Martin Campbell Plans Major Visual Effects For Green Lantern Movie

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Green Lantern has to be a big movie.  It has to be done right.  Since Warner Bros. doesn't have any other big superhero movies on deck, there will be some pressure on director Martin Campbell to make Hal Jordan into the next big screen movie hero.  Based on the powers of the Green Lanterns, there's no question that this will be a very visually enhanced movie.
The Coventry Telegraph has reported on some of the challenges that Campbell will be facing.

It's daunting. Just the process, something like 1,300 visual effects shots, it's mind-blowing, quite honestly.

From [his] ring you can form constructs. So if you got into a fight, you could form a giant fist. Or a fighter plane.

It's good to hear that Hal will be making constructs with his ring.  The tricky part will be making them so that it doesn't come across as cheap special fx.  One of the good things about production moving out of Australia (since the Austrailian dollar has been rising) and into New Orleans is there is a good tax rate there.  By saving money in that area, more can be used to make sure the visuals are top notch.
Campbell also says he's hoping we'll see a type of hero that we haven't seen before.

He's the only superhero to my knowledge who regularly goes to another planet. Superman and Batman were essentially locked into a particular city. The Lantern isn't so Earthbound. 

Who's starting to get excited over this movie?

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#1 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29813 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a DC fan, but this seems interesting.... maybe if the trailer looks good we'll check it out.

#2 Posted by Wolf0990 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

i hope its good. im just not sure about ryan reynolds.

#3 Posted by agentkalel (4 posts) - - Show Bio

the movie will be awesome,but i think that there is no nead for major visual effects.

#4 Posted by HaloKing343 (1355 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks cool. Ima see it alright.
#5 Edited by Moomin123 (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this movie is good. Does anyone agree with me when I say that Ryan Reynolds looks a lot like Gil Kane's interpretation of Hal Jordan? I do know that Ryan might not look like this in the film.
#6 Posted by Decept-O (7760 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's hope it gets done right.  They're filming in New Orleans?  Good, glad they're keeping production in the U.S.A.  Sounds like they at least have a bit of an understanding of the character,  hope it does well.  I'm more excited about Sinestro! 
#7 Posted by Hellos (8870 posts) - - Show Bio

I have high hopes for it, GL ant Bats are pretty solid characters for movie roles.
#8 Posted by Misk14 (43 posts) - - Show Bio

there will be some great cgi in this movie, should be awesome!!!!! cant wait

#9 Posted by sfizzle (74 posts) - - Show Bio

this movie is a big if. i love gl and reynolds, but im  skeptical if he can handle hal jordan. as for the cgi its going to take a great effects team to give it a genuine look as well a not cheap.

#10 Posted by NightFang (10926 posts) - - Show Bio

I have high hope's for this movie. Plase don't f**k it up!

#11 Posted by Mbecks14 (2114 posts) - - Show Bio

i'm so excited!

#12 Posted by Om1kron (1219 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember when they bragged how many visual effects the spawn movie was going to have... "1 million dollar fart"

#13 Posted by XXXStone (12 posts) - - Show Bio

I was excited about this movie from when it was first announced.  The only prob I have is Ryan Reynolds playin Hal Jordan, hopefully I'm proven wrong when I see the movie.  As long as he can keep the humor down and do a serious role he should be fine (I always liked him in Amityville Horror).  Also I hope they take the movie into space and not stay on Earth kinda like GL: First Flight did.  I know some people hated that about the movie but let's face it the GL Corps are pretty much space police and to keep them restricted to Earth is just wrong. Although in the end it would be cool if he comes back to Earth and crosses paths with Superman or even Flash.
#14 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

Martin is a great director so I have a good feeling about this.

#15 Posted by Silver Knight75 (1250 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they are able to have the special effects as well as plot to make this a milestone. Lets hope they can do justice to the energy constructs for the rings.

#16 Posted by venom32708 (54 posts) - - Show Bio

dont get me wrong i love ryan reynolds but i just dont see him as hal jordan they should've picked someone else
#17 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1673 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm betting the whole thing gets shelved in three months. 
I love DC to death, but Warner just gets cold feet too easily.

#18 Posted by TheBug (1121 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see their going all out with the gl film. Is the picture beneath official concept art?

#19 Posted by JLAsuperdude (176 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Viners, can someone tell me how to make a forum on a character page. 
#20 Posted by DEGRAAF (8344 posts) - - Show Bio

i like GL and im a huge fan of DC but i dont have much higher hopes for this than i did for Dragon Ball
#21 Posted by The Messanger (55 posts) - - Show Bio

I just hope for the Best in this Movie... :)

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