DC Comics have a surprisingly good track record with adapting their comics and characters into animation, from the critically acclaimed, Emmy-Award winning Batman: The Animated Series in the 1990s through Justice League (and its follow-up/sequel/final seasons in its “unlimited” form), anime-influenced Teen Titans and even the short-lived Static Shock.
It’s commonly understood that many of DC’s animated series are intertextual and share continuity: there have been several crossover episodes, most of them through the aforementioned Justice League, Batman: TAS, Superman, Batman Beyond (or Batman Of The Future in some markets.) Most of these have been produced, written, designed or at the very least influenced by Bruce Timm. In 2006, production was started on a series of animated movies or DC Universe Original Animated Movies, which feature further stories from the shared universe. The latest release, Green Lantern: First Flight tells the story of Hal Jordan, the first human Green Lantern and, in many ways, the most popular character to hold the title.
In the great scheme of things, there’s no lower form of art than the fan-made trailer: in some ways, I find them absolutely despicable.
Except this one: I don’t particularly like Nathan Fillion as a potential Green Lantern, but using some massive trailers from the last few years mashed up together, including Star Trek, Dragonball (and quite a lot of Fantastic Four), there’s this fan-made trailer for Green Lantern.
It doesn’t look wonderful, but it has more stuff in it than a lot of trailers, and has a hell of a lot of promise: with any luck, it’ll drop a massive hint to some production companies and we’ll get a few more (well made) superhero films out of it.