Jack Black Nearly Cast as Green Lantern, Would Have Launched DC Cinematic Universe

In 2006 Warner Bros. rushed a Green Lantern film into pre-production written by Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan O’Brien‘s Robert Smigel that would have starred Jack Black, then at the top of his game, and launched a DC Cinematic Universe with Brandon Routh’s Superman.

While the film itself almost definitely would have been a disaster, the story behind it serves as a fascinating bridge of comic book film eras, from the early aughts’ forgettable cheese to the ultra gritty Dark Knight trilogy and its impersonators and finally the shared Marvel and DC universes, respectively. Watch latest LowRes Wünderbred Deconstruction below.

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