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Green Lantern to be more Iron Man than Batman

01.19.2010
Collider's Steve "Frosty" Weintraub got a chance to sit down with director Martin Campbell who's been doing press for his Mel Gibson angry man thriller EDGE OF DARKNESS and, of course, discussed a little about a superhero film everyone's been talking about, THE GREEN LANTERN.

Since much of the main casting of the film has now been complete, a question on a lot of people's minds has been what tone Campbell would be going for. The director tells Collider the following on the subject:

"It will be much more in the tone of Iron Man. It’s got to be. Certainly not Batman Begins, which is a pretty dark movie. No, he’s the Hal Jordan character who’s the sort of shoot from the hip, irresponsible kind of cocky test pilot if you will. In fact, the character seems to be the least likely to be chosen as Green Lantern. Well, of course that’s the fun of it. So no, it’ll be much more like Iron Man. So it’ll have one foot in reality if you see what I mean."

Considering that the Emerald Knight can form giant tanks, giant hammers, and giant whatevers with his ring, I imagine keeping a slightly lighter tone than that of Nolan's Bat films is an absolute imperative.

Read the rest of Collider's interview with Campbell RIGHT HERE!
Extra Tidbit: How do you guys feel about this news? Would you prefer to see a darker, more serious take on the character, or do you feel Campbell is spot on?
Source: Collider

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9:57AM on 01/20/2010
Campbell seems to understand the character pretty well. He's headed in the right direction.
Campbell seems to understand the character pretty well. He's headed in the right direction.
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1:18AM on 01/20/2010
I don't see anything wrong with this.
I don't see anything wrong with this.
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11:22PM on 01/19/2010

oh!

...all of a sudden...
...all of a sudden...
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9:52PM on 01/19/2010
This just got better!
This just got better!
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5:58PM on 01/19/2010
I'm happy with a lighter movie. Not so happy with a light Hal Jordan.
He is a hero, and was the MOST likely to be chosen a Green Lantern, that's why they chose him
There are plenty of other Green lanterns with other personalities if they wanted to go that way.
I'm happy with a lighter movie. Not so happy with a light Hal Jordan.
He is a hero, and was the MOST likely to be chosen a Green Lantern, that's why they chose him
There are plenty of other Green lanterns with other personalities if they wanted to go that way.
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1:53PM on 01/19/2010
kinda tough to go dark and serious with the green lanterns costume.
kinda tough to go dark and serious with the green lanterns costume.
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12:28PM on 01/19/2010
I think an Iron Man like tone suits it just fine. I mean, thats the sort of tone the comic has taken in the last decade. Although they have to bring in the corps just right or ruin the whole mythos.
I think an Iron Man like tone suits it just fine. I mean, thats the sort of tone the comic has taken in the last decade. Although they have to bring in the corps just right or ruin the whole mythos.
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12:08PM on 01/19/2010
I want to see a Star Trek tone to this. And someone else playing Green Lantern.
I want to see a Star Trek tone to this. And someone else playing Green Lantern.
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10:38AM on 01/19/2010
Somewhere between Iron Man, The Right Stuff, Superman II, with some of 2001: A Space Oddity's trippiness. Thats where I'd take it.
Somewhere between Iron Man, The Right Stuff, Superman II, with some of 2001: A Space Oddity's trippiness. Thats where I'd take it.
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10:03AM on 01/19/2010
It seems kind of predictable to me that it would take an Iron Man approach more than Begins, seeing how the Green Lantern is science fiction, and I can't see any basis of seriousness with a villain who has an over-sized head.
It seems kind of predictable to me that it would take an Iron Man approach more than Begins, seeing how the Green Lantern is science fiction, and I can't see any basis of seriousness with a villain who has an over-sized head.
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9:39AM on 01/19/2010
"So no, itíll be much more like Iron Man. So itíll have one foot in reality if you see what I mean."

Yeah, Iron Man was realistic. Sure.
"So no, itíll be much more like Iron Man. So itíll have one foot in reality if you see what I mean."

Yeah, Iron Man was realistic. Sure.
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1:04PM on 01/19/2010
I think he's saying Iron Man had ONLY one foot in reality. That puts the other foot...up your ass?
I think he's saying Iron Man had ONLY one foot in reality. That puts the other foot...up your ass?
8:26AM on 01/19/2010

Two Things

1. Much of the main casting complete? They've only officially cast 3 ppl. (P.S. You guys might also wanna post the article where Campbell mentions Jackie Earle Haley was never up for Sinestro and that Mark Strong is, in fact, in talks for the role.)
2. Iron Man had some definite Batman Begins influence (in fact, Favreau even cited it as one of his primary influences). There are plenty of films that took inspiration from Begins (in fact, you can pretty much attribute the whole "film reboot"
1. Much of the main casting complete? They've only officially cast 3 ppl. (P.S. You guys might also wanna post the article where Campbell mentions Jackie Earle Haley was never up for Sinestro and that Mark Strong is, in fact, in talks for the role.)
2. Iron Man had some definite Batman Begins influence (in fact, Favreau even cited it as one of his primary influences). There are plenty of films that took inspiration from Begins (in fact, you can pretty much attribute the whole "film reboot" concept to it, which ppl seem to overlook.), so it'd be pretty hard, I'd imagine, to not have some influence as well. :/
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8:46AM on 01/19/2010
heh i think the over looking of the reboot thing is cause that would combine a movie that a lot of ppl love, Batman Begins, with a trend that a lot of them probably hate, the need to reboot franchises.
heh i think the over looking of the reboot thing is cause that would combine a movie that a lot of ppl love, Batman Begins, with a trend that a lot of them probably hate, the need to reboot franchises.
8:16AM on 01/19/2010
The Green Lantern storyline is not dark. It's in fact steeped in heroics, hope, and adventure. I think Campbell hits the nail on the head and I have faith he'll do the source material some justice. I honestly can't wait.
The Green Lantern storyline is not dark. It's in fact steeped in heroics, hope, and adventure. I think Campbell hits the nail on the head and I have faith he'll do the source material some justice. I honestly can't wait.
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8:14AM on 01/19/2010

Nice Pic

That's why I love this sight.
That's why I love this sight.
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8:07AM on 01/19/2010
The title had me lil worried
The title had me lil worried
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6:55AM on 01/19/2010
As long as there's a likable enough hero, a villain to hate and the movie has a slick look that respects the source material and shows us something we haven't seen before as movie
audiences, I'll be happy..
As long as there's a likable enough hero, a villain to hate and the movie has a slick look that respects the source material and shows us something we haven't seen before as movie
audiences, I'll be happy..
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6:19AM on 01/19/2010

Great

This is good news, while I love the darker Batman franchise we have going not EVERY superhero movie needs to be dark to be good. I'm tired of studios thinking the reason The Dark Knight and Batman Begins were so good was because it was simply "dark" so now they must make their movie dark. I'm looking forward to this movie.
This is good news, while I love the darker Batman franchise we have going not EVERY superhero movie needs to be dark to be good. I'm tired of studios thinking the reason The Dark Knight and Batman Begins were so good was because it was simply "dark" so now they must make their movie dark. I'm looking forward to this movie.
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5:25AM on 01/19/2010
How people seriously can call Dark Knight a dark movie is beyond me, but oh well.
How people seriously can call Dark Knight a dark movie is beyond me, but oh well.
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5:50AM on 01/19/2010
Dark Knight IS a dark movie. and don't worry, it's a compliment to the tone.
Dark Knight IS a dark movie. and don't worry, it's a compliment to the tone.
5:21AM on 01/19/2010
There's very few superheroes who have "dark" story lines. Green Lantern is not one of them. Sure, certain parts of his story are serious, but nothing along the lines of a Dark Knight tone. Glad to hear they're sticking with a lighter mood, hopefully that doesn't mean a lot of slapstick, though.
There's very few superheroes who have "dark" story lines. Green Lantern is not one of them. Sure, certain parts of his story are serious, but nothing along the lines of a Dark Knight tone. Glad to hear they're sticking with a lighter mood, hopefully that doesn't mean a lot of slapstick, though.
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6:47AM on 01/19/2010
i wouldn't worry about cheese. i read another article where he was saying there's a foot in realism. and at every meeting they have a "cheese meter"
i wouldn't worry about cheese. i read another article where he was saying there's a foot in realism. and at every meeting they have a "cheese meter"
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