Producer Says Green Lantern Will Be More Like Iron Man
With production on a big screen Green Lantern movie supposedly starting in the next few months in order for it to make its December 17th, 2010 release date, DC Comics and Green Lantern fans are getting quite antsy. Producer Donald De Line showed up at a recent press event for I Love You, Man over the weekend, and was drilled about all things Green Lantern. The response that has been riling up fans the most was in regards to whether or not this would be like Iron Man instead of The Dark Knight. "I would say the tone absolutely wants to live in that kind of a world," De Line said. "So it's not dark in that regard."
While we already know that the story in this Green Lantern movie will focus on Hal Jordan, De Line reiterates again (via ComingSoon) exactly what they're trying to do with the character. "Our story is the Hal Jordan origin story, but creating the character of Hal Jordan that is a real character that will resonate with the fanbase is what we need to do. You have to make him credible and somebody to care about and tell a good story, and I think if we do that, we'll be okay." But is that really all that's necessary for a good Green Lantern movie? Of course not, and if you've read our script review, you know there's a lot more in there.
"It's going to be a series of big stakes and big action, but it absolutely has a sense of humor," De Line replied when asked about how much humor would be in Green Lantern. "I think people accept real life, even with really serious situations, with humor as part of that situation, as we experience in life, you have to have that. That's how people cope, so they've done it so well in these other movies. I think that people are absolutely ready. It doesn't have to fall on one side of the fence vs the other." So it seems like fans don't want to see an Iron Man-like version of Green Lantern, but De Line thinks their version will work well.
To be honest, I think it's way too early to be complaining about this. I'm going to wait to see who they cast as Hal Jordan and also wait to see what director Martin Campbell does with it, because I think the humor aspect is being blown way out of proportion. And I expect we'll see a badass Green Lantern movie in the end anyway, so why waste time complaining. What do you think? Will humor hurt this movie?