Tuesday, January 19, 2010

No Superman Cameo in 'Green Lantern'

One of the earliest rumors about the "Green Lantern" film was that it included a cameo by a certain Man of Steel. This rumor first surfaced when IESB got an early look at the "Green Lantern" script and picked up on a scene where Clark Kent is approached as a possible candidate to wear Abin Sur's emerald power ring.

This naturally set off a rumor-bomb of speculation about who would play Clark Kent for the "Green Lantern" cameo (Tom Welling? Brandon Routh?) – but all that talk is now moot, as MTV News has confirmed that there will NOT be a Superman cameo in the film.

MTV News confirmed the news while talking with "Green Lantern" director Martin Campbell, who had this to say:

“No, that won’t happen…None of the other DC characters will appear in the film.”

So down goes any Superman, Batman, Flash, or any other DC hero rumor you heard about regarding "Green Lantern." While many of us comic book movie fans have enjoyed the sort of crossover cameos Marvel Studios has packed into their films as a lead-in to their "Avengers" movie, it seems DC/WB is letting their directors go the Chris Nolan route and establish independent universes for their individual heroes before they do any swapping and sharing.

Seeing as how Superman is in an awkward state of affairs right now because of the lawsuit that took away certain rights to the character from WB/DC and WB even saying there were no plans to make a new "Superman" movie any time soon, having a cameo wouldn't make sense as it would get fans hopes up for no reason.

Once everything gets settled for "Green Lantern" and the next "Batman," maybe we can hope for a new "Superman" and maybe a "Wonder Woman" film as well. Don't get your hopes up though.

Are you crushed that you won’t see Superman in "Green Lantern"?

"Green Lantern" begins production in March and hits theaters on June 17, 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: Screen Rant

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