What is happening to my favorite comic book franchises these days? Over the past few months there have been rumors that the DC Comics character Green Arrow would get his own live action adaptation.
There was word that his film would be entitled Supermax, and comic extraordinaire David S. Goyer was on board to produce. According to LatinoReview, the latest news regarding Supermax has nothing to do with Green Arrow or DC Comics at all.
Today, a recent development was made that involved the production of Supermax and everyone including myself, jumped the gun. The film’s screenplay was bought by a studio, but unfortunately it wasn’t Warner Bros, it was Sony. We all know that DC Comics and the WB are joined at the hip, so this announcement was the first red flag.
Following that revelation, we soon discovered that this Supermax film will not include Green Arrow or have any DC Comics influence whatsoever. It’s a completely different project, that just so happens to share a similar title and plot line.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Supermax takes place in a Maximum Security Prison for the Super-Natural as a skilled guard must join forces with a lethal inmate after a riot ensues in order to fight his way through various monsters and mad-men in order to survive.”
This script wasn’t penned by Justin Marks, but by Christopher Allen Nelson and Mitch Rouse. The question must be asked, where the hell is Green Arrow’s Supermax? It’s not dead in the water, but there hasn’t been significant movement to produce it either. I’m confused.
What do you think about the latest Green Arrow development? Should Warner’s make their Supermax?