Here’s the FULL version of Warner Brother’s actual GREEN LANTERN trailer, as opposed to the ET teaser that we posted this weekend.
The ET teaser seemed to pick clips that played up Hal Jordan’s less admirable qualities, the trailer gives us a hopefully much more balanced view.
Courtesy of Entertainment Tonight, the first good look at Warner Brothers’ GREEN LANTERN.
At first glance, the preview seems to be playing up the visual angles and more juvenile aspects of the ring bearer’s possiblities. My guess is that the film will have Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) go the “With great power comes great responsiblity” route.
From The Daily Blam comes this first picture of a GREEN LANTERN power battery.
Not the most attractive-looking object, I suppose it does have a somewhat alien look, one that might work well in the context of the movie.
Also seen at the above site is a picture of star Ryan Reynolds, riding in on a giant prop Lantern, to recieve a Scream Award from co-star Blake Lively for GREEN LANTERN as “Most Anticipated Movie”. The Scream Awards Ceremonies will be broadcast this Tuesday, September 19th on SPIKE, begining at 9:00 PM/8:00 Central.
From TV GUIDE comes this advance poster for GREEN LANTERN: The Animated Series, which will air on The Cartoon Network in 2011.
The new Warner Brothers Animation show will be previewed at New York Comic Con this weekend — which is already sold-out for Saturday, when Bruce Timm (BATMAN:Animated), producer Giancarlo Volpe (STAR WARS:CLONE WARS) and Jim Krieg (BEN 10) will hold the panel.
The website GeekTryrant has some interesting udpates from GREEN LANTERN co-writer/producer Greg Berlanti on the scripts for THE FLASH and GREEN LANTERN 2.
He hints that while GREEN LANTERN has its down-to-Earth scenes, and others of epic space opera, the FLASH movie will concentrate a bit more on crime and forensics than comic book readers might expect.
“Though Barry Allen was a little lighter in the comic, I think because of the nature that he was a CSI and moved in this world of crime before this stuff happened. I think it’s tonally somewhere in between ‘GL’ and ‘DARK KNIGHT.’ It’s actually a little bit darker than when we were working on (‘GL), because you’re dealing with somebody who is already a crimefighter in a world of those kinds of criminals and that kind of murder and homicide.
I find you talk a lot about different films when you’re working on a film, and we spend a lot more time talking about SE7VEN or THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS as we construct that part of Barry’s world, then I thought when we got into it. It helps balance a guy in a red suit who runs really fast.”
Berlanti describes the tone as being like the MATRIX films, and also mentions alternate dimensions, and the the comic book meetings between the Barry Allen and Jay Garrick Flashes, and the multiple Earths.
Regarding GREEN LANTERN 2:
“We are working on the treatment for the second film actually, we just started working on that with the same guys who I did the original with. (Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim) Those two guys are also writing a script based on a treatment we wrote for ‘THE FLASH,’ so that’s my involvement with DC right now is the script for ‘THE FLASH’ and the treatment for ‘GL2’.”
I assume the “we” Greg Berlanti is talking about is Michael Goldenberg. Berlanti did not rule out the possiblity of directing THE FLASH, but that he hasn’t given much thought to the idea while writing the script.
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.”
Warner Bros/DC Entertainment must have been impressed with Michael Goldenberg’s work on GREEN LANTERN, because they’ve signed him up to write the sequel according to Variety.
Goldenberg (WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE) is now working on GREEN LANTERN 2, working off of a treatment by writers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, who have also been involved in the first GREEN LANTERN film. This shows that DCE/WB are out to create a more unified film universe, possibly something akin to what Marvel has been working at for the past few years.
GREEN LANTERN opens in theaters on June 17th, 2011. No word yet on the sequel’s release date.
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:
Via Warner Brothers’ youTube page, here’s some highlights from the GREEN LANTERN panel at the San Diego Comic Con.
Watch to the end to hear star Ryan Reyonlds recite the Green Lantern oath for a young fan.
ScreenRant is featuring a series of pictures of this ‘dead alien’ display from Warner Brother’s GREEN LANTERN at the San Diego Comic Con.
Green Lantern fans will easily identify the red-skinned extraterrestrial as Abin Sur, the Green Lantern who passed on his ring and mission to Hal Jordan.
The article says that Abin Sur will be created via CGI in the film (though enacted by STAR WARS’ Temuera Morrison), and that the manikin was created soley for display purposes. This Green Lantern’s somewhat modified look, with the exposed muscle striations, might offer an explanation of the recent, similar look for Hal Jordan’s (Ryan Reynolds) uniform revealed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
Perhaps we’ll see Jordan in more than one outfit in the course of the film, which would be ideal for toy-marketing purposes.
See the rest of the article, and several more pictures of the display at the link above.