2011 saw one of the biggest and most meticulously built event in comic book films take place. After years of careful planning, love, and work the world was introduced to what many believe was the best comic book movie ever made. That film, was not Green Lantern. The film’s failure is an even bigger disappointment that just marring the reputation of one of DC’s strongest characters. It has also made Warner Bros. and DC hesitant in returning to stories about Hal Jordan and his ring of power. Any good fan, though, knows Jordan hasn’t been the only one to wield willpower as a sword and shield…and Gatling gun.
This is exactly what Hisonni Johnson was thinking. An internet filmmaker and fan of comics; Johnson and crew have dabbled in fan films before. His Fight Night: Legacy video has been nominated for a Streamy Award and has won several others. His ongoing series, Grayson: Earth One, may only have a couple of episodes to it at the moment, but the heavy metal take on an alternate Dick Grayson origin story holds all the hallmarks of one who understands his craft and his source material. Now, Johnson is setting his sights on the world of Green Lantern with a new trailer for Power, featuring John Stewart as Green Lantern.
The trailer itself may not give too much in the way of a story, but it sure does offer some awesome ideas of what it could be. President Lex Luthor with his power suit is enough to get anyone geeking out, and that is before even showcasing the inclusion of Deadshot and finally John Stewart as Green Lantern. Actor Dio Johnson (Super Fast) looks fantastic in his short time as Stewart and both the voiceover and visual effects are enough to give one chills. Johnson plans to run an Indiegogo campaign soon in support of Power, and seeing his ability, there is no doubt he could deliver a worthwhile product. It is rumored DC and Warner Bros. are looking to use the John Stewart Green Lantern for their next film, and while actors like Tyrese Gibson campaign themselves to play the character it seems a film itself is far off. This could be just the thing us GL fans are looking for while we wait to see what the big boys do next.
Be sure to check out Hisonni Johnson’s work on his YouTube channel, and let us know what you think of Power and if you would support its Indiegogo. Also hit me up on Twitter, @MattDelhauer, to let me know who you would cast as John Stewart in a new Green Lantern movie.