As the release date of director Martin Campbell's Green Lantern adaptation draws near, Warner Bros. has stepped up its promotional campaign for the movie, releasing new TV spots, preview clips, trailers, B-roll compilations and behind-the-scenes featurettes designed to educate potential moviegoers about who Green Lantern (played by Ryan Reynolds) is, what his powers are and where those powers come from. The studio has even allowed the release of some of the concept art that served as the intermediary step between movie script and fully rendered CGI. But, where did the idea come from to translate the formerly B-list DC Comics character into a big screen movie star in the first place? In a recent interview with CBM, screenwriter Marc Guggenheim revealed that the origin of the movie adaptation grew out of a "completely ludicrous notion."
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