Friday, May 20, 2011

My Thoughts on the upcoming Green Lantern Film.

And The Countdown Continues as we wait for the Green Lantern Film to be released in theaters,

One of the biggest challenges that DC Comics is facing is that they’re trying to make their other franchises, (Like Green Lantern or The Flash) look amazing. All while trying not to out do their more popular Batman and Superman franchises respectively.
Which may be the reason why they picked Green Lantern to be brought to life on the big screen; because it's well known to comic book fans, while he’s not really known by the average person.

The film is set to be more of an origins story, allowing its viewers know how Hal Jordan became the Green Lantern. It’s pretty simple.

I’m sure that casting the main actor wasn't an easy task, mainly due to issues of who can fill the role and avoid typecasting at all costs.
They ended up casting Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan which (to me) seems to be a huge gamble, for the main reason that he played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hannibal King in Blade Trinity. It’s made me wonder if how DC Comics has reacted to all of this.

For a while things haven’t quiet gone DC’s way with Marvel Comics managing to outdo them in everything. Everything from video games, television, films and even putting on the best show at every known comic book convention appearance.

DC Comics really needs the Green Lantern to succeed where the Jonah Hex film failed. If not, DC Comics fans won’t be too happy.


PS. Is it just me or does anyone else think Ryan Reynolds play Wally West (The Flash) a lot better?

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