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Old 07-23-2018, 03:53 PM   #1
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“I’m going to be hopefully delivering a script that Warner loves and DC likes and they want to make it,” Johns concluded, adding it’s “going to celebrate the mythology and reinvent it in a different way.”

In other words, it's almost 2019 and there's still no script and even if there is, maybe WB just passes on it. This is quite a promotion for Johns, all right.
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So now he wants to completely reinvent what he spent 10 years Geoffconning down to the smallest detail. No thanks.
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So now he wants to completely reinvent what he spent 10 years Geoffconning down to the smallest detail. No thanks.


Yeah. Hard pass.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:28 PM   #4
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Can you imagine what he'd do if he had a blank check with a GLC movie?

It would be all about the emotional spectrum, the "greatest" Green Lantern Sinestro, the evil Guardians, and Baz and Cruz.

In other words, it would be all about HIS stuff...
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Can you imagine what he'd do if he had a blank check with a GLC movie?

It would be all about the emotional spectrum, the "greatest" Green Lantern Sinestro, the evil Guardians, and Baz and Cruz.

In other words, it would be all about HIS stuff...
The equivilant to a booker putting the strap on himself in wrestling
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I'm just a little bit stuck on... mm-kay, Geoff Johns simultaneously "steps down" as both CCO and DC Entertainment president for the big opportunity to... eh, write a draft of "Green Lantern Corps" for WB that they have no obligation to humor?
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I'm just a little bit stuck on... mm-kay, Geoff Johns simultaneously "steps down" as both CCO and DC Entertainment president for the big opportunity to... eh, write a draft of "Green Lantern Corps" for WB that they have no obligation to humor?
In Hollywood, this is the classic protocol for a firing. You say someone left on his own to pursue another opportunity.

And remember, this is the second demotion for Johns. A few months ago he became an "adviser" rather than a producer. The difference is that nobody has to do what an adviser says.

I said on CBR at the time that the GLC movie was just a unicorn they had sent him to hunt.
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I don't have any evidence for this, just intuition, but it seems to me that the higher-ups might have watched the rushes for Aquaman and Shazam, and gotten worried.
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Can you imagine what he'd do if he had a blank check with a GLC movie?

It would be all about the emotional spectrum, the "greatest" Green Lantern Sinestro, the evil Guardians, and Baz and Cruz.

In other words, it would be all about HIS stuff...
Coincidentally, the stuff that would earn him royalties.
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Coincidentally, the stuff that would earn him royalties.
Thats become a big thing with Johns. He always has had A list artists. The same one for most if not all of an arc for consistency in a tpb which helps sales. He filled GL with characters and concepta he created which also helps with those royalties. He knew how to set himself up well, which is a luxury other writers never have.
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Thats become a big thing with Johns. He always has had A list artists. The same one for most if not all of an arc for consistency in a tpb which helps sales. He filled GL with characters and concepta he created which also helps with those royalties. He knew how to set himself up well, which is a luxury other writers never have.
Correct. He's always hidden behind A list artists. And even during his "departure" from writing GL books... who's to say he wasn't sitting back putting the kibosh on any storylines being pitched except ones that tied into his rainbow stuff?
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I would much rather see Ron Marz take a shot at the script.
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Hell, yeah.
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God No. His vision of GL was already in movie form. Its been joke material in Deadpool ever since.

Fuck off Johns. You were never that good.
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“I’m going to be hopefully delivering a script that Warner loves and DC likes and they want to make it,” Johns concluded, adding it’s “going to celebrate the mythology and reinvent it in a different way.”

In other words, it's almost 2019 and there's still no script and even if there is, maybe WB just passes on it. This is quite a promotion for Johns, all right.
As an aside I never realized that Johns has such a punchable face.
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Fuck off Johns. You were never that good.
He was on his first JSA run. And first Flash run. And GL up to about #25. He was the shit then.
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Since GJ got his start working in the film industry, wouldn't this be more like a dream job rather than a demotion?

As far as 'reinventing' the concept, maybe it's in the context of how it was portrayed before in film... which was nearly complete shit. The central power battery should NEVER be a GL symbol shaped hunk of rock. If the Corps is to have more focus I hope we get what we need in this film which is more Oa, more with other GL's, etc.

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...As far as 'reinventing' the concept, maybe it's in the context of how it was portrayed before in film... which was nearly complete shit. The central power battery should NEVER be a GL symbol shaped hunk of rock. If the Corps is to have more focus I hope we get what we need in this film which is more Oa, more with other GL's, etc.
That wasn't the battery. Maybe people online were calling it that, but they're wrong and the movie clearly shows another source of power. When Tomar-re first shows Hal around Oa, they fly through the source of the GL power as Hal asks "what's with all the green?" It's like a tower flowing with green energy. They start flying through it at 44 minutes in the theatrical cut and the actual battery itself (a glowing orb with a frame) is seen at 44:32. See here. Tomar even uses the word "battery" as they fly to this source.

The rock is just a staging area or gathering place when all the lanterns assemble. even in that scene you can tell it's not the battery because the light that emanates from all the GLs glowing ("we are the corps") is perpendicular to the greater light emanating from the battery at the poles. I like to think of that rock as an ancient monument carved by the first lanterns and that's why it's wearing down, but that's not said.

[BTW: I've seen this movie a bunch of times.]
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It makes sense that the CPB would be deep underground like it was in the movie. To me it came off like it was the core of the planet actually. But as much sense as it makes for security reasons, the fanboy in me screams that it should have been above ground as a giant inspirational mecca.
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It makes sense that the CPB would be deep underground like it was in the movie. To me it came off like it was the core of the planet actually. But as much sense as it makes for security reasons, the fanboy in me screams that it should have been above ground as a giant inspirational mecca.
Yeah, they depict it as the planet core for Oa and then there are four "poles" (i.e. N, S, W, E) which seem to offer more or less direct access and shine green light out into space

Of the several problems with the movie (mind you, I actually like it), though, I wouldn't personally list the design of Oa. That stuff came off pretty well including the Guardians' citadel, alien designs, Hal's training, and the general busyness of Oa. That's all my favorite bit in the movie (uniform problems aside). I thought they captured the ideas well while emphasizing the alienness of it all (as opposed to the Silver Age designs--as much as I love them--which seemed to convey that no matter how far you go in the galaxy, it's only slightly different than earth).

It's a shame they cut an intended scene with Morro and the markers for fallen lanterns (IIRC, you can kind of see it in the distance and there's an unfinished deleted scene in the features).
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I agree. The Oa scenes and training sequence are my favorite part of the movie too. Once I let go of the idea that all of the architecture on Oa is yellow, the movie version of Oa rocked quite a bit for me.
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Can this guy just go away please?

https://www.cbr.com/green-lantern-co...rdians-galaxy/
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The popular comics writer gave a bit of extra hope to his fans, adding, “If people liked my run on Green Lantern, then hopefully they’ll like what I’m doing.”
Well.............
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The last paragraph in particular sounded pretty alarming.

"But it's really going to be about where we are in the director and everything else, and that's a question, we get a great script, and we get a great director, and they want to make the movie and then [we'll see]."
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