When you consider the fact that it will be one of the biggest films of next year, it's fairly surprising how little of Green Lantern we've seen. Sure, we've seen some stills and those at Comic Con got to see some footage (which, strangely, never leaked online), but it's really all still a mystery. Fortunately, Greg Berlanti, who was one of four writers on Green Lantern, directed the upcoming Life As We Know It and is currently doing press rounds which means only one thing - journalists squeezing out as much as they can.
The Los Angeles Times recently spoke with Berlanti about the project and the writer-director was happy to put the film in a frame of context. While he recently said that The Flash will be darker, sharing elements with Se7en and The Silence of the Lambs, the comparisons for Green Lantern are much lighter, namely Top Gun and Star Wars.
Then there's the matter of Ryan Reynolds. When he originally came on board, some fans were upset, seeing the actor as too goofy for a more serious character like Green Lantern. Berlanti, however, saw him as something else.
Star Wars and Top Gun seems like an okay mix, provided the latter is a more because Hal Jordan is a pilot and less because he likes to play volleyball. Seeing as the film won't be released until June 17th next summer, it may still be a while until we see the first trailer (by comparison, Iron Man 2 came out in May and we saw the first trailer in December). Then again, I've been hearing rumor of a trailer being attached to Harry Potter come November, so who knows? Maybe it will be sooner than you think.
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