MTV posted an interview with screenwriter Justin Marks this week that was split up in a few parts on their sites. You can check out his quotes on the tentatively-titled Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max here. In it, he says the following:
“It’s a very, very awesome prison. I majored in architecture in college, and design is how I actually started in. For ‘Super Max,’ designing that prison, it had to be the kind of thing that was a character in and of itself,” Marks said. “We’re in a world where instead of just trying to contain a guy who’s really big, you’re trying to contain a guy who can â€” in the case of Icicle â€” who can freeze things. What kind of a cell would a guy like that need in order to have his powers neutralized? So to escape from Super Max they have got to go through the most elaborate heist we’ve ever seen, involving superpowers. Because the prison itself kind of has superpowers!”
He adds in this part that Black Canary won’t be making an appearance in the film, that will include cameos from the Riddler, Lex Luthor and the Joker.
Marks also talked about his upcoming He-Man adaptation here, where you’ll find the following quote:
“The script is very true to the characters â€” we’re not talking about putting nipples on the Trapjaw suit. But we had to come up with a reason again why Trapjaw would actually not just be something that’s totally absurd, but why he would need those bionic parts added to him,” Marks insisted. “Which gives a sort of sense of where [the movie] is going in some way.”
Stay tuned for more on these two projects as news comes in.