The first trailer for The Green Lantern was expected to explode every movie screen in the world simultaneously but unfortunately it just kind of pedaled out into the middle of the room on a broken tricycle, tried a card trick but failed, muttered something borderline racist, and then fell asleep after going the bathroom on itself. But that’s why pencils have erasers. And Warner Brothers knows this. WB Pictures President Jeff Robinov tells the LA Times:
“We are on a learning curve in getting 3-D materials and marketing materials on the same schedule.”
“Part of the reason the response to the first trailer was lukewarm was that the big-scale sequences weren’t ready to show, and we suffered for it. We can’t afford to do that again.”
So, while a team of nerds work to make the Lantern’s action live up to expectations, Warners are also figuring out what else they can do to help the film. And what do you do when you’ve got a superhero movie in need? You make the call. That’s right. Latino Review reports that Michael Clarke Duncan is in talks to loan his baritone voice to the character of Kilowog, Hal Jordan’s trainer in the Green Lantern Corp, because running distortion on Dennis Haysbert just proved not awesome enough.