If the original green lantern is black why is he white in the movie?

well the new green lantern movie is coming out and its suppose to be a great hit, but I noticed that the original green lantern is a black guy and in the movie the main character is white. so why not a black guy like the original green lantern that comes out in the comic books? 4 those who think Im asking this... show more well the new green lantern movie is coming out and its suppose to be a great hit, but I noticed that the original green lantern is a black guy and in the movie the main character is white. so why not a black guy like the original green lantern that comes out in the comic books?

4 those who think Im asking this question because Im black and racist...no, Im not black and Im not racist.
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