Green Lantern movie will tell Hal Jordan’s origin, producer says
Ever so slowly, more details are coming to light about the much-discussed Green Lantern movie.
Last week director/co-screenwriter Greg Berlanti gave fans hope simply by mentioning that, yes, he’s working on the script. Then yesterday at Newsarama, co-screenwriter Marc Guggenheim spoke enthusiastically about the movie, even if he didn’t really reveal anything.
But now there’s some firm information: Producer Donald De Line tells CHUD that Green Lantern will detail Hal Jordan’s origin and, in the website’s words, feature “all the heroics and action inherent with that character.”
Also … no Jack Black. That’s about it. Hey, I said “ever so slowly.”
UPDATE: Collider now has a Q&A with De Line that fills in some of the details. The producer notes that delays with the Justice League movie won’t affect Green Lantern, which is “very much a kind of stand alone about the origin of that character.”
Zak Penn gets sole writing credit on The Incredible Hulk
Despite Edward Norton’s well-publicized rewrite, Zak Penn will receive sole screenplay credit on The Incredible Hulk.
IESB reports that Penn, who wrote the original draft, is credited with story and screenplay — a determination made by the Writers Guild of America.
“WGA determined the writing credit not Zak or Edward or Universal or Marvel,” a Universal Pictures representative told the website. “WGA always determines final writing credit for our films right before the film comes out. Up until that time, we include the writers on the project to date.”
As The Los Angeles Times detailed back in August, Penn wrote three drafts between early 2006 and spring 2007, but had to promote his movie The Grand before the screenplay could be completed to the satisfaction of Universal and director Louis Leterrier. With three months left before shooting was scheduled to begin, Norton signed a deal to turn around his draft in less than a month.
The Incredible Hulk opens on June 13.