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Mark Guggenheim talks Green Lantern 2 and Flash movies

Mark Guggenheim talks Green Lantern 2 and Flash movies

The co-writer on the Green Lantern movie, Mark Guggenheim, spoke with about the Green Lantern and Flash movies.

Guggenheim was asked about super hero sequels having too many villains, but he says they already overcame that with the first Green Lantern Movie as there are, essentially, two villains. (Sinestro and Hector Hammond).

Then he was asked to compare the Green Lantern movies to Star Wars, with the middle movie always being the darkest. Guggenheim said, for a trilogy that it is normal for the second to be darker and that, "Empire Strikes Back didn’t establish this pattern, it’s just a great example of it."

SciFiNow then goes on to question about The Flash, with Guggenheim explaining the Speedster's appeal and the complex character of Barry Allen.

"The Flash – to me – is about pure expression. Flash is untethered to the limitations of time and space – he can be everywhere at once and with that, I think, comes a certain freedom. Who hasn’t wanted to be faster? To get someplace quicker? And because Flash does so by means of running – instead of, say, flying or teleporting – there’s an athleticism to the wish fulfillment that other superheroes don’t have. When Greg, Michael and I are talking about the character, we speak a lot in athletic terms. There’s a component of this movie that’s a lot like a sports movie, at least in terms of the language and physicality and mental toughness in what the Flash goes through."

Guggenheim finishes, explaining that they always try to create a new character from something that is already there, in the comics, rather than create something new. They try to be loyal to the source material, but give it something fresh.

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Green Lantern hits theaters June 17th, 2011 starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond, Mark Strong as Sinestro, Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur.

Head on over to the CBN Green Lantern -Core- movie hub for more info, images and trailers!