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#61 lokizz

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

Yeah, but instead they made it the Green Lantern who (here comes the joke that's probably been driven into the ground since the rumor) had a weakness to WOOD.



lmao "ahhh your wood penetrated my defenses do with me what you will you brute". im sure its all about money but id love to know why they even felt the need to do this shit. why not put more work or attention to already known gay characters that are out in the dc universe instead of trying to force one?

heres to hoping they dont go the daken route but at least daken eventually died.

then again it could work if they go the flaming gay route. like someone mentioned he could make sexually suggestive light constructs maybe even create a green light dj and disco ball. just camp it up but be prepared for the outrage.

#62 grandpied

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:28 PM

maybe green arrow or swamp thing.


I've been thinking Green Arrow for a while now since they're coming out with a movie for him sometime in the future and he's not really a big character in the DC universe and they will want to generate buzz so more people will go and watch the movie. I just hope whatever character they make gay they don't turn into a flaming homosexual. I think they can get away with closet gay but if you turn him into a character from queer eye for the straight guy then that is going to hurt his image and his profitability.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:30 PM

I've been thinking Green Arrow for a while now since they're coming out with a movie for him sometime in the future and he's not really a big character in the DC universe and they will want to generate buzz so more people will go and watch the movie. I just hope whatever character they make gay they don't turn into a flaming homosexual. I think they can get away with closet gay but if you turn him into a character from queer eye for the straight guy then that is going to hurt his image and his profitability.


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It's already official - it's Alan Scott the original Green Lantern, currently part of the Earth 2 universe.

Also, it's a Green Arrow TV series.

And Green Arrow has had a long off and on relationship with Black Canary anyway.


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:00 PM

I think they should have picked Guy.

I'm against Stewart only because then people would be like, oh so the black Green Lantern is gay.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:00 AM

I think they should have picked Guy.

I'm against Stewart only because then people would be like, oh so the black Green Lantern is gay.

When he was first written he was a black man who loved Barbara Streisand. Then they kept changing his character around and it wasn't until the Justice League cartoon where they decided they were going to follow the lead of the cartoon and make him a hard ass military type. Though it doesn't matter, because I can't unread him as a man with an afro listening to Babs.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:00 PM

DC screwed up Green Lantern in the public sense.

  • First DC introduced John Stewart as the GL headlining the JL cartoon shows. That didn't please long time GL readers of the 80's - 90's who knew Hal Jordan was the main GL. The DC producer even admit they did it because they wanted to be politically correct and have ethnic diversity in the JL. http://www.imdb.com/...5137/faq#.2.1.7

  • Ten years later, DC made the switch for a GL movie based on Hal Jordan. That in turn didn't please long time watchers of the JL cartoon show who had watched John Stewart for years. It didn't help DC that the GL movie flopped in the box office too.

  • Now they make a GL character gay. Despite it being Alan Scott whom no one in the general public really knows. And they did this because they just wanted to be politically correct like they did 10 years ago with John Stewart, but this time politically correct with sexual orientation.

All this do not mean anything to the comic readers.

But to the general public, it's just a complete mess!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:10 PM

DC screwed up Green Lantern in the public sense.

  • First DC introduced John Stewart as the GL headlining the JL cartoon shows. That didn't please long time GL readers of the 80's - 90's who knew Hal Jordan was the main GL. The DC producer even admit they did it because they wanted to be politically correct and have ethnic diversity in the JL. http://www.imdb.com/...5137/faq#.2.1.7

  • Ten years later, DC made the switch for a GL movie based on Hal Jordan. That in turn didn't please long time watchers of the JL cartoon show who had watched John Stewart for years. It didn't help DC that the GL movie flopped in the box office too.

  • Now they make a GL character gay. Despite it being Alan Scott whom no one in the general public really knows. And they did this because they just wanted to be politically correct like they did 10 years ago with John Stewart, but this time politically correct with sexual orientation.

All this do not mean anything to the comic readers.

But to the general public, it's just a complete mess!


Also Ryan Reynolds

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:20 PM

I thought Ryan Reynolds played a good Hal Jordan. You can't blame the laziness and incoherence of the script and poor CG work on the actors, who I thought did a good job working with a terrible script.
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#69 elessar123

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:39 PM

I thought Ryan Reynolds played a good Hal Jordan. You can't blame the laziness and incoherence of the script and poor CG work on the actors, who I thought did a good job working with a terrible script.


He always has terrible scripts...which makes me think it's not the script.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:45 PM

Guy Gardner?

The implications of that could be quite...entertaining.:rofl:
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:52 PM

Seriously though, if they wanted to do this and actually make it relevant, it should have been Rayner. Yeah I know he's had relationships with female characters, oh well.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:55 AM

This is just odd, quite odd. Obviously there is nothing against gay people or whatever, but why do superheroes need to be rebooted as gay? Wasn't Spider Man in one of the comics changed to a Mexican gay guy? Come on, going a little overboard to try to desperately appeal to...I guess the gay market...

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:27 AM

It's less about appealing to any one group and more about desperately trying to grab headlines. But you do have to give it to DC...they got the headlines they wanted. My mother asked me today, "Green Lantern is gay???" For whatever reason, people are talking about this, even though, as many others have already pointed out, they have already been a number of openly gay superheroes, even "prominent" DC characters, like Batwoman and Renee Montoya, who, as The Question, played a pretty big role in Final Crisis.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:14 PM

It's less about appealing to any one group and more about desperately trying to grab headlines. But you do have to give it to DC...they got the headlines they wanted. My mother asked me today, "Green Lantern is gay???" For whatever reason, people are talking about this, even though, as many others have already pointed out, they have already been a number of openly gay superheroes, even "prominent" DC characters, like Batwoman and Renee Montoya, who, as The Question, played a pretty big role in Final Crisis.


I don't know why people would be so bored/nerdy to be interested in this stuff anyway. Who cares if a fictional comic book character is gay or not, it makes no difference in anyone's lives.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:05 PM

Not to mention most people who aren't into comics have no idea who the hell Alan Scott even is. They hear Green Lantern and think of the Ryan Reynolds movie.
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#76 camoor

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:28 PM

He always has terrible scripts...which makes me think it's not the script.


Totally.

Hannibal King was an unknown but fun side character before RR made him into a steroids-addled wise-cracking tool.

A Deadpool character/movie spin-off could have been interesting in the hands of another actor but someone who doesn't understand comics cast RR in the role.

And now Green Lantern - how many comic book characters will he have to Fuck up before people just start keeping their IPs locked safely away?

#77 blindinglights

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:41 AM

A Deadpool character/movie spin-off could have been interesting in the hands of another actor but someone who doesn't understand comics cast RR in the role.



But Deadpool is a wise cracking character. How did he screw up that role?
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

But Deadpool is a wise cracking character. How did he screw up that role?


You didn't watch Wolverine?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:35 AM

Yeah not to mention Chris Evans was given two comic book characters with mediocre dialog and he still managed to turn in a quality performance for both.

Ryan Reynolds should stick to costarring in crappy romantic comedies that I will never see.

#80 lokizz

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:12 AM

He always has terrible scripts...which makes me think it's not the script.

lmao hes shit hands down but then the scripts are to blame as well like him being deadpool Fuck to be honest damn near everyone in that wolverine movie was poorly cast and done.


instead of finding the right person for these roles they always try to shoehorn in pretty boys and hott tang to fill in roles. Scarlett johansen shouldnt have been black widow. shes an eternally hott piece of smurf id love to smurf in the smurf till the smurf comes up but shes a shit actress.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:24 AM

Not to mention most people who aren't into comics have no idea who the hell Alan Scott even is. They hear Green Lantern and think of the Ryan Reynolds movie.


Whether it was intentional or not, them picking Alan Scott for this has worked for them. Because no one knows who Alan Scott is, a lot of people are just hearing "Green Lantern is gay."

#82 blindinglights

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:25 AM

You didn't watch Wolverine?



Who would you rather have as Deadpool?

I'm not a fan of Ryan Reynolds because I think he's a one trick pony (and
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#83 elessar123

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:46 AM

How Deadpool was used in that movie was stupid, but I don't see where that had anything to do with the actor.


I guess that's mostly true.

It's an ok cast. Unlike Venom.