How DC's Gay GREEN LANTERN Caused Warner Bros. Some Serious Confusion...
Writer James Robinson was praised for his decision to make "The New 52" version of Alan Scott gay, but the move reportedly left Warner Bros confused (resulting in Geoff Johns having to explain to them that it wouldn't mean Ryan Reynold's Hal Jordan would be gay too). Read on for details!
While it may have been a controversial decision in the eyes of some fans, Earth-2 writer James Robinson was praised by most (including GLADD) for taking the character of Alan Scott in a bold new direction for his debut in "The New 52". However, while comic book fans are well versed in alernate realities and whatnot, Warner Bros. (the studio that develops DC's comic book movies) were a little confused when they learnt of the decision to make Green Lantern gay.
The sexual orientation of Alan Scott didn’t faze DC publisher Dan DiDio, who supported Robinson’s decision. Warner Brothers, however, was confused: did this mean that star Ryan Reynolds, who played Hal Jordan in the 2011 film adaptation of "Green Lantern," would be gay? "Geoff (Johns) had to go in and explain that there were lots of Green Lanterns, and this was just one of them," Robinson said.
If Warner Bros. were under the impression that there's only one Green Lantern, that probably doesn't bode well for those of you hoping to see one of the other Earthbound members of the Corps brought to the big screen! Regardless, they were clearly concerned or confused over the fact that this alteration in the comic books would potentially lead to the sexuality of Ryan Reynolds' version of Hal Jordan having to be changed for future big screen appearances. Many thanks to Comic Book Resources for the above excerpt. Click on the link below for more!
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