Some really interesting Green Lantern news today!
The biggest news is that everyone’s favorite Martian Drill Sergeant, Kilowog of the Green Lantern Corps, may have a voice. The Latino Review says that it may be Michael Clarke Duncan, who actually has the perfect voice for such a no-nonsense character, but emphasizes that the deal is not yet finalized.
This actually worries me.
The Green Lantern movie is coming out this summer, and it is almost April. Doesn’t that seem a little close to the wire for casting the voice of a major CGI character??
According to Blastr, Warner Brothers (the production company which has spent over $200 million on the film), is distinctly aware of the lack of media buzz.
Speaking to the press during this year’s CinemaCon—in which the various studios parade their wares for those who own and operate movie theaters themselves (and choose what film plays on which screens)—Warners’ worldwide marketing president, Sue Kroll, acknowledged the missteps that came with that first look at Lantern:
“Part of the reason the response to the first trailer was lukewarm was that the big-scale sequences weren’t ready to show, and we suffered for it. … We can’t afford to do that again.”
Think about it. All we have seen of Green Lantern is the one trailer, which was cool. But, the CGI effects, especially on the Green Lantern outfit on Ryan Reynolds, was shockingly very poorly done.
What do you think of the distinct lack of buzz around Green Lantern? Are you still excited to see it?