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'Green Lantern: First Flight'Clearly, fans of DC Comics' resident Emerald Knight, Green Lantern, have had plenty to get excited about lately. First, it looks like a "Green Lantern" feature film is moving right along, with a targeted release date of December 17, 2010 and director Martin Campbell attached to helm (although an actor for the lead role has yet to be determined).

But since 2010 is seemingly light-years away, the fine folks over at Warner Home Video will be throwing GL fans a Kilowog-sized bone on July 28 with the latest addition to their acclaimed series of animated feature films, "Green Lantern: First Flight." The studio dropped the specs of the DVD and Blu-ray release at WonderCon over the weekend, and after the jump, we've got the lowdown on what GL geeks can expect from the sets. Read More...

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Anton YelchinLast week, we brought you the latest Internet scuttlebutt regarding Warner Bros. fast-tracked "Green Lantern" feature film, touching on a rumor that "Star Trek" and "Terminator: Salvation" actor Anton Yelchin was being considered for the role of Hal Jordan after Ryan Gosling and Emile Hirsch had reportedly passed on the part.

For those of you who voiced your displeasure with WB's consideration of Yelchin in the comments on the original post, we've got good news for you today, as IESB caught up with the actor at Wonder Con last weekend to find out if those rumors were indeed true. Read More...

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'Green Lantern'Earlier today we brought you some "Green Lantern" casting rumors that attached "Star Trek" and "Terminator: Salvation" actor Anton Yelchin as a potential Hal Jordan in the much-anticipated film based on DC's Emerald Knight. While the latest news doesn't cast a new light on the future of the project, it does give cause for some "What If?" pondering, with reports surfacing that "Monster House" and "City of Ember" director Gil Kenan was initially tagged to helm "Green Lantern" before current director Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale") was attached.

According to The Playlist, anonymous sources (which should always prompt you to take whatever news that follows with a grain of salt) indicate that Kenan was all set to direct "Green Lantern" until a poor showing for the well-reviewed but under-the-radar "City of Ember" caused the studio to look elsewhere. Read More...

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Anton Yelchin"Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin is rumored to be the front-runner to play DC's Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, after Ryan Gosling (“The Notebook”) and Emile Hersch (“Speed Racer”) passed on the role.

According to anonymous sources at Latino Review, the "Green Lantern" producers are looking for a young star, but also someone familiar. The site named Yelchin, who plays Kyle Reese in the upcoming “Terminator: Salvation” and a young Pavel Chekov in the upcoming “Star Trek” film, as a potential candidate after Gosling, Hersch and upcoming "Clash of the Titans" actor Sam Worthington passed. Read More...

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'Green Lantern'Warner Brothers is moving ahead with their next DC Comics movies by announcing release dates for “Green Lantern” and "Jonah Hex." The scarred Civil War veteran, Jonah Hex, will hit theaters Aug. 10, 2010, with the Emerald Knight arriving in time for the holidays, Dec. 17, 2010.

Last we heard, director Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”) was on the slate to direct "Green Lantern" with a script by Marc Guggenheim, Michael Green and Greg Berlanti -- the screenwriting team behind the clairvoyant lawyer TV series “Eli Stone.” No star has been announced to play the fighter pilot turned Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, but there's been no shortage of speculation. (I'm pulling for “Serenity” star Nathan Fillion.) Read More...

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'Green Lantern'We've been hearing quite a bit about DC's resident Emerald Avenger being bandied about the blogs lately, with all sources indicating that "Green Lantern" could be the next DC superhero to hit the big screen. And if today's report from Variety is to be believed, it looks like "Green Lantern" is getting that much closer to getting the green light (ba-dum-dum!).

According to Variety's story, it looks as though Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale") is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros. to helm "Green Lantern" (which is currently being written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green), stating that the emergence of Campbell all but puts "Green Lantern" at the top of Warners' current slate of in-development films to hit the big screen next. Read More...

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Green LanternIt's been a few weeks since we've checked in with the "Green Lantern" camp -- last we heard, co-screenwriter Marc Guggenheim said he was putting the final touches on the script and hinted that DC's resident "Big Blue Boy Scout" might be making a cameo in the film.

Fortunately, today the 'Net gives us a few updates from the "Green Lantern" front, and who better to hear from than Warner Bros. President, Alan Horn, who the fellas over at Collider.com recently had the opportunity to talk to on a red carpet event for "Yes Man."

"['Green Lantern' is] on the board," said Horn in the Collider piece. "On the runway. Hasn’t taken off yet, but we’re close. I think 'Green Lantern' is probably the best guess [as the next DC Comics film to hit theaters] but I can’t promise it at this moment." Read More...


'Green Lantern'The "Green Lantern" movie is rolling right along, co-screenwriter Marc Guggenheim tells us -- even if digressions about other comics characters sometimes distract them from the task at hand.

"This morning, we sat down to talk Green Lantern," Guggenheim told MTV, "and we ended up riffing for an hour and a half on another, much more obscure character. Sometimes, you just have to roll with it when inspiration strikes, you know? I'm sure the studio wouldn't be happy about it, but we're not going to blow the deadline. We'll get it in."

Guggenheim said that he and fellow screenwriters Michael Green and Greg Berlanti (who's also directing the film) are on the third studio draft, and they've just been refining the script based on studio notes and locations. Read More...

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Matthew SettleBefore he was Rufus Humphrey on "Gossip Girl" -- you know, Dan and Jenny's oh-so-cool (former) rock star dad -- Matthew Settle was Green Lantern. Well, at least for a "Justice League of America" pilot for CBS.

His version was Guy Gardner -- who he played as "cheeky, fun, and sarcastic, you know, young, having fun, having power," Settle told MTV News when we caught up with him before he went a different kind of green for "Wicked".

"That was years ago," Settle said, but he wants to do it again, if the filmmakers behind the latest adaptation would consider him (over, say, Ryan Gosling).

"I want to play the Green Lantern," Settle said. "I'd love to do a comic book hero. Go to the gym, get all buff, puff up. That would be a lot of fun." Read More...

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Ryan GoslingNews and rumors regarding the currently-in-development movie based on "Green Lantern" have been flooding the internet over the past month, and so far, fans of DC's Emerald Interstellar Enforcer have been hearing nothing but good news about the production -- from the fanboy-friendly script to co-writer Marc Guggenheim's sources of inspiration.

However, one bit of news that has had fans scratching their collective noggins has been rumors of Ryan Gosling being considered for the potential lead role of Hal Jordan (the man who would eventually take on the mantle of Green Lantern). Splash Page looked back to an interview with Gosling from September of last year that could shed some light on his thoughts toward playing a superhero. Read More...

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