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Green Lantern

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Comic by Green Lantern The Animated Series Creator Exposes Strange, Gendered World of Focus Testing

Giancarlo Volpe was one of the producers of Green Lantern: The Animated Series, cancelled after one season due to poor toy sales (which may or may not have been unfortunately fueled by the poor performance of the live action Green Lantern movie) and Cartoon Network’s desire to refocus its DC Comics based offerings into DC Nation despite cult popularity. He posted a comic on his Tumblr recently that sheds light on how television networks evaluate the impact of shows on their audience and distill a crowd of children’s reactions down to several data points for showrunners.

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Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Gotham Gets A Riddler, Fantastic Four Casts Doctor Doom, And More DC/Marvel News

All the comic book adaptation news that’s fit to print (and some that’s not)! 

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My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

Which Superhero Should Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o Play?

Lupita Nyong’o is all anyone can talk about at the moment. And with good reason! She just took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. And lest we forget, there are several comic book movie actors who are also Oscar winners. Artist Mark Brooks took the initiative and photoshopped Nyong’o to have that fantastic mohawk Storm look. And he’s not the only one thinking of casting the Academy Award-winner in a comic book role. 

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If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

Idris Elba: Superman, Beat-Boxer, All-Around Likable Dude [VIDEO]

To be fair, I pretty much want Idris Elba to play any other comic book character. Green Lantern John Stewart, Constantine, Luke Cage, Aquaman…Anyway, here he is talking about that time he DJed wearing a Superman costume and just generally being super.

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Fact From the Vapor of Nuance

Dang, The Rock Can’t Even Joke About Which Superhero Could Beat Who Without Being Asked If He’s Green Lantern

You may be hearing that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is up for the role of John Stewart, Green Lantern of Earth. I am here to tell you that he’s really very probably not.

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If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

This Is Idris Elba As Green Lantern John Stewart

The announcement Warner Bros. should have made at San Diego Comic-Con. Well, besides that other one, of course.

(Marc-Antoine Poulin via Tights and Capes)

Previously in San Diego Comic-Con

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If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

First Female Green Lantern of Earth?

With Geoff Johns‘ finale for The Green Lantern foreshadowing the possibility of a ring finding its way into the hands of a human woman from Earth, DC is teasing the debut of the newest Green Lantern. They released the above portrait and even mentioned the name of the lady in question (Jessica Cruz) and the fact that she is a “controversial figure” in possession of a controversial Lantern ring. Check that out behind the jump.

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The Person Responsible For The Green Lantern Movie Is Probably Writing The Blade Runner Sequel

Looks like Michael Green has been hired to write the Blade Runner sequel. Oh. Hadn’t heard about the Blade Runner sequel yet? Sorry about that…

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If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

Geoff Johns Slipped Something Groundbreaking Into His Green Lantern Finale

Writer Geoff Johns recently ended his almost ten year journey with DC Comics’ Green Lantern. What began as a literal rebirth in 2003 was wrapped up in a neat bow last week but opened the mythos to a few interesting possibilities, including one relavent to our specific interests here at The Mary Sue. 

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If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

Green Lantern Himself Doesn’t Care About the Justice League Movie

Though, honestly, Ryan Reynolds‘ negative comments about the oft-delayed superhero film sound less like a case of “I have zero interest in the Justice League movie” than of “I still wince when I think about Green Lantern.” Can you blame him?

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