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Learn Who They're Chasing For The Non-Sinestro Villain In GREEN LANTERN!!

Published at: Jan. 14, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

I am – Hercules!! Peter Sarsgaard (“Flightplan,” “Jarhead,” “Year of the Dog,” “An Education”) is negotiating to play bad guy Dr. Hector Hammond opposite Ryan Reynolds’ Hal Jordan in “Green Lantern.” In the movie Hammond will be a U.S. senator’s son and pathologist who develops psychic powers following exposure to a meteor, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The character was merely a petty criminal when he first appeared in 1961, in the fifth issue of the silver-age Green Lantern funnybook.

Sarsgaard was never on “Star Trek,” so I don’t know how well he acts in a giant cranial appliances, but this guy always turns in solid performances. Loved him in especially as the stealth hero of “Shattered Glass.” Director Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale,” “Edge of Darkness”) begins principal photography on “Green Lantern” this March, working from a rewrite by Michael Goldenberg (“Contact,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”). Ryan Reynolds (“Wolverine,” “The Proposal”) plays the title character, a rookie intergalactic cop with a “power ring” that can do nearly anything he wills it to. Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl,” the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” movies) plays the hero’s love interest, aerospace heiress Carol Ferris. Warner Bros. is looking to release the live-action feature June 17, 2011. Find The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.
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  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    first?

    by afrayedknot

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Not first...

    by Sonny_Williams

    Just feeling good about this project for the moment

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    NO WAY!!!

    by afrayedknot

    That's my first "first!" Anyway, I hope they don't ruin this with multiple villains!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Couldn't Ryan Reynolds play this guy?

    by Ghostball

    ..he's got quite the receding hairline these days...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:30 a.m. CST

    I'm that single mom who discovered

    by Ghostball

    how to turn yellow teeth white. Yo, Hal - maybe we can cut a deal!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST

    WORST.VILLAIN.EVER.

    by Bill Clay

    A guy with a big head? That is the best they could come up with for GL's debut movie? Oh, this isn't a good sign...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Good actor choice for a change

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    But lets see how this goes with both Sinesto and him

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:42 a.m. CST

    For Sinestro still want Mark Strong

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Though Hugo Weaving is not a bad second choice

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:47 a.m. CST

    I think this is a good idea

    by oaser

    Because it will leave the Sinestro story for a better movie. I think it would be hard to fully develop Sinestro, as well as show his turn to the Yellow Ring, in one movie. We all know they're signing people on for three movie deals now. I'm sure this is meant to be a three part story where the Corps is introduced in the first movie, Sinestro Falls in the second, and then we get some big action/explosion adventure in the third. So the real question is, who is the villain in the third movie? Do they save that for Sinestro? Or do they use one of the other villains in the Green Lantern Rogues gallery?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    a “power ring” that can do nearly anything

    by MorganLeafy

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: movies about omnipotent superheroes are boring as hell.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:56 a.m. CST

    good move

    by Argentino

    Leave the main villain (Siniestro) out of the origin movie. That will give him more time to breath so he can be fully developed in the sequel. Specially if Siniestro's origin involves a betrayal.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Spiderman 4!

    by nightmute

    Off topic, but I don't get the need to reboot Spidey. Raimi already rebooted the character by having him being bitten by a genetically engineered spider, and then having Spidey actually being able to physically shoot webs instead of creating them through technology. A reboot could not improve on that, and presumably would need to use the same idea, which means...what? They show that origin AGAIN?!! We've also seen Peter in school in the first film anyway. So they can't do anything new with that. The only thing they can do is have Peter in school for the whole movie, in which case it becomes Smallville. We've seen adolescent angst shit with superheroes before. Why don't they just recast and continue from Spidey 3. Simple. Before they rebooted Bond with Craig, audiences were fine seeing new actors taking over the role. Or, off topic again, will they reboot Bond again when Craig departs? They can't, which means Bond will just continue as he used to, which makes the Craig reboot redundant. As for Spidey, if they reboot so soon, mass audiences--who generally aren't geeky like us--will be confused. They'll be like, why is Spidey a kid again? Why are we seeing him being bitten again? They would be more likely to accept a new actor if we just had a straight-up new Spidey adventure rather than back to the beginning. It's fucking obvious to me.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    nightmute...

    by Ghostball

    ...you're right... that was off-topic as hell.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as "Guy in background #5".

    by F-18

    His auditon wasn't good enough for 1-4.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:10 a.m. CST

    anyone who thinks green lantern is

    by antimcgyver

    omnipotent, or that hector hammond is a joke character, go to the nearest bookstore and flip through green lantern secret origin. Dont even buy it, it'll take like 10 minutes to read. this could end up being a great movie. and sarsgaard is perfect.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Oh I see. Ugly actors are the villians, hot actors are Heroes!

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    I thought it was who has better talent...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    how is peter ugly?

    by donduck

    He's not the leading man type but he's not ugly.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Well Peter wouldn't be on a box of Wheaties

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    He's not chiseled per say as Reynolds was in Wolverine Origins. Or how he will look in this movie, but I haven't seen stills yet. It's all too cliche, I'm glad Seth Rogen will be a hero in Green Hornet. If it works, he'd be breaking one big fat stereotype (pun intended).

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Boddicker does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Take a look at my FACE, Dick."<p> Couldn't they get the Clarence Boddicker actor from ROBOCOP to play big head, the pic looks just like him.<p> This guy they're 'chasing' looks like "bland man #6", specializing in forgettable, everyman type roles.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Main Villain is Legion

    by Alex Childress

    Hector Hammond/Sargaard is not the main villain. He's investigating the crash landing of Abin Sur (who passes on the Green Lantern ring to Hal/Reynolds). The main bad guy is LEGION, an alien with a grudge against the Guardians of the Universe (the Police Chiefs of the Green Lantern Corps) for accidentally killing his entire race. Hal/Reynolds and Sinestro, still a good guy, investigate the murder of Abin Sur, and try to track down Legion. So, calm down, Fanboys

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    He's not the only villan, sinestro is in the film as well

    by JettL93

    I've read the script several times and i can confirm that Sinestro also appears along with hector hammond. Think of it as a situation like The incredible Hulk had, Sinestro is the main villan, but hector hammond appear through out and is being set up for the second film. I can also give you a scoop that several actors are being considered for the sinestro role, Sam Neil, Hugo Weaving, John Malkovich (although with his spiderman 4 involvement, he's practically out of any potential GL casting), Mark Strong, Jude Law, Nic Cage. WB is wanting a high profile actor for the villan role

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Science behind the Ring

    by zinc_chameleon

    If the Ring is some quantum device, that can manipulate matter and energy by a focus of the will, it follows that most of the results will be visual. For humans, anyway. Why? Because we have 1 million optic nerves from each eye, and only 40,000 from each ear. It's a question of neurological real estate.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    JettL93, you read the script?

    by antimcgyver

    Latino review has had a script review for a while now, and Sinestro aint the main villain. he's the one they're setting up for a sequel

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    I....don't care?

    by kells

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Latino Review has false info

    by JettL93

    Production leaked a phoney script (a version of a first draft). Campbell is known to do this, he did the same for Casino royale (we all rmember the rumours of James Bonds fasther making an appearance in the script). Sinestro is the main villan, and you can take that as a bonified Jett scoop you can

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    The ring

    by Powerring

    The ring started out as mystic in origin. No explanation, and no limit except for a certain weakness (wood, the color yellow, and most recently concentration) It does anything the user can imagine. That is classified by the Dc encyclopedia as "casually omnipotent". -However- it does not need to be boring. Marvel will pit any of it's characters against villains equal or more powerful than they are so advantages tend to be marginalized. This won't be like superman vs Lex Luthor. (Man-God v.s. a genius who can only stop him with Kryptonite). This will be a fight the hero can actually lose.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    At least he ain't a big poof

    by NippleEffect

    like Malkovich

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Who the heck is LEGION?

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    Besides that lame old DC series about the for-hire space cop outfit headed up by Vril Dox. Guess my geek cred needs to be updated. Also: no way are they going to do big head Hector Hammond. I'm sure he'll have a regular size head in this flick.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Herc gets on my nerves. It's Sinestro.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Maybe it's an innocent typo. Maybe I just can't stand Herc because he hates Sons of Anarchy.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Next article will be Reynolds to play every

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    comic book hero in every forthcoming movie.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Good move

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    Set up the characters and have Sinestro come in for part 2. Also hope we get Guy Gardner and John Stewart in the sequel.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Terry O'Quinn would have been a better Hammond

    by NippleEffect

    He's got the moobs for the job

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for all the CGI!

    by kevred

    Somehow the ideas of all these comic book movies get less inspiring with time, when you start to realize that they almost all end up being done in pretty much the same way.<p>How is this film going to not be just another Fantastic Four movie?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    no tim story. no jessica alba. no orange

    by antimcgyver

    poop colored thing. that's how.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Even under Geoff Johns

    by cookylamoo

    Hammond hasn't been very impressive. Aside from looking gross, he hasn't been much of a threat.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    What a stupid, stupid, stupid concept!!!

    by Just_Some_Guy

    A second-class psychic villain? WB is going to kill the Green Lantern franchise before it ever gets started!! Why not Sinestro? Man, this is nuts! I'll still see it, but if it sucks I will only go once and not bring my family like I usually do for cool movies. And I won't buy the DVD either.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    cookylamoo

    by antimcgyver

    He's supposed to factor into John's post-blackest night plans for Green Lantern. The new big bad guy

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Jackie Earl Haley?

    by unit1421

    I thought Haley was already locked in as Sinestro?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Haley's the new Freddie...

    by unit1421

    Wow, he's the new Freddy Krueger!?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    People i'm telling you, sinestro is in this

    by JettL93

    Theres no need to panic, Sinestro is proudly in this movie. And even if he wasn't might i remind that several superhero movies have have used a second tier villan for the first film, Iron Man did it, and do you think any average movie fan knew who Ra's al gouhl was before they saw Batman Begins?. Sinestro is in this, but even if he wasn't, using a second teir villan doesn't always cripple a film

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    no, what cripples a film is...

    by dengreg31

    a character who can make giant green vacuum cleaners or hands or jellybeans or whatever stupid shit comes out of that ring.. worst. superhero. ever.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Please stop talking to JettL93

    by jarjarmessiah

    You are only encouraging Him!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    He is John Malkovich, Jr. Same speech mannerisms & all...

    by Snake Foreskin

    Why can't movie villains be worth a damn? Come on, guys...you are making a SUPERHERO movie! Why do all the villains have to be so damn pedestrian? Such a disappointment.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Again, is this JettL93 legit?

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    It's the internet. Forgive me for being a skeptic. Perhaps a link to some sort of biography or resume might put me at ease. But even then, falsehood might be afoot. Ugh, such a tangled thing this world wide web is.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Oy this movie is crap!

    by YackBacker

    CRAP!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by kevinwillis.net

    . . . article I've posted a Talkback comment on today.<br><br>And of course JettL93 is legit . . . legitimate entertainment! I'm guessing he's a trust fund kid (or somebody with a very undemanding job) with a great deal of time to trawl all the movie rumor sites. Add that to a very creative and full fantasy life, and you have 5-star talkback entertainment.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    JettL is actually the GL villain

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    His primary power is pulling things out of his ass.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Yeah I've also heard Sinestro is in this

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    The rumor is that he'll be 'good' during the first movie and essentially become a villain at the end leading into a sequel.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Always wondered why it never occurred to

    by Dingbatty

    them that "Sinestro" would turn out evil, with a name like that. Unless they thought he was just a proud southpaw?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Giant Space-Hand Wrestling

    by buggerbugger

    That's the kind of silly shit they'll need to keep out of the trailers if they want people to part with their money.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    I hope youre right Jett

    by david19

    Yeah.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    My excitement

    by david19

    for this movie is slowly ebbing away. I love the Hal Jordan character but so far none of the choices theyve made for this movie have done anything to heighten my interest. I did like Blake Lively as Carol, but aside from that only the final product will convince me completely. I really want them to nail this movie.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    "JettL's primary power is pulling things out of his ass."

    by buggerbugger

    He should start with his head.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Somebody that can spell Sinestro?

    by Sebilrazen

    really?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS is correct

    by JettL93

    Sinestro will start out as a friend to Hal but byu the end of the movie he's revealed to have been working with Hammond and the other badguys and he becomes the main villan, he will return in the second film for his revenge, also another scoop for y'all - The Walrus was Paul

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Not that excited

    by Cobb05

    Peter is ok in movies, but he's been in a lot of forgettable movies. He's an ok actor, but his voice is annoying and he's creepy looking. I'm not too familiar with Green Lantern, but are all his enemies big headed bald guys with mustaches?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    John Waters for Sinestro

    by rev_skarekroe

    You know it makes sense.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Its Legion

    by Alex Childress

    Legion is the bad guy. The script takes from the 1990 mini-series Emerald Dawn, and also from Geoff Johns' Secret Origins line in Green Lantern. For those that don't know Legion, Wikipedia says - In ancient times, the Green Lantern Corps came across the planet Tchk-Tchk in Space Sector 407, which was home to an aggressive, insectile race. After conquering their own planet, they began to spread to the rest of the galaxy, at which point the Guardians of the Universe decided to take action, sending the Green Lanterns to beat back the Tchk-Tchk and seal off their planet [1]. Unable to leave, the Tchk-Tchk quickly expended their food supply and began to die out. Realizing what was happening, they put their minds into their new invention, the Soul Jar, wherein they became a sort of hive mind. Once all the remaining minds had entered, they built themselves a new body and called themselves Legion [2]. Quickly discovering that he was powerful enough to break through the Lantern's barrier, it set out to exact revenge on the Guardians. It managed to kill the Lanterns of Space Sectors 2817, 2816, and 2815 before encountering Abin Sur. The Lantern was unable to harm Legion due to his yellow color, but did manage to escape the encounter. Following Abin Sur's energy trail, Legion found himself on Earth where, upon learning of Abin Sur's death, he set out to kill his replacement, Hal Jordan.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    It's SinEstro, ya poozer!

    by SpyGuy

    Fingers crossed for a CGI Kilowog voiced by John Di Maggio.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Black Hand would've been a better first villain.

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    After what Geoff Johns did with him? Woo boy, he's an A-List villain now!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Your Story Makes No Sense

    by Alex Childress

    JettL, why the hell is Sinestro, an alien, secretly working with Hammond, a human who is investigating humans on Earth and is supposed to not know that there are aliens? At least try to make your lies make sense.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!

    by strck9

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Jason Isaacs will be Sinestro!!!!

    by redmercury

    Show me another well known actor that would look better in this makeup, I dare you! It would be a travesty if they didn't approach Jason about this role. http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/12037/sinestro.jpg

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Jason Isaacs will be Sinestro!!!!

    by redmercury

    Wrong link ... sorry ... http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/12037/sinestro.jpg

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Green "bro-handshake" in space. Cool!

    by DoctorWho?

    What an epic battle. <p> I may be wrong but the oversized cranium look may come off as just plain silly.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    I always thought the best way to play it...

    by Gozu

    would be "Training Day" with Sinestro and Hal. Sinestro is initially a member of the Green Lantern Corps before his fall from grace.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Hector Hammond - SPOILER

    by Alex Childress

    From the comics, and Wikipedia - He appears in the secret origin, where he claims to be Carol Ferris' boyfriend.[9] However in the next issue it is revealed that he is just a private consultant for Ferris Aircraft and that they had gone out to dinner, according to Carol, "on business".[10] While inspecting Abin Sur's crashed aircraft, Hammond is affected by the meteorite fragment in its reactor. This leads to his brain growing bigger, and able to read minds, including Carol Ferris and Hal Jordan who Hammond deduces is the Green Lantern.[11] His mental powers keep Hal from using his ring, and is only stopped when Sinestro encases his head in an energy bubble, cutting off his air supply.[12] In Green Lantern, Vol. 4, #35 (October, 2008) it is revealed that Hammond wants the power of a god in order to gain revenge on Hal Jordan/Green Lantern.[13] [edit] Powers and abilities Hammond in his mutated state exhibits genius level intellect, potent telepathic and telekinetic abilities,[1] and on occasion displays the ability to absorb and mentally redirect Green Lantern's emerald plasma.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Green who? what?

    by theDannerDaliel

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    HUGO WEAVING NOT AVAILABLE?

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Alex Childress - How is Sinestro working with Hammond?

    by JettL93

    Villans team up all the time, and having read the script i can say that Hammond becomes so obsessed with GL that sinestro prays upon this and uses him in hi ultimate plan. The script is a wildride alot of twists and turns for a superhero movie, a galactic Whodoneit.<P>I just wanted to second the love for peter Sarsgarrd, i first met him on the set of Garden state and the guy is charming and one hell of an actor, i later met him during filming of the Dark Knight when he would often come to visit maggie on set

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    concerning Thaal Sinestro

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    Dingbatty> While I know the meta behind his name and all, I think the in-story reason is all about alien cultures and linguistics. I assume Sinestro's parents didn't name him something that sounded sinister in their culture. Maybe it's more a case of spelling or syllables being emphasized or pronunciation or the closeness between the names Evelynn and Evil-Lynn. I'm inclined to think the name was not popular on Korugar as of late, but Blackest Night may have changed that.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    S

    by thot

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    JETTL - I'M DYING FOR SOME ZOOEY NEWS HERE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Throw me a bone!!!!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Sinestro

    by Parallaxmjm

    Sinestro is a good guy in this movie, at least on the surface. The main villain is Legion and Hammond is a secondary villain.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Snore

    by thot

    Sarsgaard is as bland as they come. Zero charisma. BAD choice. As much as I liked Flight Plan, he was catatonic throughout. Jodie Foster acted circles around this guy. What the hell?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Answer this, JettL

    by Alex Childress

    Two Questions: 1) Does Hal have grey hair at his temples in the story, or not? 2) Exactly what is Sinestro's plan? To team up with a human who's incapable of affecting more than one rookie GL, much less The Guardians to do what? How does Sinestro team with Legion, who has sworn death to any and all Green Lantern's they see? Why does Sinestro go against the Guardians, and how interesting of an origin story is it if Sinestro goes from 0-60 in such a short amount of... Oh, Screw it. You're just a kid enjoying attention

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    The poor man's Kiefer Sutherland!

    by fanboy71

    Why do they need more than one villain? This news scares me.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    So, your name is Sinestro?

    by cookylamoo

    You wouldn't happen to be a villain, would you?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Fanboy71

    by Alex Childress

    Hammond is a douche nozzle who tries to push up on Carol Ferris (Hal's on-again, off-again since they were kids), but he's not actually dating her. He uses his Senator father and money and his degrees to make Hal look like a p.o.s., and Carol still wants nothing to do with him. Once he gets his telekinetic powers, his head grows large, but he's physically deformed. Its the satisfaction of seeing him get what's coming to him. He's a minor villain, who annoys and hinders the hunt for Legion, who has made his way back to Oa to destroy The Guardians.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Jett - Garden State ?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    love the movie, but besides checking out Portman what were you doing there

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Sinestro

    by Alex Childress

    Sinestro, in the first movie, is arrogant, self-righteous prig. He's considered the Greatest Green Lantern of them all for keeping a perfectly ordered sector (too perfectly, his sector lives under his tyrannical boot-heel and regards the Lantern ring like a swastika). He spends the first movie annoyed that he even has to deal with this pissant rookie, but the two develop a veteran cop-rookie cop, Lethal Weapon style bond, that gets destroyed in the sequel

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Well, that just killed this movie...

    by VADER77

    ... GL COULD have been kool, but it looks like the team behind "Batman and Robin" are back at it..... I wonder if GL's suit is gonna have nipples, too.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Vader

    by Alex Childress

    If you read GL comics, you'd know it all depends upon the actors involved. I, personally, am still not 100% on Reynolds, which means that getting a quality actor like Sarsgaard to balance him and the CW teen star is a good choice. Now, they need a heavy who can make a lot with a little screen-time to play Sinestro, and a Mo-Cap person with a great voice to do Legion. I just hope that not all of the Guardians look like Peter Dinklage.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    BTW

    by Alex Childress

    Martin Campbell is NOTHING like Joel Schumacher. The worst movie I can think of by him was the Zorro re-make in 1998, which was still a fun adventure.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Legion and GL Corps (spoilers?)

    by Rommel Catuncan

    One rumour I heard was that a re-write has gotten rid of Legion and it will focus more on Hal's battle with Hector on Earth. Scenes on Oa have been cut down as has the involvement of the GL Corps. Basically Oa and Sinestro will just be introduced here. This is just what I read so I don't know for sure...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    JettL93

    by slone13

    Hat's off to you, my good man. Your dedication is truly magnificent and continues to provide brilliant fodder to the legion of naive that frequent this place. Your ability to turn a completely boring and otherwise forgettable talkback into something memorable using nothing but a few genuine nuggets of insight is truly astounding. Kudos. And kudos again.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Re: The Brains

    by Alex Childress

    That sounds like it makes sense. I'm going off a long-ago draft, I think it was by Greg Berlanti. It makes sense, if they're going to spend money to get Sarsgaard that he'd have a bigger role. My guess is that although Oa and the Corps are minimized, that the major threat is still Legion, at the end, and that we'll see Sinestro pop up at the end, as Hal's new chaperone, and usher him off to Oa at the very tail end, leaving the beginning of part 2 to focus on Hal's boot-camp training with Kilowog.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    So basically, it's Revenge of the Sith....

    by cookylamoo

    Except it's the Mentor who turns bad and the apprentice that cries Noooooooooooooooo.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    RE: Alex Childress (spoilers?)

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I'm not sure, but I thought Hal goes to Oa some part in the middle of the movie, meets the Guardians and the Corps, is introduced to life as a GL, but has to return to Earth to confront the threat of Hammond on his own? I'm not sure anymore...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    If you want the Training Day version

    by Rommel Catuncan

    of Sinestro and Hal then just watch the animated movie.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Re: The Brains

    by Alex Childress

    I know that Hal going to Oa in the middle was in the Berlanti version, but now I'm not sure. I could see it playing it out, as it does - Hal goes to Oa, comes back with Sinestro to whoop ass on Legion, Legion escapes thanks to Hammond, and ventures to Oa

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    No, Alex, you misunderstand..

    by VADER77

    ..my problem isn't with the actors, HELL, I like the casting of Reynolds, I think he's an excellent choice. My problem is the studio, and whomever is making the decisions on story and plot lines...... you guys have GOT to remember, it is NOT us fanboys who decide whether a movie MAKES it or not, it the movie going GENERAL PUBLIC taht unfortunately does. And i can guarantee you, they haven't a fucking clue about GL, let alone his story or rogues gallery, hence my apprehension for this now.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I doubt they'd make such a huge deal

    by antimcgyver

    about casting sinestro if he wasn't going to have a somewhat substantial role in the film.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Vader

    by Alex Childress

    No one knew any of the rules for Iron Man, or his rogues gallery, or the nuances of the character. Writers, Directors, and Actors just made it accessible and knocked it out of the park. Besides, Martin Campbell has a reputation for building Franchises. I think we're in safe hands, but we can't know for sure until we see a trailer, which probably won't be until Comic Con 2010

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    antimcgyver, alex

    by Rommel Catuncan

    You guys are probably right- Sinestro could still be a mentor and assist Hal. The whole corps doesn't have to be involved, but someone could still be appointed to help out Hal.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Abin sur

    by antimcgyver

    was sinestro's friend, almost his brother in law. I think he comes to earth (in both comics and the script review) looking for clues that would lead him to the muderer

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Haha I love these random Marvel outbursts

    by Rommel Catuncan

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Too Lispy

    by malpaso

    And effeminate. He was a joke in "Flight Plan" because he never made the audience "fear" him. A backhanded slap would have taken him down.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Antimcgyver

    by Alex Childress

    I would love it if, in part 2, Sinestro breaks ranks with the Corps over Abin Sur's death, and how they forced him to remain silent about The Blackest Night Prophecy, leading Sinestro to splinter and form the Sinestro Corps. I know that won't happen, but I can dream...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    antimcgyver

    by Rommel Catuncan

    oh okay. I avoided parts of the script review as to not be spoiled (that's not going very well.) But I guess a few aspects will have changed from that review anyway.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    thebrains

    by antimcgyver

    sorry about that!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    alex

    by antimcgyver

    I think if its a big enough hit, you might see multiple trilogies, with different actors, pulling stories from SCW and BN

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    antimcgyver

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Don't worry, it's not you, it's me reading everything!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Hector

    by Rommel Catuncan

    doesn't have to be a big, macho intimidating guy. He's more creepy, weird and weak, isn't he? With mind powers.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Lame!

    by TheDudeinLA

    Can the superhero news get any lamer these days? Yep I am sure they can. Sinestro! Yo suits pay attention to your superhero animators! They get it!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Hector and Trilogies

    by Alex Childress

    Hector is weak, and creepy, but also a good villain to display how a GL who can't focus, cannot use his ring. Have to show that to the Audience. As far as trilogies go, Fans will scream bloody murder if there is no John Stewart or Guy Gardner in either Part 2, or Part 3. They just have to make Stewart absolutely NOT like Rhodes in Iron Man. In fact, it'd be great if they mirrored the comics when introducing him - He and Hal don't get along at all cause Stewart has a chip on his shoulder, and Hal is like 'The Guardians chose that guy? Seriously?'

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Alex

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Good points.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Funny

    by Alex Childress

    Funny how all of the trolls and jackasses run away when people stop trying to become Talkback Legends with their latest quip they thought up as they were 'waving a hot pocket, and start actually discussing the subject

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't the focus be on the ring(s)?

    by Knuckleduster

    That's why Sinestro still seems like the obvious and best choice for villain.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    knuckelduster

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Martin Campbell has expressed how difficult and expensive the movie's visual effects will be. I think that could've affected how much WB want to invest in this untested property first go. A battle between Sinestro and Hal would be pretty big, guess they want to save that for later, if this movie proves to be a success.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern is still a shit character.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Point that ring some place else

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I think the model here is something like Iron Man- lesser known superhero, in the first movie hero learns to use and control powers, villain evil genius, showier villain for sequel.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Dr. Loomis

    by Alex Childress

    Blade was a b-grade character in Marvel 70s horror comics. He had 2 hits, a bad 3rd part, and a failed TV show. My point is, you can still have a hit and an entertaining movie with a character (SOME, not all) consider to be shit. Me, personally, I think Venom is one of the lamest, shittiest, poorly developed characters - a bizarro Spider-Man who can't manage to actually serve as a real threat to the hero. But, if Martin Campbell were directing it, and Marvel were going to throw their full creative power behind it (and they had Geoff Johns consulting, if Johns had spent the better part of a decade exploring the character), I'd still be interested :D

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Alex, too true, too true...

    by VADER77

    ...you make a very good point. Because "Ironman" to the general public was barely known, but they gave a shit about making it and making it right. I frequently bring that up elsewhere, but, being GL is even lesser known to the general public, I fear that anything LESS than "Ironman" style intensity, will result in GL busting..... and I really believe that Favreau is the guy to do "Spiderman" right, and help us forget the bullshit stories we've gotten to this point..... and I personally don't want Cameron touching Spidey.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I hear ya man...

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    I guess I read more Marvel than DC to have a say, but I get what you're saying. Venom is a bad character too, but could be adapted in the right way. I don't know about you, but I love Carnage, and have been dying to see something on him. I was almost convinced he would be in the 4th Spidey film, given (and a lot don't remember it) that Doc Connors still have a sliver sample of the Symbiote from Parker in the 3rd film, I figured it was either Carnage, or some lame way to explain how he becomes The Lizard in the 4th. But anything with Reynolds, and the guy they're chasing for his enemy in this film has me sold. Thank you for clearing that up man.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Agreed

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Yeah, curious to know how the public will take to Green Lantern. Not sure.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    as a GL fan, anything less than

    by VADER77

    what we got with "Ironman" will be a huge disappointment.... and you can make good, real good, superhero movies without spending craploads of cash on FX. "Ironman" also showed us that also.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    damn, 2 also's in the same

    by VADER77

    sentence. I'm slippin', also.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I'm just worried about DC movies.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    For the sole fact that they are not owned by DC anymore, and will be tampered with like Spiderman, The Fantastic Four and X-Men. I mean I accepted the fact long ago that I won't see a good fan film from those three because of that. But I can't imagine what it's going to be like for die hard DC fans when after The Avengers that they try to attempt a Justice League movie that isn't done by DC.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Difference bw DC

    by Alex Childress

    And the companies you just mentioned Loomis is that DC Entertainment takes creative ideas from both WB executives and DC Comics representatives and consultants. It's all, roughly, in-house, because the exact same companies would be involved, as opposed to Sony owning Spidey and Fox owning FF and Daredevil. In terms of Spidey-reboot, I would love it if they brought Brad Bird to live-action just once to do it.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Next for DC

    by Alex Childress

    I think that DC's next strongest move should be A) The Flash, or Wonder Woman. Both have name recognition and can be done over the course of the next 4-6 years, long enough to deal with the legal and creative troubles for a new Superman, and to give Nolan enough time to want to make another Batman movie. If Green Lantern hits, then I think they should test out the superhero team-up with Flash and GL instead of Superman v Batman. And get Kathryn Bigelow to direct Wonder Woman. She could do for that what Nolan did for Batman Begins

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi - I was dating Portman at the time

    by JettL93

    So i was on the Garden state set for most of the filming (i had met Portman on the star wars films and we dated for a few years.. just friends now unfortunetly, but still keep in touch). Sarsgauard is a great actor and he fits this role perfectly, at least the role i had in my head as i weas readinf it (often times people in the biz place an actor into a role as they read a script, it helps with the reads)

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    JUSTIN THEROUX SINESTRO

    by Spartacus Hughs

    .

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Good Casting, Spartacus

    by Alex Childress

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah Natalie mentioned that

    by Rommel Catuncan

    at temple.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Can see a Flash movie happening

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Losing hope in a Wonder Woman movie in the near future. Would be great, though.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Seriously?

    by Alex Childress

    JettL, you must be out of your goddamned mind if you think anyone is going to actually believe you dated Natalie Portman on the set of Garden State anywhere at all except for in your own head. Can I buy some weed from you? That shit must be off the chain

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    JettL is everyone in Hollywood

    by Rommel Catuncan

    fused together to create a single, powerful entity. Like a Doomsday.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Re: The Brains

    by Alex Childress

    Wonder Woman has potential, its just got to be a perfect storm of good stuff. I think if Bigelow got signed, it would definitely boost the film. The problem with WW is that you can't objectify her, you can't turn her into a sex-pot, you can't have a scene where she's in her undies dancing around a table, or even longing for a man. You'd have to make the guy the damsel in distress. Its not that audiences aren't ready for it. Its because studio executives are sexist pigs (including the women) who think that all of America acts and thinks the same way they do in Southern California.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Alex Childress - Prove to me that i didn't

    by JettL93

    honestly, did you just call me out on the internet because Yopu and you only think i'm lying?<P>yes i've had a great career in hollywood and i've known alot of people and dated some lovely ladies, but what makes you think i'm lying?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Alex, you're right

    by Rommel Catuncan

    One thing wrong with Wonder Woman and it all falls apart. And maybe Hollywood isn't far enough to make it right. Maybe we should get HARVEY FUCKING WEINSTEIN on it. Harvey "Fuckin" Weinstein, man. Got damn...Oh wait, do I mean Joel Silver? Joel Silver...got damn...

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Why should I take you at your word?

    by Alex Childress

    For all I know, you're some 13 year old kid, fapping to Portman's midriff in Attack of the Clones. Or a 38 year old living in his parent's attic, peforming the same action. There is absolutely, positively nothing you have said to back up any claim you've made, either having read the latest copy of the GL script, or dating Natalie Portman. Lets try this one again - YOU CLAIM YOU DATED AND/OR SLEPT WITH A MAJOR HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY. Even if you are telling the truth, logically, I have to assume you're full of shit, by the sheer number of millions who would claim to have bedded Natalie Portman. That, plus, your scoop front runners for Sinestro are the exact same names every fanboy would list, and for having met the man, you've mispelled Sarsgaard every time. Not even a reasonable mispelling - like you weren't even trying.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Re: Brains

    by Alex Childress

    Joel Silver has been the problem with WW since minute one. I don't know if Weinstein could do better, but its worth a shot. Personally, I think they should pay someone who knows how to write female heroines, like JJ Abrams, a shit-load of money to do a ghost re-write of a pre-existing script, secure Kathryn Bigelow (dir of The Hurt Locker) as director, and begin working to get funding and a green light

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    They should plan this franchise like Harry Potter

    by Adelai Niska

    This should be the bedrock of the DCU, like how Iron Man is for Marvel. <p> Movie 1: Hal becomes GL, trains with Sinestro, then fights Sinestro. End it with imprisoned Sinestro finding the yellow flaw. <p> Movie 2: Hal joins fellow humans Gardner and Stewart in the Corps, and recruit Raynor. Fun space opera hinting at darkness to come. <p> Movie 3: Coast City destroyed. Hal goes nuts, becomes Parallax, kicks the corps' asses, and dies. End it with Raynor trying to rebuild. <p> Movie 4: Green Lantnern Rebirth, Turns out Parallax is a parasite thingy. End it with the band back together, but Sinestro's free. <p> Movie 5: Sinestro Corps War. By now there should have been a JLA movie, so you can have Superman et al in the crossover.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I could SPOIL

    by Alex Childress

    And I think I will... The first reference to Parallax will be in the upcoming movie. JettL, you've read the script and are a Hollywood insider, apparently. Care to tell us how, or do you need time to think of it?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    you know, i've been bustin JettL...

    by VADER77

    ...as a stupid cunt this whole time. Right up until his last statement about dating Portman.... i just realized that he's been fuckin with us the whole time, and that his shit has been one big, long gag. Hats off to ya, JettL, that's been some of the best leg pullin shit I have ever been witness to.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Should've said

    by Alex Childress

    Care to tell us how Parallax is referenced?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Guess that makes me

    by Alex Childress

    ... the all day sucker. Good one, Jett.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Hey I dated Parallax

    by Rommel Catuncan

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    I f**ked the shit outta Ganthet

    by Alex Childress

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman?! fap fap fap fap fap

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Awesome Alex

    by TedKordLives

    That cracked my shit up.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    No Senestro?!

    by Phategod2

    Oh wait all comic book movies must find one way to Piss off everyone.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I had cybersex with Barbara Gordon

    by TedKordLives

    What?!?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    suuuure...

    by immortal_pirate

    Sarsgaard is a good actor...great in fact. He has that "I could totally pull off a bad guy" vibe...but a COMIC bad guy?? Most of the time they're too..well...comical. Not funny, haha kinda funny. More like...pathetic and irritating kinda comical. He could get better gigs than this I'm sure. And Ryan Renolds? Ehh....maybe. Never saw Wolverine...mostly cuz I knew it would suck the big whatata anyway. He's...okaaaay. All in all, I don't think I'm gonna see this movie. Green Lantern never caught my interest.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I love...

    by Alex Childress

    how people who never cared for Green Lantern or read a single story where Hector Hammond was the bad guy, or know who the hell Hector Hammond is and can do are certain that Sarsgaard is not right for the part, or that GL will suck.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    I rim-jobbed Salakk

    by Alex Childress

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Either way Alex...

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    You sold me on this movie

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Sinestro has to be set up for the sequel...

    by zinc_chameleon

    because he is Hal's teacher at first, who goes bad like Anakin Skywalker does. A betrayal of trust between the two--or at least a hint of it--makes for a much more interesting hero/villain dynamic.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Zinc

    by Alex Childress

    In the comic series Emerald Dawn, they show how it's Hal who, while on a mission, notices that the people of Korugar are oppressed under Sinestro, although Sinestro thinks that this is perfection and order. Hal is forced to turn Sinestro in, and his mentor swears revenge on the entire Corps, whom he feels betrayed him. In the comic, its a gut wrenching scene, where Hal feels like a piece of shit. Its like if Mel Gibson turned in Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, but because Danny Glover beat and abused his family.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I butt**cked Kilowog

    by Alex Childress

    On the set of Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I AM Natalie Portman

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    And I can safely say that I've never dated anyone named JettL93 or anyone else, EVER, (save for a brief fling with John Hannah's camel from The Mummy 1).

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    On an unrelated note:

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    George TOLD me to mumble all of my dialogue in the prequels with a dull monotone and a totally blank facial expression!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Hahahaha ^^^^

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    You know what would make a great movie

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    There was an elseworlds story (maybe 15-20 years ago?) where an alien race conquers earth and puts a policy in place that any display of superhuman powers will result in the automatic death of some large number of humans. Superman and the rest of the biggies take themselves out of the fight, GL decides to fight any way and they kill everybody in Coast City (so he wigs out and spends years burying bodies since he’s consumed with guilt). Batman naturally goes crazy and becomes a terrorist eventually strapping a nuke to his chest. All of the above would make for some light-hearted family adventure comic book film fun – I’ve missed my calling as a studio executive.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    I read that Elseworld's, Snake

    by Alex Childress

    IT WOULD RULE But, there's no way in hell any studio executive has the balls for a post-apocalyptic superhero movie

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Kathryn Bigelow

    by BixbySnyder

    SHOULD direct THE AVENGERS. However she would also do one hell of a Wonder Woman. Maybe after the Avengers. Do a Martian Manhunter movie first. Starring Vin Diesel.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    HAMMOND

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>"Youuuu sunuvaBITCH!"</p> <p>*SLAP*</p> <p>"What's the matter, DC got you pushing to many pencils?"</p>

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Peter Sarsgaard should play the fucking Pink Lantern

    by AzulTool

    AAAAAAOOOOOOO!! ZOWIE!!!!!

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Why mention the "Wolverine" credit?

    by thedarklinglord

    Nevermind the fact that the movie sucked sweaty mansack. Reynolds was in that shitfest for all of 7 minutes. Christ, why not mention the X-Files episode he was in. Yeah, "Wolverine" is more current, but if you didn't know who the fuck Reynolds was, that credit wouldn't likely help you any. You'd still have to IMDB or Google to see which generic, disposable, really-just-a-cameo character he played.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    by Alex Childress

    Does anyone know where I can find/read justice league: mortal?

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Alex

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Justice League: Mortal doesn't look to be out there.

  • Jan. 13, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    green lanterns have limits.

    by chainsaw_shawn

    The only thing im mad about is they should have gotten ryan reynolds to play kyle reiner! now that would have worked. Also the green lanterns are not gods, they are not omnipotent. The green lantern rings after alot of use needs to be recharged. constantly. Also they have weaknesses against the color yellow or fear. Fear is their kyrptonite. That's why sinestro crafted a yellow ring. Also in the movie the green lanterns cannot kill. That's where it stops they cannot kill. if they try the ring is shut off. So It'll be interesting to see how they will create the special effects on the big screen for the power ring. How do you create virtually green energy that could be constructed into any objects the ring wearer chooses?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:01 a.m. CST

    I've read the first draft..

    by psycros

    Gollum bites off Hal Jordan's finger and burns to death.

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    expect another majopr casting announcment within a week

    by JettL93

    This one is a big one and somebody not yet associated with the film in the anals of the internet

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Let me Guess, Jett

    by Alex Childress

    Not only is Peter Dinklage playing Ganthet, but you played b-ball with him once week during the filming of Underdog?

  • Jan. 14, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I think this quote applies

    by Ryanbraun14

    "(comic book movie) opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks"<br><br>I'd also like to add that, consistently, on comic book movie talkbacks, most of those talking trash have absolutely no fucking idea what they are talking about... i mean, its OBVIOUS that so many of these people either are WAY out of date with their comic book knowledge, or they just aren't comic fans at all, or at least not a fan of a given comic. An example of this was a huge chunk of a huge post by Media Messiah about Dark Knight--he says the movie was lacking because the character of bruce wayne wasn't more closely examined, and that his romantic relationship needed more screen time--if you've read batman comics, you would know that bruce wayne BARELY gets time, and batmans biggest character flaw is the polar opposite of superman: Bruce is Batman first and bruce wayne way second, if it were up to bruce, he wouldn't be wayne for a minute. Whereas, superman is clark kent first and superman second. <br><br>and DC's characters are ICONIC, not 'gods' as people say, which you really can't back up by referencing story lines, especially longer ones. I have zero interest in Marvel characters, and the marvel movies, except iron man, SUCK. X-men has ZERO replay value--try watching them again. they suckc.