Kevin Feige On How To Keep Guardians Of The Galaxy From Being The Next Green Lantern
You can’t help but almost feel bad for Green Lantern…I said almost. It seems that any time a big CGI film, especially a super hero film, starts doing press someone gets asked by reporters how they’re going to prevent it from being the next Green Lantern. The film was a financial, critical, and all around failure and the only one that has come out of it completely unscathed is Mark Strong. Well with Iron Man 3 press winding down, Feige was asked the inevitable question when it came to Phase II and Marvel‘s galactic gamble- Guardians of the Galaxy.
Kevin Feige spoke with i09 about Iron Man 3 and the Phase II landscape. He reiterated a lot of things we’ve already heard before about Phase II and how it brings things back down to the individual character level as well as going off into new genres, but one thing worth mentioning is his quote to the Green Lantern question. When asked how they’re going to tackle the CGI heavy Guardians of the Galaxy and keep it from going the way of Green Lantern, Feige said:
Well the same way, Iron Man 3 has as much CG as any movie we’ve ever made, and I hope it doesn’t feel like Green Lantern. And it’s all about the aesthetic you go for and already we have an art department as impressive as any art department I’ve ever seen in London on Guardians. And it’s, you know, designing things and believing that they’re real when part of the team’s made up of a raccoon and a tree.
You can read the site’s full chat with Feige by clicking here. Guardians certainly has the potential of being the next Green Lantern, but I think Marvel and James Gunn will be able to pull it off. The concept art and casting we’ve heard so far has been impressive, so hopefully Marvel and the movie world at large learned from ol’ Lantern. What do you think? Can Guardians avoid the GL curse? Does GL deserve it’s bad rep?