Green Lantern

Green Lantern

Mark Millar believes that DC Comics don't adapt well to live action movies.

The superhero movie has dominated the box office so far this summer - but it's Marvel who are having the biggest success.

Both Thor and X-Men: First Class have done well with both the critics and at the box office but Green Lantern has struggled.

Green Lantern is the latest DC Comic character to get the big screen treatment but in the fortnight it has been on general release it has made just over $120 million worldwide.

Writing on his blog he said: "Batman works because he's more human for the big screen and more empathetic, but I fear The Flash and others would just meet the same fate as Green Lantern.

"They're just too outrageous to provide tension in a live-action format and I'd love to see them done, Pixar style, as brilliant, theatrical animated movies. Aquaman talking underwater would have us wincing in live action.

"In a cartoon we wouldn't even blink. Some stuff just doesn't suit the format."

Despite this disappointment Millar is upbeat about the superhero/comic book genre insisting that it is one of the most successful at the box office at the moment.

"Any Chicken Littles screeching about Green Lantern being a flop and ruining everything must look at the big picture and remember it's far rosier than any other genre," he said.

"Our track record in comic book movies has been incredible since Goyer and Norrington changed the game with Blade, Singer carried it through with X-Men and Sam Raimi slam-dunked with Spidey.

"In the decade that followed we've had monster hits from almost unknown characters."


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