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Release Date: June 17, 2011 (North America)

Genres: Action, Comic Book, Science Fiction          MPAA Rating: PG-13

Production Phase: Released

Studio: Warner Bros.   Production Company: De Line Pictures

Who's In It: Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan / Green Lantern), Blake Lively (Carol Ferris), Peter Sarsgaard (Hector Hammond), Tim Robbins (Senator Hammond), Mark Strong (Sinestro)

Who's Making It: Martin Campbell (Director), Marc Guggenheim (Screenwriter), Michael Green (Screenwriter), Greg Berlanti (Screenwriter), Donald De Line (Producer)

Premise: Test pilot Hal Jordan is selected to become a member of an intergalactic force of protectors known as Green Lanterns. Given command of the most powerful weapon in the universe, Jordan must face his personal... More »

Official Website: www.greenlantern.com/

What We Think: We just have one thing to say to the makers of the Green Lantern movie: please, please, please -- don't screw it up.... More »

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Monday, July 26, 2010

The day after the conclusion of Comic-Con 2010 comes the arrival of four teaser poster for Green Lantern. A shortened down version of the GL Corps oath is featured on the quartet of one-sheets, and in one poster we are given our first look at Sinestro, the GL officer played by Mark Strong that mentors Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) as he trains to become the Green Lantern protector of Sector 2814.

See all four Green Lantern teaser posters in our gallery.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Up 'til now no imagery showing what red-skinned Green Lantern corps member Abin Sur looks like in the film has been released or leaked. As Comic-Con 2010 begins, two sites have gone in to scan the convention center floor and they've photographed an interesting display case positioned at the Warner Bros. booth. Inside the transparent tube is a full-body sized model of what looks like the character.

While there is one major difference between the Abin Sur in the Green Lantern comic book and this prop (namely the look of the character's muscular skin), this is likely the debut of the movie Abin. It's not too great of a spoiler to say that in the Green Lantern mythos Abin Sur dies early in the story so the GL ring can pass on to Hal Jordan...and that being on display inside the WB booth sure looks pretty dead to us.

Both Cinema Blend and UGO have photos of the Abin Sur body.

- Cinema Blend, UGO. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Entertainment Weekly lands the exclusive that everyone following this film wanted to see: the first look at the Green Lantern movie costume worn by Ryan Reynolds. In the interest of giving EW the click-thrus, visit their site to see what the cover image looks like.

Update: EW is giving the OK to share their GL cover.

- Entertainment Weekly. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Saturday, June 5, 2010

A number of movie news websites are making a bigger deal than it should be from some Green Lantern artwork shown in the pages of a licensing catalogue. Some sites are erroneously reporting the GL logo displayed in Lisencing magazine as  the movie's "official" logo when in fact it's merely the logo art used from the DC Comics comic book. Just to clear things up, there's been no evidence that the Green Lantern movie's logo has been created by Warner Bros.' marketing department yet. We've seen this kind of advance marketing push before, especially by high concept movies looking to attract potential licensees, and the artwork used to grab the attention of businesses never turns out to be the final artwork used for the movie. Based on the typical movie marketing done a year out from the release of the film, we're certain that the GL logo and artwork displayed on the cover and in the pages of License magazine isn't official movie artwork.

So, to sum up: this isn't the movie's official logo, it's something that Warner Bros. Consumer Products is using to attract companies to make Green Lantern movie themed products.

- License magazine. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, May 17, 2010

There was talk that his superhero suit would be rendered using computer graphics. This photo (which originally appeared on MTV) seems to confirm that some (if not all) of the time we'll see Ryan Reynolds wearing his Green Lantern costume it will be created using CG.

Note the painted on black and white dot pattern on Reynolds' neck, presumably to tell the graphics crew where the Lantern costume begins/ends.

- MTV. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, May 10, 2010

The first image of a mutated Hector Hammond (played by Peter Sarsgaard) has appeared courtesy of a well-positioned Splash News paparazzi photographer.

- Splash News via Sky Showbiz. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Friday, April 16, 2010

Chief Creative Officer and Green Lantern comic book writer Geoff Johns was interviewed by Comic Book Resources this week. One of the questions asked was about what the writer thought of the Green Lantern movie, of which he's visited the set down in New Orleans. Johns had this to say:

"The movie looks fantastic. I'm heading back down to New Orleans in a few weeks, but I just watched the Abin Sur/Hal Jordan dailies, and it's amazing seeing that ring passed to Hal in live action. Abin Sur looks kick-ass.

"They did such a great job. They've got Grant [Major] as a production designer. He's from Lord of the Rings, and the visuals on this film are nothing like you could imagine. It's definitely a Green Lantern fan's dream. For me, it's kind of insane to see this stuff come to life.

"And Ryan Reynolds is a perfect Hal Jordan. He brings a lot of humor to it, but he also has the humanity that Hal has. And a little bit of the arrogance, so it's a great match."

- Comic Book Resources. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Closer star Jon Tenney has been cast in the role of the father of Green Lantern, test pilot Martin H. Jordan. "Ryan Reynolds is the Green Lantern, and when he is a young boy, like 11, I'm his father. I'm Hal Jordan's dad. I'm very excited – it's incredible company," the actor told Superhero Hype.

- Superhero Hype. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Angela Bassett has joined the cast of Green Lantern as Dr. Amanda Waller, described by Variety as a government agent. In the DC Comics world Waller is a key player in the affairs of superhumans, a woman with a tough exterior who doesn't shy away from making the hard decisions. She is also in charge of the Suicide Squad, a team of lower level ex-supervillians who are commuting their prison sentences by doing life-threatening missions for the government.

With Warner Bros. also developing a Suicide Squad movie, could we be seeing the groundwork for that movie being laid with the inclusion of Waller's character in the Green Lantern film?

- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, March 15, 2010

The first series of spy photos taken of the Green Lantern on the set of the movie have surfaced online. Check out this series of half-a-dozen images taken by a New Orleans local that sent them into ComicBookMovie.com which show a street clothed Ryan Reynolds hanging out with the crew in-between scenes.

- ComicBookMovie.com. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Sunday, March 14, 2010

Temuera Morrison and Taika Waititi, both native New Zealand actors, have won important roles in the Green Lantern movie.

Morrison, known to the sci-fi crowd for playing Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, is slated to play Green Lantern Abin Sur. As fans of the comic book know, Sur was the red-skinned alien that crashed to Earth. Dying of his injuries, Abin Sur asked his Lantern ring to find a replacement for him before dying. Test pilot Hal Jordan was found by the ring and brought to Sur's remote location where he passed on the mantle of Green Lantern stewardship for sector 2814.

Waititi, who appeared in Eagle vs. Shark, will play the best friend of Hal Jordan.

Filming starts this week for a June 17, 2011 release.

- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Perhaps because of the tremendous success of Avatar in its 3-D format, Warner Bros. has announced plans to release Green Lantern in 3-D. What remains unknown is whether the studio will film the movie using 3-D camera (which carry a higher cost and would push the movie's budget higher) or make a 3-D version of the 2-D film in post.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Green Lantern comic book writer Geoff Johns has confirmed via Twitter that Mark Strong will indeed play the part of Sinestro in the GL movie. "Back from an amazing trip to Green Lantern town a.k.a. New Orleans!!" said Johns via the micro-blogging service. "Ryan IS Hal. And Mark Strong is going to be a brilliant Sinestro."

- Geoff Johns via Twitter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, February 8, 2010

He's already been in one comic book movie adaptation and that was 1985's Howard the Duck. Now Green Lantern makes two.

Tim Robbins has joined the cast of the GL movie to play Senator Hammond, the father of Hector Hammond (to be played by Peter Sarsgaard). The elder Hammond is disappointed in his son, which may cause the boy to have a complex and go after the emerald hero.

- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sony Pictures Imageworks will provide the bulk of the special visual effects for the Green Lantern movie. Karen Goulekas and Kent Houston will be the main supervisors for the project while Jim Berney is the supervisor overseeing the project for the FX company.

Imageworks has created effects for over 100 movies including 2012, Speed Racer, I Am Legend, Superman Returns and the Spider-Man trilogy.

- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)


 

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