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Green Arrow to star in searing prison drama!

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Or at least he will if David S. Goyer gets his new movie off the ground, Wizard reports. SUPER MAX will find Green Arrow wrongfully imprisoned in the maximum security prison that houses many of the criminals he once accosted.

“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.”


We’ll say one thing, if Ollie’s fellow inmates get wind of the fact that he wears tights to work, he needs to be very, very careful while handling that soap bar—this could be the first boy’s love movie ever from DC Comics.

  1. “We’ll say one thing, if Ollie’s fellow inmates get wind of the fact that he wears tights to work, he needs to be very, very careful while handling that soap bar”
    Wow. I have to say, I really expected better than a “don’t drop the soap” crack and “tights on guys are gay” remark, especially considering how much DC/Marvel coverage you do. Unbelievably stupid. What’s next? Something about gerbils and Richard Gere? Sheesh.

  2. What’s next? Something about gerbils and Richard Gere? Sheesh.

    How about, something about gerbils and Dirk? Aren’t there manga with gerbils in them? Or are those hamsters?

  3. Hal, come on…how can I not make a superhero in jep joke? I’d lvoe to see OZ with superheroes, wouldn’t you?

    In fact, I think the guy who wrote OZ was supposed to write a Batman GN once long ago.

  4. That’s just…odd. Considering how audiences went apeshit over the coolness of Legolas machine gun firing arrows in Lord of the Rings a few years ago, I’d have figured a straight-up Green Arrow movie would be a crowd pleaser. And hasn’t a certain fidelity to source material been serving comic movies well recently?

    Huh.

  5. I wonder if anyone in prison will make fun of a guy named “Olliver Queen”?

    If I had a magic 8-ball that predicted the whims of Hollywood, I would say this will not happen for obvious reasons (it being a Green Arrow movie being one of them, and it being a Green Arrow movie without Green Arrow in it being two). And if it does…why? Does Green Arrow even have any villains that would make this mildly interesting?

  6. I agree with the origin stories being a bit dull. Kudos to David Goyer on trying a different plot for introducing the main characters!

    However, I sure hope the cons in jail all don’t look like the guys from “Con Air”. I hope they keep a comic feel by having some really freaky looking villains — people like Psimon or Warp from the Fearsome Five, or a gorilla crime boss. Characters that Jim Henson’s Creature Shop could go crazy with.

  7. …and then Ollie could take a hint from “Mythbusters” and make some homemade bows and arrows all by himself!

  8. Wow. Once again they are throwing out “possible” movies from DC while very few of them seem to actually be getting made because they are being overthought.

    And this is pretty much saying they don’t have faith in the actual concept to the point of just turning it into a completely different idea just with similar names and powers.

    Because it worked so well with the Birds of Prey television show…

  9. High Concept Origin for Green Arrow: Batman with a liberal viewpoint.
    Ten minutes to show GA in action, ten to show him getting framed, ten to show courtroom and getting sent to Sing Sing.
    Spin the second act as we realize that GA is locked up with supervillains. Rising action with maybe the Watchmen prison plotline as a template. Lots of violence, prison riot, maybe GA repents and helps someone escape with him.
    Spin act three as Ollie discovers that he was set up by Bruce Wayne. GA is a copycat, Bats get GA out of the way, scandal sends Queenco stock tumbling, Wayne Enterprises acquires company. Big Fight, GA dies, no body found. Cut to mountain temple as GA becomes disciple of Ras Ah Gul.
    FADE TO GRAY

  10. Goyer should write a Green Lantern script where he has his powers for the first five minutes of the film until he loses his ring and winds up on a desert island for the rest of the film. It’ll rock! It’ll be like Castaway, sort of, with a little bit of superhero shit thrown in, but just a little. Too much and it would look silly!

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