lantern, said, in an exclusive interview for MTV, that they invented an completely new Green Lantern, who serves the Plot for a very specific reason no existing Lantern could.

So, while we wait for the casting announcement, let's especulate over the Mysterious Lantern. Who is he/she? What's his/her function?

Share your teories!

Webhead2006
06-18-2009, 09:23 PM
Nice idea for a thread. I cant really think of anything. I dont know enough about the lanterns and why none of the ones we are expected to see cant see the plot reason. But as long as the character is written well, has a good actor all is good. Look at other comics films that included movie made characters along with the standard classic characters if its done right it can all work.

dnno1
06-18-2009, 09:56 PM
Marc Guggenheim, co-writer of Green Lantern, said, in an exclusive interview for MTV, that they invented an completely new Green Lantern, who serves the Plot for a very specific reason no existing Lantern could.

So, while we wait for the casting announcement, let's especulate over the Mysterious Lantern. Who is he/she? What's his/her function?

Share your teories!

They created the new lantern so that the director's wife could have a part in the film.

protocida
06-18-2009, 10:03 PM
It's a pivotal part. Sol Romero alredy said she has a small part (She was a bartender in Casino Royale).

dnno1
06-18-2009, 10:30 PM
You put the grins in the title so I didn't know if you were joking or not. They had nearly 300 Green lanterns out of the possible 7000 + possible Green Lanterns to choose from that had some what unique story lines to themselves.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/dnno1/vulcan.gif
Green Lantern Saarek from Vulkan

There was even a Vulkan Lantern in one story. I can't say that the writers over the years had thought up every possibility imaginable, but they certainly could have found one from the list that could have served the purpouse -- uless that lantern did something that eventually lead to his own death and the birth of a villain like Legion or something like that. Maybe the mysterious green lantern is Sinestro's father.

Webhead2006
06-18-2009, 11:24 PM
Maybe the new character is based off of composites of some of the more obscure lanterns through the years seen in comics.

Changeling
06-19-2009, 03:02 AM
Did this really need a thread?

Keyser Soze
06-19-2009, 04:16 AM
Obviously the script has seen dramatic rewrites since that first draft we read.

Changeling
06-19-2009, 04:21 AM
Yeah! That's what I've been thinking. All this news from Guggenheim makes me completely rethink the movie. Hopefully Legion isnt in it, and its Manhunters or Atroticus or somehting.

Webhead2006
06-19-2009, 09:50 AM
Yea maybe legion was changed out and something else replaces. Or as someone said maybe the lantern could be the person who caused legion's creation, or is related to some other lantern who knows.

That-Guy
06-19-2009, 12:09 PM
They created the new lantern so that the director's wife could have a part in the film.

Now, now... it's not like Rob Zombie is directing this movie.

dnno1
06-19-2009, 12:14 PM
Now, now... it's not like Rob Zombie is directing this movie.

That all depends on who's the boss in the house :cwink:.

solidsnake86
06-19-2009, 12:20 PM
Obviously the script has seen dramatic rewrites since that first draft we read.

I think you hit the nail on the head with this one. Not to mention every time Guggenheim does an interview it seems like he keeps on saying he handed in a new draft, lol. I'm assuming the rewrites had a lot to do with budget. Who knows maybe they added in atrocitus or made legion into parallax.

Keyser Soze
06-19-2009, 12:44 PM
Well, Guggenheim did say in an earlier interview that he wrote the first draft while Geoff Johns was doing Secret Origins, and when he was done, he was left wishing he'd done a few things the way Geoff had done them...

Changeling
06-19-2009, 12:54 PM
Atroticus!!!

protocida
06-19-2009, 01:24 PM
Using the Manhunters instead of Legion might be a good idea.

Changeling
06-19-2009, 01:26 PM
Yeah, I agree. Protocida, I retract my previous comment. This is a cool thread.

protocida
06-19-2009, 01:28 PM
:yay:

Come to think of it, using the Manhunters would be a great idea. The storyline wouldn't be hurt. They'd be great villains for big battles, fans would be happy to see them, and they can always be reused later on if they make sucess. It's only say a handful of them didn't fought the Green Lantern corps.

The only problem is the Yellow Ring embargo.

Changeling
06-19-2009, 01:43 PM
Yeah youre right. I think they could work in the Manhunters, Atroticus, and then use Legion to work in the yellow ring thing. But that would be really crowded...

Changeling
06-19-2009, 01:43 PM
Or maybe they could just use Manhunters, Hammond, and Legion?

protocida
06-19-2009, 01:51 PM
Legion would be pointless if the Manhunters are in. If they didn't changed his story, that is.

Do you think it's possible that they cut out Hector?

Changeling
06-19-2009, 01:56 PM
I dont think he'd be pointless because they need him for the whole yellow ring thing.

But, yeah I was totally thinking it was possible. I mean with all the rewrites, I can see him being cut. How about you Proto?

protocida
06-19-2009, 01:59 PM
Me too. His story can be cut without hurting the main Plot.

About Legion, his storyline is identhycal to the Manhunter's in the Script. They'd have to either cut him or rewrite him in order to have both in the movie.

Changeling
06-19-2009, 02:03 PM
Yeah. Maybe get rid of Legion and get Parallax, but make Hal not get infected

Octoberist
06-19-2009, 02:10 PM
I think BECAUSE of Legion and how he's being portrayed in the first draft (unstoppable monster with no personality), that's why the writers also settled with Hector Hammond. Hector would be the villain with dialog, kinda like Gary Oldman's character in the Fifth Element, with the main villain being the evil space cloud.

With that said, I think another villain, Parallax or Atrocious, would be a combo of strength and persona, thus not needing Hector Hammond.

protocida
06-19-2009, 02:12 PM
But that's kinda unnecessary.

I can see Legion (Or maybe both) being substitued by the Manhunters. It'd be cool.

Octoberist
06-19-2009, 02:17 PM
I would rather go with Manhunters too because isn't Legion recconted out of the comics now?

protocida
06-19-2009, 02:18 PM
Yes.

protocida
06-19-2009, 08:27 PM
Theories from across the Internet:

1: A wacky Green Lantern used for comic relief.

2: An brave Green Lantern who befriends Hal and is killed off for dramatic effect.

3: Abin Sur's partner who's also killed off by Legion.

4: An traitor Green Lantern who doublecrosses the Corps.

dnno1
06-19-2009, 09:07 PM
Theories from across the Internet:

Now let me see if I get them right.

1: A wacky Green Lantern used for comic relief.http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/dnno1/gnort.jpg

2: An brave Green Lantern who befriends Hal and is killed off for dramatic effect.http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/dnno1/jacktchance.jpg
Jack T. Chance

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/dnno1/275px-Arkkischummuck.jpg
Arkkis Chummuck

or any other diseased GL.

3: Abin Sur's partner who's also killed off by Legion.This is the only thing that makes sense. There is no history on who was Abin Sur's partner in sector 2813 (although there were many Earth GL's before Hal Jordan). The closest character to that would be Starkadr, who recruited Abin Sur after he was mortally wounded in battle.

4: An traitor Green Lantern who doublecrosses the Corps.There are a good number of those too (namely Sinestro), but that is another possibility.

protocida
06-19-2009, 09:18 PM
No GL had a partner before Rebirth.

dnno1
06-19-2009, 09:19 PM
No GL had a partner before 2000.

So theory #3 sounds plausible. As a side note, though, sector 2814 had multiple GL's (that worked together) since at least 1971 when John Stewart became a GL.

Chris B
06-19-2009, 10:38 PM
On the topic of possibly replacing Legion with the Manhunters and how it would affect Sinestro's arc, they could do something along the lines of where Sinestro is working with them and is responsible for their reemergence in the present day. They could reveal this at the climax which could end with something more like the comics where Sinestro gets banished to Qward. Then come GL2, you could have a yellow power ring-armed Sinestro with the Weaponers of Qward as villains.

protocida
06-19-2009, 10:43 PM
I'd love that.

Webhead2006
06-20-2009, 08:47 AM
That could work out well. Hopefully we get some more details in the coming months.

Wesley Dodds
07-07-2009, 10:24 AM
Perhaps, Abin Sur's 2814 partner? He could serve as a GOOD influence/mentor to Sinestro's BAD one. It makes sense that for time constraint reasons they'll address IMMEDIATELY the fact that each sector has two Lanterns.
Movies have to tell stories differently from comics. In the movie after Sinestro goes bad, they're gonna need someone for Hal to talk to in the corps... They can't just leave him high and dry.

Nevermind. Just read dnno1's post.

Webhead2006
07-07-2009, 10:26 AM
is that what the kilowog character is for?

Wesley Dodds
07-07-2009, 10:29 AM
That's different. Kilowogs his drill instructor, his buddy.
I'm talking about an older Mentor type.

dnno1
07-07-2009, 10:35 AM
Perhaps, Abin Sur's 2814 partner? He could serve as a GOOD influence/mentor to Sinestro's BAD one. It makes sense that for time constraint reasons they'll address IMMEDIATELY the fact that each sector has two Lanterns.
Movies have to tell stories differently from comics. In the movie after Sinestro goes bad, they're gonna need someone for Hal to talk to in the corps... They can't just leave him high and dry.

Nevermind. Just read dnno1's post.

In truth, Abin Sur's service as a Green Lantern predated the partnering policy that we currently see in the comics. The closest GL that would have came to a partner to Abin Sur would have been Tomar Re, who was GL of neighboring sector 2813. They were very good friends. If they have deciced to adopt the partnering policy for this film, then having the mysterious GL serve as the partner and then having him killed by Legion would make sense. The one thing with that would be that once Hal accepts the ring that would mean he would need a partner as well. Would that mean we could see an appearance of John Stewart?

Webhead2006
07-07-2009, 10:39 AM
or guy since he was due to have a cameo in the earlier drafts.

Wesley Dodds
07-07-2009, 10:40 AM
I'd be cool with that! Leave it for GL 2 though. If the mystery Lantern is Abins partner, have him retire or get kiled off at the end of the movie.
After the end credits, we see the ring hurtling to Earth and Landing on Idris Elbas's hand.

"John Stewart. Welcome to the Green Lantern Corps."

DUN!! Shock cut to black.

dnno1
07-07-2009, 10:43 AM
Easter Egg.

dnno1
07-07-2009, 10:44 AM
or guy since he was due to have a cameo in the earlier drafts.

The ring was supposed to pass him up as well as Clark Kent.

TheComicbookKid
07-07-2009, 12:49 PM
They probably need a Lantern to do something evil( a Darth Maul if you will) to set up Sinestro's influence and didn't want to use one a fan might like. Kind of like the cop in TDK that could have been Montoya but probably would have upset some fans.

dnno1
07-07-2009, 01:08 PM
But why even make mention of it?

TheComicbookKid
07-07-2009, 01:19 PM
Probably just excited spill by the writer. How often in the modern era do you get to create a Lantern that is actually pivotal to a story and not just window dressing to fill out the "intergalactic" requirements?

I'm just guessing anyway. Doesn't mean the character would have to die like Maul. It's just a way to show that Sinestro isn't a crackpot. He's respected and could create his own Corps. Like a military coup.

Wesley Dodds
07-07-2009, 01:44 PM
I'm quietly open to the idea of us GL fan's having a Harley Quinn/Montoya too.. Meaning if this character is popular he might crossover to the books...

Webhead2006
07-07-2009, 03:21 PM
very possible we just have to wait and see what goes on with this character.

Drakon
07-09-2009, 06:39 AM
"John Stewart. Welcome to the Green Lantern Corps."

DUN!! Shock cut to black.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/Drakon/Smileys/emot-downsrim.gif

Wesley Dodds
07-23-2010, 08:42 PM
This mysterious new Green Lantern is being designed by Ivan Reiss. Which makes me like the idea even more!

Blitzkrieg Bop
07-23-2010, 08:52 PM
My initial guess is that the Lantern will be Sinestro's mentor who puts the fascism ideas in his head. The best example I can think of is Derek Vinyard's father in American History X. We only hear about him as a heroic fireman at first. Then we see him and he seems like a nice guy, up until he starts blasting affirmative action and the books his son is reading. Derek takes these comments in and look what he became.

Wesley Dodds
07-23-2010, 08:55 PM
My initial guess is that the Lantern will be Sinestro's mentor who puts the fascism ideas in his head. The best example I can think of is Derek Vinyard's father in American History X. We only hear about him as a heroic fireman at first. Then we see him and he seems like a nice guy, up until he starts blasting affirmative action and the books his son is reading. Derek takes these comments in and look what he became.


Not a bad idea!

dnno1
07-23-2010, 11:24 PM
My initial guess is that the Lantern will be Sinestro's mentor who puts the fascism ideas in his head. The best example I can think of is Derek Vinyard's father in American History X. We only hear about him as a heroic fireman at first. Then we see him and he seems like a nice guy, up until he starts blasting affirmative action and the books his son is reading. Derek takes these comments in and look what he became.

That's an intresting concept and I would have never thought of that. That would make Sinestro more of a victim than a true villian, though.

Blitzkrieg Bop
07-23-2010, 11:43 PM
That would make Sinestro more of a victime than a true villian, though.
He wouldn't be a victim, he'd still be what he is; a man who really wants to protect the people, with a serious vendetta against Hal Jordan, the guardians, and the rest of the Lantern Corps. Nobody made him believe that the best way to protect the people is to control them. He adopted that ideal by himself.

The Infernal
07-24-2010, 10:29 AM
Has anyone guessed that the new GL might be a 'red shirt' yet?

Wesley Dodds
07-24-2010, 10:30 AM
Apparently, he (or she) is much more important than that.

Juggernaut33
07-24-2010, 10:40 AM
I think the newly created Lantern is basically Parallax's host.

Wesley Dodds
07-24-2010, 11:40 AM
I think whoever this Lantern is, Sol Romero is going to be playing her. We already know she has a role she cant talk about and she doesn't fit any eastablished character in the GL mythos... I think she'll either be playing this new Lantern or she'll be the voice of the ring.

Webhead2006
07-27-2010, 04:25 AM
yea i cant wait to find out what this mysterus lantern character is.