One of the more interesting projects that is being developed to capitalize on the superhero flavor of late is David S. Goyer‘s project, Super Max. We first encountered it as a weird twist on the superhero movie, with Green Arrow’s alter ego, Oliver Queen, being sent to prison and having to escape. There was to be no tights, no capes; just Green Arrow and his wits in a prison of people he had put there.
However, according to Goyer, it looks as if it had started out not as a DC property, but as a “Marvel or DC” property.
Speaking in an interview at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend, Goyer noted that that, “It started out as a supervillain-escape idea, and the idea was, well, we can either go Marvel or DC.”
He went on to say that he talked to both DC and Marvel, and asked them who they could give him for the lead. “Because I needed a superhero that I can bounce off of. And I don’t know. For my money it was, if we went Marvel, it would be Captain America. If we went DC, maybe Green Arrow. And Green Arrow seemed like the best fit.”
Goyer also noted that Warner Bros., who obviously liked his idea enough to give him Green Arrow to play around with, “likes the script,” and that it looks as if Green Arrow is one of the characters that DC wants to play with after the phenomenal success of The Dark Knight.
Not sure how I feel about making a Green Arrow movie without actually letting him get into his green tights, but I’ll wait and see. For the man who had a writing credit on TDK, I think maybe we can give him a bit of leeway.