Lots of us were pretty disappointed when we heard that writer/director David Goyer was leaving the "Flash" project, but now he seems to have snagged an even juicier assignment: A DC Comics-inspired piece that will feature Green Arrow, a "Super Max" prison, and a whole bunch of comic book villains!
Now this sounds like a pretty cool idea: Green Arrow gets sent to a prison stuffed with DC villains, several of whom he helped to apprehend. To hear Mr. Goyer describe the project, it sounds like a potentially hard-edged prison thriller / action movie, only infused with that wonderful air of comic book geekiness:
"He’s Green Arrow for the first 10 minutes of the movie, and then he’s arrested and his secret identity is revealed … They shave his goatee and they take his costume and send him to prison for life, and he has to escape. … We’ve populated the prison with all sorts of B and C villains from the DC Universe."
Sorry but I think that sounds pretty darn cool. And yes, I actually did own a bunch of Green Arrow comic books when I was a kid. (Green Arrow AND Green Lantern, strangely enough.) Apparently there are also some plans to do a graphic novel tie-in with the "Super Max" movie. It’ll be a Warner Bros. project, and Goyer is presently working with screenwriter Justin Marx to get the script finished.
And maybe maybe Goyer is monkeying around with some well-established characters, but we’re talking about the guy who wrote "Dark City," "Blade" and "Batman Begins," so I think he’s earned the benefit of the doubt on this one. Plus, c’mon: Disgraced superheroes and angry supervillains duking it out in a super-maximum security prison?? I wanna see that movie.