With the demise of Justice League: Mortal, the different heroes of DC Comics are again looking realistically at having their individual films made, and we have some interesting news regarding the development of Green Lantern. First off, writer Marc Guggenheim spoke to Comic-Con.net about the upcoming developments in the Amazing Spider-Man comic, and while doing so he revealed some news about Green Lantern.
I've been working my ass off on Green Lantern...I'm ready for a weekend off. I really can't say too much about it. I've sworn a blood oath of secrecy. I will tell you it features Hal Jordan and is an incredibly faithful rendition of the character. It honors everything everyone loves about the hero. We approach it from a fan's perspective. Every step of the way, we ask ourselves what we want to see and what the fans will want to see. I think we have a script that will actually satisfy on those levels. Right now I'm just doing a rewrite for the studio with Greg [Berlanti] and Michael [Green]. We'll turn that in next week. We just keep moving forward. It's really good stuff!
Almost as exciting, images of the concept art used in the pitch for the film have made their way to the web, courtesy of Cinematical. Brian Murphy did the images, which clearly used David Boreanaz (Angel, Bones) for the model of Hal Jordan. Interestingly, while the images suggest that the character is Hal Jordan (we see Ferris Air, where he works, in one of the shots), the costume design is more similar to that of a different Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner.
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In the comics, Hal Jordan is a test-pilot who receives the Green Lantern power ring from a dying alien. Donning the ring, Jordan finds himself a member of the intergalactic Green Lantern corps. The Green Lanterns are charged with defending their sector of space from all manner of threats.