'Green Lantern' is opening. Does it appeal only to white American males?

AXcessNews.com - When 'Green Lantern' - the latest in this summer's heavy slate of super-hero films - opens this weekend, fans of the lesser-known but iconic DC action figure are eager to see if he will catch on.

Los Angeles - When "Green Lantern" - the latest in this summer's heavy slate of super-hero films - opens this weekend, fans of the lesser-known but iconic DC action figure are eager to see if he will catch on.

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There is a certain irony in the emphasis on white, male power in the film, points out pop culture expert Rob Weiner, a humanities librarian at Texas Tech University. The larger Green Lantern universe does embrace a galaxy of aliens and multi-species cast of characters, "so if you are looking for real diversity it is actually there."

"Maybe they'll get to that in the sequel," he says.

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