19 March 2010

The Future is Bright Green?

GL is ready to join the big dogs of the DC universe and 2011 may be his year. Did I mention that the Green Lantern live action movie began filming this week? Not too much info has leaked yet, though there is a rumor that cameo was filmed with future Lantern John Stewart.

Previously, there had been some vague references to an in development CGI animated Green Lantern series. But just yesterday, rumors materialized regarding a Green Lantern animated movie. Here is the quote (from a website that hates being listed as a source):

A Green Lantern animated project is in the works at Warner Bros. Animation, The Continuum has learned. According to sources, it will be part of a direct-to-video project that will be timed for release of the live-action Green Lantern movie in the summer of 2011. A representative of Warner Home Video said the studio will not comment on any film that hasn't been announced as in production. According to sources, the new Green Lantern animated project takes a look at the origins of the Green Lantern Corps, including the first ring wielders. At Emerald City Comic-Con last weekend, DC Comics' Geoff Johns hinted at a Green Lantern animated series, which would appear to be a different project.

Others have speculated that this could be a Batmanime style anthology style film with shorts featuring various ring wielders. Pitched that way, it sounds pretty cool, but I have to remain cautiously optimistic considering that Batmanime, which also sounded great, was a bit of a mess. Hopefully there will be more news soon.

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