I may be a week behind the curve, but I have just read about Krona being included in the Green Lantern movie. I am totally in favour of this. Of course, it makes sense, how on Earth could you introduce the Guardians Of The Universe (or as we all know and love them, the Cosmic Smurfs) to a wider audience without including their greatest shame?
One point that IGN suggested was
Or perhaps this could be an opportunity to explain the franchise’s multiple continuities not unlike what J.J. Abrams did with Star Trek.
This makes a lot of sense, and unlike the Marvel franchise of movies which seem to be coming thick and fast, this is relatively early enough (yeah, I know it’s been over twenty years, but I’m talking more quantity than time) in the DC movieverse to introduce the concept of the multiverse. Hollywood has never really been bound by such trivial issues as continuity when it comes to the super-heroes movie, but this move would really give them free reign over future projects, with no doubt new actors, and the potential to totally re-imagine our favorites in ways we hadn’t seen before.
Then just think, as the technology advances, in thirty years time or so, when the digitalisation of actors such as what was done in the Crow after the untimely death of Brandon Lee becomes far more affordable, we can finally see that Crisis On Infinite Earths movie that we, erm, I have dreamed of. Starring all of the original actors. Sort of.
(Dare I give a plug for a Marvel Vs DC movie as well? Dare I?)
It has always surprised me that we have never seen more of the digital actor, but as I recall it remains tremendously expensive. However in the production of The Crow, it was too expensive for the studio not to consider and do this.
Marvel then would have a tricky situation. How could they also introduce the same concept without being accused of blatant plagiarism? Simple.
It’s time for a X-Men – Days of Future Past movie, as soon as possible, culminating in Rachel Summers’ arrival in the present. And so the story continues……..
I may well be drawing my pension by the time these ideas ever see daylight, but it gives me something to live for.