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Ryan Reynolds Says 'Green Lantern' Is Not 'The Dark Knight,' Not A Comedy Either

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 4, 2011 2:41 AM
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Actor Says The Story For The 'Green Lantern' Sequel Is "Set In Stone" & Hinted At In This FilmCall it comeback week for Warner Bros' "Green Lantern" superhero franchise but a few months ago it was a completely different story. When the EW magazine cover that first revealed lead actor Ryan Reynolds in costume hit, the core geek crowd were not feeling the CGI-created mask or suit. The first trailer didn't fare much better and was criticized by fanboys for its cheap effects and far-too-goofy tone.

'Green Lantern' WonderCon Footage Impresses; New Posters Released Too

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  • April 2, 2011 5:59 AM
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Last night, Ryan Reynolds may have said he's reached his super hero film quota with "Green Lantern" already completed and "Deadpool," plus the genre-y graphic novel, "R.I.P.D.," but he may be getting ahead of himself, since none of these pictures has been released. We've been pretty skeptical of "Green Lantern" so far, and more importantly, so has the vocal movie geek community who the movie is aimed at. Early trailers looked like lame SyFy channel tele-movies and even Warner Bros. admitted that all the early footage was weak.

Ryan Reynolds Says After 'Green Lantern' & 'Deadpool' He's Reached His Superhero Quota

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  • April 2, 2011 4:07 AM
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And Details Of Footage Shown At The 'Green Lantern' Wonder Con PresentationDuring a panel featuring stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively at WonderCon in San Francisco today Warner Bros. revealed new footage from this summer’s “Green Lantern”. The panel was led by current DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns who announced that a new full-length “Green Lantern” trailer will be released May 6th, attached to “Thor,” before introducing a good deal of new footage to those in attendance.

Geoffrey Rush To Voice Tomar-Re In 'Green Lantern'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 2:27 AM
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Hal Jordan Will Not StutterIf the buzz around "Green Lantern" is non-existent, don't worry, because Warner Bros. is well aware of the problem. They recently admitted that the first trailer wasn't so hot and conceded that the effects are taking much longer to lock down than they expected, hence the lack of whizzbangwow show-off footage as yet. The movie is racing to the finish line -- a new trailer is expected to arrive in front of "Thor" with a big marketing push likely to follow -- and director Martin Campbell is assembling his voice cast fairly late in the game.

WB Admits First 'Green Lantern' Trailer Was Terrible; Michael Clarke Duncan In Talks For Kilowog

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 6:51 AM
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It's going to be a spandex-filled summer. There are four superhero movies on the way -- "Thor," "X-Men: First Class," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Green Lantern" -- and most everybody can agree that out of all of them, the latter has received the worst buzz so far. A trailer dropped last fall and it wasn't promising. Sporting a dorky tone, cheesy special effects and nothing in the way of a hook, it was met with a collective shrug and then quickly forgotten and there has been little in the way of marketing since. However, Warner Bros. admits they got it wrong, are licking their wounds and are planning an assault of marketing in the run up to the film's release in June.

James Newton Howard Scoring 'Green Lantern'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 21, 2011 5:04 AM
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While it's been rumored in quieter circles for some time now, it's since been confirmed that eight-time Oscar nominated composer James Newton Howard (everything from "Liar Liar," to "The Dark Knight") will be scoring Martin Campbell's upcoming sci-fi superhero flick, "Green Lantern."

New Looks At 'Green Lantern' & 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 8:27 AM
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A few new pics from some big summer releases have hit to hopefully tide you over.

'Green Hornet' Defeated By 'Green Lantern' In Release Date Battle; Originally Planned For March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2011 10:03 AM
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Michel Gondry Says Stephen Chow's Wild Ideas For The Film Included "AIDS" & "Plastic Boobs"When it was first announced that "The Green Hornet" was moving from it's previously planned December bow to January to allow for 3D conversion, many assumed that the early winter date was an indication the film was a stinker and move by Sony to cut their losses. Not so it would appear.

The Escapist & Potentially Entertaining Films Of 2011

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  • January 6, 2011 6:07 AM
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Tentpoles That Hopefully Are Fun, Indies That May Or May Not Be Quality, Etc.You could see our annual three sets of anticipated film features like this: the Most Anticipated is an earnest example of the films we're truly looking forward to the most in that year, with a few caveats listed within if you read closely (i.e., we're looking forward to it, but the writing might be on the wall). Then our Escapist, Popcorn piece is more like: these are the fun, entertaining films of the year that may or may not be good. For us and our taste, it's always a bit of a toss up and history shows that we're generally on the money in terms of how we'll feel about the eventual product (not because we're biased, but because we know our own taste, blah, blah, blah). That said, we always try and remain as positive as possible. Frankly, if you're going to make super-hero films, sci-fi action films, fantasy/adventure films, etc. we want them to be good as touchstones such as "The Dark Knight," "The Lord Of The Rings," "Inception," etc., but obviously those films set the bar a little higher than what your average film from these genres generally aim for.

First Look At Tomar-Re In 'Green Lantern'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2010 3:14 AM
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Next year will be superhero movie heaven for fans of the genre with "Thor," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Green Lantern" all swooping into theaters next spring or summer. But with three big budget franchise films all gunning for the same audience within a few months of each other, we figure at least one of them will underperform, and if we were betting men, we'd put our money on "Green Lantern." The first trailer for the film was shockingly dull with some questionable CGI and overall tone that we couldn't quite get with. And, for this writer who is not totally familiar with the Green Lantern, it seems that the entire universe is a bit absurd even for a comic. Enter Tomar-Re.

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