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Green Lantern Gets The Green Light

Superhero flick to shoot next spring

In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape his sight. Let those who worship evil's might, beware his power... Green Lantern's got the green light!

For comic book fans who were beginning to worry that DC was flagging behind Marvel in the movie adaptation stakes, news reaches us from First Showing that the long mooted Green Lantern flick is finally scheduled to start shooting in Spring 2009.

Producer Donald De Line, has revealed that a new draft of The Green Lantern has been turned in, and while nothing is “confirmed” they’re “gearing up to start shooting early spring.”

Now that's quite an acceleration in production, particularly with no stars or director yet attached, but DC is riding high from the success of The Dark Knight and can surely pull out any number of big guns to make this revelation a reality.

For those of you not versed in the DC 'verse, the Green Lantern corps are a universe-protecting force granted power rings which gives them greater control over the physical world (as long as their will power remains strong). The comic book canon has seen a number of Green Lanterns come and go and come back again so which character will make it to the big screen is anyone's guess.

We'll obviously give you all the latest info as we get it but in the meantime, which Green Lantern incarnation would you like to see hitting the big screen and who should play them?

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