So as a guy who has plenty of comic books (somewhere in the background Cathy is muttering "too bloody many comic books") I also tend to keep up on all the news regarding any that might be made into movies.
One of the ones in pre-production right now is Green Lantern. Most of the super hero movies of recent years have come from Marvel Comics and not the other major publisher, DC comics. This is happening, I guess, because they have their heads out of their ass. I mean, if you can get c-level characters like Ghost Rider and Elektra made into movies ahead of something like Wonder Woman, then someone is either selling movie producers one hell of a lot of blow, or someone has their head so far up their ass they can see what they ate for supper.
So if DC's A-list is Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, then their B-list would be characters like the Flash, Aquaman and Green Lantern. I'm not the biggest fan of the character, but if done right it would make an interesting enough movie.
But here's the thing, somewhere in there in the wide world of the internet, a fan (Cathy again: "someone clearly with no life.") decided that Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) would be the best man for the role of Hal Jordan - the test pilot who discovers a ring that lets him do almost anything. So he did what any borderline sane fanboy did and created his own movie trailer to prove the point.
But here's the thing....the trailer is actually awesome. Fillion apparently has seen it and said that he thinks it's awesome. In fact, I'm willing to bet it's better than the trailer that will come out for the eventual movie. It's made entirely from clips of other movies and TV shows, with a bit of digital and audio wizardry thrown in for good measure. It really shouldn't work, but it does.
The thing is, Fillion would actually make a really good Hal Jordan. So would David Boreanaz (Angel, Bones), who actually has done the voice work for Green Lantern in an animated movie. They probably won't go for them as they're too old. Young and pretty appears to be the way they're going. Pity.
1. Gift of skrews - Lindsay Buckingham
2. Wake me up - Norah Jones
3. Don't stand so close to me - The Police*
4. Fez (being born) - U2
5. Old yellow bricks - Arctic Monkeys