Posted by: Nar Williams | May 20, 2008

The Green Arrow Prison Break Movie: Supermax!

Green Arrow

Batman Begins and Blade scribe David Goyer has written another superhero movie, and this one isn’t your typical origin story. Supermax sees a wrongly-imprisoned Green Arrow fighting his way out of prison while employing the help of (and avoiding getting killed by) the supervillains that he put there! And who knows what else the list of B and C grade DC villains have in mind for Oliver Queen? You’ve seen Oz, right?

Goyer summarized the first act of the film in an interview with Wizard Magazine:

“He’s Green Arrow for the first 10 minutes of the movie, and then he’s arrested and his secret identity is revealed.  They shave his goatee and they take his costume and send him to prison for life, and he has to escape. It’s like ‘Alcatraz,’ and he has to team up with, in some cases, some of the very same villains he is responsible for incarcerating in order to get out and clear his name. Of course, tons of people try to kill him while he’s in there. We’ve populated the prison with all sorts of B and C villains from the DC Universe. For the fans, there will be all sorts of characters the hardcore comic book junkies will know, but they’re all going to be there under their human names and no one is wearing a costume, but there will be a lot of characters with powers and things like that.”

They shave his goatee? Damn… Snap!

So, are you wondering which minor league DC villains will be populating the cell block with Oliver? Then head over to Latino Review, where El Mayimbe has actually read the script! And yes, there are spoilers. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing how Goyer makes Floronic Man and The Calculator into worthy adversaries!

Supermax Villains


  1. I hear Solomon Grundy runs the kitchen
    and mr myxplyx runs the library

  2. A Floronic Man and The Calculator team-up! Oh how I’ve wooed the day! But seriously I hope whoever is casting this keeps Kevin Costner away with a poleaxe,

    Amen to the arrival of good comic movies in the theaters…

  3. Yeah Aurelio, I think the fact that David Goyer wrote the script is a very good sign!

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