Ryan Reynolds recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he talked very briefly about his upcoming role as Hal Jordan. The footage is on Hulu (you need to be in the US to watch this) and the gritty bit begins around the 21 minute mark. Video via SHH.
Ryan Reynolds talks Green Lantern October 11th, 2009
Green Lantern movie to shoot in Mexico? October 11th, 2009
The original plan was to shoot the Green Lantern adaptation in Sydney, Australia — with shooting set to begin in November. Inside Film report that production is expected to move to Mexico, citing currency changes as the primary cause. This also overrides another suggested change that would have seen the movie shooting in Louisiana.
Shooting in Australia would now add $20m to the film’s production costs.
Warner Bros is understood to be preparing to shift its Green Lantern production to Mexico from Australia, where the booming currency has blown out costs.
The latest proposal overrides recent plans to shift the film to the US state of Louisiana (as reported in the October issue of INSIDEFILM) although a final decision has yet to be made.
If the shoot does proceed at Fox Studios Australia it would add more than $US20 million to production costs due to the rising dollar, according to sources.
Green Lantern supporting characters revealed in casting call September 18th, 2009
In August 2008 we revealed a character list of supposed villains and allies that might appear in the movie (following a screenplay first draft read), just over a year later we’ve got some proof that it wasn’t far off.
Warning: spoilers ahead.
The movie will feature multiple villains, a trend that hasn’t bode well in the past (take Spider-man 3 for instance). Combining this with an origins story (assuming that’s what we get) could prove too much. I’ll remain sceptical for now.
[DR. HECTOR HAMMOND]
27–35, Character actor who is austere and impersonal, he is real “scummy.” He is a pathologist and also the son of a Senator.
Villain and extra-terrestrial. Sinestro is the former mentor of Hal Jordan and the arch-nemesis of the entire Green Lantern Corps.
Mid-30s to Mid-40s, he is smart, tough, intimidating and in great physical shape.
A member of the Green Lantern Corps, he recruited Hal Jordan as a Green Lantern. His role may not be huge, in the comics he presents the ring to Hal Jordan as he is dying.
Mid-30s to mid-40s, he is a great warrior.
She is one of many supervillains who has used the name Star Sapphire, and is a long-time love interest of Hal Jordan. The casting description doesn’t hint at a super alter-ego, so it’s not likely this sultry villain will appear, but in a sequel maybe?
[CAROL FERRIS] and possibly Star Sapphire
26–32, a smart and attractive woman with an MBA. She started as a pilot and now runs Ferris Aircraft. She is a work-a-holic…FEMALE LEAD
Ryan Reynolds cast as The Green Lantern July 16th, 2009
After several rounds of casting rumors that featured Bradley Cooper, Chris Pine and Ryan Gosling, we have the semi-official announcement that Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal, Wolverine) is Hal Jordan.
Apparently Reynolds, who looks the part, screen tested alongside Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto, but the decision between the three proved difficult with director Martin Campbell, producer Donald De Line and the studio each having different favorites.
We previously reported that shooting would begin as early as September this year, it seems this has been pushed back to January 2010, though still planning on maintaining the announced June 17th 2011 release date. The budget hasn’t yet been finalized but is believed to be around $150m, the movie is set to film in Sydney, Australia.
A fan made image
This is fan art created by Josh MC. This is not real, it is fan art!
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.“
Signing with Green Lantern writer Marc Guggenheim in LA June 11th, 2009
Edward, owner of Collector’s Paradise, has written to inform us of a signing event with Marc Guggenheim to take place this Saturday June 13th. Marc Guggenheim is one of the writers working on the Green Lantern movie adaptation. He has also worked on CSI, Brothers & Sisters and Law & Order.
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Excellent fan made Green Lantern trailer June 2nd, 2009
With Nathan Fillion fictionally cast as Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern movie, this fan made trailer, created by Jaron Pitts, is an awesome vision of what the franchise could be:
Green Lantern delayed six months until June 2011 May 7th, 2009
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.