Monday, April 09, 2007

Green Arrow Movie

I just heard that David Goyer, who was originally supposed to do a Flash movie before it was scrapped, is now working on a Green Arrow movie. According to the press release in the Wizard web site, the movie will be called "Super-Max" or have that concept woven into it:

“Super Max” is Goyer’s take on supervillain incarceration in the DCU. Revolving around a wrongly convicted Green Arrow being whisked away to the super max prison for out-of-control heroes and villains (where he's forced to face a number of inmates he put there), Goyer says the flick—which he’s developing with writer Justin Marx—isn’t just a Green Arrow film.

“He’s Green Arrow for the first 10 minutes of the movie, and then he’s arrested and his secret identity is revealed,” says Goyer, who also has plans to do a graphic novel or miniseries that would tie in to the possible film. “They shave his goatee and they take his costume and send him to prison for life, and he has to escape. It’s like ‘Alcatraz,’ and he has to team up with, in some cases, some of the very same villains he is responsible for incarcerating in order to get out and clear his name. Of course, tons of people try to kill him while he’s in there. We’ve populated the prison with all sorts of B and C villains from the DC Universe. For the fans, there will be all sorts of characters the hardcore comic book junkies will know, but they’re all going to be there under their human names and no one is wearing a costume, but there will be a lot of characters with powers and things like that.”

I was excited to hear that there might be a cool Green Arrow movie coming out. However, I am not sure about this movie's premise. How does he get his arrows into the maximum security prison? I assume that he doesn't. So, he has arrows for the first 10 minutes and then they take them away. How is it a Green Arrow movie then? Why not just call it, "Prison Break, The Movie."

What do YOU think?

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