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The Singular Moment of Comic Con... GREEN LANTERN kid!!!

Published at: July 27, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... About 10 minutes ago, I took two NyQuil liquid caps - to give me great rest as I fight the Comic Con Funk I caught by shaking 1000s of fans hands and just having the best damn time ever.

But before the power of those two magic GREEN capsules knock me into dreamland I had to share what the entire COMIC CON experience boiled down to. GREEN LANTERN KID!

This is Comic Con on its best foot. Too often the questions in HALL H are done by strange characters doing a bit of self-promotion... like that Drew McWeeny fellow... or that fat slob from AICN. No - that's not what it should be. I remember COMIC CON as a kid. I first went in 1974 and didn't miss one till 1979. At that time, I was one of the very very few kids that attended COMIC CON. At that point, it was an Adult Event. No, not titties and strippers - and g-stringed ass cheeks.... Not like today. Back then, the kids were 16-25. The OLD dealers in the room were in their 30s. And Gods walked the floor. That's how I got to know Jack Kirby, the Nine Old Men of Disney and how Frank Brunner came to pour a beer on my head at the age of 6.

For me, I'll always look at COMIC CON with childlike wonder - like the goofy grin I held in place throughout the TRON LEGACY footage, or sharing the stage with THE EXPENDABLES or just watching what little footage they showed of GREEN LANTERN. It was the sheer concept... This is it. A GREEN LANTERN movie. I hated that I had to be a grown up and do a very serious business dinner - instead of being in HALL H for THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA footage... or the AVENGERS assembling on stage.

But that's alright. I'm fine, because of this kid. The second I saw him at the mike, I remember being that age and asking Charles Schultz if I could adopt SNOOPY. At the same age as this boy, Guillermo Del Toro wrote Forrest J Ackerman a letter to see if Uncle Forry would adopt him and let him live at the ACKERMANSION.

Being a little Boy can be a magnificent thing at a place like this. Yoko and I tear up telling the story of what happens in this video because THIS IS PURE. This is the best thing that can happen. Where a little boy can meet his hero and ask him that burning question that he has in his soul. That question that forces him to get up in a room of thousands, to fight his way in line, to reach the microphone and...





There's a lot of shooting left on GREEN LANTERN. My impression of the panel and the footage... well, as informed by having read the script... I'm ecstatic. We're about to see an ENORMOUS SCIENCE FICTION SUPERHERO FRANCHISE get launched. We're going to see 1000s of Green Lanterns, a certain Yellow embodiment of pure evil, SINESTRO as the greatest of Green Lanterns - and Hal Jordan's trek to become the greatest Lantern of them all... Forever.

I saw Ryan Reynolds swing his ring adorned fist - and ferocious Green ID MONSTER of a fucking Fist knock the fillings out of bad guys... and my 6 year old operating the controls inside my belly cheered!

We are about to see things we never dreamt of theatrically... not with a chance of being fulfilled. OA? Really. ASGARD? Yup! A RAINBOW BRIDGE? THE FUCKING INFINITY GAUNTLET? That too! And Captain America in WORLD WAR 2 dealing with the RED SKULL who apparently has the fucking COSMIC CUBE? REALLY? FOR REAL? Like... combining the SILVER AGE RED SKULL with the awesome period of the GOLDEN AGE? Yes please!

Want to see 4 GREEN LANTERN teaser posters?

Ryan's Poster



Blake's Poster



LOOK IT IS SINESTRO'S POSTER



VEINY HEAD BADGUY POSTER!!!



We live in remarkably geek friendly times. Let's hope they truly earn that kid's awestruck smile in 2011. I think they will. When I awake, I'll begin the DVD COLUMN, Green Lantern Oath!

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  • July 27, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    FURST!!1

    by Robots In Das Guys

  • July 27, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    1st!!

    by surprider

    hehehhee!!!

  • July 27, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Only go for 2011 if it's ready...

    by workshed

    ...let's hope they nail GL. Hal's my favourite superhero.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    You know - for kids

    by troz32

    I'm so glad moments like these can still exist. We adult comic book geeks can only feed our inner child when the superhero factories remember to feed the real children. I took my three year old to buy his first comic book today. I can only hope to be as awesome as this kid's dad in three years.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    One of the true

    by boyalien

    highlights of Comic-Con 2010. This and getting to give Harrison Ford a standing ovations until my voice gave out and my hands stung like shit in the same day were amazing. Of course, being at the Scott Pilgrim sneak and getting to hug Edgar Wright and tell Kieran Culkin he's awesome were also great, as were talking to David Fincher and spotting Nick Frost outside the Hard Rock hotel.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    As a failed comic artist i only do artwork to adorn my

    by BooBoosDaddy

  • July 27, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    "ovation"

    by boyalien

    obviously.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    wow

    by destroytokyo

    i think i just cried a little. ryan reynolds would have made an awesome flash. but hal jordan and the green lantern corps? in the words of frank the tank, 'you're my boy, blue!' can't wait.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    loki24

    by boyalien

    Where would a kid be a fan of Green Lantern from? Umm....maybe his parents?

  • July 27, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST

    oh please, that kid is no dummy

    by brabon300

    he was trying to use the power of the ring to get lively's boobs to pop all the way out<p>how in the world did that shirt hold them in?

  • July 27, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST

    great post Harry! Looking forward to the film

    by Excelciyour

  • July 27, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    PLANT!!!

    by Nerd Rage

    That kid was a plant. The studio obviously hired a child actor. I saw him in a lunchables commercial yesterday. They're probably paying Harry too. You fat sell out!!!

  • July 27, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Maybe...

    by HEADGEEK

    NEW FRONTIER? The GREEN LANTERN Animated movie? JUSTICE LEAGUE?

  • July 27, 2010, 2 a.m. CST

    No but seriously

    by Nerd Rage

    where's the fucking trailer.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    loki24

    by crucifictorious

    From the Justice League cartoon, that little kids DC cartoon where they look Rescue Heroes, the super friends comic book, the action figures, Green Lantern: First Flight. Or like boyalien said from his parents. I know of parents reading comics to kids as bedtime stories.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Attack of the Cheesy Porn Moustaches!!!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Yuck. :P

  • July 27, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    One of the most staged-looking stunts I've ever seen

    by AstringentMan

    I know everyone wants to believe this is real, but the kids reaction was totally phony. Come on, guys.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    This could turn out to be a great 3 or 4 years...

    by Keblar

    That really was a great moment. I hope to hell it wasn't set up. Things could either be shaping up to be the greatest few years of film in the past 20 years, or an occasion of tremendous disappointment. Let's hope it's the former.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Anyone who says this was staged

    by boyalien

    was so fucking obviously NOT IN HALL H. You don't know what you're talking about, so move on.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Oh, and by the by

    by boyalien

    next time you're in a massive hall with thousands of people and someone gets stabbed in the face, stay in your goddamned seat and for the love of ethics don't take fucking pictures.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Reynolds is one cool motherfucker

    by Star Hump

    He didn't miss a beat and actually said the oath with total sincerity...just for the kid. And then he showed him the ring. Totally made that kid's day I bet. Tip of the hat to Ryan. He's going to make an awesome Green Lantern.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:15 a.m. CST

    That's awesome. Fuck all haters.

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    Good on ya, Ryan Reynolds.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    I don't know if Reynolds has the star power to carry a franchise

    by Nerd Rage

    He's been kind of lackluster in everything from Blade Trinity to Wolverine. Plus he's nothing like Hal Jordon from the comics.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Absolutely awesome. Kudos to RR for doing that

    by Brody77

    Brought a tear to my eye it was so awesome. Well done, Sir!

  • July 27, 2010, 2:24 a.m. CST

    That was a REAL superhero moment.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    That was Christopher Reeve as Superman. <br> <br> That was Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger. <br> <br> Wow.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    I shall shed my light over dark evil!

    by Hercules

    For the dark things cannot stand The light, the light of the Green Lantern! <p>Also? Criminals are a cowardly and superstitous lot.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    That kid'll never forget that!

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 27, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    harry....i still dont know how that zennie dude made you

    by brabon300

    tear up<p>the fucker had no idea what you were talking about, and you had no idea what his questions were about<p>and no...that wasnt staged...unless you think that a kid being put up there by his dad to ask a question is staged<p>yes, even little kids, thanks to the wb and dvds know who green lantern is

  • July 27, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    um...how is green lantern anyone's fav?

    by brabon300

    hal jordan was only interesting twice in his career<p> during the green arrow/green lantern series (to me, the best series that came out of the 70s...next to howard the duck<p> and when he went insane and tried to destroy the universe

  • July 27, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Why is he named Green Lantern?

    by Cole_El

    Does anyone know? It's kind of an obscure superhero name if you think about it. Most superhero names are pretty self-explanitory, Spiderman, Batman etc. Did the creator of Green Lantern just pick out a random color and object from around his house? I've just always been kind of curious about that.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    will allan scott get a tip of the cap?

    by brabon300

    and i hope that warner's is gracious enough to credit nodell, finger, schwartz, broome and kane for the creation of the lantern.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    How awesome is that 6 min DC Universe Online intro?

    by Darkartist

    Ryan Reynolds and that kid are cute, I guess, but I got my greatest geekgasm over that Justice League short film. That shit was fucking incredible! I don't really give a piss about the game either, I just wanna see a full length CGI superhero movie done that way.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    thank you

    by nick4409

    that video just sold green lantern to me. it sold comic con to me. it restored hope for our future. thank you for posting that video.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Cole_El

    by brabon300

    simple 4 color prob<p>note how many green colored heroes there were during the golden age (even on radio...the green hornet)<p>google the first lantern cover and you will see why<p>scott got his power from a magic lantern and ring...but he couldnt just be called, THE LANTERN, so they added a color...and didnt have too many from the palette to choose from

  • July 27, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST

    The LA Times has an article about the kid

    by Rommel Catuncan

    about whether it was staged or not: http://tinyurl.com/22txh3t <p> Yes, that DC online game trailer was a fantastic showcase for the Justice League.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    jack t chance has a better oath

    by brabon300

    You who are wicked, evil and mean I'm the nastiest creep you've ever seen! Come one, come all, put up a fight I'll pound your butts with Green Lantern's light! Yowza.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Lanterns

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I think the GL was inspired by the creator (Nodell) seeing a man carrying lanterns in the NY subway. Red for stop, green for go. <p> As for Alan Scott, I read that the answer was "there's always room" but not necessarily that he'll be in the first movie.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    As for whether this will be a hit

    by Rommel Catuncan

    There's a lot of doubt over this but I think it's probably being underestimated. People are more assured by the obvious bigger heroes.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    darkartist

    by crucifictorious

    That six minute DC online video- to answer your question- was insanely awesome. Did you see Green Arrow already dead in the rubble at the very start of the video?

  • July 27, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST

    I hope the posters are displayed in the right order...

    by Righteous Brother

    in lobbys around the world. Otherwise people will be reading the verses in the wrong order. Still can't believe we live in an age of where there are Thor, Avengers and Green Lantern movies on the horizon.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Through all the discussion

    by JoeSixPack

    It's easy to forget the real fans of superheros have always been children. Remembering how comics, movies and television inspired me as a boy, that clip was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Life would be terrible without our heroes.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Wow.

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I too, never got into Green Lantern... never read a single issue... but that was an AWESOME moment. So innocent, and sincere. People thought that was actually "staged"? WTF? lol <P> Anyway, my interest in this flick just jumped 10-fold. And that DC Universe Online trailer was fucking EPIC. Holy shit. LOL I never cared for DC when i was into comics as a youngster... I was into marvel, and Image and Valiant were just coming into existence. That was a pretty exciting time, the early '90's :-) (I was born in '82). So i'm not to fond of any DC characters, with the exception being Batman... but that trailer was the shit! <P> I loved the choreography, and the "cinematography", just the whole tone of it... I'm continually impressed by these animated cinematics like: this one, the 2 "Old Republic" star wars pc game trailers (Holy fuck on a stick!) the Starcraft 2 trailer, and Mass Effect 2... these things are fucking AMAZING. They really need to finance a feature length film from the guys that create these cinematics. I'm dead fucking serious. I would GLADLY pay 10 bucks to see something like this on the big screen. <P> Truly awe-inspiring...

  • July 27, 2010, 3:46 a.m. CST

    makes sense that people thought it was staged

    by brabon300

    we have all become a cynical lot<p>even the cast members thought at first it was a setup by the studio

  • July 27, 2010, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Huh?

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Shit, i'm as cynical as anyone lol... but even I could clearly see that that was an honest, genuine moment. Both by the kid, AND mr. reynolds...

  • July 27, 2010, 3:54 a.m. CST

    THAT

    by gotilk

    was SO cool.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST

    I woulda shit my pants if i were that kid lol

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Nice going Ryan :-)

  • July 27, 2010, 3:59 a.m. CST

    So staged it's not even funny.....

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    .....it's leafy in here.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    This reminds me of when I almost

    by Rommel Catuncan

    met Mr. T at the mall. The entire day, I kept saying, "I'll go a little later, I'll go a little later..." And when I got there, they told me he just left. And when I asked the mall guy if he'll ever come back again, he said he didn't know. Well, I'm never going to let something like that happen again.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    My Jewish publicist set this up.

    by Rommel Catuncan

    You pigeons.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    even if it is a plant

    by applescruff

    that's one beautiful fucking plant

  • July 27, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Aintitcool? YES IT FUCKING WAS.

    by Galactic

    I don't know how stupid you all were at 10, but at that age I was already a huge fan of comics. If a Silver Surfer movie was coming out when I was 10, I totally would have geeked out on the actor portraying Norrin Radd just like this kid.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Makes Me Sad That Comic Con Is No Longer About Comics

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    "Here's a movie based on a comic! You want something on the actual comic itself? Fuck you! Watch the movie instead!"<p>Fuck Hollywood.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:41 a.m. CST

    do you people just choose not to read?

    by brabon300

    a link to the blog post by the panel mod is here....read his post...shit<p>forget it, since you all are too stupid to learn how to cut and paste...ill post it here for you<p>The big question after the "Green Lantern" panel: Was the kid in the audience a studio plant? If you missed it, during the audience-question portion of the panel a youngster came to the microphone and asked the film's star, Ryan Reynolds, what it was like to recite the Green Lantern's oath, the rhyming bit of comic-book lore that is a touchstone part of the character's mythology. Reynolds played along -- "It sounded something like this..." -- and he recited the oath with a mix of playfulness and mock solemnity. But when the overhead screens flipped back to the boy at the microphone the audience -- and the panelist -- saw a look of awe on his face that made for a swell of emotion.<p>I was the moderator on the panel and I can tell you that Reynolds, for one, didn't see it coming. Backstage before the panel he told his handlers he didn't want to do the oath on stage (Geoff Johns from DC had hoped the star might consider it) and then when the youngster blinked into the cameras, Reynolds seemed genuinely touched (of course, though, he IS an actor).<P>I had brought a copy of "Green Lantern: Rebirth" with me on stage (I was going to hold it up during the opening introduction of Johns) and Reynolds had no idea I was going to hand it to him and suggest an autograph for the little guy. So that part was ad-libbed... The little boy, whose name is Connor, was brought backstage to meet Reynolds and the star was even skeptical. "I thought it was a studio plant, completely, but then I met the kid and his dad and it was all the real deal."<p>So that's the story. Real or staged, the exchange between audience and actor was stirring. "For me this is the first time I've had a role where my nieces and nephews knew about the movie before it came out," Reynolds told me back at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. He and the rest of the "Lantern" team were scrambling to catch a flight back to Louisiana and the set of "Lantern," which is in final days of shooting. "This convention is the beginning of the public seeing me in this role." Mark Strong, who plays Sinestro in the film, said the wide-eyed address from the audience was the most memorable part of a whirlwind day "I almost started weeping, and I'm not joking," Strong said. Then he added: "Was that all real?" -- Geoff Boucher,<p>my comments now...if it was a plant, then the studio did a great job in keeping it from all the participants...and after reading tons of plant posts here and on imdb, i highly doubt that the suits have the brain power to pull that off<p>my nephew is a huge justice league fan...if he was in the west coast right now, he wouldve begged me to take him to the con...and while not as young and cute as that kid (he is 11 now) he wouldve asked a similar question....and wouldve been just as much in awe<p>so eff off, all you cynical bastards and allow us geeks to have a hope for the next gen

  • July 27, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    There were a lot of DC panels throughout the Con

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I think comic book movies at CC are better than movies that have nothing to do with comics taking over.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Thank you Brabon

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    And Kai_mah'gra... you are STILL a fucking idiot. <P> :)

  • July 27, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST

    hey islept...blame jack kirby

    by brabon300

    according to legend (and some video tape evidence from the 80s) all the way back in the 70s, the king predicted exactly what the con would turn into<p>first time he said it, the total attendance for the then two day day event was around 3k<p>he said that the con would be huge and hollywood would use it to role out its new projects

  • July 27, 2010, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Older Geeks

    by UrbanSamurai

    And I (with 30 years of age) include myself here, we tend to become cynical towards younger fans because "they don't know the history, don't appreciate, are not able to connect to the myths" blablabla. Why can't we just enjoy the fact that there are little fans out there who are just as passionate about the stuff today as we were 20 years ago? I do not like Reynolds as an actor, but this made me like him as a human being. Totally cool how he responds to that little geek.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Gosh. Frank Brunner is cool...and beer

    by MacReady452

    now your head's wet

  • July 27, 2010, 5:20 a.m. CST

    A little off topic..,

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    but what do people think about making some Image comics into films? I mean, they're kinda running out of marvel/DC characters after Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America, The Flash, etc... So how about a Spawn remake? By Mr. Fincher perhaps?? Maybe a WILDCATS... MAXX... Grifter and Backlash were pretty fuckin' badass too if i remember correctly. Savage Dragon would be an interesting experiment too lol

  • July 27, 2010, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Riley Martin... sigh...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Did you even READ the fucking talkback before you posted that completely BASELESS and IGNORANT statement? <P> Fuck, i hate people... lol

  • July 27, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Christ! Seriously... i fucking HATE people like you Riley...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    You're probably the type of person who comes into every fucking talkback screaming "PLANT! PLANT! It's a fucking PLANT!!" in regards to every decent review here... You're probably the type of person who thinks that Kelli Garner's tits are fake, or that Kim Kardashian had "Butt implants". <P> Fuck man, we're not "naive"... we're just not FUCKING STUPID.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:27 a.m. CST

    green lantern had one of the worst pane

    by nobodylistenstodestro

    The kid was the only highlight. Suckerpunch had by far the best footage, but got the worst reception. Guess they didn't have any star power. Wb needs to step it up. Oh and after watching the resident evil I almost stabbed myself in the eye too.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    That_Girl....trolls choose not to read

    by brabon300

    it hurts their tiny brains<P> lots of comics from other publishers including image are being used (walking dead)<p>maxx had a very small cult following and the mtv series was brilliant<p>spawn had its day, and i dont think the studios are gonna try again to bring it to the big screen...and the toddler is a pain to work with<p>as for the rest of their more mainstream stuff....lots of it is shite...and they will never be able to do a liefield comic....cuz there are no actors with teeny tiny feet

  • July 27, 2010, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Anyone cross paths with Bob Stencil?

    by YackBacker

    Anyone go to Ramada Inn room 3312?

  • July 27, 2010, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Brabon

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    LMAO about the "tiny feet" comment... Yeah Liefeld wasn't the best artist by any stretch of the imagination...lol but i was just probably talking more from nostalgia/sentimentality than rationale ;-) Although Spawn really was pretty class... Loved that damn comic. Collected through issue 25 i believe, until i stopped reading comics. And i was about 12/13 mind you, so i probably didn't wasn't the greatest judge of quality... but I loved the fuckin tone and art of Spawn. Violator was fuckin' sick, and that creepy ice-cream truck driver who molested children and cut off their fingers and shit... remember that? Good times... ;-)

  • July 27, 2010, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Damn you lack of edit function!!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    *Didn't* should've obviously been removed from my post above... lol

  • July 27, 2010, 5:43 a.m. CST

    alan scott *spoiler maybe*

    by Rommel Catuncan

    In a script review for an early draft it was said Alan Scott made an appearance as a football coach. But there have been many changes since then. Some people say that Amanda Waller replaced him, others say he might still be in there.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Riley Martin... you THICK FUCK.

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Here, as posted originally by Brabon: <P> a link to the blog post by the panel mod is here....read his post...shit forget it, since you all are too stupid to learn how to cut and paste...ill post it here for you The big question after the "Green Lantern" panel: Was the kid in the audience a studio plant? If you missed it, during the audience-question portion of the panel a youngster came to the microphone and asked the film's star, Ryan Reynolds, what it was like to recite the Green Lantern's oath, the rhyming bit of comic-book lore that is a touchstone part of the character's mythology. Reynolds played along -- "It sounded something like this..." -- and he recited the oath with a mix of playfulness and mock solemnity. But when the overhead screens flipped back to the boy at the microphone the audience -- and the panelist -- saw a look of awe on his face that made for a swell of emotion. I was the moderator on the panel and I can tell you that Reynolds, for one, didn't see it coming. Backstage before the panel he told his handlers he didn't want to do the oath on stage (Geoff Johns from DC had hoped the star might consider it) and then when the youngster blinked into the cameras, Reynolds seemed genuinely touched (of course, though, he IS an actor). I had brought a copy of "Green Lantern: Rebirth" with me on stage (I was going to hold it up during the opening introduction of Johns) and Reynolds had no idea I was going to hand it to him and suggest an autograph for the little guy. So that part was ad-libbed... The little boy, whose name is Connor, was brought backstage to meet Reynolds and the star was even skeptical. "I thought it was a studio plant, completely, but then I met the kid and his dad and it was all the real deal." So that's the story. Real or staged, the exchange between audience and actor was stirring. "For me this is the first time I've had a role where my nieces and nephews knew about the movie before it came out," Reynolds told me back at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. He and the rest of the "Lantern" team were scrambling to catch a flight back to Louisiana and the set of "Lantern," which is in final days of shooting. "This convention is the beginning of the public seeing me in this role." Mark Strong, who plays Sinestro in the film, said the wide-eyed address from the audience was the most memorable part of a whirlwind day "I almost started weeping, and I'm not joking," Strong said. Then he added: "Was that all real?" -- Geoff Boucher, my comments now...if it was a plant, then the studio did a great job in keeping it from all the participants...and after reading tons of plant posts here and on imdb, i highly doubt that the suits have the brain power to pull that off my nephew is a huge justice league fan...if he was in the west coast right now, he wouldve begged me to take him to the con...and while not as young and cute as that kid (he is 11 now) he wouldve asked a similar question....and wouldve been just as much in awe so eff off, all you cynical bastards and allow us geeks to have a hope for the next gen

  • July 27, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Spawn - hasn't McFarlane

    by Rommel Catuncan

    been trying to reboot that character for ages. I read that he wanted to make it more grounded or realistic or more like LA Confidential (that's back when that movie was popular, that's how long he's been trying) Then more recently he said he was going to try to finance the movie himself.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:47 a.m. CST

    And Riley...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    You are certainly free to "express your opinions" on here like everyone else... However, not if your opinion is based on ignorance or the need to be "contrarian". Imbecile...

  • July 27, 2010, 5:50 a.m. CST

    The Brains...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Exactly! That's what i'm talking about. Use those 2 detectives from the comic... who were they again? Stix and someone else... crap, i forget. But yeah, keep it more grounded. No camp. No fuckin' JOHN LEGUIZAMO lol Keep it dark and mature. Hard "R"... don't hold back.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST

    And where's my MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER flick?!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Haha... Valiant.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    I read about this in USA Today, thanks Harry!

    by sonnyfern

    It made me smile just reading about it. I'm actually completely sold on this thing now.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:56 a.m. CST

    GEN13!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Christina Hendricks plays Fairchild ;-) <P> Moon Bloodgood plays that sexy native american broad... Rainmaker! And Grunge could be played by who... a beefed up Stephen Dorff? lol

  • July 27, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST

    That_Girl_Forehead

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Yeah McFarlane did say he wants to make it Hard R.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    The Brains

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I would love to see that flick :)

  • July 27, 2010, 6 a.m. CST

    Jesus, it wasn't staged

    by MandrakeRoot

    Can people just enjoy something for once? Even the kids dad posted on that blog for fucks sake.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:06 a.m. CST

    This whole thing is THE TRUMAN SHOW!!!

    by Rommel Catuncan

    You. Me. Your computer. They're all in on it.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    MandrakeRoot

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    EXACTLY. There's being "cynical"... and then there's just plain fucking STUPID.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    That was really nice

    by templar

    Damn I wish I could've been there. If not for anything else (well maybe Blake Lively's ample assets). But moment made comicon. I wish I was 6 years old again. Shit, I think most of us still do.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:15 a.m. CST

    The most I could've seen happening

    by Rommel Catuncan

    was the dad maybe helped the kid come up with the question. Maybe the Dad wanted to hear the oath. (And yeah the Dad is Ari Emanuel. But still.) I still think the kid knows the oath. People dig the oath. Nerds recite it in groups. It's on youtube fer chrissakes.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST

    That moment mad comicon

    by templar

    That (not but...thinking of Blake Lively's but...what was I talking about again

  • July 27, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Man, that's how little i know about Green Lantern...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Didn't know there was an "oath" lol

  • July 27, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST

    And boo to blake lively...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    WTF is with that name anyway? Sounds like a pornstar or something... her tatas are FAKE. BOO to any chick that has fake tittays. No respect from me!

  • July 27, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Yeah nerds recited the oath last year

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I think some record was trying to be broken (i don't know youtube it) for biggest group nerd recital of an oath. And even Sheldon on Big Bang Theory recited the oath while carrying the lantern in one episode (then again WB own that show.)

  • July 27, 2010, 6:24 a.m. CST

    I don't know if her tatas are fake

    by Rommel Catuncan

    But Mel Gibson might.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Gimme a REAL woman...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Like Christina Hendricks... or Haley Atwell... Kelli Garner... Jennifer Connelly... Jessica Pare... Rosario Dawson... So many fine natural racks ;-)

  • July 27, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    something something something

    by AzzyAzzy

    ...i hate harry's iPad. yay good clip.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    More REAL women... ;-)

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Lucas, Monica Bellucci, Asia Argento, Eva Green, Mathilda May, Kim Kardashian, Aria Giovanni, Keely Hazell, Salma Hayek, Kat Dennings, Amanda Seyfreid, Eva Amurri, Eliza Dushku, Heather Graham, Kelly Monaco, Nikki Cox, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Julianna Guill, Kelly Preston, Kelly Brook, Kim Smith, Mina Tander, Pam Grier, Uma Thurman, Tess Taylor, Zahia Dehar, etc...

  • July 27, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Christ, i really just typed all that didn't i?

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    My apologies lol... I'm bored, it's late... i'm off to bed now. <P> Peace out guys!

  • July 27, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Peace

    by Rommel Catuncan

    In brightest day, in blackest/darkest night etc.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    ...Green Lantern's LIGHT!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    ;-)

  • July 27, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    We have become a cynical bunch

    by templar

    My 5 year old nephew even knows about Green Lantern and he learnt about him through Duck Dodgers....go figure

  • July 27, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    OH. MY. GOD. CAN RYAN BE ANY MORE ADORABLE?

    by BringingSexyBack

    The things I would do to him in a subterranean chamber ...

  • July 27, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST

    RYAN'S GOT ONE SEXY FIST

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 27, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Everything good that happens in the world is staged

    by terry1978

    That is the mindset of so many people nowadays it's sad, dude.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Anyone who can't see the sincerity of that moment

    by FlyingToupee

    is dead inside. What has happened to the world? The look on that kid's face is pure wonder. As for where the kid became a fan of GL...um, there are these cartoons about the JLA that have been shown constantly for the last 8 years. My godson has them on DVD, and he's 10. Just sayin'.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Peter Saarsgard looks like Dabney Coleman

    by palimpsest

    on the poster at any rate. Just sayin'.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    kid in the audience

    by GrndlWnderer

    I have a 7 year old boy, who is this very moment, waiting on his set of Blackest Night rings to arrive that I bought on ebay. Since he was 5 he could recite,verbatim, the Green lantern Oath. And I can absolutely tell you that there would have ( and probably still would be) only two questions he would ask. One, whats it like being a Green Lantern and saying the Oath and could he try to use his ring. If it is a plant, then is was a magnificent one, but I doubt it. I saw the same look in my son's face when I bought him his GL costume for Halloween 2 years ago. And when i told him his rings should be arriving soon. Justice League DCAU,Batman the Brave and the Bold, First Flight,New Frontier, and some of my old comics make him a fan and he has been since he was 5. I am going to bet those who say it was a plant are about 22-28, have no kids and don't know how seriously kids take their comic heroes. I mean, we watched the season finale of DR.Who this weekend and my son was crying that he thought the Doctor was dead...crying. So there. I really hope I am not wrong, because,as they said, that was pure. And as soon as my son wakes up, i am showing him this video.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    They Got Sinestro's Facial Hair All Wrong

    by Aquatarkusman

    I just KNEW that they should have cast John "Pencil-Thin Mustache" Waters!

  • July 27, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    For the doubters

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    This is the first comment on that LA Times article:<p>"I can assure you that the kid was not a plant. He is my son and just a seriously awesome kid who loves Green Lantern. Feel free to contact me directly to confirm. Happy to let you talk to either one of us."<br>"Thanks for doing a great job moderating. Connor and I had the best day ever."<br>Doug Ridley<p> So why don't you guys stop whining and contact him?

  • July 27, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    The 6 year old boy inside Harry's stomach

    by joe90025

    is actually Warwick Davis.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Comic Books Are Not For Us.

    by Mal Carne

    Comic books have always been for kids just like this. Geeks like us are visitors, fans, and sometimes unwelcome guests, but we were not the original target audience... and while there are comics for us now, this kid has a lot stronger claim on Green Lantern as his personal hero than any of us ever will. If fandom could remember that, fandom would be a better place in general.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    I don't blame people for cynicism

    by BizarroJerry

    I think this is real, but I've also come to distrust the sincerity and honesty of anything involving the entertainment industry. I pretty question the legitimacy of everything I see on TV, mostly due to the staged "reality" shows.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Maybe they didn't stage it...

    by BizarroJerry

    but I wouldn't put it past the movie folks.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Sweet moment, but people have every right to be cynical

    by quantize

    That is as much reality as that moment is...yes we like to be wide eyed, but the cool part of being an adult is not being gullible either. Not everything CAN or SHOULD be about childhood and superheroes. We saw how mentally healthy that was for Michael Jackson. <p> I'm just glad I watched the video before i read Harry's post because this egotistical obsession he has with fawningly relating every fucking 'special' moment to his own life is not endearing in the way I'm pretty sure he thinks it is. You can't feign being 'like everyone else' as he does and then name drop and act like a fucking needy baby.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern and WB had a poor showing overall...

    by Chewtoy

    ...which is why Sucker Punch kind of fell flat... It was less than an enthusiastic audience at that point. The Harry Potter fans felt ripped off for making all of that effort and then getting a bunch of old (and some new) clips and Draco Malfoy only, while Green Lantern showed only fast edited randomness without the hero in costume. Ever since Iron Man, its been clear how to use Comic Con as a springboard to launch widespread anticipation about these kinds of films, but WB fumbled the ball. (I also find it interesting that Fox has no interest in courting this audience for their X-Men First Class reboot. Surely they could have promoted some of their upcoming films and used it as a stage to announce the full cast and some juicy teasers, even without footage. Hell, even being able to say something like "Kevin Bacon as Mr. Sinister" (probably not who he is playing, but you get the idea) would get fans buzzing and at least remind people that film is in the works as well.

  • July 27, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    btw, surely more than one 6 year old in that ginger belly

    by quantize

    ...a few at least right?

  • July 27, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Trust me. It was staged.

    by ricarleite2

  • July 27, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    The Next Question The Kid Asks

    by LaserPants

    "How does it feel to destroy a beloved comic book character? How does it feel to rape not only childhoods, but ideas, dreams, inspirations, and aspirations? I'll take your response from my seat where I'll be scarfing down anti-depressants and pretending that everything I've seen of this film so far is a practical joke and you're all going to show us the real designs soon... Oh, wait, these are the *actual* designs? Oh... oh no... oh, fuck you. FUCK ALL OF YOU FOR DOING THIS!"

  • July 27, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Anyone Doubting This Was Staged Is Either...

    by LaserPants

    1) In denial.<br><br>2) Arranged for this PR stunt to take place. <br><br>3) Getting kick backs from the studio.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    For shit's sake...

    by mastermold

    Anyone who can't appreciate that moment needs to give their head a shake.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    I don't wanna add to it, but...

    by BizarroJerry

    It's entirely possible that it was staged and they didn't tell the cast. I mean, for those who consider the actors being surprised about it as proof that it's real.<p>Anyway, I certainly hope that it was real.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Mal Carne

    by LaserPants

    Wow, I couldn't possibly disagree more. Comics are for EVERYONE who wants to read them, but over the past 10, 15 years, that demographic ranges from late teens to older adults, not kids. <br><br>Sadly, most kids his age DON'T read comics and if they eventually do (if they come into them at all, since most modern, devolved people are illiterate), it's not until middle school or the early years of high school. If this kid was a real, bona-fide GL fan, he definitely got it from watching the cartoons his parents plopped him down in front of in lieu of raising them. In all honestly, if you thrust a copy of Sinestro Corps War or Blackest Night into his hands, he'd look at the pictures, not read a word, say "cool," and then go back to playing his DS, Wii, or watching another 14 hours of tv before bed.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    You know...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    that little kid just couldn't wait to slip his finger into Ryan Reynolds ring...

  • July 27, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    A plant?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    First, let me start by saying I intensely do NOT think that was a "plant" moment, but, assuming that the naysayers are right for a moment and it WAS a plant, I must say...<p>Gee, a manufactured "moment" at a manufactured event designed to hype products! Oh, the humanity!<p>In other words, so fucking what. It was a great "manufactured" moment then.<p>You fucktards walk out during the "cheer for the hero when he overcomes adversity" moment in movies, too? 'Cause those are "manufactured" as well.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Trust me - it was staged?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Yeah, why wouldn't we trust the assertions of a cynical (and hypocritical), faceless AICN poster? No one ever has an agenda on here.<p>Again, what does it matter if it was staged? So fucking what? It's motherfucking Comic Con. Last I checked, that was pretty much the purpose of the event.<p>And I still don't think it was staged.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    LOL I pitty some of you...

    by andrew coleman

    You're so cynical you believe that was staged. Haha pathetic! Seriously you guys look like bitter shit heads sitting in front of your computer trying to find pointless things to bitch about. How about instead of being pathetic ass holes you get outside and get a life. That moment was kick ass and go Reynolds.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    WHETHER THE KID IS A PLANT OR NOT IS NOT THE POINT

    by BringingSexyBack

    The point is Ryan is HOT.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    THEY SHOULD GIVE THAT BOY A CAMEO

    by BringingSexyBack

    Seriously, that would be awesome. Wouldn't it?

  • July 27, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    YOU KNOW WHAT THAT VIDEO REMINDS ME OF?

    by BringingSexyBack

    The Pepsi commercial with Michael Jackson and the kid from Fresh Prince. You know which one.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    THEY SHOULD CAST THE BOY AS THE GREEN NIGHTLIGHT

    by BringingSexyBack

    That would be adorable.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Do I believe it was staged

    by templar

    It is entirely possible that it "could have" been staged and I emphasize "could have". Maybe, but I for one (who mind you, was not in the Hall at the time; actually I was a whole country away) would like to believe it was not a staged event. And if anybody read that article in the (I think) Los Angeles times,they said that it was not a staged event. Believe it or not people, there are little tykes out there who know who Green Lantern are, as well as a host of other superheroes from the Hulk to the Fantastic four. We are deluged by them, through marketing (films, tv shows, cartoons, video games and toys). I guarantee you, you could probably show a kid Batman in outer Mongolia and he/she will probably know who he is. Globalism, what can you say. Either way, it was a sweet moment

  • July 27, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I have to agree with the plant theory

    by Arteska

    I hate to but it's just too obvious to me. How would anyone under the age of maybe 35 have any legitimate self-entry to Green Lantern, much less the mythos that would make "The Green Lantern Oath" something he would know and care about. It was nice and they would do well to consider kids of this age when making the movie and not just the sweaty army of fatness but yeah these kid has leaves growing out of his ears methinks and I hate to think it because I normally despise internet-bred misanthropy.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern is

    by templar

  • July 27, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Thanks to all who have been posting at comic con

    by leo54304

    You've been able to make me feel like I was there. Letting us know about breaking news, events and when something like this happens. Well done.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Seriously, BringingSexyBack....

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    lay off the "Gay-schtick" just a bit, k?

  • July 27, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    OKAY, THAT_LOWES_GIRL

    by BringingSexyBack

    But just a bit ...

  • July 27, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    I believe that shits real......

    by Righteous Brother

    the kid may have been prompted to ask............but that look of joy and wonder on his face, is pretty hard for a kid to fake at that age.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Veiny head...?

    by Lemure_v2

    Where have all the nerds gone? Even I know that's Hector Hammond.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Staged or not? I don't care.

    by Horgy

    IF this was staged, then okay, it was staged. Big whoop. You all heard the audiences reaction to it. A definite ripple went through that crowd, and if staged, that kid pimped himself out perfectly, and should be proud of the buzz he caused. IT was a beautiful advertisement for the movie. However: If it wasn't staged, then shame on us. ALL of us. It's a sad example of what we, as fans of anything, have become. Think about it: we watch every early trailer in 1080p Quicktime, frame by frame, and condemn every one, EVERY SINGLE ONE, for nitpicky reasons that shouldn't even matter. (Remember folks, a motion picture is supposed to be seen IN MOTION. Of course you'll find tiny flaws in a frame grab.) We've become so cynical and skeptical of anything that might be wholesome, or pure, or just nice that even a moment like this is criticized as a sinister plot by the Evil Corportate Studios nearly immediately, and then people can't get it out of their heads. As fans, we can't enjoy anymore. We ruin beautiful moments, we've lost the ability to suspend disbelief, no matter what it pertains to, we walk into any "enjoyable" situation ready for the worst, expecting the worst, and ignoring any positivity that might come into our lives. Connor, if you're reading this, then I aplogize for everyone who is taking this moment away from you, and please, don't forget, like we did, that there is magic in this world.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Lowes girl, good valient movie would be HARD corps

    by leo54304

    and no its not a porno although the title could make you think it. Valient comics did it and was great. Concept was legally brain dead guys were given computer implants that allowed them to use one power at a time (flight, strength, invulnerability) to fight some megatycoon with intentions of taking over world. Guys were rescued from Viet Nam prison camp as their background. Great comic easy to put in on the big screen.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Image Movies

    by Horgy

    There are 3 Image Comics movies that I'm damn surprised haven't come out as movies yet: 1.) Wetworks. Imagine the team from Predator, fighting the vampires and werewolves from Underworld, while covered in liquid-metal armor. How could this be bad? 2.) Gen13: Teen T&A at its finest, with lots of ass-kicking and humor. And even a lesbian Indian (feather, not dot.) 3.) Danger Girl: Indiana Jones meets Charlie's Angels, James Bond, and GI Joe. Hot chicks everywhere, lots of action and adventure, and of course, some more T&A. Most of the rest of Image's stuff, I could live without seeing in a movie. WildCATS or Youngblood would look cool, but would just turn into a typical superhero flick with lots of black leather and characters that need WAY too much explanation. Spawn: maybe, but it would need to be a hard R-rating and scare the piss out of people.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    oath

    by mrsheldrake

    wonderful and moving.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    That Was a Cool Video

    by Dave I

    It would be nice if all fans could look at films through that kind of excited & optimistic perspective. <p><p>-Cheers

  • July 27, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Eager Consumers Being Defensive About PR Stunts

    by LaserPants

    Is, first of all, TOTALLY FUCKING HILARIOUS. Further it proves that it was, in fact, a PR stunt. Yes, of course it's "fine" to pull PR stunts for your almost assuredly crappy movie; likewise it's fine (hell, more than fine, it's a practically required) for us to shoot giant gaping halls in their inevitable disasterpiece. Wake up, people! Demand more from your entertainment, or even better, DON'T CONSUME AT ALL, and rather make it your mission to constantly tear down mainstream media, and make your own stuff; whether it's a small, indie thing that will never leave your city, or a huge, ambitious indie thing you want to take global. Just passively consuming garbage is just that -- passively consuming garbage. Are you a rubbish bin or a man? <br><br>And "fucktards"? Really? Do please lets grow the fuck up.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    @Laserpants

    by Mal Carne

    I disagree with you, obviously. It's my view that if the comic book demographic's aged it's because we've dragged it there. (NOTE: I'm talking superheroes here. There are definitely comic books for adults being written now, and in many cases they're extremely good.) Superman was meant for kids. Heck, so was Batman back in the day. While no one is "banned" from reading comics by a long shot, dragging adult themes into mainstream comics has always felt like a tremendous mistake. (I fear the kid who considers The Punisher 'his hero'.) Superheroes are for kids. There's nothing bad about that. Sometimes everyone needs their childhood hero for a little while. But the folks who still obsess over their childhood hero... well, there's a reason that those people also exhibit a wealth of other juvenile behaviors.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    I hate to be cynical but ....

    by MainMan2001

    ...the kid was obviously sent in by the studious. It was a great moment but defiantly fake.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    a video showing more of the last moment

    by cyberskunk

    The version of the video here ends before Ryan says he's signing a comic book for the child, but that part of the video is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJl9cnQAsIk In response to this, you can hear a huge "Awwwwww!" from the audience in a "How nice!" way.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Of course Harry actually COULD...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...have a 6 year old kid inside his stomach, operating machinery. It's possible.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Are you THAT self centered?

    by LurkersUnveiled

    What the hell is wrong with some of you people? "No one under 35 blah blah blah". My kids, 12 and 13, are both huge GL fans and have been for years. They both know the Oath. Any number of people here have told you similar things. MANY kids today really are GL fans. Are some of you REALLY so self-centered that you actually believe your own shallow experience of the world is the ONLY experience possible. Kids are GL fans whether or not you personally have seen it. You really don't matter that much.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I knew Green Lantern as a child.

    by cyberskunk

    Well, a version of him. I didn't actually read the comics, but he may've been my favorite character in the Superfriends show.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    A Request to Harry & Staff

    by Dave I

    I am not trying to be negative, but a genuine request to Harry and the staff of Aint It Cool News. Please, step up the professionalism. There are simple things you can do like proof reading, hiring an editor, running these things through a spell check. You should really take a writing class. That is not bashing, but this is your job. I could kind of see if this was just some blog, but this is ran as a news site. It is your job. <p><p>Honestly, lately I have been avoiding coming here. Sure, I am interested in media news. However, I am genuinely intellectually turned off by things like excessive sexual innuendo in a movie review, writing that as-written literally makes no sense, and articles where the writers acknowledge it is sloppy by literally stating that in the article but then justify it because they are tired. <p><p>This might be a bit of a problem in most jobs, except honestly, Harry you are setting a terrible example. I have issues with your writing. It seems endearing to some fans, but I have largely avoided anything you have written for quite a while. It is just hard to understand what you are saying, which is a problem for a journalist, and in addition to my issues with your writing the sexual and explicative-laden tirades just make for poor writing. I realize this is not Church, but there is a difference between using curse words to emphasize a point and using them as a sloppy sort of way to add superlative adjectives. <p><p>My biggest problem though is you writing drunk. While it is your prerogative to do whatever you want on your website, to some extent this is your job, or at least you act on the premise of it being your job as a movie critic and a journalist. I find that sort of action incredibly distasteful and the height of unprofessionalism. As a whole, it put an incredibly bad taste in my mouth. I realize this is kind of a fun site for fans to get news and have fun, and a premium is placed on getting it first. However, there is (or at least should be) an emphasis on quality over quantity of news or getting it moments sooner. If that means you do not drink at working-events, or until after you do your work, that is kind of your job. Or if you get drunk, wait until morning to write your review. Maybe run it through some word processing software to check for obvious spelling and grammatical errors. <p><p>This has been bubbling in me for a while, but I have really lost a lot of respect for this site and for Harry. It comes to a head here because this site SHOULD be about fun news and interesting clips like the above. <p><p>My apologies for the ranting nature and this coming out of nowhere, but this really bothers me. I come here pretty much out of habit, and for the talkbacks. If there was some other website that collocated this kind of news (at least one that I knew of) I'd probably stop coming here altogether. I WOULD like to see you guys collectively take this more seriously and worry about the quality of what you are putting out. Some of this is really a shame. <p><p>-Cheers

  • July 27, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Dave I... Why so serious?

    by workshed

    Don't know how long you've been coming to AICN but it's always been that way since 1997. If you want a serious film site, dedicated to Cinema, you're in the wrong place. Harry sorted the true AICN devotees with one fell swoop years ago - BLADE II.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Sinestro's moustache just looks damn wrong!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    I'm not saying they got it wrong for the movie, either, I feel the same about his moustache in the comics, too. Alien beings with maroon skin and freaky eyes just look wrong with facial hair of any sort, I don't know why, it's just true. Doesn't help that it's one of those "Dick Dastardly/Snidely Whiplash" kind of 'stache's either, it just makes the character look affected, like some douchebag, gay hipster trying for irony, but missing it by a wide margin. At least the makeup artists made the movie version look somewhat cheesier and ran a scar through it. Still looks supremely dorky, though. Don't even get me started on Hector Hammond's 1970's porn star 'stache...

  • July 27, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    6 min "DC Universe Online" intro (SuperHeroHype.com) shows GL po

    by JDanielP

    <P>If you watch that 6 minute introduction to "DC Universe Online" (which can be found at SuperHeroHype.com), you can see the potential of GREEN LANTERN and WONDER WOMAN, as either live action or computer animation. It also hints at how GREAT a live action JUSTICE LEAGUE movie could be (let alone a cgi version). <P>Secondly, if DC Comics wants to re-design Wonder Woman's costume in a way to cover more of her body (as if it was a Warner Bros. decision, in an attempt to make the part more appealing to mainstream actresses), then you do it by adding classically influenced body armor, shiny silver & gold. Just look at the Alex Ross illustrated KINGDOM COME ...and even the above mentioned 6 minute into to DC COMICS ONLINE. I like Jim Lee, but putting a jacket on Wonder Woman is just wrong. I compare it to finding the cheapest jacket you can find at your local WAL-MART, then draping it over the shoulders of a Queen. It just doesn't work (and in my view, takes her down a notch).

  • July 27, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Comic-Con needs to move out of San Diego

    by gruntybear

    Yes, I love the con in all its shaggy, exhausting messed-up glory. But when less than 5% of those in attendance can get into the movie panels that generate the most press, something is drastically wrong. I would love to see any of the panels that take place in Hall H. But I'm not insance enough to want to camp out on the pavement in downtown San Diego, like a homeless person, just to get a glimpse of some "star." There are over 100,000 people at Comic-Con and only 6,000 can get into Hall H at any one time. Either those panels need to be broadcast all over the convention at various closed circuit television "centers," or the con, as a whole, needs to move somewhere that most of the attendees can partake of the big moment "magic."

  • July 27, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Mal Carne

    by LaserPants

    Of course there's nothing "wrong" with children reading superhero comics -- that is what they were designed for nearly 70 years ago, after all -- I'm just saying that readership, for the most part, DOESN'T EXIST anymore. The demographic has switched from elementary school kids to high school kids, college kids, and adults. Kids this age, young kids, DON'T READ COMICS. Period. They don't. They watch cartoons and play video games. That's how they relate to these characters and how they learn about them. It's only the few who actually CAN READ and/or WANT TO READ who eventually get into reading the comics when they're in middle school or a little older. <br><br>I'm not going to make value judgements about what adults read; some people prefer reading more literate fare like Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library and Dan Clowes' Ghost World, some prefer reading the latest iteration of Fantasticman Punches Dubiousman. Some "adults" who read superhero comics are sad cases indeed -- you know, the obese middle aged virgin type -- but that's not the case for everyone. I'm an aging gen-xer, have a job and a house and a girlfriend, and read everything from Green Lantern comics to Thomas Pynchon novels. I don't think any given demographic is only "allowed" to read one kind of story; people should read whatever they want whether it be teenaged power fantasies or gripping psycho-social deconstruction. Either way, it doesn't really matter -- kids this age just don't read comics.

  • July 27, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    workshed

    by Dave I

    I've been coming here for a while. I think to some extent it has been slowly growing. It has always kind of annoyed me, but as I get older the writing grates on me more. Really, Harry going on a bender then coming and posting about it on what is ostensibly his job-site is probably what really prompted this. So this is probably due to a combination of things. First, how hard is it to type these things out in Word or something and press the spell check button? For another, how hard is it to wait until you are sober to write these things, or at least proofread them in the morning? <p><p>What it comes down to is I'm more a fan of the media (cinema, and to some extent TV, comics, and a few video games, plus the issues surrounding them) MUCH more than I am a devotee of AICN. But heck, I can even accept the poor writing. But when somebody cares so little they just write admittedly quasi-incoherent articles, particularly when they are the head employer, especially when they are admittedly drunk, it is a slap in the face. <p><p>So perhaps you are right. Maybe I AM just in the wrong place. <p><p>-Cheers

  • July 27, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Black Vulcan movie

    by Abominable Snowcone

    please? Apache Chief movie? Anyone?

  • July 27, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    The kid's awesome, but I cannot buy Reynolds as Jordan.

    by Royston Lodge

    Hearing him say the oath has cemented in my mind that Reynolds is wrong to play a guy whose mightiest quality is his immense willpower.<p> I just ... don't ... see it.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Why do DC villains have such stupid names?

    by Royston Lodge

    Sinestro. Bizzaro. Brainiac. Gorilla Grod. Metallo. etc.<p> How am I supposed to be afraid of villains with names like that.<p> Batman, thank goodness, seems to be the exception. His villains have pretty decent name.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Ryan's response should have been...

    by BetterCallSaul

    "not as good as making millions and boning Scarlett Johanssen every night."

  • July 27, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The parents

    by troz32

    didn't force superheroes or green lantern on their kid. Those of you who think this is the only way the kid would be into green lantern obviously don't have kids. There is something intrinsically appealing in costumed heroes for young boys. My son discovered Spider-man through playing with his cousin's toys. A few weeks later he had me searching for Spiderman at the library. He now knows more about the X-Men and the Avengers than I ever did. All this despite the fact that I don't even have a comic book collection. Whenever he sees me on the computer, he demands to see pictures of heroes. Now that we've taken our first trip to the comic book store, (hero store), it's a world we'll be discovering together. If it was all my influence, he'd be into Thor, the Flash, Spider-Man, and Transformers, since those were the comics I had when I was a kid. But he's into the DC Super Friends, Batman, Avengers, and X-Men. Trust me, it doesn't take a lot for kids to develop their own rabid interest in superheroes. And Green Lantern gets a pretty good treatment in the comics aimed at kids. The other guys basically run around while Green Lantern actually does most of the work, so I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the younger set are into Green Lantern in the years to come.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Gets Me Every Time I Watch It

    by Crow3711

    And I'm not even a huge GL fan. That shit is genuinely heartwarming. The kids face when they cut back to him after, and the way he looks at Reynolds so seriously after, like he's the real GL, and just innocently holds up his ring....wow. And Reynolds giving him the ring show back. That's good stuff. Kinda magical. That kid believes in him.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    And yet, still no pics of Abin Sur's corpse

    by CellarDweller

    or the poster giving us our first look at Sinestro. Other sites have had these for a few days now. When exactly did this site lose its mojo?

  • July 27, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    LOL@Scott Pilgrim-the future of movies....HAHAHA

    by rogueleader66

    That is the funnies fucking thing I have ever heard in my life....seriously, if anyonme thinks this movie is going to break $100 million at the box office, please tell me why you think this. If it does, I will be surprised. I dont care who directed it, what geek fantasy comic book it's based on, it's Mike fucking Cera, he appeals to a select audience....what has he done that has been successful soley because of him? NOTHING, and this won't be the one that does it either.<P>The last thing that had so much internet buzz was Snakes on a Motherfucking Plane....we all know how well that did, and it had Sam Jackson, ten times the actor that Mike Cera is. Keep your Scott Pilgrim shit, it will fail. The future of movies? Ha not even close. Dream on.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Im not one to usually complain about super hero movies

    by rogueleader66

    But I have always loved GL and if this turns out bad, I will be very disappointed....so far it's looking good, but that means nothing as we all know.

  • July 27, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I agree RE: tepid box office for Scott Pilgrim

    by gruntybear

    Since virtually anyone that had an interest in seeing the film has now already seen it; and there is virtually no "buzz" beyond the niche the comic created, we're going to see "Kick Ass" business on this newest comic adaptation. Mark my words.

  • July 27, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't the kid be scott pilgrim kid?

    by leo54304

    Cuz we all know how great the Scott Pilgrim movie is going to be. And Michael Cera? Thats who the kid should be worshiping. Jeez even Scarlett is sleeping with him.

  • July 27, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Kick Ass is better than Scott pilgrim

    by rogueleader66

    At least it had an appealing premise, but a horny dude fighting a bunch of evil ex-boyfriends? WTF kind of stupid fanboy fantasy bullshit is that? That is one of the stupidest idead for a comic/movie I have ever heard and I am an open minded person and can accept a lot of out there stuff, but i'm sorry , no disrespect to those who like it, this Scott Pilgrim shit just seems absolutely dumb to me.

  • July 27, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig signs on for Girl with Dragon Tattoo

    by leo54304

    Just found out about it on MSN

  • July 27, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    that Blade 2 review

    by savagedave

    really seperated the wheat from the chaff.

  • July 27, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Dogs vs Cats will gross more than Scott Pilgrim

    by leo54304

    Go Pussy Galore!!

  • July 27, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    That would be great if the studio planted that kid

    by IAmLegolas

    call me a cynic

  • July 27, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    This is the Golden Age

    by Shaner Jedi

    of comic book films were living in right now. I remember back in the '70's I owned this Marvel Super Heroes stamp book where you collected these oversized stamps of the marvel heroes. Owned the comics too. But today, I can't imagine what it would feel like to be 7 years old again and living through all these movies of my favorite super heroes. Well, I can imagine it and it's wonderful. So enjoy it while it lasts. This might be "the time" for comic book films.

  • July 27, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    idiots

    by caseymcgehee72

    1) Anyone who thinks this is staged just has a sad, sad, sad life. Normal people don't see this and feel the need to disprove it for no reason with no evidence.<br><br>2) If you say green lantern is boring, you obviously haven't been reading the comic since Geoff Johns took over. You obviously haven't read Rebirth, or the Sinestro Corps War which was epic and then Blackest Night which has been beyond epic. You don't know the character -- you knew him in the past, maybe, but not today.

  • July 27, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    @Laserpants

    by Mal Carne

    If you look on the spinner for comics you will, indeed, find comics written expressly for kids. I know, because my wife regularly reads them to our 6-year old daughter. Tiny Titans is amazing. The Marvel Kids lineup, Super Friends... comics as they were intended are still being made. There's something a lot more... honest about a super hero comic book where the Avengers form a rock band to defeat Kang with "good vibrations" than the horrifying Civil War storyline that played in the mainstream comics. Long story short: There are still comics for kids. If more comics were for kids, it would be a Very Good Thing.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Should've read Playboy to his kid so he

    by Dennis_Moore

    would've asked Lively to take off her top.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Quite beatiful...

    by Billyeveryteen

    My gut says it' real.<p>Pretty classy RR.

  • July 27, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    i do believe that all the naysayers are fucktards

    by brabon300

    the comic book heyday was back in the 40s<p>at that time, there was no tv...only radio and movie and comic books were in color...for a dime<p>even when i first got into reading comics, back in the 60s, most kid didnt....shit, they didnt read anything<p>i only got into comics cuz my dad is an og geek...you should see his collection of pulps and scifi mags and books<p>but even then, my own brother wasnt into it....and very few of my friends were<p>but the idea that no kids read comics today is just wrong....i see plenty of parents bringing their kids into my comic shoppe<p>as for the lantern....he isnt boring....hal jordan is...which is why dc had to make him insane and then killed him off (for a bit)<p> i personally only got into the lantern during the adams run

  • July 27, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commerc ials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    by brabon300

    the initial run of spawn was great...the problem is not the comic, but the toddler...who hollywood found to be a pain in the ass to work with...and who needed other artists to come up with the more interesting aspects of spawn...and then didnt pay them

  • July 27, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Missed this panel

    by YoyodynePropulsionSystems

    But managed to walk home a new fan of Radical publishing. Thanks Harry!

  • July 27, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Looked legit-- and endearing-- to me.

    by ebonic_plague

    Not like the time I went to Shedd Aquarium, and the "lucky kid" they picked from the audience was an obvious plant (and a hammy actor-- but hey, it's a kid), right down to being trained for the wire work incorporated into the show. <p> This kid's reaction was too subtle to be a plant, but of course, to the soulless bastards here who live off nothing but cynicism, anything heartfelt or inspiring HAS to be fake, because "heartfelt" and "inspiring" are nothing but alien concepts to you. Count the condescending "LOL's" in this thread, and take note of who's posting them; it's a who's-who of miserable, life-hating trolls that come to AICN solely to defecate over everything in an attempt to out-cynic each other. There's a lot of honest criticisms to make about the state of comic books and the current crop of comic book adaptations, but most of what you hear on these boards is self-amused whining solely for the purpose of trolling.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Heres a comic con story about a kid

    by leo54304

    from the 80s. Forget the panel but Peter David was on it (And the source for this post). It was Q&A time and this kid was given a mike and asked why don't the Transformers and GI Joe team up. The audience laughed at this kid making a suggestion like that. But someone on the panel said it was good idea and the audience shut up. My point is kids are pretty smart and really know their comics especially if they are at a comic con. Hell, that kid has more experience with that one visit to a comic convention than probally 90% of us including me.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    @ Laserpants

    by fatjesuschrysler

    In addition to what Mal Carne just said, most comic book stores, or at least the ones i'm aware of, have a "free comic book day" or a small section of free comics that are aimed at younger audiences. I've read comic books to my kids on a number of occasions- they love 'em! My son especially loves the Green Lantern. I'm fairly sure when he learns how to read well enough I'll be buying comics for him. The majority of comic collectors and enthusiasts probably are adults but kids still love and read comic books. Contrary to what you may think.

  • July 27, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Who was that woman having the orgasm?

    by Ozman X

    That was hot.

  • July 27, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    This REAL moment&DCU Online trailer made up for...

    by Thanos0145

    the underwhelming showing by the Warner Bros./DC Ent. panel.<p>With that said, DC>>>>>Marvel!

  • July 27, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Ozman X

    by ObiBen

    I was asking myself the same question. She seemingly gets off anytime a plastic ring comes into sight. Superhero geeks scare the shit out of me.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern was ALWAYS my fave DC, so

    by Boober

    haterz can suck it. He's got Superman-level power generated from Batman-level WILLpower and could kick BOTH their asses.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    No, really, he could.

    by Boober

    No, really.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    To all the Green Lantern Kid cynics

    by montessaurus

    I don't know. I certainly see where your coming from with the incredulous "who can possibly be that young and have memorized the Green Lantern Oath???" <br> Nuts, huh? <br> I dunno though, it's been quite a big deal of a comic book for the past 5 or so odd years now. The storyline has been a sweet ride for atleast that long now, and I've even seen kids buy it from time to time in the comic shop I habit! <br> It's getting so big, I hear they're even making a movie out of it!

  • July 27, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    love it!

    by t3hSt1ngray

    to all of you who thinks kids dont read comics i think a fuck you is in order, ahem. i visit my local comic shop about once a week and EVERY TIME im in there there are kids of various ages, yes mostly teenagers but, also younger kids 6-10 (more so during the summer months) reading, trading, and buying ALL kinds of comics, i also work at the electronics department at target, all every comic book cartoon movie ive sold has been to someone under the age of 12. so its not impossible he knows GL. you haters sound like a bunch of old farts sitting in your rocking chairs in a nursing home. Oh and BTW why hasnt somone given SCOTTPILGIRMFAN his meds yet?

  • July 27, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    "Golly, Mr. Reynolds!"

    by ColonelFatheart

    "Gee willickers! Gosh!"

  • July 27, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    See, this is what Comic Con is all about.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Not the shameless promotion of corporate product or the millions of dollars in marketing expenses. <p>It's about the kids.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    This clinches it. If you don't see GREEN LANTERN,

    by ColonelFatheart

    you hate children.

  • July 27, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Actually Scarlett that would "The Quitter" Sarah Palin

    by leo54304

  • July 27, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Scarlett, I like most your posts

    by leo54304

    but I had to do a comeback to your last two posts.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Anybody ask about that horrible EW cover?

    by leo54304

    I thought it was a horrible photo and they should have passed on letting it be on the cover. Any casual reader probally thought "ugly" by about 85% to 15% ratio.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Ok, I believe you he probally has

    by leo54304

    Just initially I thought Obama was and is too smart a cookie for something like that.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    No politcs please, you know a pandoras box that is

    by leo54304

  • July 27, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    DC Universe Online trailer (spoilers)

    by kevred

    Pretty fantastic in many ways. Extremely cool, in a Secret Wars way, to see so many characters in action, mixed together like that.<p>But it falls down in the way so many of these geek epics fall down. Superman is killed by Luthor in his stupid robot suit with a little Kryptonite? Bullshit. Luthor survives two full-on blows from Supes with an exposed head? Bullshit. Wonder Woman goes down that easily? Bullshit.<p>Geeks like their bad guys to be badass, but it just hurts plausibility to make the toughest of the good guys so feeble at key moments, which DC seems to love to do with Supes. Superman should have mopped up the landscape with every single villain, including Luthor, then been taken out by some device. Luthor could have crawled away, barely alive, then gone back in time as a near-invalid.<p>That said, a heck of a lot of great potential in that piece. One of the most fully-realized on-screen superhero moments I've ever seen.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    i only read SKINFOWARS.COM

    by MacReady452

    Naked broads battle to the death.<p> It's so hot.<p>When they die..<p>...not cause they're nekkid.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Actually both Reynolds and Scarlett

    by leo54304

    stated they have stacks of comics in their house to help for their roles. Check "Scarlett Johansson talks Iron Man 2". Good interview with info on the preproduction end of the movie. Among characters she considered were Scarlet Witch and Moonstone. Don't have a problem if people are cynical about the kid but just keep an open mind.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    You know TARP was authorized by Bush right?

    by leo54304

    It was at the end of the '08 election. Remember McCain put his campaign on "hold" to rush back to Washington to deal with the financial crisis?

  • July 27, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I'm an optimist. By the way still like ya.

    by leo54304

  • July 27, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Was it staged?

    by Subtitles_Off

    The entirety of Comic-Con is staged, you bunch of half-wits!<P>The cast of The Avengers on-stage, trying to look as if they give a sh!t was staged.<P>You try to get a six-seven year-old kid up to a microphone to act like a pony. See how hard that is. Then tell me that kid's a plant. Or, Ryan rehearsed some four lines of dialogue that anybody who has ever seen a cartoon with the character has memorized, so that makes him a fake.<P>That kid was excited to ask the personification of his hero a question. It was a legitimate "aw-shucks" moment that people have been talking about for days, long after they've ceased to give a crap about how awesome Zack Snyder or "Scott Pilgrim" is.<P>If Chris Evans' had an oath, maybe somebody could've asked him it and had a nice moment, too. But, he don't, it didn't, stick your hate back in your underwear.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I put down a TARP

    by MacReady452

    when my dog has diarrhea.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Scar_Jo is fighting the good fight.

    by Subtitles_Off

    And, with just a little dribble of breast milk, can get a private recitation of the Green Lantern oath anytime.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    just seconds from a Simupo Subs

    by MacReady452

    My first<p>My last <p>My only

  • July 27, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    again.

    by MacReady452

    mere seconds. We'll get it. keep going

  • July 27, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    how bout now

    by MacReady452

  • July 27, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    At least your fair in politics.

    by leo54304

    Know who we need? Ben Kenobi: You don't need to give oil companies $34 billion in subsidies. These aren't the lobbyists you are going to take bribes from. And in case that doesn't work. Have Vader starting chopping some hands off. How can you take a bribe with no hands? Feel the dark side of the public, congress!!

  • July 27, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    ok now

    by MacReady452

  • July 27, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    not you leo, Subby

    by MacReady452

    ya almost got me

  • July 27, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I'm done Mac, don't worry. Time out for everybody

    by leo54304

  • July 27, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    NOW

    by MacReady452

  • July 27, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    You're a gentleman and a scholar leo

    by MacReady452

  • July 27, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Still wish someone asked the that EW cover

    by leo54304

  • July 27, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Ah, ebonic already took care of this.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I got here late.<P>Carry on.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Now?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • July 27, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Now?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • July 27, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Now?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • July 27, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Now?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • July 27, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I got the bottle but there aint no lightning

    by MacReady452

  • July 27, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    shit

    by MacReady452

  • July 27, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Question on the DC universe thing

    by leo54304

    How come earth looked like civilization ended? I mean even Luthor wouldn't want to destroy mankind just to get revenge on the supes would he?

  • July 27, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Now?

    by MacReady452

  • July 27, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    leo, they did talk about the suit.

    by Subtitles_Off

    The film-makers said something about it supoosed to look more like skin than fabric. (I think they're shooting themselves in the foot!)<P>Truth is, all those damn lines serve as "mapping" for the effects people to impose CGI in post. So, ugly as it is, there is a necessity for it, I guess.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    its just not meant to be Subs

    by MacReady452

    We'll always have Paris

  • July 27, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    fuck

    by MacReady452

  • July 27, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Mac. You can't say I didn't try.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • July 27, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Now?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • July 27, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Now?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • July 27, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    You promised!

    by Subtitles_Off

    Never to mention Paris in front of others.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    I was thinking the CG FX people

    by MacReady452

    must have been pissed. They prolly couldn't use ANY green while shooting and then it had to be all put in later.<p>How fucking lame would that be?

  • July 27, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    No I didn't

    by MacReady452

    I'm a blabber mouth.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Don't they have different color filters?

    by Subtitles_Off

    I always wondered why it HAD to be green-screen.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Thanks subs, think it was mentioned in article

    by leo54304

    Think you're right about the lines being used for CGI. Sort of like when they use all those dots for LOTR and avatar.

  • July 27, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Zack Snyder...

    by Subtitles_Off

    Today, my THPARTANTH, we're doing the &thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;<br>FAB &thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj</br>orange-screen effects! Everybody got their codpiece on?

  • July 27, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Yeah it used to be blue then green

    by MacReady452

    It prolly doesn't even matter anymore. I forget the behind the scenes shit from [deleted] but I don't remember seeing a whole lot of green on set. Just Zoe over using her face muscles.

  • July 27, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    You know what color screen Nolan uses...

    by Subtitles_Off

    Sepia.<P> Or drab gray, in a pinch.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Good to see ya, again, Mac.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Laterz.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Sepia hahaha

    by MacReady452

    later Subby

  • July 27, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    KilliK, it's probably less than twenty words.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Dudes an actor. Memorizing scripts is his job.<P>Your little conspiracy theory holds as much water as a colander.<P>But hey, if you're all wrapped up in feeling like you're tougher than me because you're too cool to remember sh!t, be my guest.<P>Your fly is open.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Of course it was staged. Either by studio or the kids Dad

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    It was a staged. Ask yourself, how many kids actually read GL? Zip that's how many. Ask yourself how many seven year olds read GL? Zip that's how many. Ask yourself how many seven year olds know the GL oath? Zip that's how many -oh, there is one, he was coached by either the studio or his dad! It was staged. Anyone who does not believe this, well there is a boy in a balloon floating over New Mexico right now or maybe he isnt.

  • July 27, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Um, dummies...

    by Subtitles_Off

    The kid doesn't recite the oath. The kid asks about it.<P>You mean prompted. The kid was prompted to ask the question. Sure, the kid was also prompted, probably, to put his shoes on and eat breakfast before he left the house that morning.<P>To be staged, the kid would have had to have been pre-selected, placed in line, told by someone outside of his family what to ask, and been forced to sign a waiver, you know, so that he could be used in promotionals without being able to get paid.<P>That's your theory.<P>That, and that Ryan Reynolds knew it was going to happen, so he was prepared.<P>Now, watch the video again. The kid is wowed, and Reynolds wasn't even ready for the ring shot. <P>1. You've never been to a comic book convention.<P> 2. You've exposed more of your own cynicism than anyone else's.

  • July 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    YES! Apache Chief movie!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Inyuk-chuk!!!

  • July 27, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Mistuh Schultz? Kin ah adopt Snoopy fer muh very own?

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    NAw, sorry kid. Snoopy had to go on, uh, vacation in southern California for awhile. He's staying in a... er... hotel owned by President Ford's wife. Let's just say he was riding too many rails and had to get away and relax for awhile. Next question?

  • July 27, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    C'mon are we all really THAT cynical?

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Sure they studio milked this for all the free publicity they could get, but it looked pretty authentic to me. Maybe the kid likes Green Lantern? Maybe his mom or dad bought him the comics or DVDs of Justice League Unlimited or First Flight and the little tyke took to it. Kids that age like having heroes. It's a comfort to them. Maybe Ryan Reynolds is a nice guy in real life. Could happen. Not all celebs are Lindsey Lohan, most of them are all right. Get off the cynical/paranoid train folks, all it does is raise your blood pressure and keep you from enjoying life. Oh, and "Breast_Milk"? Thanks for the link to the tinfoil hat-wearing, Christer/Teabagger rant website. You're both an asshole AND an idiot, btw.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    I form no opinion

    by Chewbacca_Khan

    Until I see the trailer. But I suspect major suckage from this movie. This is just too fine a line to walk between dedication to the material and total laugh-fest when you expect the general public to buy into the that concept.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Choppah always capable of fun. And don't change

    by leo54304

  • July 27, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Just don't stand under Apache Chief

    by leo54304

    Course then you could put to rest if his nickname "Horse" is true. Think that might a job for bringingbacksexy.

  • July 27, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Apache Chief made Maxims list

    by leo54304

    of 25 worst comic book characters ever. Article should be on their website.

  • July 27, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    It was totally staged

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Whether by the studio or the dad it does not matter. I guess some people in here have never seen a child actor.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    If that kid's reaction was acting . . .

    by Movietool

    then sign HIM up for the movies 'cause he's the best fucking actor in existance.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Moviemack er, tool

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    yeah he is a good actor

  • July 27, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Scarlett's Tea Party Breast Milk

    by quantize

    grown a brain you fucking Rush regurgitating toolbag

  • July 27, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    trying growing

    by quantize

    typo...you're still the idiot tho

  • July 27, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    the first GL story i've read was Made of Wood ...

    by ludmir88

    i think that was the title. it was, it is, a cool short story, batman is in there too so you should check it. I didn't know GL weakness was wood btw.

  • July 28, 2010, midnight CST

    Here is the entire Q&A footage:

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Here is a clearer link to the entire Q&A panel. The kid comes in at around 4:00 minutes: http://tinyurl.com/2cnu276

  • July 28, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    The purpose for staging this?

    by 77AD

    What it the purpose for staging this moment you know-it-all cocksuckers? Who sees that and immediately thinks it's staged. I know who, cynical douchebags. Give me a realistic reason why that was fake. If not, fuck you and your stinky balls. If you can, I still say fuck you, because that Ryan Reynolds is a likeable son of bitch.

  • July 28, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST

    I believe it was a genuine moment,

    by Dennis_Moore

    but I genuinely hate kids, so there is that...

  • July 28, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    GREEN LANTER KID WAS AN INSIDE JOB

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    comic CON

  • July 28, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Don't give two frozen dog shits about Green Lantern as a comic b

    by Darth_Von_Stroheim

    so I'm having trouble getting even slightly excited about this movie. I know Lantern is iconic, a member of Justice League America and all that, but I find it hard to care. DC has cooler characters than this dude and his stupid ring. I feel the same way about the upcoming film version of Marvel's Thor. I just generates zero excitement in me. Same reason I never bothered with the Transformers flicks. I grew up when Transformers first came out, played with the toys, but as an adult found I had zero nostalgia for "robots in disguise".

  • July 28, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Plants do not exist in this dojo!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 28, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Reynolds knew the set up.

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    In an interview before the panel, on comic cons official myspace page, Reynolds is asked to say the oath but stops the interviewer. He strongly suggests that it'll be heard during the press conference. Which means he might have known about the kid giving a slow pitch. He just had to hit it out of the park.

  • July 28, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    That was the real deal.

    by Evil Chicken

    ...and Very Cool Indeed. The kid's face lights up. Simply awesome.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Too cool for school talkback A-holes...

    by CaptEgo

    It sure must be nice to be a dead-inside miserable asshole to whom nothing on dogs-green-earth is cool enough or real enough or clever enough or genuine enough or well...anything enough to meet their personal embittered fucked-up requirements to actual deserve anything but suspicion and contempt. Enjoy the rest of your bitter lonely meaningless lives (I suggest you go fondle your legendary scale polystone replicas until mommy yells down the stairs that it time for num-nums).

  • July 28, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    The oath at Comic Con

    by cyberskunk

    It's fun to cruise around youtube and watch various recordings of this. Well, fun for me, anyway.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I love my dead-inside miserable life.

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    Let's see . . . massive prop replica, gaming, toy, comic, blu-ray collection. I live with my lovely wife with no kids because chose not to be breeders, so, bonus! Hmmm, well, what can I say? My miserable life ain't so bad. Sorry to disappoint. We cant all live in the suburbs, hate our wives, jobs, and wish our children were never born. Jackass.

  • July 28, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    So do I...

    by CaptEgo

    17 years together...idyllic country life (on a farm to boot...whodathunk) old comic collection from a long long time ago (me time), still enjoy comics, still have a sense of wonder, still a genre geek...still recognize whiney-assed piss-in-your-cornflakes twats when I see them. Occasionally dumb enough to call them on their crap. Gee...at a *comic* convention with nerds stacked like cordwood and there might be an outside chance some kid will ask a question like that? Wow...what careful orchestration must have gone into getting that to happen. I see your 'Jackass' and raise you.

  • July 28, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Actually Killik, when I was a kid in 3d grade

    by leo54304

    I was buying GL/GA when Grell was still doing the art (be about issues 98-110 roughly) and pretty much every issue Hal would summon up the ol'd battery and do the oath. Let me tell you as I kid I would read my comics over and over becasue I was so into them. So if this kid is anything like me the GL oath is pretty simple to remember because as a kid I thought it was so cool. If you're skeptical I don't have a problem with that and respect why you think it was staged as stuff like this happens. But I can see a kid like that knowing the oath.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    I lived a real country life on a farm for close to twenty years. I spent my time busting my ass to help put food on the table. I'm not impressed by yuppie larva who think they live the country life and do nothing to earn it. Oh, so you got you some old comics. I'm so happy for you. Glad you could join the rest of us who can claim the same. Next you'll try to say you've got the first appearance of superman or some such shit. Give it a rest. What I really take issue with are numb nut mouth breathers who think their opinions good enough to call out someone in the first place. So poor you got yer feelings hurt by all us cynical types and just had to go and defend your boyhood wonderment. Take it like a man and shut yer yap. I call your jackass and raise you a fuck off. You've now become my talkback play thing.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Is knowing the oath at seven an issue?

    by cyberskunk

    I didn't know the oath, but I didn't read Green Lantern comics. I'm asking because I don't see it as necessarily the case that the child knew the oath by heart himself; he was asking about it. Although, since he was dressed that way and had the ring, it wouldn't have surprised me if he had known it.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Yes

    by leo54304

    As I said I read the GL comics over and over. And while I did get the oath occasionally wrong at first, I practiced til I got it right. My brother used to tell me to shut up because I'd say it while reading the comic or to piss him off. It was a brother thing.

  • July 28, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    the myspace Ryan Reynolds interview

    by Rommel Catuncan

    It's more like he's debating whether he will say it during the panel.

  • July 28, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Cyberskunk you caught something none of us did

    by leo54304

    The kid was asking about the oath and thats all. Which means he knew about it. Why he (the Kid) should or would have to know the oath verbatim is a moot point.

  • July 28, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Give this kid a CAMEO!

    by Spacelab

    Wouldn't that be awesome? Just give him a Stan Lee style cameo, maybe just looking up and waving at Green Lantern or something. Come on studios, fly him to the set for one day and give the kid a cameo.

  • July 28, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    70s DC villains for GL/GA

    by leo54304

    Still remember the villains from this story arc I read because they were that bad. These two villains teamed up and one wore purple leotard and a silver helm that ended in a big eyeball. The other had an orange/yellow jumpsuti with red bandana over his mouth and a metallic glove that could disintegrate stuff. Couldn't remember their names so looked them up on wikipedica. Turns out the villains names were Prof Ojo and the Crumbler. That was the 70s for ya.

  • July 28, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    A retort...

    by CaptEgo

    Dear verbaldiarrheaforausername (this would be the name calling part): <br> <br> As you can well imagine I am deeply offended by your dismissal of my equally unverifiable credentials in light of the fact that they were offered up in honest comparison to your similarly usele---meaningle--I mean irrelevant listing of said. As a magnanimous gesture however, I'll put it behind us in the name of 'I really don't give a shit'. You'll have to forgive me if I don't much give a rat's ass about your heartfelt struggle to 'put food on the table' as those of us who can simply fire food and sunshine out of our butts think your type are chumps. <br> <br> Leaving that all behind, let's just focus on the fact that your hearty 'me too' after hopping into the debate at the end of the day like some brain-dead AOLer from days of yore is just this side of frikkin hilarious. Your reaction to my added, personal note of disdain for your ilk pretty much proves my point about the 'bitter' part (let me extend my congratulations for your not being 'lonely and bitter' and my condolences to your imaginary spouse having to live with someone who is bitter and hostile). I'm sure, that as you dab the spittle from your chin each day after screeching at whomever it is that has offended you, you take great satisfaction in fondling your useless crap 'memorabilia' letting their soothing waves of corporate consumption culture ease your (clearly) troubled mind. <br> <br> Rest assured that your vigorous dick-swinging at having been so affronted causes me great alarm and I'll be sure to let you rant on like a tool in the future if that's what makes you happy (although, as we have established, it seems that happiness should be foreign to your mental condition). <br> <br> At least our little correspondence should give you another anecdote for your future visits to your therapist (or failing that another excuse to hurl at the police officer as they take you away to your well earned incarceration). <br> <br> Cheers. <br> <br> p.s. You might want to look into a course or two in reading comprehension (although I suppose it is difficult to concentrate through the red haze of your apparently permanent berzerker rage).

  • July 28, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the fun CaptEgo

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    The name suits you well but like I said . . . You've been my play thing for the day. Thanks for responding so much. You could have took the "high road" but since I pegged you for the moron that you are it's been quite entertaining. If in the future you want to bitch and bellyache in the talkbacks I'll definitely be there to watch you flail and gasp for air. Ever so often I could use a good laugh from my little marionette.

  • July 28, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Alrighty...

    by CaptEgo

    *pats verbaldiarrheaforausername on his pointy little head* Dream whichever dreams let you sleep at night child.

  • July 28, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    memories of iron man 2 -spoilers-

    by theonecalledshoe

    when the drones are attacking some little kid is just standing still and raises his gauntlet then IM comes down and blasts the drone and says thanks kid. The gereen latern vid was pretty cool and a bit of a tear jerker I admit cause reynolds threw in a small portion of christopher reeve charm there. imo anyway.

  • July 28, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Eva Longoria talking to Marvel

    by leo54304

    about being in their films. Rumor was it was for the wasp role. Eva said she was talking to Marvel about an upcoming movie but it wasn't the avengers. Source: cnewsoxy

  • July 28, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    If GL really recited his oath like that...

    by django_il_bastardo

    ...his power ring charge would be approximately 45 seconds...I mean c'mon...he sounded like he was saying his prayers before bed..."Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. Let those who worship evil weep..."

  • July 28, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Everyone should read Johns' run on GL

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    <p>With all the fuss about the movie coming out and the debate whether this incident is staged/unstaged, I think people are kind of missing the point that this entire GL renaissance was mostly due in part to the success of Geoff Johns' work on GL.</p> <p>And his work is good. Brubaker gets a lot of credit for taking Bucky and making him relevant again in Captain America, and Geoff Johns pretty much does the same thing, but on a much larger scale.</p> <p>And damn, Johns did a good job. I never really cared for GL until JLU made Jon Stewart relatively interesting. But once I started reading Green Lantern Corp and the Sinestro Wars, GL became something absolutely awesome. Seriously, for anyone that hasn't read it, go read it now.</p>

  • July 29, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    You continue to delight.

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    Thanks for being a pal.

  • July 29, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    adiehardfanwithalethalwepon

    by caseymcgehee72

    CaptEgo pegged you perfectly. First, admitting that you're playing CaptEgo is essentially identifying yourself as a troll--and that's just a fact. Second, you said:<br><br>"If in the future you want to bitch and bellyache in the talkbacks I'll definitely be there to watch you flail and gasp for air"<br><br>You do realize the whole reason CaptEgo targeted you was because YOU were "bitching" and insisting this was staged for no logical reason. ANd nobody should be impressed with someone working to put food on the table--EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. ALIVE. WORKS. TO. PUT. FOOD. ON. THE. TABLE.

  • July 30, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    More crybabies.

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    You do realize I hadn't insisted on anything right? I simply suggested it was a possibility unlike others in this talkback. That just shows your ignorance really. Secondly, CptEgo started trolling by titling his post "Too cool for school talkback A-holes..." taking it upon himself to start some shit. I just finished it. So, just like Egotastic you prove nothing with your post. Thanks for pointlessly joining the conversation at the ass end.

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