Somebody notify Kermit: Being green just got a little easier. That’s what happens when the all-powerful will of the universe taps test pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) to be its latest defender, and a dying alien bequeaths him a ring that turns him into the GREEN LANTERN, a mighty force for good with a bitchin’ emerald wardrobe and the ability conjure anything that can be imagined into reality. The new film is Hollywood’s latest attempt to take the comic book movie back to its purer roots, when heroes were heroes, bad guys were malevolent, and the galaxy had the colorful vividness of a two-page splash. Does GREEN LANTERN earn its stripes as simple summer fun? Do Reynolds and Blake Lively (playing Jordan’s boss, wingman, and love interest Carol Ferris) make an appealing screen couple (even as the kids are going, “Yick”)? And what the hell’s going on with Peter Sarsgaard’s forehead? Listen in as Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons discuss these and many more issues.
Talking to MTV.com, GREEN LANTERN’s Carol Ferris, Blake Lively (GOSSIP GIRL) described her acting experience in the DC Comics superhero film as a “different” experience.
“With all the special effects, you’re in a big soundstage with blue walls and the world you’re acting opposite will be created months after you’re finished shooting…. because I don’t know half of what I’m going to see. It’s so exciting, seeing all the visual arts and all the amazing effects they’re creating and the main characters they’re creating.”
Certainly different to her role in THE TOWN, the Ben Affleck (DAREDEVIL)-starring film, currently in theaters.
“To go be in a superhero movie opposite such amazing actors and an incredible director, and not just be the damsel in distress, be a fighter pilot, be his boss at the company, to play women with strengths are the characters I’m most attracted to.”
Asked if GREEN LANTERN will foreshadow Carol Ferris’ dark side, Star Saphire, she replied: ” No, not yet. Well, I mean, there are always winks and homages to certain things in the comics for the fans, but I don’t think you know yet how evil she turns.”
Despite all the news on the Marvel Comics movies front, DC Comics fans were not disappointed by San Diego Comic-Con 2010. A series of GREEN LANTERN character teaser posters were released that should put a smile on the face of many a geek.
The posters feature Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan (the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814), Blake Lively as his on-again, off-again girlfriend Carol Ferris, Mark Strong as Jordan’s nemesis Sinestro, and Peter Sarsgaard as the supervillain Hector Hammond. Each poster features a piece of the first line of the Green Lantern Oath: “In Brightest Day, in Blackest Night, no evil shall escape my sight.”
GREEN LANTERN is set for release on June 17, 2011.
Check out more posters below: