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The DC Comics TV & Movie Thread - A Thread for Talking about Detective Comics Comics Television Shows and Movies

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
I know Alan Scott from the JSA, where he was part of the old guard. But he wasn't the fatherly one, that was Jay Garrick Flash; the wasn't the stern one, that was Hawkman; he wasn't the one who still thought he was young, that was Wildcat; he was the other one.

I guess Alan Scott did have a daughter that had/was a Green Lantern ring. Maybe Jade will be part of the show.
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
Is the New 52 Alan different from the original one, at least in personality, powerset and ring origins? All I know about the former is that he's actually from Earth-2, he was gay, and possibly was killed.
 
Is the New 52 Alan different from the original one, at least in personality, powerset and ring origins? All I know about the former is that he's actually from Earth-2, he was gay, and possibly was killed.
The answer to any question about New 52 Earth-2 is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Pretty much. Earth 2 used to be my favorite N52 book until uh, about two years into it when they decided to just light everything on fire.

So N52 Earth 2:

Alan Scott is like a gay Tony Stark, who should have died in a train accident but was protected by the ring that chose him. The Green (same Green that powers Swamp Thing) decided that it needed to protect Earth and made Scott their hero. Which was very important when in Earth 2, the Old Gods, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have all died leaving the planet defenseless. So he was very much positioned to be the central figure of this new not!JSA book. But his lover died in that accident though because the ring only protected Scott, so he's full of RAGE! And thus because he's so angry and is new at this, he isn't super great at doing his job. At some point I'm pretty sure he fuckin' died, but got resurrected because The Green still needed the planet to be defended and he's basically Earth 2's Swamp Thing, not a Green Lantern. But! Then Darkseid launched Apokolips at Earth 2, and it ate Earth 2, and Earth 2 died. And with it, Scott lost his power because it was fueled by The Green and thus The Earth and thus no more more Earth 2 means no more power. But eventually a small group of survivors (think Asgard refugees on the space ship) crashes on a new planet and that's the new Earth 2, found because Scott used the last of his powers to find it. And at some point, Scott links up with The Green on this new Earth, so he's back to being Green Lantern, but he's still really sad and detached from humanity b/c his lover died and Earth died and all the other heroes are assholes, etc. So he just keeps to himself while Power Girl fights Valzod for some stupid fuckin' reason and that's about where I gave up on Earth 2.

I'm probably wrong about a few details because it's been a while, but that's the general gist of it. If they wanna keep Alan Scott gay, awesome, I really don't care. But I hope N52 Earth 2 gets memory hole'd hard and nothing else about it makes its way into this new show, because holy shit what a garbage fire.
 

Bongo

excused from moderation duty
(he/him)
Staff member
In the movie "Man of Steel," during the various fight scenes, Clark's opponents hit him with a bullet, a locomotive, and a tall building.
 

gogglebob

The Goggles Do Nothing
(he/him)
I know Alan Scott from the JSA, where he was part of the old guard. But he wasn't the fatherly one, that was Jay Garrick Flash; the wasn't the stern one, that was Hawkman; he wasn't the one who still thought he was young, that was Wildcat; he was the other one.

I guess Alan Scott did have a daughter that had/was a Green Lantern ring. Maybe Jade will be part of the show.

There were bits where they basically portrayed Alan Scott as a guy who had spent his "fathering days" on the job (as a Green Lantern), and was now kind of trying to make right with his estranged children (and the general next generation). Granted, the official origins were a lot more complicated (like a supervillainess hid his children to begin with), but that was basically the jist of it. I'd be down with something like that kind of portrayal: a dude who is trying to be a good mentor to the GL Corps because he missed out on raising his own kids, and said own kids occasionally show up to be equal parts helpful and awkward. Bonus points if they go all in on "yeah, I've been a GL for decades. Yes, my daughter has green skin. No, I don't think that happens to everybody."

Just please don't make Obsidian the "secret" gay villain that is revealed to be the son of one of the main cast again...
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
Wasn't that the expectation? He played Damaged Joker in Suicide Squad, after all.
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
Well shit, now my girlfriend's definitely gonna want to watch this (she really likes Leto's Joker for some reason). Which probably means I'll rewatch MoS and BvS too...
 
If you weren't a fan of BvS before, and never watched the Ultimate Edition, consider watching that on your rewatch. It doesn't fix any fundamental tonal issues a lot of detractors have with Snyder's movies, but the plot/character motivations are a lot more coherent, and things in general are given more time to breathe in that director's cut.
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
Yeah, in the Ultimate Edition Luthor's plot actually makes sense. Its not quite clockwork perfect like Knives Out or something, but it actually shows all of the pieces and how they fit together. The whole thing is simply more coherent.
 

Bongo

excused from moderation duty
(he/him)
Staff member
Definitely, definitely watch the ultimate cut. The 30 additional minutes of footage is so necessary.
 
Vaccine's so close, too. I guess they're maybe trying to keep theaters on life support and... what... get HBO Max on Roku. I wish them all the best in these endeavors.
 
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