Green Lantern Movie News Makes me Happy

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I gotta tell you, I’m so sick and tired of news that two-bit comedy actors are being given properties from my childhood to “re-invent” without any regards to the tradition of said properties. I’ve already made it clear my distaste for the Green Hornet movie in the hands of a second-tier actor like Seth Rogen, and when news that Jack Black was going to be handling “Green Lantern”, I was obviously displeased. Black can be funny in the right parts, but dear God, don’t let him touch the Green Lantern. Thankfully, I can report that he won’t be.

CHUD recently talked with “Green Lantern” producer Donald De Line, who tells them that Jack Black is off the project.

First off, Green Lantern fans don’t need to worry – De Line confirmed that Jack Black is no longer attached, and that this version will not be comedic. He says that it’ll be the origin story of Hal Jordan, with all the heroics and action inherent with that character.

Greg Berlanti is currently writing the script, and has been for some time.

But the good news is that the Green Lantern will be Hal Jordan, not John Stewart. Nothing against Stewart, but if you’re going to introduce a comic book hero to the world, stick to the original. Save all that intergalactic stuff for the sequel (if there is one).

Hal Jordan

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  • Matthew Hill

    I would argue that Jack Black is never funny, unless he’s trying to be serious, like in King Kong.

  • Matthew Hill

    I would argue that Jack Black is never funny, unless he’s trying to be serious, like in King Kong.

  • Joe

    This is the greatest news from DC comics I think that Green Lantern is the 3rd best superhero of all of DC comics behind Superman and Batman of course and im so glad that Jack Black is not going to be in it I meen that was the stupidest idea i’ve ever heard,now for who the part of Green Lantern should go to first choice should be Milo Ventimiglia of Heroes although he’ll have to die his hair,second choice Aron Ashmore of Smallville I know he was Ice-Man in X-Men but it was a small roll of sorts,third should be Thomas Jane I know he was the Punisher but thats over and dun with since he wont be back for the new Punisher,now the thrid ones a little iffy but its just my thoughts,now for the budget it should be right in the 100 to 150 million dollar mark because his ring is really cool and if it is’nt showcased as powerful nobody will like it,now for the villian it should be Sinestro he should be after the ring,but he should be siacodic not campy theres my thoughts let me know what you all think,CANT WHAT TO SEE GREEN LANTERN TO COME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • larry

      no offense against anyone but shawn ashmore was the man who played ICEMAN,not his twin brother aaron. further more i think that ryan gosling could actually pull it off as HAL JORDAN. what i would like to know is who will be playing CAROL FERRIS????

  • Joe

    This is the greatest news from DC comics I think that Green Lantern is the 3rd best superhero of all of DC comics behind Superman and Batman of course and im so glad that Jack Black is not going to be in it I meen that was the stupidest idea i’ve ever heard,now for who the part of Green Lantern should go to first choice should be Milo Ventimiglia of Heroes although he’ll have to die his hair,second choice Aron Ashmore of Smallville I know he was Ice-Man in X-Men but it was a small roll of sorts,third should be Thomas Jane I know he was the Punisher but thats over and dun with since he wont be back for the new Punisher,now the thrid ones a little iffy but its just my thoughts,now for the budget it should be right in the 100 to 150 million dollar mark because his ring is really cool and if it is’nt showcased as powerful nobody will like it,now for the villian it should be Sinestro he should be after the ring,but he should be siacodic not campy theres my thoughts let me know what you all think,CANT WHAT TO SEE GREEN LANTERN TO COME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • larry

      no offense against anyone but shawn ashmore was the man who played ICEMAN,not his twin brother aaron. further more i think that ryan gosling could actually pull it off as HAL JORDAN. what i would like to know is who will be playing CAROL FERRIS????

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    Thank God for this. Green Lantern deserves to be done right, and should receive the same sort of attention “Iron Man,” a basically third-tier character received.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    Thank God for this. Green Lantern deserves to be done right, and should receive the same sort of attention “Iron Man,” a basically third-tier character received.

  • GL ENTHUS

    i agree with every one….i love the character GL but if i went to the movie and saw jack black playing the character…i mean he doesnt even look like any of the green lanterns last time i checked they were all tall and skinny not short and fat….and the only character with any sense of humor is kyle rainer which in my opinion is the best green lantern but w/e how kr got his ring would be an awsome movie for later but it would be awsome if you read the book on how he got his powers its awsome in detail

  • GL ENTHUS

    i agree with every one….i love the character GL but if i went to the movie and saw jack black playing the character…i mean he doesnt even look like any of the green lanterns last time i checked they were all tall and skinny not short and fat….and the only character with any sense of humor is kyle rainer which in my opinion is the best green lantern but w/e how kr got his ring would be an awsome movie for later but it would be awsome if you read the book on how he got his powers its awsome in detail