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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Shortly before The Dark Knight premiered in theaters, DC Animation released Gotham Knight, a collection of young Batman stories designed to carry on the story from Batman Begins up to the story being told in Dark Knight. There was also the experiment to draw Batman using several prominent anime illustrators, something that had never been done before (officially.)

This year on June 7, ten days before the live-action Green Lantern movie is released in theaters, DC will be doing it again.

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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights weaves six interlocking stories of the Green Lantern Corps’ mythology together around preparations for an attack by Krona. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan mentors new recruit Arisia in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra (the first Green Lantern) and several of Hal’s comrades – including Abin Sur, Kilowog, Laira and Mogo. The stories are written by Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Peter J. Tomasi, Eddie Berganza, Alan Burnett, Todd Casey and Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim. It doesn't appear, however, they will be attempting Green Lantern anime, which I'm surprised to say I'm disappointed about. I'm one of the few people who really loved Batman: Gotham Knights. My lack of interest in Green Lantern could have probably been changed by that approach, coupled with a Green Lantern voiced by Nathan Fillion.

Oh yeah, so Nathan Fillion will be voicing Hal Jordan, which he claimed on his Twitter was due to fan support. However, he's already voiced Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman movie, so Andrea Romano and Bruce Timm know what he can do and probably like him very much already. What I found interesting is that Jason Isaacs is voicing Sinestro, Henry Rollins is voicing Kilowog, and Rowdy Fucking Roddy Piper will be portraying Bolphunga the Unrelenting. I don't know how that was left off the press release, honestly, I am such a Roddy Piper fangirl I'd see the movie for him alone.

If you're going to WonderCon in San Francisco this year, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be premiering Friday, April 1st at the end of the day.


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People should lead with Roddy Piper. Sold.