Principal photography has wrapped on Warner Bros. Green Lantern movie, but before the set and location have a chance to cool down and become stale, the sequels are on the way. Michael Goldenberg has been hired to write the Green Lantern 2 script. Goldenberg was also behind the current Green Lantern rewrite, so it looks like Warner Bros. isn’t messing around when it comes to getting things done quickly. If the rumors floating around the Intardwebz are true, if the first Green Lantern movie is a success, Warner Bros, is prepared to short a third movie back to back with the second.
It’s times like these that make me remember who the winner in all of this is – Ryan Reynolds. For the next five years, he’s going to be busy, he going to be even more famous than he is now, and more than likely he’s going to forget he ever did Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place.
Take this news with a grain of salt, but according to Comic Book Movie, Krona will make an appearance in the upcoming Green Lantern movie alongside Parallax. According to the set report
Several streets will be completely closed off to allow room for an Earth-based scene involving the fear entity Parallax and Krona.
Born on Maltus, Krona is an Oan scientist who became obsessed with observing the origins of the universe itself, despite an ancient legend that said discovering that secret would cause a great calamity. Krona constructs a machine that pierces the temporal barrier and views the beginnings of time itself. Krona catches a glimpse of the hand of creation depositing the speck that would become the entire cosmos. His machine explodes at that instant, and the universe is shattered causing the creation of the Multiverse as the universe replicates into an infinite number of parallel universes. At this same moment, the Anti-Matter Universe is created, unleashing evil into the cosmos; thus, the Monitor and the Anti-Monitor are born. As punishment for this act, Krona is transformed into pure energy by his fellow Oans and is sent to forever wander the cosmos. Krona’s actions are what caused the Oans to become the Guardians of the Universe.
If DC is really setting up a multiverse, or even hinting at it, it would certainly explain all the various incarnations of the superheroes we’ve seen the movies to date. Heck, if the Justice League movie is still in development, we may see a Crisis story building for the big super hero movie get together.
For now, this is a rumor, but at least it won’t catch you completely by surprise if it turns out to be true.
I’m glad parents take their kids to Comic-Con. Even with all the scantily clad women, questionable products, and pretend violence, there are some moments that get you pretty excited for the next generation of comic book readers.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters an action-adventure title that will be available in conjunction with Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic superhero feature film Green Lantern scheduled for release Summer 2011. The game will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ and delivers an immersive experience for GREEN LANTERN fans that the entire family will enjoy.
“The game is the first to center around DC Comics’ Green Lantern franchise and we’re excited to give fans the opportunity to experience the power of the ring with engaging gameplay.”
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by the feature film, which brings the enduringly popular DC COMICS SUPER HERO to the big screen for the first time and which stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as HAL JORDAN, the newest member of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS. In the videogame players will utilize over a dozen constructs and take flight across the deepest parts of the Universe to restore intergalactic order by wielding the ultimate weapon: the Green Lantern power ring.
Here’s our roundup of DC Comics news that floated out of the various panels and announcements made during the first day of the San Diego Comic Con. You’ll want to take the jump as there are some real nuggets of information (and spoilers) contained within.
If you were curious what Ryan Reynolds would look like when he suited up as a member of the Green Lantern Corps. Entertainment Weekly landed the first look.
It really looks a lot like some of the fan created art we saw a couple of months ago, and while the plastic looking ribbed outfit looks a tad too shiny for my taste, it seems to be the new trend in superhero costumes, so I’ll go along with it if the movie is good.
Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, a cocky test pilot who becomes a ring-wearing intergalactic superhero in this massive sci-fi epic from director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale). Though Reynolds has prior experience in the superhero realm from his role as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, playing Green Lantern involved some major challenges, like getting hurled through the air on a wire at up to 60 feet per second to create the illusion of flight. “The first time you do it, you’re seriously considering an adult diaper,” Reynolds says. Still, he couldn’t resist the chance to play the beloved DC Comics hero, whose power ring can conjure virtually anything he can dream up. “Will and imagination are his superpowers,” Reynolds says. “We need a circus of Timothy Learys to think of things Hal would invent with his ring.”
Even though the Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern movie is a year away, Warner Bros. has already committed to making a sequel. It’s kind of a no brainer these days to have a three picture deal when dealing with big properties, and unless the movie really tanks (Superman Returns) it’s a sure bet something else is in the works. For Warner to go ahead and announce that Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim are now writing a treatment for the second film gives me hopes that the first film is full of awesome sauce.