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06.18.2009

Green Lantern As most of you know, Green Lantern isn't just one superhero. It's an entire Corps of superheroes given the power ring to help patrol a specific sector of the universe. Hal Jordan, John Stewart or whoever else has worn the ring in the comics just happen to be our sector's Green Lantern. So, when you have literally thousands of Green Lanterns to choose from to include in the upcoming feature adaptation, what do you do? You make up a new one, of course. GREEN LANTERN scribe Marc Guggenheim recently spoke to "Splash Page" about the film and had this to say on the decision to create a new Lantern, "One of our rules has been: ‘Don’t create a new Lantern when a pre-existing one from the comic books would work just as well. There’s only one Lantern who we’ve decided to completely create from scratch, but there’s a very specific reason why we’ve made that decision." Oh, well, it's ok if there's only one you created from scratch. But does that mean you were considering creating more? In any case, read more about what Guggenheim had to say over HERE. Learn the identity of this mysterious new Lantern on June 17th, 2011.

Extra Tidbit: In April 1970, the comic series made a radical stylistic departure.
Source: Splash Page

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4:34PM on 08/03/2009

Must read

Read "Blackest Night" awesome GL story line in the comics. Will not dissapoint.
Read "Blackest Night" awesome GL story line in the comics. Will not dissapoint.
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1:15PM on 06/19/2009
I can honestly say that my favorite GL will always be Guy Gardner
I can honestly say that my favorite GL will always be Guy Gardner
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12:26PM on 06/19/2009
Most likely the character they made up dies, that's why they created him.
Most likely the character they made up dies, that's why they created him.
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10:11AM on 06/19/2009

what's worse?

introducing a new character?

or

using an existing character inappropriately (i.e. deadpool)?
introducing a new character?

or

using an existing character inappropriately (i.e. deadpool)?
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2:03AM on 06/19/2009

Dumb-Tards

And DC...wait, Warner Brothers...wonders why Marvel is kicking its ass at the box office.
And DC...wait, Warner Brothers...wonders why Marvel is kicking its ass at the box office.
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11:54PM on 06/18/2009

hummm....

If this is made right,this would become a great franchise. Can't wait to find out more about this....
If this is made right,this would become a great franchise. Can't wait to find out more about this....
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11:19PM on 06/18/2009
THANK YOU DarkElfa. You took the words right out of my mouth. Now you need to conduct a corporate takeover of Warner Brothers and get the actual comic book writers to write the f-ing script like they should be doing. Geoff Jones should write the story and a screen writer should adapt his story exactly to the script. Sounds pretty easy to all of us. Maybe that's why we aren't studio heads. It would be too easy.
THANK YOU DarkElfa. You took the words right out of my mouth. Now you need to conduct a corporate takeover of Warner Brothers and get the actual comic book writers to write the f-ing script like they should be doing. Geoff Jones should write the story and a screen writer should adapt his story exactly to the script. Sounds pretty easy to all of us. Maybe that's why we aren't studio heads. It would be too easy.
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10:23PM on 06/18/2009

wah

wah wah wah new characters.

2 words

RACHEL DAWES

retards.
wah wah wah new characters.

2 words

RACHEL DAWES

retards.
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9:44PM on 06/18/2009
NATHAN FILLION FOR HAL JORDAN :)
NATHAN FILLION FOR HAL JORDAN :)
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8:41PM on 06/18/2009
Couldn't agree more.
Couldn't agree more.
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8:35PM on 06/18/2009
Sorry, I added a little more after you read it Frank. but yeah, the rape of great IP's needs to stop.
Sorry, I added a little more after you read it Frank. but yeah, the rape of great IP's needs to stop.
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8:34PM on 06/18/2009
Well put DarkElfa! My gut feeling is-this will be manna for Green Lantern comic fans ultimately. Lot's of cool things in the GL universe to explore and display on screen.
Well put DarkElfa! My gut feeling is-this will be manna for Green Lantern comic fans ultimately. Lot's of cool things in the GL universe to explore and display on screen.
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8:25PM on 06/18/2009
The plain fact is that there are dozens of great stories that have been done that they could use to make a film that wouldn't require the creation of any new characters. However Hollywood operates under the insane delusion that they need to give us all something new or we won't show up. The fact is that those who are not comic fans haven't read the stories from the comics and so it will be new for them. Those of us who have read them don't want things changed, we want to see what we read
The plain fact is that there are dozens of great stories that have been done that they could use to make a film that wouldn't require the creation of any new characters. However Hollywood operates under the insane delusion that they need to give us all something new or we won't show up. The fact is that those who are not comic fans haven't read the stories from the comics and so it will be new for them. Those of us who have read them don't want things changed, we want to see what we read brought to life as is with as little compromise as humanly possible. What was already written is why the damned character and situation is as loved as it is and that goes for all comic book heroes, so for the love of God Hollywood, stop changing what doesn't need changing and we will come to see it.

A great example of this would be Dragonball. It was what it was that made it so loved by the fans. So what does Hollywood do, they take everything good about it and throw it out in favor of something "new" and then they stand around scratching their heads/balls/asses and wonder where they went wrong?! I'll tell you what went wrong, you didn't create Dragonball but you used its IP. Get it through your thick skulls Hollywood, these books and characters are the complete sum of their components and if you begin changing, adding or removing those components then they cease to be what they were that made them popular and loved. Just take what GL already has and transfer it, we don't want or need the "genius and insight" of some script writer who's barely familiar with the IP to piss on what was good about it in the first place.
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8:04PM on 06/18/2009
That rule should be used on all comic book adaptations. You telling me Batman never had a female lawyer supporting cast member before. I sincerely doubt it.


Hmmmm, new character for a specific reason. I smell Red Shirt Green Lantern
That rule should be used on all comic book adaptations. You telling me Batman never had a female lawyer supporting cast member before. I sincerely doubt it.


Hmmmm, new character for a specific reason. I smell Red Shirt Green Lantern
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7:21PM on 06/18/2009
I do love the fact someone is actually making this film! please don't misunderstand. This is a dream come true for all GL fans past and present.
I do love the fact someone is actually making this film! please don't misunderstand. This is a dream come true for all GL fans past and present.
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7:19PM on 06/18/2009
people like you is why guys like Snyder has aged 20 years lol
people like you is why guys like Snyder has aged 20 years lol
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7:10PM on 06/18/2009
Just re-read it...still don't like the idea of creating NEW Lanterns-no need with the vast host from the historic GL Corps
Just re-read it...still don't like the idea of creating NEW Lanterns-no need with the vast host from the historic GL Corps
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7:08PM on 06/18/2009
Frankenstein, you didn't read the article very well, did you? He said they're creating a new supporting Green Lantern for the corps, not to be the main hero, that has been and always will be Hal Jordan as it has been from the beginning of this film's conception.
Frankenstein, you didn't read the article very well, did you? He said they're creating a new supporting Green Lantern for the corps, not to be the main hero, that has been and always will be Hal Jordan as it has been from the beginning of this film's conception.
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7:03PM on 06/18/2009
Stick to the original established Green Lanterns from both Sector 2814 EARTH and other space sectors/planets.
Stick to the original established Green Lanterns from both Sector 2814 EARTH and other space sectors/planets.
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6:30PM on 06/18/2009
BOING ALERT!

Can't wait for this movie! Hal Jordan is the best Lantern there is...just sayin'!
BOING ALERT!

Can't wait for this movie! Hal Jordan is the best Lantern there is...just sayin'!
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