Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern adaptation has been pushed back by six months, from December 17th 2010 (announced in March ’09) to June 17th 2011. As far as we know, this has not affected plans to begin production down under this fall. Reasons for the alteration haven’t been cited, some suggestions include more time for Campbell’s special effects or the WB’s new focus on the franchise — pitching the bigger project at a more competitive summer blockbuster date.
Green Lantern now appears to be in direct competition with the big 2011 releases; this move shines the Emerald light between the gaps created by Spider-man 4 and Marvel’s newcomers Thor and Captain America. Summer 2011 looks like quite the superhero overload.
Comments 9 Responses to “Green Lantern delayed six months until June 2011”
I just want to say if the news is right that I see here, then I am pretty upset!!! When I was growing up, Green Lantern was a Black guy. In fact, he was the first Black superhero that I could identify with. There are very few Black superheroes. What, Spawn and Hancock — please!! No, not good enough. Aren’t there enough White superheroes. Wow, what a let down.
Alan Scott: First Green Lantern of Earth
JOHN STEWART: The only Black Green Lantern
Kyle Rayner: most recent Green Lantern (aka ION for a time in comics)
Know your Green Lantern history or look it up on Wikipedia. John Stewart (the one you remember) came long after the movie’s timeframe. Maybe John will be in a sequel, who knows, but he wouldn’t be shown in Green Lantern: FIRST FLIGHT.
DID YOU KNOW THAT? …NOW YOU KNOW! — Bill Nye
Hal is the most renowned Green Lantern and the most fearless. Alan Scott was the first, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner is perhaps the bridge that reborn Hal into a new era. Stewart, Gardner and Jade where fillers during the Green Lantern trilogy.
PS: Hancock was a movie off the wall. He does not exist in any comic or novel concepts.
And no, there have been other black Green Lanterns in various cross over issues but where mostly go betweens during certain series runs. Fatality (black female) is now a Lantern in the Ring wars.
Speaking of Fatality (she is a great character) I wish they would bring her in before john stewart she would make a great supervillan for green lantern. Wanting to kill the entire corp, then she finds out john stewart is the lantern that killed her home planet and she can be brought in again when he is. I would say rosario Dawson would make a great fatality.
look its the first green lanern and he was white. wen the comics where made all the superheros where white. ppl get facts straight the blakk greem lantern came way later on.
Okay, so let me preface this by saying that I am happy that a Green Lantern movie is finally coming! The news on the web does not inspire me though.
Seriously? Ryan Reynolds was the best actor you could find to play Hal? I’m sure I can sit through Mark Strong and Blake Lively, but I really want to know exactly what role RR played that made you stop and think .…gee! he’d be a great protector of the universe through his will?!
i think some of you are waaaaaaay 2 sensitive– the note was NOT that Green Lantern was black, but the 1st black superhero he could relate with– calm down… we ALL know the facts that ALL superheros were white– but you cant say it wouldnt be kinda cool 2 see a great John Stewart AND Hal Jordan…
the fact that Green Lantern is coming out is exciting enough– what you guys SHOULD be bitching about is tooooo many remakes(such as ATEAM?) .… really?
Noo… I wanted John Stewart Green Lantern!!! The one from the Cartoon Network Show that most people saw. I believe this company did not learn anything from the casting effect in past movies (Supeman Returns, Last Air Bender, Dragon Ball…) I will not see this movie!!! And I am a fan
If you won’t see this movie your AREN’T a fan. All I keep hearing is how Hollywood is racist, how John Stewart is more interesting than Hal Jordan, how more people know of Stewart because they watched the JLA cartoon, etc., etc. It’s all bullshit. The fact is that Hal Jordan is the most significant Green Lantern of all time. They guy became Parallax and annihilated almost the entire GLC all by himself. He died and was chosen to be the host of The Specter. He was reborn and has led the charge against the Yellow and, more recently, the Black Lanterns. I agree Stewart is an awesome character and he should be included in a sequel but he shouldn’t be the main GL in a movie adaptation. Hell, even Guy Gardener shouldn’t be the main GL and he was Abin Sur’s first choice.