Late into our Green Lantern conversation on this weeks show I struggled to find a word to describe how WB Pictures should treat their comic book properties in the future. Of course, it was only after we finished recording it came that it came to me.
I think that might have been the missing element in the Green Lantern film. It never seemed as if anyone had respect for the character. When you don’t take care of your characters the audience notices and in turn they don’t care, or become willing to invest themselves in your story. Just a little something to keep in mind should Warner Brothers go on, as reported, to make a second Green Lantern film.
When Richard Donner was making Superman : The Movie they hung signs that read “Verisimilitude” around the production offices as a reminder of the depth and breadth of their undertaking. Perhaps they can just hang signs of Aretha Franklin around the offices as they embark on future DC Comics films. As a matter of fact, just play this at the start of every meeting.