Martin Campbell Talks Green Lantern (Again). This time: The Central Power Battery and the possiblity of 3D

No better way to close out the day than with yet another couple of quotes from Green Lantern director Martin Campbell.

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I hope you are not getting tired of all the interviews Martin has appeared in discussing Green Lantern because they keep on coming:

We know that Martin has the will power to make Green Lantern a successful franchise despite the pressure of the competitive superhero market in movies and that he understands the story:

CAMPBELL: "I think so. You learn by degrees. You know, when I first took on the job, I did it because I’d never done a superhero movie before and secondly he’s just…he’s a psychological character. His powers are psychological. They’re to do with will and the enemy is fear and so on and so forth, as opposed to Superman who sort of runs into a phone box, gets the old spandex on and off he goes. So he’s a much more complex character and also again, it’s the origin story, which again is the Carol Ferris character, Carl Ferris. There’s Sinestro, Kilowog, Tomar-Re. All these characters and all who appear in the movie. So it’s such a kind of eclectic range of characters and also it’s the only superhero to go to another planet, so you’re creating at least another world that…and none of them do."

However, do we know if the central battery of Oa will appear in the film or the so called green "lamps"?

CAMPBELL: "How do you create the lamp? What’s the origin of the lamp? You’ve got the guardians. You’ve got the central battery. You’ve got all this stuff that you’ve got to deal with, you know? And we fortunately have a terrific production designer in Grant Major who did Lord of the Rings, so it’s a good….you know."

Might there be a possibility for 3D like AVATAR?

Campbell: "Maybe. I mean Cameron’s raised the bar on all that, so I think what he’s done with Avatar will make every studio now sit up and look at the box office from 3D and the fact that audiences loved it and it’s such a hit. I think he will…and of course they can do it in post now, you know 3D is so…even though we haven’t really talked about it, I’m sure it’ll come up."

Lord of the Rings pretty much summarizes the story of the Green Lantern as the war of lights will unfold and rainbow colored rings fly across the universe waiting to be retrieved by the worthy colored lantern corps.
As for 3D I don't know, what do you think?

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