Is Green Lantern Moving to Toronto?

After several confusing confirmations hit the net, the question now being asked by ring-slinging fans is whether the production is moving out of New Orleans or whether an old rumor has been refurbished...

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By multipurposeponi - 5/1/2010


A few weeks ago we learned that actor Mark Strong, who is playing the role of Sinestro in the Martin Campbell directed Green Lantern film, will begin filming his scenes in June at the Second Line Stages in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bill Doyle, the film's supervisory location manager, has also stated that Green Lantern is slated to remain in New Orleans until the scheduled conclusion of principal photography in August.

Where does Toronto, Canada fit into this equation? For starters, before production commenced on Green Lantern there were several areas the studio was considering for use. The first being Australia, which fell through because of "the current global economic situation, including fluctuations in currency evaluation and overall costs", the second being Pinewood Toronto Studios in Canada.

Pinewood Toronto Studios boasts of having the largest production facility in North America, including nine sound stages ranging from 10,000 sq ft to 46,000 sq ft. There was no official word from Warner Bros as to why New Orleans was chosen for Green Lantern over Toronto; but all signs pointed to the incredible tax incentives Louisiana currently offers studios.




Since it apparently has been confirmed that Green Lantern has exclusively chosen New Orleans, and areas in it's vicinity, for filming, where do these latest rumors linking the production to Toronto come from?

The first connection comes from actor Dustin Celestine, who landed a role as an extra in the film. Last week, he posted this on this message on his Twitter account:



The second comes from Toronto resident, and avid comic book movie fan, Nicole J. Skalij who has apparently heard a buzz about the film heading to her city:





What do you think, Green Lantern movie fans; has Warner Bros managed to keep a site change secretive for this long or is this just a another bit of 'leaked' misinformation?



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JLanphear - 5/1/2010, 4:25 PM
It's possible they've simply kept it secret. Given the size of the soundstages offered in Toronto, it's likely that the large visual scenes (such as Oa) will be filmed there.
OverCross - 5/1/2010, 4:47 PM
Ryan Reynolds is going home......IN CANADA!


I could drive 2 hours west and maybe catch up on some news snooping


Sweet
canadianbacon - 5/1/2010, 4:55 PM
sweet! maybe i should stroll on over to toronto some time soon
zao89 - 5/1/2010, 6:39 PM
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!! I want to see some filming!
Suffertree - 5/1/2010, 6:46 PM
Wouldn't surprise me. Alot of filming for TV and movies is done in Canada. Alot in Vancouver.
antonio - 5/1/2010, 7:53 PM
cool.the only reason i am renting or buying that piece of shit clash of the titans remake is 4 the 1st footage of the highly anticipated dc comics sci-fi epic,the green lantern.
antonio - 5/1/2010, 7:55 PM
i think its awesome that were getting updates.NOW,BRING ON THOR AND CAPTAIN AMERICA!please.
ino019 - 5/1/2010, 7:57 PM
still waiting for the production stills...costume costume costume
batfan39 - 5/1/2010, 8:00 PM
I'm going to be in down town Toronto in a few weeks!!! I hope the timing is right! That'd be cool!!
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Phinehas - 5/1/2010, 8:15 PM
I would think that the taxes are higher in Canada. But idk. Its not all that exhilarating for me.
Hawksblueyes - 5/1/2010, 9:04 PM
They may have water based scenes to shoot. If that's the case there isn't going to be any water anywhere near New Orleans that isn't covered in oil in the next couple of days.
NicoleJSkalij - 5/1/2010, 10:18 PM
Sweet, you guys published my tweet! I feel honoured. I check this site every morning!
japhrimel - 5/1/2010, 10:46 PM
hey i follow you on twitter .. i get all my comic book movie related stuff here and from you ... your great!!!
sihaya - 5/1/2010, 11:11 PM
Omg! Filming in Toronto owns! Not to sound stalkerish... Nicole, I live in Toronto too, we should meet up when they're filming and go find the locations! My friend and I are the only two girls in our group who are into this kind of thing lol.
LEEE777 - 5/2/2010, 5:26 AM
Cool Nicole!!!

Sihaya @ LOL!

GUYS @ I've just seen LIVELY act, its not very good, really hope she's a better actress now!
Phinehas - 5/2/2010, 2:13 PM
They should just light all that oil on fire and chalk one lost to the environmentalists.
batfan39 - 5/2/2010, 3:08 PM
Phinehas-- While that would solve one problem (after about a week) it would kinda cause lots of other ones. Oil makes the wildlife sick... fire cooks it.

It would be cool to see though.
Hawksblueyes - 5/2/2010, 3:41 PM
I live in a wetlands, marshlands area on the northwest coast of Florida that will soon be under that oil. I promise you the environment comes back quicker from fire than it will from oil.
comicb00kguy - 5/3/2010, 9:28 AM
If there were a way to control the fire so that it doesn't burn down half the state once it got to the shore, I'd be all for it! That is all that is on the news here in New Orleans. I really feel for those poor fishermen and shrimpers who are losing their livelihoods from this, not to mention the horrific impact on what remains of our marshlands (Hawk, sounds like you'd have a clue about this, and about my bigger fear of a hurricane hitting the Gulf before this is contained and cleaned up). The environmental impact of this is going to devastate what remains of my state's economy- and just when it was starting to come back from Katrina.
Hawksblueyes - 5/5/2010, 3:37 PM
comicb00kguy: Yeah, a hurricane right now would be a shot in the temple for sure.

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