Green Lantern producer shines a light on emerald hero's origins

Producer Donald De Line talked with ComingSoon.net about his long-in-development movie based on the DC Comics character Green Lantern, which just had its release date set for Dec. 17, 2010.

"Our story is the Hal Jordan origin story, but creating the character of Hal Jordan that is a real character that will resonate with the fanbase is what we need to do," said the producer, who is also responsible for the upcoming high-profile releases I Love You, Man and Observe and Report. "You have to make him credible and somebody to care about and tell a good story, and I think if we do that we'll be okay."

De Line denied rumors about deliberately going younger with Hal Jordan, something that came out of bogus stories about Anton Yelchin auditioning. "Not really, late '20s, early '30s," he said.