As a Marvel fan, I do tend to overlook the DC characters in my weekly columns. This isn't intended as a snub, but the simple fact is that I just don't know the finer points of the DC stable. I can give my two cents as to who I think should play Hal Jordan, but I can't really do any more than that just because I'm unfamiliar with all but the basic mythology. (This will inevitably take a chunk of my cred – although if you think that's bad, you should have been at the D&D table when I feebly suggested Adam Baldwin as a potential Green Lantern.) This puts me into a weird position when it comes to Warner Bros and their movie franchises. I can identify with general audiences a little more, as I'm a slightly harder sell. But I also know enough of the characters that I understand just what a tough task the studio has ahead of them in trying to adapt them for the big screen.

That said – what exactly is going on over there?

As of January, Warner Bros was putting all DC properties on hold. The last update we had was via David S. Goyer and IESB.net: "They're going to come up with some new plan, methodology, things like that so everything has just been pressed pause on at the moment. It was the double header of both Iron Man and The Dark Knight coming out, so more than ever I think they've realized, I think DC was responsible for 15% of Warner Brother's revenue this year, something crazy like that, so they realized that comic books, it's become a new genre, one of the most successful genres."
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