Tales of the Green Lantern Corps in Emerald Knights
LM: Nothing specific. We didn't want her to be super tough. She really wasn't a tomboy. She was really just your every girl that ends up thrown into this situation. She's not terribly confident at the beginning. And even at the end she's not super confident because she's still learning. We really wanted her to seem like your typical teenage girl. She really doesn't know what is going on and she has to deal with it. So she has a strength inside of her just for the fact that she can deal with it. If I were her I'd probably end up sitting in a corner crying. She goes out there and thinks on her feet. She's not the strongest member of the Corps just yet, but she can go out there and hold her own.
RD: Did Elisabeth Moss' voice performance guide the development?
LM: A little bit. I think Elisabeth Moss' voice work added more naiveté to the character. She made the character sound so young. We actually had her redo some lines where she came off too much like an airhead. But she does give her that newcomer, seeing things for the first time, attitude.
LM: I was excited to work with Henry Rollins. He was awesome. He came into the role of Kilowog fully researched. He had that character figured out. He knew who he wanted him to be.
Nathan Fillion is always awesome to work with. I've worked with him on a few occasions before. He's just a super nice guy and he's always excited to do it. So I really enjoy working with him.
RD: Is there any future plans for any more Green Lantern animated features?
LM: I think they're waiting for the film to come out. If it does well, I think you can pretty much count on more Green Lantern animation. If they can add him to the Batman and Superman level then we'll see more, but at this time I don't know for sure.
RD: What are you working on next?
LM: The next one is Batman: Year One.
RD: Where are you in that production?
LM: It's pretty much done and waiting for release.
RD: Anything else.
LM: I think the other one they announced was Justice League: Doom, [which is based on Mark Waid's "The Tower of Babel" storyline].
RD: Is there any characters within the Green Lantern universe that you'd like to see get their own animated story?
LM: I'd love to do Ch'p, because I think he is awesome. But he's dead now. I enjoy the ridiculous ones. You can't do that anywhere else. That's what's so great about them, because you can bring a little humor into it.
RD: I see a Ch'p and Krypto team up in the future. It would be great.
Rick DeMott is the director of content for Animation World Network, VFXWorld and AWNtv. Additionally, he's the creator of the movie review site, Rick's Flicks Picks, which was recently named one of the 100 best movie blogs by The Daily Reviewer. He has written for TV series, such as Discovery Kids' Growing Up Creepie and Cartoon Network's Pet Alien, the animation history book Animation Art, and the humor, absurdist and surrealist website Unloosen. Previously, he held various production and management positions in the entertainment industry.