There’s a lot of attention about the big comic book movies coming out this summer. We’ve got The Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman, and The Dark Knight Rises, all hoping to be the biggest summer blockbuster the world has ever seen. I admit, I’m very excited and plan to see all of them, and I suspect many of you are as well. However, if you think that big-budget blockbusters are the only place to get your superhero movie fix, you’re wrong.
Since 2007 DC has released a dozen fantastic animated movies that blow many live action productions out of the water. Part of the reason these are so good is that they are based on stories that would never be filmed, either due to budgetary concerns or fear that they wouldn’t have a wide enough box-office appeal. Even if they were green-lighted, odds are that they would have so much studio interference (see Green Lantern) that the result would be a watered-down version of what could have been great.
The animated movies have given DC more freedom to produce great stories, and they are only getting better. This year will see the release of an adaption of Justice League:Doom and a two part adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns. I’m awaiting those movies just as much as the summer blockbusters, and I’m far less worried that those movies will disappoint.
For the uninitiated, I’d live to present the top six DC Animated movies and why you need to see them. (After that you should check out the other six because, really, they’re all good.)
While we already have a bunch of details from the upcoming Blu-Ray of the Martin Campbell directed flick, a shot of the back cover shows the exact length of the extended scenes’ for Green Lantern. Is it enough to change opinions about the movie…
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, where a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan
Thanks to DCU Movie Page Twitter account, check out the shot of the Green Lantern‘s Blu-Ray back cover below:
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If you notice the writing on the bottom part of the cover clearly states that the extended cut is 123 minutes long, which means it only adds 9 more minutes to the original cut which was 114 minutes long. And this also means that the extended cut itself which was originally announced to be an extra 15 minutes is now only 9. Are you disappointed? Sound off in the usual spot below!
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Saarsgard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins, as well as the voice stars of Geoffrey Rush and Michael Clarke Duncan, Green Lantern is set to be released in Blu-Ray on October 14, later this year.
First game footage revealed for the Nintendo 3DS version of Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, and it actually looks fun!
I haven’t been able to find this video on the site, so I thought I would post it for our CBM and video game fans. The Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game is making its way to almost every gaming platform known to man, and I found this video yesterday that highlights the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. While not as beefy as the next-gen consoles, the portable version looks like it could be quite fun…
In Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, players will fill the role of gifted pilot Hal Jordan, the first human Green Lantern, and create an arsenal of ring constructs and take flight in outer space and beyond to restore intergalactic order. Players will use the Power Ring to build an array of weapons from green energy to defeat the Manhunters
It is undoubtedly a mistake on the reporter’s part, but the Los Angeles Times, in a profile of Warner Bros.’ Jeff Robinov, mentions the fact that a Justice League movie is planned for 2013, following the 2012 releases of Batman and Superman
Says the article, “Robinov, who shuttered Warner’s specialty movie labels in 2008 and infamously passed on releasing the Oscar-winning hit Slumdog Millionaire, wants to keep increasing the number of big-budget ‘tentpoles’ that fuel global revenue. His most immediate hurdle is filling the void that will be left this summer when the multibillion-dollar Harry Potter series shepherded by [Alan] Horn ends. Robinov is betting on DC Comics characters to take center stage starting in June with the $200 million-plus production Green Lantern. HE’S THEN AIING TO RELEASE NEW BATMAN AND SUPERMAN FILMS IN 2012 AND JUSTICE LEAGUE, A TEAMING OF DC’S TOP HEROES, IN 2013.”
What do you think? Is this even a possibility? Just as importantly, do you WANT to see a Justice League movie?
“I do. I just think about it sometimes,” the actor told MTV News when asked if all the attention that the new Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynold is getting ever reminds him about what could’ve been.
“Yeah, some people may know that for a minute there, long ago, there was talk of a more comedic version of Green Lantern, but yeah, it wasn’t meant to be.”
Asked whether he looks at Ryan Reynolds tossing around one-liners in the recently released trailer and wonders about all the outrage that surrounded his version of Hal Jordan, Black wasn’t having it…
A YouTube user named Anama Troy has redone the trailer for next years upcoming Green Lantern using effects inspired by the original TRON
After more than 20 years fans of the famed Sci-fi epic, TRON will finally get a sequel in the form of TRON: Legacy this December. Then came the highly anticipated trailer for Green Lantern which will be making its way on to the big screen the summer of next year. Youtube user AnamaTroy recently gave the Green Lantern trailer the Tron treatment using effects and music from TRON
TRON: Legacy synopsis:
a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar
This week on the noob news podcast Richard and Christian discuss the newest Green Lantern trailer, Warner Brothers ridiculous plan to remake The Wizard of Oz, as well as wall to wall coverage of the 2010 Austin Comic-con. All this and much, much more on this episode of The Noob News.
After the horrible sneak peak that Entertainment Tonight treated us to, finally the full trailer is online. Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Green Lantern, the highly-anticipated big screen adaptation directed by Martin Campbell. Opening in 3D and 2D theaters on June 17, 2011 starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Mark Strong as Sinestro, Nick Jones as John Stewart, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett, Jay O. Sanders and Jon Tenney.
Watch the trailer below or click the new artwork for the Apple Trailer.
For good fun here is a damn well made fan trailer casting Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) as the Green Lantern.
Warner Bros. Pictures has provided us with two pieces of concept art of the planet Oa in director Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern, opening in 3D and 2D theaters on June 17, 2011. The highly anticipated big screen adaptation stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Mark Strong, Taika Waititi, Temuera Morrison, Angela Bassett, Jay O. Sanders and Jon Tenney.
The movie is described as follows:
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
The Noob News has learned that Warner Bros. Pictures is looking to shoot Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie in New Orleans starting in April. We assume that won’t be the only location they’ll be filming, but the studio must like the city after recently wrapping Green Lantern there.