Geoff Johns Explains Why GREEN LANTERN CORPS Can't Just Be "DC's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"

Geoff Johns Explains Why GREEN LANTERN CORPS Can't Just Be "DC's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"

Geoff Johns is currently hard at work penning the screenplay for Green Lantern Corps and he's now shed some light on his process and even what he thought about the 2011 movie which starred Ryan Reynolds...

Marvel Studios has obviously found a great deal of success in recent years with the Guardians of the Galaxy movies but during a recent interview at Comic-Con, Green Lantern Corps writer Geoff Johns explained that while he couldn't get into much detail about his plans for the franchise, it's not about copying what their rivals are doing. In fact, it doesn't sound like they'll actually be all that similar. 

"I agree in both a similar way and a very different way, too, because you can't be just 'it's DC's Guardians of the Galaxy,'" Johns said when asked if there will be any similarities between them. "Because James Gunn did such a great job on that, but you got to look at it like... I don't want to get into it, either." Something he did get into is his plans for the movie and what will inspire it. 
 
"I think you look at everything - this is when I do comics, too - 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 kind of viewpoint and way into the character and rebooting and changing it and reintroducing it, is informed by everything. It’s informed by comics and both what works and what doesn’t work. I don’t wanna spoil any of the story there, but if people liked my run on Green Lantern, then hopefully they’ll like what I’m doing.

"I'm taking everything into account. That's what you do. You are not starting from ground zero and going 'I'm going to tell a story about this.' It's connected to everything, animation and comics and zeitgeist and other movies," Johns said. "There is a lot to take in and then redirect, and I am trying to do what I did on the comics in a way, do a rebirth.

"What do you do to try and reintroduce a concept and a group of characters and make it - this applies to everything I work on - but as a writer, and that's what I really wanted to get back to, is being the writer, when I do my comics I feel I have more control over the minutae, because the minutae it does matter. All those little choices add up to something good or something that doesn't work. Part of the reason I want to get back into the writing of it all is because I want to form that minutia myself."
 
John was also asked for his thoughts on the 2011 movie and how his version will differ and while he chose his words carefully, it doesn't sound as if he's a fan. "I look at what they did with those suits. Look, I have so many opinions that I won't say." He also semi-confirmed that we'll see his Hal Jordan wear a proper costume as opposed to one which is created solely via motion-capture/special effects. 

"In my head, a tangible suit is cooler, an enhanced tangible suit is better. But it's really going to be about where we are in the director and everything else, and that's a question, we get a great script, and we get a great director, and they want to make the movie and then [we'll see]." What do you think about these remarks? As always, share your thoughts in the comments section down below.
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