With all the hoopla surrounding next years Watchmen film, a lot of attention has been taken off of another DC comic property, the Green Lantern. This movie has been flying under the radar for a while, but according to these latest GL updates, the development of the film adaptation has been moving along quite nicely. According to MTV, Lantern screenwriter Marc Guggenheim is already on the third studio draft of the script, and casting speculation is in full force.

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There were rumors that Tom Welling would have a cameo in ‘Batman Begins’ as a young Clark Kent, to meet up with a young Bruce Wayne,” Guggenheim noted. “But you have to be careful when you do things like that, because it sounds great in concept, but when you sit down to watch it, it poses the danger of pulling you out of the film.”But as a self-proclaimed “sucker for a good Easter egg,” Guggenheim said, “The fanboy in me would love that. Robert Downey, Jr. in ‘The Hulk’ was awesome. I love that stuff in general, and I think the fans would enjoy it. Brandon Routh or even Tom Welling [in 'Green Lantern'] would be awesome. And anything is possible. The beauty part of being the writer, though, is that I don’t actually have to make that judgment call.”

Tom Welling? I think that ship has sailed. Maybe when Smallville was at its peak, but not now. Isn’t that show on its way out?