Warner Bros. have released 4 Comic-con Green Lantern character posters, showing Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Mark Strong as Sinestro, Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan and Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond.
Green Lantern characters revealed in new posters July 27th, 2010
Green Lantern logo revealed July 25th, 2010
Abin Sur unveiled at SDCC July 25th, 2010
First picture of Ryan Reynolds as The Green Lantern July 25th, 2010
On set Ryan Reynolds has been performing in a performance capture suit, so until now, despite pictures captured on set, no one has seen the suit. Until now. Entertainment Weekly got the exclusive, and their front cover is as follows, showing the green light pulsing out, as if behind layers of muscle, as looks awesome, with the exception of the dodgy looking mask. With this suit being completely CG, it’s plausible that it will constantly move, pulse and interact with Reynolds in very interesting ways.
Six further shots also show Blake Lively, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett and Peter Sarsgaard.
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Ryan Reynolds cast as The Green Lantern July 16th, 2009
After several rounds of casting rumors that featured Bradley Cooper, Chris Pine and Ryan Gosling, we have the semi-official announcement that Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal, Wolverine) is Hal Jordan.
Apparently Reynolds, who looks the part, screen tested alongside Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto, but the decision between the three proved difficult with director Martin Campbell, producer Donald De Line and the studio each having different favorites.
We previously reported that shooting would begin as early as September this year, it seems this has been pushed back to January 2010, though still planning on maintaining the announced June 17th 2011 release date. The budget hasn’t yet been finalized but is believed to be around $150m, the movie is set to film in Sydney, Australia.
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Green Lantern Movie Concept Art September 3rd, 2008
Illustrator Brian Murray has posted some of his Green Lantern concept piece that he pitched for the movie adaptation; they were presented to director Greg Berlanti’s “Berlanti Television” as part of a package. The images show Legion, Hal, a costume change, Carol and Oa being flown towards.
The IESB have had a chance to sit down with Greg Berlanti’s Green Lantern. After reading the screenplay through it appears that first impressions are very good; Berlanti and writers Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green have got the character just right. (Unlike some unmentionable Jack Black treatment).
To setup the story, it opens with a narrative;
With the revelation of Oa and The Central Battery with a voice over narration explaining that 1) there are extraterrestrials that protect the universe, 2) they have power rings, 3) there are thousands of Green Lanterns and 4) one of us has become one of them.
Continuing, the plot arc follows the ‘traditional’ Hal Jordan / Green Lantern route, making sure to include a battle scene between Legion and Abin Sur; Sur’s crashing to Earth and the “choosing of Hal Jordan over Guy Gardner and Clark Kent”.
IESB’s Robert Sanchez also reveals this list of characters that are set to appear in the movie:
Citing that the Sinestro plot arc has changed somewhat — in keeping with a setup story and storing more for a possible sequel. This leaves Hector Hammond as the central threat to Earth. This script heavily focuses on the science fiction elements — with interstellar travel and other galaxies. Whilst the reality hit that the Dark Knight gave us may have swayed studios away form the fantastical, I’m sure with the release of Star Trek they’ll all be rushing to cash in on the next big scifi phenomenon; as fickle as this business is.
First word from the studio exec’s is that this is good, no word of a budget yet but the murmurings are encouraging.