Green Lantern Movie Will Spend Lots of Time in Outer Space
While out promoting his new film Edge of Darkness, marking the return of Mel Gibson to the big screen, director Martin Campbell talked with MTV (again) about Green Lantern. This time, the talk was about how much time the film will spend in space since it's an integral part of the story. He explains: "I don't know what the percentage is, but there's quite a bit in space. The initial trip up there, the training sessions he has to go through in order to become a Green Lantern. Then, of course at the end, he goes back up to Oa again. There are a couple of bits [on Earth] in between. I think there will be enough to satisfy everybody."
Obviously there will need to be a happy balance since villain Hector Hammond isn't exactly based in outer space, and Hal Jordan's love interest Carol Ferris has an Earth-based life as well. Yet again this will be another element making Green Lantern a unique superhero movie since the only films that had ever had any focus on outer space have been Superman Returns (albeit very briefly and mainly in the opening credit sequence) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (since the Surfer came from space and thwarted Galactus as he was engulfing the Earth). Hopefully I haven't missed any? As always we're looking forward to hearing whatever bits of info we can, and we will keep you updated on the development of Green Lantern.