Marc Guggenheim, the writer of Warner Bros’ upcoming “Green Lantern” movie and veteran writer of comics and TV shows such as the Marvel title “Young X-Men”, and the shows “The Practice” and “Law & Order”, recently talked to MTV’s Splashpage about the emerald space cops and his vision of the world of the Green Lantern Corps. He mentions that some slight changes have been made to the script since his last draft, which documents Hal Jordan, a test pilot, being the latest recruit into the intergalactic police force who are known as Green Lanterns, wielding rings that give them incredible power that is fueled by their willpower and courage.

“[The changes are] nothing that’s affecting the storyline, really, […] It’s pretty well set. But sometimes we’ll move a scene to a different location for budget purposes, perhaps in an already established location instead of a new one. It’s a question of, which locations can we live without? It’s a constant process to streamline what you’re going through, even after the film is shot, when you’re cutting things in the edit. That’s what the rewrite process is like, how you sand down the roughness of [the movie] to its smoothest.”

It’s rumored that “Green Lantern” will include a Clark Kent/Superman cameo, as well as cameos of the characters Alan Scott and Guy Gardner (another Earth-based Green Lantern). While Guggenheim won’t confirm or deny the rumors and says to be cautious of too many such “Easter Eggs” in films he is a fan, pointing to the recent Robert Downey Jr. cameo as Tony Stark/Iron Man in this past summer’s “The Incredible Hulk” as his favorite.

Green Lantern is a DC Comics character, a name used by several characters through the years. The first, Alan Scott, appeared in 1940 in “All-Star Comics”, though the character of Hal Jordan, arguably the best-known to use the name and the first to introduce the concept of the Green Lantern Corps itself, first appeared in 1959 in DC’s “Showcase” title. The characters use their power rings for various abilities including flight, energy constructs that can form anything they can imagine, and space travel. Their names come from the power source of their rings, a battery in the shape of an old-fashioned metal lantern.

Warner Bros. has a tentative release date of 2010 for the “Green Lantern” movie, and it will be produced by De Line Pictures, and Greg Berlanti is directing.

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By Costa Koutsoutis, (Source: MTV Splashpage)

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