Monday, July 17, 2017

Green Lantern Corps and The Hulk





I have always wondered why Stephen Spielberg never tried his hand at a superhero movie,  He's worked in so many other genres, isn't against directing adapted material and is a master of using special effects to their best potential, so I think he would be a great fit.  The upcoming Green Lantern Corps film would be a perfect project for his amazing talents.

The Hulk has Crossed Paths with Green Lantern Before - They first met in STF #108...  Green Arrow was along for the ride in STF #919... She-Hulk and Kilwog joined them in STF #759...  and their evil personas clashed in STF #1681...

22 comments:

Lieber Kurtzberg said...

Spielberg should direct a movie based on Nova. I think the story of a normal boy who finds an alien helmet that transforms him into a space hero would be perfect for him. They would probably use Sam Alexander, but it would be good to eventually work in Richard Rider similar to how they used The Wasp. Rider could have been secret hero in the past who has been missing after a mission. I'm not sure what villain they should use since most of the good cosmic villains are associated with the Fantastic Four. Maybe they could use High Evolutionary.

Cary Comic said...

Can even Chaselon the living diamond GL withstand a pounding by the Incredible Silver Age Hulk?

I doubt it.

Bob Greenwade said...

Maybe if there's ever a big-screen Justice League/Avengers, Spielberg could be persuaded to direct -- especially of Joss Whedon does the script.

Mr. Acer said...

I'll just leave this here....
http://red-rum-18.deviantart.com/art/New-Amalgam-Comics-Green-Nova-Corps-365519600

Neil Robertson said...

Spielberg came close to doing a comic book movie if not a superhero film. He held the rights for a couple of years for making a Blackhawk motion picture. Maybe it was just too soon after the first Indiana Jones film, but he eventually let the rights lapse. Still, it got DC to allow the brilliant Mark Evanier-led run of the comic book to exist during that time!

Mateus Honrado said...

Come to think of it, Spielberg did almost direct a superhero film as he was one of the directors considered to direct Superman 1978. Ilya Salkind actually wanted him to direct, while his father Alexander was skeptical and decided to wait until his film Jaws came out.

After Jaws became a big hit, the Salkinds offered Spielberg to direct but he turned it down to do Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Ross said...

Wow, I never heard that. Imagine what could have been.

The Answer Man said...

Spielberg directed Tintin.

Mateus Honrado said...

I think Ross meant is that Spielberg has never directed a superhero film, not a comic book film.

Ross said...

Which is why I wrote superhero - but I will be discussing Spielberg's Tintin tomorrow...

Anonymous said...

The Green Lantern movie was horrible. They should have had a tighter story close to the episode of Superman the Animated Series that had Kyle. The movie should have focuses on Hal finding the ring and figuring out how to use it on Earth by stopping a few minor threats like the Demolition Team. In the second act Sinestro (evil with yellow ring) shows up demanding the power ring. At the end of the movie after Hal defeats Sinestro, some members of the Green Lantern Corps show up to arrest Sinestro and bring Hal to Oa to train in the sequel. I think that would have made a better movie.

The next Green Lantern movie won't be able to do that, but it could follow Men in Black by having John Stewart as a normal guy recruited into a vast cosmic organization he never dreamed existed. The personalities would be reversed. It would basically be Hal as carefree Captain Kirk recruiting John as stoic Benjamin Sisko.

Glenn Host said...

Disagree entirely about Sinestro wearing the yellow ring in first movie.
They choose a good enemy - Hector Hammond - but the whole father of Hector Hammond part was lame.

The GL comic is not a comedy and that was also the problem with the Green Hornet movie, trying to make what it what it wasn't. 'Sorry, I'm late. Help yourself, there's water from the tap!" sums it.

Ryan Reynolds is better in Deadpool because he was given a better script with more appropriate role for him. And the director did not want him and it showed.

Anonymous said...

Which planet is that cracking up? Hopefully not Mogo!

Anonymous said...

Sinestro is the best villain so he should have been used first. It was unnecessary to try to slow build his back story when that could have been summed up in a flashback.

The eventual Green Lantern movies will likely draw from the horrible fanboyish rainbow Lantern Corps mess Geoff Johns dwelled on. I don't want to see all those different fruit flavored lanterns. The movie should focus Green Lanterns with yellow powered Sinestro as the only other non GLC ring bearer.

After Sinestro I think Eclipso would be a good villain, using his 90s redesign.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the 90s Eclipso, I'm surprised he hasn't been used here. I would think 90s Eclipso vs Moon Knight would be cool.

Anonymous said...

@ my namesake: How about Silver Age Eclipso vs. Shazzan?

Isaac said...

@Anonymous the 2nd - I'll buy that for a dollar!

Mateus Honrado said...

I've seen the film and Hammond was not the right villain for the film.

Mateus Honrado said...

If it weren't for Johns, Hal would still been the Spectre.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Shazzan was shown in the cartoons as pretty much invincible--once the siblings managed to touch their rings and summon Shazzan, it was over.

If we're going to stay with DC--and since the same company owns both the DC and Hanna-Barbera characters, it could actually happen--I would suggest Darkseid as Shazzan's foe, or at least Trigon or Mordru.

Simreeve said...

Anonymous said...
"The movie should focus Green Lanterns with yellow powered Sinestro as the only other non GLC ring bearer."

Star Sapphire! Star Sapphire! Star Sapphire!

Cary Killingbeck said...

@Kid Charlemagne: isn't Trigon already hinted at as being the mastermind behind DC's upcoming "Dark Days" story arc? At least according to "The Casting?"

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