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Animated 'Green Lantern' Coming to Cartoon Network

by Chris Jordan, posted May 27th 2010 7:06PM
Comic book fans will get a double jolt of Green Lantern's power ring next year when a new animated Green Lantern series debuts in the fall of 2011 on the Cartoon Network, right after the theatrical release of the big-screen version of the superhero, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the report, 'Green Lantern: The Animated Series' will complement the upcoming Warner Bros. 'Green Lantern' movie, which stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a test pilot who meets a dying alien and subsequently becomes the Green Lantern. Blake Lively of 'Gossip Girl' will play Reynolds' love interest and Peter Sarsgaard will be baddie Dr. Hector Hammond. The film is scheduled to open June 17, 2011.

The news of an animated Lantern broke during a Time Warner investment day presentation on Thursday by Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of Time Warner's Turner networks. Turner owns the Cartoon Network.

The Green Lantern made his debut in issue 16 of All-American Comics in 1940. He was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell.

Cartoon versions go back to the 1967 CBS series 'The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure,' on which the character appeared. The Lantern was featured on the recent straight-to-DVD release of 'Green Lantern: First Flight,' which aired in January on the Cartoon Network.

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Some reports have the animated series debuting in 2011. Others have it in 2012. WB still, incredibly can not get out of it's own way. It seems that they are SO eager to cut corners that they hire morons to do the simple work, such as scheduling. They have SO much potential but they would rather "paint over the cracks" in hopes that the foundation will remain intact. They have relied on Batman's broad shoulders for so long that the rest of the DCU characters suffers for it.

This is why Marvel continues to leave them in the dust.

July 30 2011 at 8:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If they do it right, GL should end up as big a hit for DC/WB as Iron Man is for Marvel. Unfortunately, I'm not exactly holding my breath here. WB has badly mangled their treatment of ALL their properties with the exception of Batman Begins/The Dark Knight. Casting is perfect though, Ryan Reynolds should be a credible Hal Jordan however I would rather have seen him play Barry Allen in The Flash. First Flight was a great intro and we'll see how much they include in the live action version.

GL and Iron Man were two of my fave comics back in the 60s growing up and if they do it right, this film could just be what DC/WB needs to shore up their lagging super hero franchises.

May 30 2010 at 9:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

GL is a terrific character who deserves an animated TV show of his own.And a 2011 debut sure sounds wonderful to me if its accurate.One report stated that this series would premiere in 2012!

May 28 2010 at 6:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The Green Lantern that was created in 1940 is not Hal Jordan. Alan Scott was the first G.L. His character was retired in the early 1950's. With the success of the relaunch of the Flash in the mid '50's, DC dusted off several of their other old characters, gave them new uniforms, and new secret id's as well.

May 28 2010 at 10:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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