Everwood's Greg Berlanti to Direct 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.