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Would you want a Green Arrow film?

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Could it be done? Yes. Would people want to see a Robin Hood like hero jumping off rooftops or slinging various type of trick arrows? That's for them to decide. I was watching a fan film which involved the character, it was pretty decent except for a few things that were a bit misleading. With the write director and writer who both understand what he's about, along with why he decided to protect people with a just a bow at hand, I'm positive it can be done right.

With The Flash, possibly Green Lantern, and even Wonder Woman getting their own franchise films, Green Arrow could very well be added onto the slate. Unfortunately enough, the idea of a film has never been proposed and probably won't within the next few years or so.

My question is, would you all like to see an adaption take place from the comics?
 
I dont see why not. The whole idea is kinda cheesy though. It risks being seen as a Robin hood rip-off.
 
I'd rather see a Green Arrow film than a Hawkeye film.
 
I'd really like to see a Green Arrow movie. They could put Black Canary in it too as the love interest.

Maybe Kevin Smith could direct it?
From the GA issues he wrote he seemed to have a good grasp on the character and he obviously knows a lot about the history of the character.
 
I wouldn't mind Kevin Smith involvement with a Green Arrow film.
 
cerealkiller182 said:
It risks being seen as a Robin hood rip-off.
Wasn't it in the first place?
 
TheFalcon said:
I'd really like to see a Green Arrow movie. They could put Black Canary in it too as the love interest.

Maybe Kevin Smith could direct it?
From the GA issues he wrote he seemed to have a good grasp on the character and he obviously knows a lot about the history of the character.

Kevin Smith said he wouldn't work on comic book movies especially through WB. Green Hornet is probably the closest he's ever going to come to doing one. He was called in to pitch a Superman script and things really didn't work out on that count.
 
Rac said:
Wasn't it in the first place?

Probably, but people were able to move on from it somehow. I dont see the same happening with a movie with the general audience.
 
Green Arrow is in my top 5 best DC characters.
 
TheFalcon said:
I'd really like to see a Green Arrow movie. They could put Black Canary in it too as the love interest.

You have a point. I could see Canary making an appearence, but it'd probably be toward the end. Way I envision it is Green Arrow mentions her name for some occasion, and then she appears to exchange a few words.

TheFalcon said:
Maybe Kevin Smith could direct it?
From the GA issues he wrote he seemed to have a good grasp on the character and he obviously knows a lot about the history of the character.

His run was one of the best interpretations of the character I've read, and yes he really understood what he was about. The last project he had in development was as mentioned, Green Hornet, which hasn't been updated for months. If he were to be involved, however, I'd rather he pen the script rather then direct the film.
 
Hell yes. Ollie's awesome. There's a few aspect of GA that would probably have to be updated, but other than that, it'd be great.
 
they really need to let me write this film. i've been planning it for years.
 
CConn said:
Hell yes. Ollie's awesome. There's a few aspect of GA that would probably have to be updated, but other than that, it'd be great.

He really is a great character, one of the best in DC currently in my opinion. I'd really like the prospect of the idea for a film to be brought up, and taken into the right hands. Just imagining the different angle shots that would be required for every arrow battle he gets himself into, or even the villains he could face off against. Merlyn for one, would be great. He's one of his deadliest enemies, not to mention just as skilled with a bow as Green Arrow is.

Motown Marvel said:
they really need to let me write this film. i've been planning it for years.

What have you developed so far?
 
Batman said:
What have you developed so far?

i've just got a general story arc mapped out in my head...like how the origin can work on film, the the main story after that is influenced by a GA story from the comics, but im not gonna share which on yet (im talking to some people and working some angles with the slight possibility of getting this film to actually happen within a few years time).

but, serioiusly, perfect director for the film.....danny boyle.
 
1) A Green Arrow movie would kick all kinds of ass!

2) I'd rather general audiences saw GA as an Urban Robin Hood than a Batman rip-off. And there are enough parallels both ways.

3) I'd rather Black Canary didn't appear in a GA movie. I have the perfect idea for a BC movie script.
 
Mrh7448 said:
Kevin Smith said he wouldn't work on comic book movies especially through WB. He was called in to pitch a Superman script and things really didn't work out on that count.

Yeah, but the Superman thing was 10 years ago. To me it seems like WB has improved a lot when it comes to the comicbook movies by trusting the creators and not interfering to much in the projects. Most importantly they've removed Jon Peters who was the cause of the problems Smith had when writing the Superman script.

And didn't Kevin Smith also say that there wouldn't be a Clerks 2?

He might've changed his mind about the superhero thing too.

I would really like to have Smith atleast write the script for GA and I wouldn't mind if he directed it as well. He just seems like a perfect fit for the project.
 
i wouldnt mind kevin writing it...but NOT directing it! i love smithm, but theres no way in hell he can direct an action movie, he'll tell you that himself.
 
last week i was thinking that Kevin Smith should write the script for a Green Arrow film, how wierd.
i'd love to see this thing made in the near future, plus there hasn't been a good Robin Hood film for awhile now, people shouldn't be too confused.
 
warren_sparta27 said:
last week i was thinking that Kevin Smith should write the script for a Green Arrow film, how wierd.
i'd love to see this thing made in the near future, plus there hasn't been a good Robin Hood film for awhile now, people shouldn't be too confused.

If there's anyone who should write this film, it's him. Read his old Green Arrow run, and you'll see why. Probably sometime around The Flash or Wonder Woman has been fully developed and launched onto screens is when it should happen. Sometime around 2009 - 2010 would be suitable, that way they don't rush the casting process, etc.
 
Batman said:
Sometime around 2009 - 2010 would be suitable, that way they don't rush the casting process, etc.
That'll also give Smith some time to finish the script... if he were to start writing it right now.
 
Manic said:
That'll also give Smith some time to finish the script... if he were to start writing it right now.

Exactly. With that time he could revisit his interpretation of the character, along with using some of those elements he used when writing Green Arrow before for the script. I wouldn't want this film to be rushed for whatever reason, if taken seriously with the amount of time he'd have it could be a real blockbuster. Especially if the basis of the character was really understood, and the right director was up for the task.
 
There are clearly homages to Robin Hood in the mythos. I'd like to see a small budget version, if it was done right. That means no supervillains, a very dark plot, Dinah has to play a role, etc. There would have to be some changes, because there are some obvious paralells between Oliver Queen and Bruce Wayne. I mean, how many playboy/superheroes can there be? :)

And it might just be me, but if the "green" can't be explained, I'd want to see it called something else, like THE ARROW, or something...
 
The Guard said:
There are clearly homages to Robin Hood in the mythos. I'd like to see a small budget version, if it was done right. That means no supervillains, a very dark plot, Dinah has to play a role, etc. There would have to be some changes, because there are some obvious paralells between Oliver Queen and Bruce Wayne. I mean, how many playboy/superheroes can there be? :)

And it might just be me, but if the "green" can't be explained, I'd want to see it called something else, like THE ARROW, or something...
Playing up the Robin Hood aspects? Fine.

Dropping the "Green" from his name? That's just plain stupid. The man wears a green costume. The arrows he shoots are green. He is the Green Arrow! It's his name. You don't just drop half of a superhero's name because you don't want to explain why the man in the green suit holding a green bow is shooting green arrows from his green quiver.
 

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