Goyer Updates Green Arrow Prison Movie Super Max

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If you’re expecting David Goyer’s Green Arrow behind bars movie “Super Max” to land in theaters by 2010, think again. The film doesn’t sound like it’s anywhere close to being put into production, and things doesn’t look like they’re about to change anytime soon. According to Goyer himself, the film is still in “development”, and what’s more, they’re bringing in a new writer to hack away at the script.

Previously, Hollywood wunderkind Justin Marks had been given the scripting assignments, but whatever he turned in apparently didn’t please a whole lot of people. Or maybe people just saw the work he did on “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li” and realized Marks can’t write to save his life.

Either way, here’s what Goyer told MTV:

“We’re working on [Super Max]. We’re about to bring on another writer. Obviously, Warner Bros. is now heavily into mining all of the various DC properties. We came up with the idea and thought it could work in either the Marvel or the DC universe. It needed that type of character and there are analogues in both universes. Green Arrow seemed to make the most amount of sense.”

That last two sentence is kind of odd. Is Goyer hinting that he’s ready to take his idea for “Super Max” over to Marvel Studios if Warner Bros. ends up dumping the movie? Could be, could be. Then again, I could be reading way too much into it.

To be honest with you, I’m not sure why Goyer thinks Green Arrow would make a great hero for the kind of prison story he’s trying to tell. Arrow was never really what you would call a “down and gritty superhero”. I mean, he wears a neon green costume, sports ridiculous facial hair (isn’t that, like, a dead giveaway ala his secret identity, or does he just paste that on when he fights crime?) and goes around shooting criminals with a bow and tricked out arrows, for God’s sake. That’s just plain silly.

Look at how they’ve had to change up the look of the Smallville version of Green Arrow (below). They gave him shades and a hoody, and made his bow into a high-tech crossbow, and he still looks like a dork.

Hey, who you calling a dork? I'm like badass and junk.

Hey, who you calling a dork? I'm like badass and junk.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    It’s the green man. Can’t get away from it. No matter what it looks goofy and real life. And why you knocking the man anyway. No one says it’s silly when Hawkeye does it in Marvel. He just has a cooler name. Oh and I think what Goyer meant was when they first started developing the story it could have gone to either Marvel or Dc (Hawkeye or Green Arrow) but they decided to go DC. Justice League Unlimited actually made Green Arrow fun. I never liked the character but he was great on there.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Dude, two wrongs don’t make a right. Neither character is deserving or can front a “gritty” superhero movie.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

        Never said either could. Although Hawkeye as Ronin maybe. The thing is if they played it right from the Marvel side, Hawkeye coulda been a S.H.I.EL.D. agent sent in to a prison to get some info from a crime boss or something. A bomb somewhere or some crazy mcguffin. But Yeah trust me when I say I get you. Ollie is definitely not a gritty character. Had gritty moments but not a gritty dude. This sounded like a good idea when I first heard it but it always sounded a bit off.

    • funky_fresh0027

      If they made the movie somebody damn good should play green arrow….Idk what any fanboy out there says….Justin Hartley kicks ass on smallville and his outfit is amazingly cool! I’m getting one for halloween this year for a costume costest…..It’s like the one this dude wore at comic con 08 and talk to justin himself. Yeah so stop dissing the green guy just bc you are green and live in your moms basement and eat ho ho’s!!!!! Please!

  • Dedpool

    It’s the green man. Can’t get away from it. No matter what it looks goofy and real life. And why you knocking the man anyway. No one says it’s silly when Hawkeye does it in Marvel. He just has a cooler name. Oh and I think what Goyer meant was when they first started developing the story it could have gone to either Marvel or Dc (Hawkeye or Green Arrow) but they decided to go DC. Justice League Unlimited actually made Green Arrow fun. I never liked the character but he was great on there.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

      Dude, two wrongs don’t make a right. Neither character is deserving or can front a “gritty” superhero movie.

      • Dedpool

        Never said either could. Although Hawkeye as Ronin maybe. The thing is if they played it right from the Marvel side, Hawkeye coulda been a S.H.I.EL.D. agent sent in to a prison to get some info from a crime boss or something. A bomb somewhere or some crazy mcguffin. But Yeah trust me when I say I get you. Ollie is definitely not a gritty character. Had gritty moments but not a gritty dude. This sounded like a good idea when I first heard it but it always sounded a bit off.

    • funky_fresh0027

      If they made the movie somebody damn good should play green arrow….Idk what any fanboy out there says….Justin Hartley kicks ass on smallville and his outfit is amazingly cool! I’m getting one for halloween this year for a costume costest…..It’s like the one this dude wore at comic con 08 and talk to justin himself. Yeah so stop dissing the green guy just bc you are green and live in your moms basement and eat ho ho’s!!!!! Please!

  • GA_101

    Green Arrow’s one of exactly two DC heroes that ever had a Vertigo title. (The other being Batman, of course) The Emerald Archer has his gritty side. Check out ‘Longbow Hunters’ and the subsequent run if you need proof. Sex, gore, drugs and plenty of it.

  • GA_101

    Green Arrow’s one of exactly two DC heroes that ever had a Vertigo title. (The other being Batman, of course) The Emerald Archer has his gritty side. Check out ‘Longbow Hunters’ and the subsequent run if you need proof. Sex, gore, drugs and plenty of it.

  • mikezbro

    GA_101, ty for shedding light on the rest of these people.. green arrow has a gritty side, and please if ur gonna use the guy from smallville dont give him a crossbow… that was one of the biggest insults to GA, he uses LONGBOWS damnit!!!!!!

  • mikezbro

    GA_101, ty for shedding light on the rest of these people.. green arrow has a gritty side, and please if ur gonna use the guy from smallville dont give him a crossbow… that was one of the biggest insults to GA, he uses LONGBOWS damnit!!!!!!