Martin Campbell Quotes.
It’s much easier to make a Superman or Batman film than a Green Lantern film.
The thing is, the Superman comics have been around a long time, and so have the movies. They’ve done a lot of Superman movies, as they have with Batman.
You could say that Iron Man was a second-tier character, and it turned out very successfully. I simply think it’s down to the movie itself, and whether people enjoy the movie, are involved in the movie, and that it entertains them. From that point of view, the movie has to stand alone.
If you compare it to ‘Batman’ and ‘Superman,’ the world of ‘Green Lantern’ is way bigger and potentially way more interesting in a lot of ways, I think.
Bond in ‘Goldeneye’ is pretty much a set character. To be honest, he’s another version of Connery, and Connery was terrific. How many submarines can you blow up? How many control rooms are evaporating?
With ‘GoldenEye,’ the franchise got locked into this legal fight. They couldn’t make new Bond movies for about seven years. It was my first huge production. I figured if I did at least a yeoman-like job, it would be greeted as a complete revival of the series.