I havenâ€™t posted on it much–if at all–but thatâ€™s not to say that I have no interest in the expected Green Lantern movie, especially since fellow-Canuck Ryan Reynolds is on board as Hal Jordan. I was a Green Lantern fan back in the days of Green Lantern/Green Arrow, collecting the pocket digests they used to do back then (I guess to sell in check-out lines? I donâ€™t know) rather than the actual trade size collections we get now.
Iâ€™m not excited because while super cop with a power ring is an awesome concept, it is really heavily dependent on the writer and the director. Green Lantern is a lot like Superman–the concept can totally flop in the wrong hands.
Now, Martin Campbell, who is slated to direct, directed Casino Royale, my third favourite Bond film, so I have some hope that this might be a good movie. Given the budget, given the prominence of the character in the DC universe, and given that I havenâ€™t heard much from those involved to lead me to believe they are invested in the character, Iâ€™m thinking weâ€™ll probably get something fun and interesting, but not anything important or different.
Bryan Singer back with the X-Men? Important.
A Deadpool movie, with the insanity and breaking the fourth wall? Different.
Green Lantern? Neither.
Though I await correction . . . possibly delivered by a massive-huge, glowing, green fist.