Even though the summer movie season has come and gone and there are no longer any comic book superheroes storming your local cineplex, you can enjoy their fantastical adventures from the comfort of your own home as they start trickling out on DVD and Blu-ray. Marvel Studios' Thor kicked off "superhero summer" and also led the home video invasion with its DVD/Blu-ray release last month, and the god of thunder's (played by Chris Hemsworth) fellow Avenger, Captain America (Chris Evans), will get his due when Captain America: The First Avenger is released on home video release in just two week's time.
But, before the "Star-Spangled Avenger" wings his way into your home, Warner Bros. (WB) is offering up home video versions of its own summer superhero with the release of Green Lantern on Oct. 17th. To help promote the release — and to give the uninitiated a quick-and-dirty introduction to the world of the Green Lantern Corps and the Corps' primary antagonist, Parallax — WB has released an extended video clip that includes the first five minutes of the movie. Grab a handful of popcorn and enjoy! watch the first 5 minutes of Green Lantern! >> Posted 10.14.11 by BrentJS
Action! Adventure! Wisecracks and banter! There's bound to be an extra helping of all those things in the still-in-the-works Deadpool movie, especially if Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of Zombieland wrote the script. And any movie with all of those things wrapped around a killer Deadpool story is a movie we'd wait in long midnight lines to see. So why is it taking so freakin' long?
Just as we asked Emily Whitten and Marc Vuletich of Ask Deadpool to
rant about weigh in on the waste that was Green Lantern, today comes news that a Deadpool movie is back in business, with the studio looking to "redeem" the character in his solo movie. Good thing as we're not sure how much longer we — or Deadpool — can excuse the wait.
Deadpool says: "Enough with Green Lantern!" >> Posted 09.08.11 by reelz
With 10 comic book movies headed to theaters in Summer 2011, Jon Favreau claimed the season would be a "bloodbath," saying: "There's not a weekend where there won't be teeth on the floor." Back in May, we asked you to predict which of those 10 would flatten the competition in our Summer Comic Smackdown. How did you do? And how did the Winner and Losers stack up?
Comic Book Movie Winners and Losers of Summer 2011 >> Posted 08.29.11 by reelz
The final, mid-credits scene in director Martin Campbell's Green Lantern adaptation offered a tantalizing look at who Hal Jordan, aka Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds), will be squaring off against in the sequel... That is, if Green Lantern 2 ever gets the, ahem, green light. The disappointing performance of Green Lantern at the box office initially made it seem unlikely that we would ever get a chance to see a sequel, but undisclosed "sources" said that Warner Bros. intended to weather the storm and move forward with plans for a follow-up.
When WB President Jeff Robinov said that "to go foward" with Green Lantern 2, it would need to be "a little edgier and darker with more emphasis on action," it seemed that the sequel was more than just a possibility. However, Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes recently stated that talk of a Green Lantern sequel is premature because the movie "fell fairly far short of" expecations. He did not rule it out, however, adding that a decision will be made "in due course." Green Lantern to lead Time Warner's UltraViolet initiative >> Posted 08.04.11 by BrentJS
Just days ago, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Warner Bros. was planning on moving forward with Green Lantern 2 despite being "somewhat disappointed" by Green Lantern's mediocre box office performance to date.
The studio has a lot riding on Green Lantern, having already hired Michael Goldenberg last August to draft a sequel script. It also needs to fill the void in its upcoming slate created by the end of the Harry Potter franchise. In fact, DC Entertainment–Warner Bros. was planning to release two DC-related movies a year in the studio's post-Harry Potter era. what's the latest? >> Posted 06.29.11 by Ryan
Some movie studios might give up on a potential franchise when a movie with a $200 million-budget makes just $118.7 million worldwide in two weeks of release, but Warner Bros. is pressing on with Green Lantern 2.
THR reports that, while Warners is "somewhat disappointed” with Green Lantern’s box office, the studio still plans to move forward with a sequel. Green Lantern opened with $52.7 million in its first weekend, then dropped 66% domestically in its second weekend, but Dan Fellman, Warners' president of domestic distribution, says the movie is settling in at the box office. Why Is Warner Bros. Keeping the Green Lantern Franchise Alive? >> Posted 06.27.11 by Ryan
Summer 2011 is filled with sequels, spin-offs, and reboots. That's right, as exciting as the season's blockbusters may seem, we're being inundated with one of the most unoriginal summers the movies have ever seen. Within that context, though, which movies rise above the "Yeah, we phoned this one in" benchmark? Find out with our patent-pending originality meter.
From 1 to 10, where do these releases register? >> Posted 06.24.11 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis ||Green Lantern ||$52.7M ||$52.7M ||Not even the presence of Ryan Reynolds could put this superhero pic in the green. A soft opening for a $200M movie. |
|Super 8 ||$21.3M ||$72.8M ||The J.J. Abrams-Steven Spielberg collaboration seems to be growing legs, only dropping 40 percent in its second week. ||Mr. Popper's Penguins ||$18.2M ||$18.2M ||Despite an ad push to take pops to Poppers for Father's Day, few did. |
|X-Men: First Class ||$11.5M ||$119.9M ||Continues to be the lowest performing X-Men yet. |
|The Hangover Part II ||$9.6M ||$232.7M ||Over the weekend became the largest rated-R comedy of all time, beating out the original Hangover. |
Posted 06.20.11 by reelz
Thanks to increasingly ubiquitious hand-held cameras, many of the secrets that you used to have to actually go to see a movie to discover are pretty much guaranteed to pop up online almost immediately after a movie debuts. So far, the spoiler-filled end-credits scenes of two of this summer's big comic book movies — Thor and X-Men: First Class — were leaked online by naughty movie patrons, now a third comic book movie has also also fallen victim.
Green Lantern, which opened nationwide on Friday to middling numbers, includes a mid-final credits scene that reveals a MAJOR plot point about who or what the villain will be in Green Lantern 2 (assuming the numbers improve and there is a sequel) and that scene has already made its way to YouTube. If you are a comic book aficionado and/or you have been following Green Lantern movie news closely, this scene really won't come as much of a surprise to you, but for all others...proceed at your own risk! Seriously, turn back now if you don't want the secret spoiled! >> Posted 06.19.11 by BrentJS
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan played a string of bit parts in TV shows and movies before hitting the big time as John Coffey, the gentle man-mountain with healing powers at the center of director Frank Darabont's The Green Mile, a role that garnered him an Academy Award-nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. While Duncan has since found it difficult to find roles that require the emotional range of Coffey, he has capitalized on his massive stature by playing bruisers in movies like Planet of the Apes, The Scorpion King and Daredevil.
Duncan also maintains a healthy voice over career, lending his weighty bass tones to numerous commercials, video games, animated TV shows and movies. Duncan's booming voice can next be heard emanating from the mouth of the CGI character Kilowog in Green Lantern. In a recent interview with BlackFilm, Duncan opened up about what it was like working with director Martin Campbell to get the right tone for the "drill sergeant" of the Green Lantern Corps. He also talked about what it would take to get him to reprise the role of the Kingpin in the new Daredevil movie currently in development and revealed his desire to play Panthro in a live-action ThunderCats adaptation. what did Duncan say? >> Posted 06.17.11 by BrentJS