Before I go on, Fully Booked has an awesome Green Lantern promo going:
Jared Leto was also a contender and so was Brian Austin Green (you probably remember him from Beverly Hills 90210). Green is actually a genuine Green Lantern fan.
This is what Hal Jordan actually looks like in comics:
|Art from the cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth hardcover collection, by Ethan Van Sciver. (2007) from Wikipedia.com|
Something else worth knowing is that Geoff Johns, the writer behind several Green Lantern graphic novels (he's done The Flash too) like Green Lantern: Blackest Night and Green Lantern Corps: Recharge is credited as a creative consultant for the Green Lantern movie. This makes me actually want to watch the film all the more as I'm certain that having him on board seals the deal in terms of loyalty to the whole Green Lantern concept.
Another thing I didn't know is that Supe (a.k.a. the Man of Steel) was suppose to make a small appearance. They sliced him out—scared he would steal the show.
Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs) was considered for direction (I wonder how true that is though). I am so curious how that would've panned out though I really loved Casino Royale so "Go, Martin Campbell!"
I am currently reading Green Lantern: Agent Orange, which is pretty much the prequel to Blackest Night. So far, it seems pretty good, but since I haven't finished it yet, I'll have to form a concrete opinion after I'm done. It basically revolves around ol' Hal looking for the Orange Lantern. Something I can definitely say is that Philip Tan did a bang-up job. Awesome stuff!
Gonna catch this movie soon! Let me know what you guys think when you're through watching it. I'm especially curious how Green Lantern fans will feel. Happy long weekend everyone!