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July 16, 2004

Jack Black is Green Lantern. Let the Black/Green Jokes begin.

— Posted by John Campea

Now, they don’t list a source for this currently, but here, aintitcool.com is saying that Jack Black is slated to be the Green Lantern. Warner Bros. is controlling how this one works despite DC Comics really trying to keep Green Lantern as their own little puppy.

According to the article, Warner Bros. is forming this movie as, and I quote: “zany comedy version a la The Mask”. Where they are getting that quote from, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll pull out the “grain-of-salt-o-meter” on this one. Personally, I like my comic book movies more on the dark and twisty side rather than the bubble gum side. Maybe they meant The Mask as in the one with Cher! That’d be fun! “Our superhero hero is one mean mother! Despite having 84 chins! Oh yes, and no one likes him! Except for one blind girl!” — Hmmm..Okay maybe not.

Either way, I’ll have to wait until Mr. Trailer comes out to make a call on this one.

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  • Rene Vidal

    Is this something like the first FF movie? It’s going to be made, but it’s not supposed to be shown?

  • Lt. Blackbagz

    Correct me if i’m wrong but following the JL – the animated series, GL is black. There are plenty of black actors out there that could easily play the part: wesley snipes, Jai (i believe that’s his name, that played Spawn). And also agreeing with Jeff, GL is a serious character which I admire. Jack Black (IMO) is not even that funny. Let’s keep GL true to his character and keep the comedy to someone like the Flash.

  • Jeff

    I don’t think they should make fun of Green Lantern with a film like this, because once it’s done nobody will look at it seriously anymore and the chance of making an eye-candy film with tons of special efects and lots of action will be lost forever. Green Lantern is a superhero that exists since 1940 and deserves a decent film.

  • Siege Orion

    from the understanding I got. Hugh Jackman was up for the role as GL. I even saw a WB mag review in which they had high hopes he would sign on.

  • Siege Orion

    from the understanding I got. Hugh Jackman was up for the role as GL. I even saw a WB mag review in which they had high hopes he would sign on.

  • Dan

    Jack Black is Great so is Kyle Rayner perhpas the best Green Lantern ever so its a good match rember that the director for spiderman started in the biz mkaing cheesey horror film and look how great the Spiderman movies are just wait and see dont talk smack cause if it is great then you going to have to take a smack

  • Joe

    I am glad to see the movie come out and I like Jack Black but please dear god dont let it be this stupid zany comedy. Make it on the line of Spiderman.

  • Bubba

    anonymity: you know more than Variety and The Hollywood Reporter? Don’t think so.

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