Green Arrow movie in 2009?

#1 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

David Goyer’s oddly named Green Arrow-goes-to-prison movie, Supermax, appears to have a new title: Green Arrow. Yes, simply Green Arrow.

That’s according to Robert Sanchez of IESB.net, who speculates on Warner Bros.’ tent-pole movies for summer 2009.

Sanchez writes: “I am hearing with the success of Marvel’s Iron Man, considered a second-tier comic book character, certain execs over Warner Bros. believe it’s the right time to introduce the world to Oliver Queen, his bag of trick arrows and green spandex.”

He says that Green Arrow, and Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam – directed by Peter Segal and written by John August — are both contenders for 2009. Green Arrow/Supermax is written by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li).

#2 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh. I'm not that big of a fan of Green Arrow. And the way DC goes with their movies, I highly doubt this'll appear on the big screen.

#3 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

It's going to suck.

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#4 Posted by zero edge (3696 posts) - - Show Bio

can't get excited for DC movies because they have no plan on what the hell they're doing. It's a hit or miss for them.

#5 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Could Super Max be Warner Bros.’ Iron Man?


Screenwriter David S. Goyer says Warner Bros. seems prepared to move ahead with Super Max, the Green Arrow-goes-to-prison movie first mentioned in April 2007.

“Green Arrow is, you know, probably on the same level as Iron Man,” Goyer tells Sci Fi Wire. “And, yeah, I mean when a movie like Iron Man does $300 million, and DC, Warner Bros., realizes, ‘Wow, we’ve got 20 of these kinds of characters.’”

He says studio executives like the script, and like Green Arrow, who is “one of the characters that they’re really interested in [and] seem to be interested in moving forward with next.”

In Super Max, Green Arrow is framed, stripped of his identity, and sent to a maximum-security prison for supervillains, with whom he must team to escape and clear his name.

Last week Goyer told MTV.com that Super Max will include a variety of DC villains and plenty of Easter eggs for comics fans.

#6 Posted by Platinumwarrior (2967 posts) - - Show Bio

A Green Arrow movie?

kick-ass!!!

#7 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio
Platinumwarrior said:
"A Green Arrow movie?

kick-ass!!!

"
Amen
#8 Posted by King Saturn (224026 posts) - - Show Bio
Green Arrow film huh ? Okay... Lets Go Baby  !


#9 Posted by Oliver (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like the plot at all. How about an origin story? With a character based off of Smallville's Green Arrow?

I hope we get to see some really cool real modern archery tech before the end of the movie...

Like mag lev arrow rests, or holographic heads up display type bow sights... :-)
#10 Posted by fesak (7045 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
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Could Super Max be Warner Bros.’ Iron Man?


Screenwriter David S. Goyer says Warner Bros. seems prepared to move ahead with Super Max, the Green Arrow-goes-to-prison movie first mentioned in April 2007.

“Green Arrow is, you know, probably on the same level as Iron Man,” Goyer tells Sci Fi Wire. “And, yeah, I mean when a movie like Iron Man does $300 million, and DC, Warner Bros., realizes, ‘Wow, we’ve got 20 of these kinds of characters.’”

He says studio executives like the script, and like Green Arrow, who is “one of the characters that they’re really interested in [and] seem to be interested in moving forward with next.”

In Super Max, Green Arrow is framed, stripped of his identity, and sent to a maximum-security prison for supervillains, with whom he must team to escape and clear his name.

Last week Goyer told MTV.com that Super Max will include a variety of DC villains and plenty of Easter eggs for comics fans.

"

I thought Green Arrow sounded lame as heck, but this sounds interesting and quite original for a superhero movie.
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#11 Edited by Captain Atom (52 posts) - - Show Bio

bummer, I would have liked it better if they gone the Green Arrow: Year One route....

#12 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Green Arrow going to prison?

#13 Posted by Kid Anarchy (1033 posts) - - Show Bio

im down with a Green Arrow movie but please, no Billy Batson

#14 Posted by NightFang (9981 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm ok with a Green Arrow movie but please make it an origin story and put Batman or Nightwing in prison.

#15 Edited by EmeraldArcher (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems the movie is in doubt at this point. Still if they go forward I hope they stay away from a strictly origin movie. It's bad enough the god awful "Year One" by Diggle and Jock is now somehow canon for the comics (Easily the worst GA story in decades) doesn't need to see the big screen. ..(a leaf spring for a bow?!?!? REALLY?!?!?!)

I'd much rather see Long Bow Hunters adapted.
#16 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved year one

the worst Green Arrow story in years? have you read Winnick's work on the character for the last 5 years?

#17 Posted by gunswordfist (2669 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Edited by EmeraldArcher (6 posts) - - Show Bio

>I loved year one

the worst Green Arrow story in years? have you read Winnick's work on the character for the last 5 years?<


Sure Did, Pretty much read every GA Story since Hard Travelling Heroes multiple times. Winnick made some mistakes but then so did the other writes on the run.

Kevin Smith: ignored the already in place explanation of Hal removing Ollie from the plain before he was killed for his "Hollow" storyline. It brought Ollie back so...

Brad Meltzer: changed the fully believable history that Ollie didn't know he HAD a son to one where he ran out the day he was born. He was bound and determined to up Ollie's asshole factor. His rationalization? He didn't believe a man wouldn't somehow know he had a kid. If he hadn't seen here and she didn't tell him how could he know.

Winnick's main mistakes in my view were expanding on the Meltzer idea to include that Ollie knew Connor was in the Ashram and also making Mia HIV positive. While I applaud the attempt to keep socially relavant issues in the book I can't see anyone logically continuing to fight crime knowing they have a blood transferable desease.

Having said that his Crawling from the Wreckage / Road to  Jericho storylines post OYL were great! He added dimensions to the character that simply weren't there before. Sadly DC editorial forced him to end the title early and forced the wedding and new title all of which not surprisingly felt rushed.

As for Year One...where to begin:

First: It's been done before! Several times the most significant being the Wonder Year by Mike Grell and the Year One annual in I believe 1996!

Second rather than treading new ground and showing us HOW he established himself in Star City, How he developed the arrows, Car, Plane etc...we got another retelling of the island. Granted he added the traitorous employee which was a nice touch but that was about it.

It's been mentioned several times in DC history that Ollie logically made a bow out of wood on the island...now it's suddenly a leaf spring from a generator?!?! What is this LOST?  A bow NEEDS to have fleaxability which a leaf spring wouldn't. 

Next the island is POPULATED! Ollie not only makes himself known to the enemies on the island but rescues dozens of prisoners and gets them off the island and hands them over to the authorities without ANYONE putting it together that the mysterious Green Arrow who shows up a few weeks later in Star City is Oliver Queen? Not likely!

Perhaps the most egregous part of the story is when Ollie's being nursed back to health. He becomes dependent on the opiats (Not likely unless he was taking frequently large doses) and then begs for more as he's withdrawing from it. This is supposed to be years before he threw his ward out for being hooked on Heroin?!?! 

Read "The Wonder Year" by Mike Grell it's a much better rendition of his origin and while it adds newer aspects does not ignore the character's history or logic for that matter.


#19 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio
EmeraldArcher said:
"I'd much rather see Long Bow Hunters adapted."
Amen.
#20 Posted by Detective (524 posts) - - Show Bio

meh i'm not a Green Arrow fan

#21 Posted by EmeraldArcher (6 posts) - - Show Bio
Detective said:
"meh i'm not a Green Arrow fan"

Okay I have to ask then...why even take the time to post in the Green Arrow Forum? Which is within the Green Arrow Page on ComicVine?  I would imagine you'd have to be pretty deliberate in getting here. Just Asking.;)


Y'Know Question and GA used to team up quite often back in the day when Grell and O'Neil were writing their titles.
#22 Posted by G'bandit (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Green Arrow a lot but I don't think that it can top Iron Man, maybe it can level with it or get close, but not top it.

That's what I think anyway. XD

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