How the Green Lantern movie could have become a box office success.

§ July 1st, 2013 § Filed under dc comics, green lantern, sir-links-a-lot § 5 Comments

So I was looking through this DC Sneak Previews freebie:

…which you know came out several years ago, since it actually cover-features superheroes who are (gasp) not in their mid-20s, and featuring previews of the Justice Society of America mini-series and Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn II. Of note is the intro to the GL:EDII preview:

…which features this phrase that pays:

Now that’s a slogan that would have brought attendees to movie houses in droves, should Warner Brothers’ marketing division only have dared to use it. Of course, that would have required a slight rewriting of the film to facilitate its use, but I think we all agree a rewrite for the GL film would not entirely have been out of order.

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In other news:

  • Happy Sixth (Give or Take A Year or Three) Birthday to Bully, The Little Stuffed Bull Who Apparently Ages Like Jonathan Winters on Mork and Mindy!
  • Comic Book Galaxy is going off the air within a week or so, so if you’re gonna catch up on any articles there, now’s the time to do it. I wrote there for a while (I’ll repost the articles on my own site here, soon), plus I contributed this little blurb about the Thing (in relation to a still-MIA Barry Windsor-Smith graphic novel) which I think is one of my favorite things I’ve ever written.

    Thanks for asking me to contribute, Alan!

  • And now, your Indian-style Swamp Thing promo poster for the day, celebrating Charles Soule’s run on the series. BRB, going to India to get one of these.


images from DC Sneak Previews #1 (1991)

5 Responses to “How the Green Lantern movie could have become a box office success.”

  • Derooftrouser says:

    The Green Lantern movie would have been a hit if it had G’nort. Possibly some other GLs as well, but mainly G’nort.

    Emerald Dawn II would have been a hit if it had been called ‘Emerald Dawg’ and been about G’nort.

    After Earth would have been… aw, you get the idea.

  • De says:

    The tagline is pure gold for sure, but I know in my neck of the woods that a drunk driver protagonist would be DOA at the box office.

  • Tim O'Neil says:

    Wasn’t EMERALD DAWN II so bad it was retconned very soon after it finished, or am I misremembering?

  • ExistentialMan says:

    I’d buy the movie soundtrack if he and Michael James Vincenzo Gubitosi were cellmates.

  • Old Bull Lee says:

    Tim – Unfortunately it was canon for quite a while, but I don’t know about now.

    As bad as the drunk driver Hal concept was, EMERALD DAWN II is a good read. Gerard Jones and M.D. Bright did some excellent work on it and the GL ongoing in the 90s.