Greenlanternrebirth6.jpgVariety is reporting that Greg Berlanti has been hired by Warner Bros. to write and direct the Green Lantern movie.  Berlanti will share writing duties with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.

Guggenheim, who works with Berlanti as a writer-producer on “Brothers & Sisters,” wrote the Marvel comicbooks “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wolverine” and “Blade.” Green, the “Heroes” co-exec producer who worked with Berlanti on “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby,” wrote the Marvel Comics title “Superman/Batman” and was a writer-producer on “Smallville.”

It’s good to see that even a big name mag like Variety has a problem remembering Superman/Batman is a DC title and not Marvel Comics.

No word on a shoot date or who may or may not be cast in the role as Hal Jordan.  With the news of the Flash, Warner Bros. may be changing its mind about waiting until the JLA movie is finished before doing the spin-off flicks.  It would be great to have a flood of stand alone and team movies hitting theaters around the same time frame.

via Variety

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  1. scott
    October 29, 2007 at 9:03 am — Reply

    It’s interesting that last week Mark Millar was told that he couldn’t write the Superman movie because of his association with Marvel while Superman was as DC property but now it’s okay for Guggenheim – who is associated with Marvel – to be involved with a DC film property.

  2. Rodrigo
    October 29, 2007 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    I think the article then goes on to say: “Popular Marvel title Spawn was made into a few years back, as well as DC’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

  3. Rodrigo
    October 29, 2007 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    “was made into a movie” is what I meant. that just kind of killed the joke…

  4. October 29, 2007 at 9:31 pm — Reply

    Is there any news about this being a planned trilogy.

    I remember hearing something about a trilogy, with a different human lantern in each movie, but all connected. Maybe it was just a bout of wishful thinking by someone, but it sounded potentially awesome.

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