Monday, December 1, 2008

Green Lantern

MTV News got to sit down with Marc Guggenheim, co-screenwriter for the highly anticipated "Green Lantern" film, to talk about the final revisions being put into the script.

According to the interview, it seems the most arguments in the script-building process is putting in other comic book characters.

“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.”

According to MTV, "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."

“[The changes are] nothing that’s affecting the storyline, really,” Guggenheim said. “It’s pretty well set. But sometimes we’ll move a scene to a different location for budget purposes, perhaps in an already established location instead of a new one. It’s a question of, which locations can we live without? It’s a constant process to streamline what you’re going through, even after the film is shot, when you’re cutting things in the edit. That’s what the rewrite process is like, how you sand down the roughness of the a movie to its smoothest.”

Meanwhile, there is a lot of chatter about who will play the hero in "Green Lantern," which can be seen in one of my previous posts here and in one exceptional post by The Solar Sentinel. What I am interested in is crossovers, so I want to know if there really will be a cameo of Clark Kent in the film.

“There were rumors that Tom Welling would have a cameo in ‘Batman Begins’ as a young Clark Kent, to meet up with a young Bruce Wayne,” Guggenheim noted. “But you have to be careful when you do things like that, because it sounds great in concept, but when you sit down to watch it, it poses the danger of pulling you out of the film.”

But as a self-proclaimed “sucker for a good Easter egg,” Guggenheim said, “The fanboy in me would love that. Robert Downey, Jr. in ‘The Hulk’ was awesome. I love that stuff in general, and I think the fans would enjoy it. Brandon Routh or even Tom Welling [in 'Green Lantern'] would be awesome. And anything is possible. The beauty part of being the writer, though, is that I don’t actually have to make that judgment call.”

Will "Superman" be in "Green Lantern?" More news to come! Catch ya' later!

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