@superdork: It had a strong opening weekend, it was just considered a weak movie overall.
They can cast Elba as John, Morgan Freeman as his dad, and Denzel Washington as his uncle, but if the movie is panned it wont make a dime, and thats all there is to it.
And if people want to see themselves on the screen, are they getting rid of Flash for Jaime Reyes? And Aquaman for Apache Chief? And Wonder Woman as lady Dr. Light? Dont be a hypocrite. Seriously, thats been one of the biggest issues with the support for John over Hal. Once again, if you just prefer John over Hal, fine, its your opinion, but start trying to come up with "factual" reasons he should be the Green Lantern.
Did you read the facts on the first page of this thread? SO many more reasons for NO Hal--like all the financial liability. Retailers hate him, which is why his show was cancelled! No one bought his merchandise. Everything he's in fails--unlike John, who the public knows.
You can support an all white justice league if you want. Ain't gonna happen in one of today's hollywood blockbusters =P
And regardless of race, John is still the better lantern. If you prefer Hal, fine. But don't expect to see that waste of money on the big screen any time soon.
These guys don't listen to reason, man. Better just ignoring 'em.