David Goyer's Take On Green Arrow Story Bought by WB
by Alex Billington
April 9, 2007
An interesting report today gives details on David Goyer's (who wrote Batman Begins, Blade, and Dark City) interpretation on a Green Arrow movie called Super Max that Warner Brothers has bought. The twist is that it's set in prison, an unconventional outlook on a superhero story that may yet see the light of day.
Green Arrow was originally created Mort Weisinger and George Papp in 1941 in the DC Comics universe. His secret identity is Oliver Queen, billionaire and mayor of fictional Star City. Dressed like Robin Hood, Green Arrow is an archer, who invents arrows with various special functions, such as a glue arrow, a net arrow, or a boxing-glove arrow.
In Goyer's Super Max, Green Arrow is wrongly convicted and taken away to the super max prison for out-of-control heroes and villains (where he's forced to face a number of inmates he put there). The report over at Wizard Entertainment states:
"He's Green Arrow for the first 10 minutes of the movie, and then he's arrested and his secret identity is revealed," says Goyer. "They shave his goatee and they take his costume and send him to prison for life, and he has to escape. It's like 'Alcatraz,' and he has to team up with, in some cases, some of the very same villains he is responsible for incarcerating in order to get out and clear his name."
It's an interesting story and I'm curious to see whether someone can take it seriously or if it will just be turned into another slushy Hollywood cheese fest. Let's hope for the better.