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Everwood's Greg Berlanti to Direct Green Lantern

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October 29, 2007
Source: Variety

Greg Berlanti - Green Lantern

The Justice League and DC Comics universe is really blowing up out in Hollywood recently. The problem is that it's turning out to be a big, confusing mess more than anything else!! Before anything is even confirmed about the Justice League of America movie, another director for a future spin-off has been officially announced. Greg Berlanti, who has only otherwise directed The Broken Hearts Club and was the creator behind "Everwood" on TV, has been set to direct Green Lantern. Yesterday, David Dobkin was announced as the director on The Flash. Both of these are all well and good except for the fact that the Justice League movie, which is going to come first, is currently in production hell at the moment itself.

Berlanti will write the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. The Green Lantern was originally created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell in 1940. Each Green Lantern possesses a power ring that gives the user great control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it. You can read more on one of the most popular superheroes around at Wikipedia.

The problem is that DC Comics and Warner Brothers seem to be losing control over this whole franchise. Everything seems to be spiraling out of control. Not only is there another individual Batman movie in the works for next summer (The Dark Knight), another Superman Returns sequel hopefully from Bryan Singer coming as well (Superman: Man of Steel), but this Justice League of America movie from George Miller confuses the hell out of me. Is it CGI or is it live-action? Who's going to play who? What is the story going to be like? Will it tie in with The Dark Knight or Superman: Man of Steel at all? If not, will these spin-offs be the only connection?

Even today, the rumor about who is playing Wonder Woman was debunked yet again and the movie continues to tease yet confuse everyone. Unlike Marvel, DC's production execs seem to be just throwing everything out there. The worst thing they've ever done is put the Justice League project in the works separately from The Dark Knight and Superman: Man of Steel. That movie is seriously going to bite them in the ass here very soon, I guarantee it.

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  • It better dang well be the Hal Jordan era Green Lantern. Just sayin'. Now all you young'ens get off my porch!
  • Ryan Steer
    I must say, we comic book fans have been treated to a bevy of great super-movies in the last couple of years. The kids now have no idea how lucky they are to be able to see these great characters up on the silver screen. Marvel has quite obviously led the pack with Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Fantastic Four etc. Batman begins was great hype for D.C. though I must agree I was somewhat disappointed with the Superman film. The Dark Knight and Man of Steel are highly anticipated and the idea of a Justice League film sounds exciting. If D.C. can pull it off it could be an outstanding flick but fanboys beware of production hell!
  • M.J.
    No disrespect to Hal Jordan, but as a young'un I gotta say that if there's going to be a Green Lantern movie, the best way to go is Kyle Rayner. He'll spark with the younger generation, it's easier to write with a more relatable character, and there are several young actors who could bring charisma to Rayner, while there are very few older guys who could bring what would be needed for Hal. Of course, there are other options. Maybe a half and half type deal, where they show the transition, maybe making Hal the eventual villain, by becoming Parallax?

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