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Marc Guggenheim talks Green Lantern movie June 19th, 2009

Green Lantern screen­writer Marc Guggen­heim has just com­pleted his lat­est draft based on Greg Berlanti and Michael Green’s script. He took a few moments to talk to SciFi Wire about the writ­ing process and where the movie is at.

“You know I really can’t [say any­thing],” he said. “I’ve sworn a blood oath of secrecy in rela­tion to the project. But, you know, the thing I can tell you is that it is a very lov­ing and respect­ful approach.”

“The goal here is to do the best cin­e­matic rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Green Lantern char­ac­ter. You know, there’s no desire on anyone’s part to com­pletely change the char­ac­ter and just call this other char­ac­ter Green Lantern and try to … draft off the name recog­ni­tion. This is all about ‘How do we bring the best ver­sion of this char­ac­ter to the sil­ver screen?’”

“We’ve drawn heav­ily from … a lot of dif­fer­ent sources in terms of the comic books. … The char­ac­ter … is sev­eral decades old, so … we’ve really had an incred­i­ble amount of source mate­r­ial to cherry-pick from.“

Donald De Line on Green Lantern March 9th, 2009

Com­ing Soon had the oppor­tu­nity to talk with pro­ducer Don­ald De Line (Body of Lies) about the direc­tion that Green Lantern is taking:

“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.”

“It’s going to be a series of big stakes and big action, but it absolutely has a sense of humor,” he replied when asked about the humor quo­tient of the movie. “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.”

Lastly, we asked him to address the rumors about them delib­er­ately going younger with Hal Jor­dan, some­thing that came out of the bogus sto­ries about Anton Yelchin audi­tion­ing, but De Line denied the inten­tion to cast younger. “Not really, late ‘20s, early ‘30s.”

Green Lantern next super hero for Warner Bros.? December 20th, 2008

Alan Horn, pres­i­dent of Warner Bros., recently spoke to Col­lider about the future of Bat­man and other super heroes at the WB. The Green Lantern news comes towards the end of the brief inter­view, here is Collider’s transcript:

I then ask when we might be see­ing another Super­man. “Prob­a­bly in the next cou­ple of years. We’re very anx­ious to bring Super­man back also.”

I then say Green Lantern? “Also on the board. On the run­way. Hasn’t taken off yet, but we’re close.”

I finally ask what he thinks the next Super­hero prop­erty might be from Warner Bros. He says “I think Green Lantern is prob­a­bly the best guess but I can’t promise it at this moment.”

And Jus­tice League? “Not yet.”