Tuesday, April 10, 2007

David S. Goyer to Make Green Arrow Prison Movie

When I recently wrote that DC could learn a lesson from Marvel and put their second and third tier heroes to better use in the film market, I didn't mean that they should remake a Tango and Cash with the Green Arrow character. In that post I stated I didn't know whether to laugh, cry, or cheer. Now I know that the weeping must begin.

What the hell are they thinking?

According to ICV2, David S. Goyer has sold Warner Bros. on a film idea where Green Arrow is wrongfully convicted to life in prison and confined to a special prison for super types.

Goyer's success with Batman Begins and failure with Threshold must have driven him insane! Though I will withhold full judgment until after I have seen Invisible. In the article Goyer is quoted as saying, "comic book fans should really love the film since it contains many of the B- and C-list villains from the DCU that hardcore fans will recognize, even though the prisoners are not allowed any of the super-villain (or superhero) regalia."

Let me get this straight...I'm going to love Death Warrant 2: Green Arrow's Flight because I'll get to see the Pied Piper and Captain Cold in a little prison action? Look, I like Amanda Waller as much as the next guy, but The Longest Volley where Green Arrow has an archery competition against Deadshot while the guards look on ominously isn't making me giddy. The thought of underground prison fights between Green Arrow and Bronze Tiger in Lock Up 2: Queen's Trial is making me contemplate suicide.

Given Green Arrow's real name, Oliver Queen, I can only imagine some of the innuendo laden prison dialog that awaits me if this film ever gets released.

Hey Ollie, why not be my Queen and pick up that soap?

I want to die.

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