My two favorite super heroes growing up were Iron Man and Green Lantern. When both of them got their own movies, I told my close friends that I’d cry if either film sucked, simply because I’d waited so long to see them on the big screen.
I escaped the first Iron Man with dry eyes, but I refused to see Green Lantern in theaters because I was worried I’d have to live up to my word. I’ve since seen it on DVD, and while I didn’t cry, I’m not going to say I didn’t tear up just a bit.
But was it bad enough that it needs to be rebooted already? There have been rumors to that effect over the past year, and now screenwriter David S. Goyer has added more fuel to the fire by flat out telling Variety, “I would love to do Green Lantern.”
Goyer’s track record with DC super heroes speaks for itself, as he was largely responsible for the screenplays for all three Dark Knight movies and Man of Steel. He’s also co-written a number of DC comics alongside Geoff Johns and James Robinson.
Though GL is nowhere near as iconic as Superman or Batman, surely someone can come up with a great story about a man who is suddenly given a ring whose power is only limited by the wearer’s willpower. It’s too bad it’s going to take a second try, but at least Goyer might be able to help.