NYCC 2010: Green Lantern Trailer with Harry Potter, with Many Movies to Follow

Be advised, iFanbase: Friday at NYCC, Geoff Johns mentioned (among many, many other things) that the first trailer for the upcoming Green Lantern movie is scheduled to be attached to prints of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I this fall, news so exciting that it almost makes you forget how awkward and unwieldy it sounds when you attach "Part I" to the name of a movie for the rest of its life.

These two properties are more closely tied together than you might think at first glance. As the lucrative Harry Potter franchise comes to an end, industry watchers can't help but ask, "What's next for Warner Bros?" and conventional wisdom has long held that DC's stable of characters would pick up the slack. Johns' remarks this weekend seem to back that up, much to the delight of fans and shareholders alike. In fact, the Hollywood Reporter is quoting Johns as saying that "You will see at least one [DC superhero film], I'd expect two, a year" from this point forward.

The Flash? Wonder Woman? Lobo Goes Hawaiian? Too soon to call. Still! Pretty exciting time to be a fan, no?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, Chapter I, Verse 0 and the Green Lantern trailer debut November 19th, 2010. Green Lantern itself is scheduled to premiere June 17th, 2011. Schedule your time off from work accordingly.


  1. For the first time ever, I am tempted to see a Harry Potter movie.

  2. June 17th 2011? I thought the release date was July?

    Oh well, even better then! 

  3. CHARACTER CHARACTER CHARACTER : C’mon johns – Do it right or not at all : Story, not spectacle!

  4. @ Shallam  Do we know much about the story or character development for this movie that won’t be released for 9 months?

  5. LOBO Goes to Arkanasas

    LOBO saves Easter

    LOBO goes to Turkish Prison

    LOBO scared sober

  6. Don’t forget Slam Dunk LOBO, and LOBO Rides Again.

  7. You had me with the ‘Part 1’ thoughts Jim. Those comments (especially the Verse 0 one) made me laugh a lot. 

  8. "I think our characters are bigger than Marvel’s characters," said Johns. The writer of Brightest Day, Flash and Green Lantern went on to describe how heroes like Batman and Superman are more symbolic than popular Marvel heroes, that DC’s characters stand for hope or justice or other ideas far more than "just a character on the street."

    Johns throwing down the gauntlet. It’s on.

    I’ll give him Superman and Batman. After that, not so sure.

  9. Flash movie please

  10. Anyone who has denied themselves the Harry Potter movies (especially 3 on) is missing out on some great entertainment. 

  11. If Johns is talking about it, it has to b Flash.

  12. Flash does seem like the obvious choice, and they need to strike while the iron is hot before people get bored with Barry again.

  13. @j206: I agree with him as relates to Supes, Bats, Wondy, GL and Flash.

  14. @allum.  Your post confuses me.  I don’t see anywhere in that article where Johns even speaks about character or story.  He’s just letting us know more DC movies are coming.

    And in my humble opinion, Johns always been about the character.  How else do you explain his tremendous runs on JLA, Flash, GL, ect.  I think he’s in the perfect position now to finally start translating the stable of DC characters to film with the justice and care they deserve. 

    Looking forward to this, even despite the weird organic suit thing design.