Thursday, February 05, 2009

Green Lantern finds a director

Green LanternI've known for the last few weeks and months that a Green Lantern film was in the early stages of development, finally breaking WB and DC's seemingly ineptitude in getting just about any comic property they've created to the screen, Batman and Superman being the only two franchises that they've bothered with, and it took over 15 years to get a new Superman film out to the public.

Conversely, Marvel has been pumping out films for the last 11 years. They've had many successes and some failures, but at least they've put forward the effort. DC's film division has been, in my opinion, lacking as of late.

So it was a shock when I heard that they were doing a Green Lantern film. Martin Campbell, director of the two most recent Zorro films and best known as the director of GoldenEye and Casino Royale, has been pegged to direct.

This film will apparently star the Hal Jordan incarnation, the second Green Lantern and the Lantern from the late 50s to the early 80s.

Personally, DC should take a page from Marvel, and get whoever they sign to play Jordan signed to do a follow up film which may or may not include a Justice League film, if they ever bother with one. Marvel is tying their film properties into a single Avengers film, so all the stars of each single film will appear in one movie.

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