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Green Lantern's Big Screen Debut

Hal Jordan on film? It's about time.



Congratulations Hal Jordan fans; your favorite lantern is finally getting his chance to shine on the big screen! Marc Guggenheim, the screenwriter for the Green Lantern film recently told SciFiWire that he has just completed a draft of of the screenplay for the live-action Green Lantern film. While there have been several Green Lanterns, the film's primary focus will be on Hal Jordan's evolution as Green Lantern during the Silver Age of Comics. Obviously, Guggenheim wasn't able to reveal very much to SciFiWire, but we do know that the film will be directed by Martin Campbell and production is set to launch sometime this summer in Sydney Australia for the film's tentative release of June 17, 2011.


I have to say, like many of you, I was very excited to hear that they are finally going to do a Green Lantern film. While Hal isn't my favorite Lantern, he seems to be everyone else's; so ultimately I can't say I have
any complaints. My main concern: will they go by the comics, or will Hal undergo some character alterations? Thanks to Guggenheim, Hal Jordan fans can put their fears at rest:

"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?'"

No news yet on who is set to play the Justice Leaguer. Who would you like to see play the role? Are you excited about the prospect of a Green Lantern film?



48 Comments
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

The sooner the better , thats all I can say

Posted by The_Martian

Cool!

Posted by Rod12

Green Lantern Movie can't wait its going to be awsome.

Posted by johnny_spam

Great, and it stars the true Lantern Hal and that's good news.

Posted by Decept-O

Yes!  Finally, some decent news.  Who is your favorite GL, G-Man?  I thought Hal was, this surprises me. 

Posted by Jamiracles

Oh wow, Martin Campbell directing? SCHWING!

Posted by No_Name_

 @Decept-O: I posted this! :P My favorite is John Stewart.

Posted by DEGRAAF

I still think Dennis Quaid should play GL Hal Jordan

Posted by SuperXAsh

wow, they (Warner Bros) actually seem to be taking this sorta thing seriously now. Will be pretty cool to see a non-Batman/Superman DC Comics movie on the big screen.

Catwoman and Steel don't count. e__e

Posted by Jamiracles

Anyone remember Jack Black being the one who was supposed to play Green Lantern?

Posted by War Killer

Sweet, I hope they make it dark like they did in The Dark Knight!

Posted by MrDirector786

This news made me happy. :)

Posted by DEGRAAF
War Killer said:
Sweet, I hope they make it dark like they did in The Dark Knight!

i dont think it should be. Hal jordan isnt like Bruce or batman. He is more like superman but with more fear.
Posted by War Killer
DEGRAAF said:
War Killer said: Sweet, I hope they make it dark like they did in The Dark Knight! i dont think ... [more]
No I mean make it feel like it was really in the real world, like Dark Knight did
Posted by EdwardWindsor

green lantern in the "real world" could be kinda weird

Posted by DEGRAAF
War Killer said:
DEGRAAF said: War Killer said: Sweet, I hope they make it dark like they did in The Dark Knight! i ... [more]

yea me too. i hope if they start if from the beginning from when hal gets the ring its not in that time period for long. Im not a big fan of old time war movies.
Posted by War Killer
DEGRAAF said:
War Killer said: DEGRAAF said: War Killer said: Sweet, I hope they make it dark like they did in The ... [more]
Yeah, Green Lantern is one of the few DC charecters that I like and I'm really looking forward to this movie
Posted by NightFang

Can't wait to see it!

Posted by ninjasquirrel01

Glad they're doing the silver age origins instead of basing it off of the Geoff Johns stories, like First Flight.

Posted by King Quisling

I always believed a GL film should take place in the 50's/60's. It's give the film so much more depth and the absolute awe of those original stories. It should definitely be one of those "it's own U" type movies but mention of Alan Scott would be a great throwback to the original. This could be a great movie if done well, but it could also be done so bad. Let's cross our fingers.

Posted by Decept-O

@Babs:  My apologies!  Like I said, how COULD I get you two confused?  SMACK! to the back of my head!

  I  like Stewart, especially how we was portrayed in the JLU animated series, but I have always associated the Green Lantern with Hal Jordan, grew up with him and yes, I was even around when Stewart made his first appearance as a "reserve" GL. 

If you ever get a chance to see any Bronze Age Green Lantern comics and how Stewart was portrayed back then..*cringe*..he almost looked like a stereotypical pimp with his 70's attire. 

Posted by Justize
@Babs: Really? Kyle Rayner is mine. I wish they were doing it on him. But then again, there are the Kyle-Haters and you really can't make a Kyle Rayner story without Hal Jordan.
Posted by No_Name_
@Justize: That is very true!
Posted by Incredible Hulk-Prime

If this movie doesn't go so well,I'm not going to go see The Justice League Movie.

Posted by Watchman
DEGRAAF said:
I still think Dennis Quaid should play GL Hal Jordan

Sorry, but Dennis Quaid is probably a little to old for this role.
David Boreanaz , or Nathan Fillion  should play Hal Jordan.
Posted by lordraiden
Watchman said:
DEGRAAF said: I still think Dennis Quaid should play GL Hal Jordan Sorry, but Dennis Quaid is probably a little ... [more]

Boreanz played him voice wise in the animated DC: Final Frontier movie, and Fillion played WW's man in the Wonder Woman animated movie!
Posted by Paragon
Watchman said:
DEGRAAF said: I still think Dennis Quaid should play GL Hal Jordan Sorry, but Dennis Quaid is probably a little ... [more]
Those are my votes too.

 I know David is a GL fan (He was reading an old comic in an episode of Bones), and Fillion was pretty excited about the fan trailer.
Posted by AirDave817

I read somewhere that the original creators based Hal Jordan on Paul Newman. Not sure I could have seen him in the role had they done it back in the day. I could have seen either Mark Harmon or George Eads. Now that it's coming up on 2011, it could be anybody as long as the story is good. As long as it's not Jim Carrey, or somebody like that I'm good. Maybe somebody like Greg Kinnear, only younger.  

Posted by LastSon1027

I can't wait for this movie. I would love to see Nathan Fillion as Hal, is perfect for this role. But alas with his new show Castle I don't know if he would have the time to shoot a major blockbuster film.

Posted by DEGRAAF

David Boreanaz would be my pick of the two.

Posted by Media_Master

Great news!!

Posted by seamat

I've said it before and I'll keep saying it, David Boreanaz for Hal Jordan, make it happen DC, you know it makes sense ; )

Edited by Moomin123

The only person I think could be a good Hal Jordan is the one, the only...Mark Wahlberg. He looks like Green Lantern, is young enough and he's been in a few action/sci-fi type movies.

   
Don't you see the similarity between the looks. If you put Mark in a Green Lantern mask you'll see identical twins (metaphorically speaking)

  Hugo Weaving-Sinestro

  Eva Longoria Parker-Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire

    
Sir Christopher Lee, Sir Ian Mckellen and Peter Cullen (the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers)-Guardians of the Universe (voice only)

  Vin Diesel-Kilowog (voice only)

  Ralph Fiennes-Tomar-Re (voice only)

  Leonard Nimoy-Abin Sur (voice only)

 Jess Harnell (the voice of Ironhide in the Transformers movies)-Legion (voice only)

 Brian Cox-Hector Hammond (It'd be good if he really acted but doesn't have a huge head!)

     Will Smith-John Stewert

                                                    Brian Austin Green (Derek Reese in Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles)-Guy Gardner

   Chris Pine-Kyle Rayner (This could be when he first joins the Corps and he's stil pretty new to the superhero thing)

  Martin Sheen-Alan Scott (Old-Aged)

  Adrian Pasdar-Alan Scott (Young-Aged) 
 
 I was thinking there could be a flashback at the beginning telling the story of Alan Scott when he was still young (like in Ghost Rider when they did the same with Carter Slade). They could always save this for a sequel in case they think Alan houldn't meet Hal Jordan just yet.  
It wouldn't be bad either if Martin Sheen played the young Alan Scott. Martin Campbell could give him a CGI-created face-lift (Like what they did with Ian Mackellan in the beginning of X-Men: The Last Stand). I don't mind who plays Alan out of Sheen or Pasdar. 

       Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson)-Ch'p 
   Jerry O'Connell-Cyborg Superman 
 
 Keith David (voice of Spawn in Todd Macfarlane's cartoon series)-Arkillo 
 
   Mark Wahlberg-Yellow Lantern (with CGI make-up) 
 
   Zachary Quinto-Black Hand 
 
  Liev Schreiber-Dr. Polaris      
 
What do you think to my idea of a cast for the Green Lantern movie? E-mail me if you want to reply!

Anyone who sees this might find that on the forum topic "Casting the DC Universe", I've changed it so that it is more realistic (Ryan Reynolds for Green Lantern etc.)

Edited by Hal's #1 Fan!

I think Gerard Butler would make an Awesome Hal Jordan! He's Tough, he's built (300), he can play a wise ass like he did in Tomb Raider, and i think he'd be perfect for the man with no fear!! On a side note the ONLY person who should play Sinestro is Daniel Day Lewis, his role in "No country for old men" sold me on it, his look with the mustache and his acting abilities would make him PERFECT for Sinestro!.... My choice for Hal's Love interest Carol Ferris (who eventually becomes Star Sapphire) has to be Kate Beckinsale she'd be perfect for the role.

In terms of sequels depending on where they go with the films i'd like to see Bradley Cooper come on as Guy Gardner with Jaime Foxx playing John Stewart..and finally Jake Gyllenhal for Kyle Rayner. A fight between these three and Hal (as parallex) would be incredible. they could also do spin offs with Gyllenhall and Cooper and make a Green Lantern Corps Series, and then either throw Foxx or Butler in the Justice League, or hell BOTH!
In terms of the rest of the cast, i'd love Patrick Stewart to be the voice of Ganthet the leader of the guardians, but if he cant then maybe Chris Lee. Drill Instructor Kilowog should be Dennis Haysbert no question while Lantern Boodika should be non other than Helena Bonam Carter. If they wanted to bring in Soranik Natu as a love interest for Kyle and play the part of Sinestros daughter i'd like to see a hottie like Roselyn Sanchez take that role. so my casting of the GL universe would be as follows


          
Hal Jordan - Gerard Butler
       
Sinestro - Daniel Day Lewis
 
Carol Ferris - Kate Beckinsale

Abin Sur - Doug Jones
 
Ganthet - Patrick Stewart
 
Salakk - David Hyde Pierce

Boodikka - Helena Bonham Carter
  
Kilowog - Dennis Haysbert
 
Guy Gardner - Bradley Cooper
  
John Stewart - Jaime Foxx
   
Kyle Rayner - Jake Gyllenhal
    
Soranik Natu - Roselyn Sanchez
  
Mongul - (CGI) voiced by Eric Roberts
 
Black Hand - Crispen Glover



Posted by Captainlunchbox

Nathan Fillion for Hal jordan.

Edited by Moomin123
@DEGRAAF said:
"David Boreanaz would be my pick of the two. "

I don't see David Boreanez as Hal Jordan. He doesn't him look like plus they need someone just a bit older, like (as I always say) Mark Wahlberg.
Edited by DEGRAAF
@Hal's:

      
Hal Jordan - Gerard Butler

  Hugo Weaving-Sinestro

    
Salma Hayek-Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire


 
Guy Gardner - Bradley Cooper



Boodikka - Helena Bonham Carter

     
Sir Christopher Lee, Sir Ian Mckellen and Peter Cullen (the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers)-Guardians of the Universe (voice only)

  Vin Diesel-Kilowog (voice only)




  Cuba Gooding Jr or Wesley Snipes-John Stewert

    
Soranik Natu - Roselyn Sanchez

Mark Wahlberg-Guy Gardner

  

Posted by Nahero
@DEGRAAF said:


     
Sir Christopher Lee, Sir Ian Mckellen and Peter Cullen (the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers)-Guardians of the Universe (voice only)

these are one of my favorite actors
Posted by Methos
  • Sinestro: Ralph Fiennes
  • HECTOR HAMMOND : MICHAEL C. HALL
  • Kyle Rayner - David Boreanaz
  • Kilowog - CGI Voiced by James Earl Jones
  • Arisia - Michelle Williams
  • Carol Ferris - Lisa Edelstein

M
Posted by Jane McClane
@Watchman said:
"
DEGRAAF said:
I still think Dennis Quaid should play GL Hal Jordan

Sorry, but Dennis Quaid is probably a little to old for this role.
David Boreanaz , or Nathan Fillion  should play Hal Jordan. "
Dennis is way too old
I absolutely love David, but I'm not 100% sold on him getting Hal
Fillion looks promising
the idea of having Dennis Haysworth do the voice of Kilowog is brilliant... Deep brass sexy voice...
I kinda like the idea of Liev Schreiber as Guy... although I don't know if I could get past the image of him with those nasty claws...
John Stewart definately should not be played by Will Smith or Jamie foxx, we need someone more fresh and less famous for him... Because when people look at Will and Jamie, they see Will and Jamie and not John Stewart. I don't want such a good character to be lost in the hype...
Posted by Methos

David is Kyle, not Hal... he wouldn't be able to pull off Hal...

M

Posted by Jane McClane
@Methos said:
"David is Kyle, not Hal... he wouldn't be able to pull off Hal...M"

Hey! that could work!
Posted by DEGRAAF
@Jane McClane said:
"@Watchman said:
"
DEGRAAF said:
I still think Dennis Quaid should play GL Hal Jordan

Sorry, but Dennis Quaid is probably a little to old for this role.
David Boreanaz , or Nathan Fillion  should play Hal Jordan. "
Dennis is way too oldI absolutely love David, but I'm not 100% sold on him getting Hal Fillion looks promisingthe idea of having Dennis Haysworth do the voice of Kilowog is brilliant... Deep brass sexy voice...I kinda like the idea of Liev Schreiber as Guy... although I don't know if I could get past the image of him with those nasty claws...John Stewart definately should not be played by Will Smith or Jamie foxx, we need someone more fresh and less famous for him... Because when people look at Will and Jamie, they see Will and Jamie and not John Stewart. I don't want such a good character to be lost in the hype..."

thats whay i chose Cuba Gooding Jr as my first choice for John Stewart. Than wesley Snipes as my second choice.

Yea Dennis quaid would work if the movie was based off of reborn, honestly i think they could make him look young again with the make and CGI they do now a days. like Arnold schwartzenager in Terminator Salvation. a CGI version of his younger self would work and he already looks good in the bomber jacket
Edited by Moomin123
@DEGRAAF said:
"@Hal's:

      
Hal Jordan - Gerard Butler

  Hugo Weaving-Sinestro

    
Salma Hayek-Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire


 
Guy Gardner - Bradley Cooper



Boodikka - Helena Bonham Carter

     
Sir Christopher Lee, Sir Ian Mckellen and Peter Cullen (the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers)-Guardians of the Universe (voice only)

  Vin Diesel-Kilowog (voice only)




  Cuba Gooding Jr or Wesley Snipes-John Stewert

    
Soranik Natu - Roselyn Sanchez

Mark Wahlberg-Guy Gardner

  

"

I don't see Mark Wahlberg as Guy Gardner. But he'd be fantastic for Hal.
Posted by WhiteLantern

david boreanaz or chris pine i dont care 1 of those 2 tho
i just really hope that this movie doesnt make GL one big joke and be all corprate and sell out and make crappy toys

Posted by Moomin123
@WhiteLantern said:
"david boreanaz or chris pine i dont care 1 of those 2 thoi just really hope that this movie doesnt make GL one big joke and be all corprate and sell out and make crappy toys "

It is a bit silly when they make toys like that. If they do then they'll probably make figures of charaters that don't even exist in the film, like they did when they made a Titanium Man figure for the Iron Man movie franchise.
David Boreanaz isn't Hal Jordan in my perspective. Chris Pine is too young for Hal, but he'd be an awesome Kyle Raynor.
Posted by lolidude

What? This is insane! I'm so going to see this!

Posted by AllStarSuperman

haha, all the optimism

Its Ryan Reynolds