Green Lantern Corps: Geoff Johns on Guardians of the Galaxy Comparisons, Learning From 2011 GL Movie, and More

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Geoff Johns is no stranger to Green Lantern, penning some of Hal Jordan's most epic battles like the Sinestro Corps War, Blackest Night, and a number of other memorable stories. This is why fans are excited to see him write the script for the upcoming movie Green Lantern Corps, which many are hoping is better than the 2011 movie.

Johns recently sat down with Collider and discussed a couple of things about the upcoming movie, including the mistakes to avoid from the 2011 disaster and the possible influence of Guardians of the Galaxy.

The longtime DC writer revealed that he was starting from scratch, hence his previous comments alluding to the film's similarities with Green Lantern: Rebirth. In terms of the Guardians influence, Johns said that James Gunn did a really great job with the movie but that Green Lantern Corps will not be like it too much. This is a good idea since there are already a lot of people comparing Shazam to some of Marvel's movies.

When discussing the 2011 movie, he mentions how having thoughts that he will not discuss, including the pure CGI costumes used for that movie. He does say that practical effects for costumes are a bit better, though CGI will be needed to make the suit glow and to perform a number of offensive constructs.

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"Well I think you look at everything that worked and didn't work on anything. Like revamping a character, reintroducing a character I've done it a lot. The creative viewpoint and the way into the character and rebooting it and changing it and introducing it is informed by everything. It's informed by comics, both what works and what doesn't work. I don't wanna spoil any of the storythere, but if people liked my run on Green Lantern, then hopefully they'll like what I'm doing."
"I look at what they did with those suits and—look I have so many opinions that I won't say, but that's really up to once we get a director. That's such a down the line conversation with the director and costume designer. You think about it, but when I'm writing the story I'm not like worried about the practicality yet of the suit. In my head tangible is always cooler, an enhanced tangible suit is better. But it's really gonna be about where we are with the director and everything else, and that's a question [to be asked when] we get a great script and a great director and they wanna make the movie, then we'll get there."

No release date for Green Lantern Corps has been announced.

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