First Image of Mogo in ‘Green Lantern’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm,

green lantern mogo image First Image of Mogo in Green Lantern

A few days ago we posted new images from Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern film – giving us a look at some of the character-drama moments from the upcoming superhero adaptation.

Today, we’ve got a first look at one out-of-this-world Green Lantern character –  the sentient planet Mogo.

In the comic-book universe, there are plenty of odd characters: mutants, aliens, cyborgs, demon-spawns, parahumans, and intergalactic beings – but among all the superhero franchises, the Green Lantern series is home to a one of the most robust collections of especially bizarre entities.

In addition to alien Lanterns such as Kilowog and Tomar-Re, not to mention antagonists such as The Red Lanterns and Parallax, the character/self-aware planet Mogo could be one of the strangest additions to the series. It should come as no surprise then that Mogo was originally conceived by Watchmen creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

It’s been rumored for some time that Mogo would be featured in the upcoming film but, up until today, there hadn’t been much evidence either way. Now, thanks to The Daily Blam, we’ve finally got some solid proof:

green lantern mogo movie 570x515 First Image of Mogo in Green Lantern

Despite the image, it’s unclear how large a role Mogo will have in the final film – but one thing is for certain, despite a somewhat lackluster trailer and some questionable design choices for Ryan Reynolds’ costume, Green Lantern seems set to offer some serious fan-service. Showcasing a less-commercial character such as Mogo certainly hints at the fact that not only will Green Lantern be an epic, and intergalactic, superhero film with a much broader canvass than its competitor’s Earth-only comic books franchises – it’ll also offer a number of onscreen surprises for longtime fans of the printed series.

The adaptation of the Mogo character from book to film is certainly successful – balancing Mogo’s iconic Lantern Corps foliage marking with a real-world crater mark instead. How exactly Mogo, who can only interact with other characters in a limited capacity (as a result of his size), will fit into Hal Jordan’s Hollywood origin story is still up in the air (especially without coming across as totally absurd). The character could merely appear orbiting the Lantern homeworld Oa (from a safe distance of course) or could have a large bearing on the plot (especially given one of the film’s potential antagonists).

Follow us on Twitter @benkendrick and @screenrant and share your thoughts on Mogo design as well as how you think the character will fit into the Green Lantern plot.

Green Lantern hits theaters on June 17th, 2011.

Source: The Daily Blam

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  1. YES!
    Mogo is in it!

  2. Hell yes! A true comic book movie!

  3. Much love for da Mogo! I’m glad they decided to use him, but I’m not incredibly surprised as Johns has been utilizing him a lot in his writing of the comic lately.

  4. Nice, seems they are trying to fit in a lot of GL lore into this movie.

  5. This movie is looking better and better.

  6. What is a Mogo?

    • …did you read the article at all?

      • He’s a planet-sized Lantern. An actual living planet who was part of an Alan Moore story, which is probably one of the best classic GL tales.

  7. This is gonna be a massive hit!

  8. sweeeet

  9. reynolds is not gl. HE IS DEADPOOL

    • Well for the moment he is Green Lantern…

      • reynolds is neither, hes an actor…. acting the role of fictional characters…. smh…

        • you guys are a bunch of smart asses

  10. Hmmm……never heard of Mogo,but,……cool.

  11. is it just me or do they actually pull off GL’s mask really well in this picture????? its looks a million times better here then in the trailers. Lets hope this is a glimpse of what the final CGI mask will look like.

    • thinking the same thing

    • thumbs up ;)

    • I agree

  12. I think it’s Oa in the picture. Unless Why would they place Mogo in a shot with Hal? Why not Sinestro or Kilowog. Doesn’t make sense to assume it is Mogo. It is Oa, that makes sense.

    • Just saw the same argument made on the other site. So it’s Mogo.

  13. Wasn’t Mogo in Blazing Saddles?

    • lmao nice…

    • Mongo, lol , Candy gram for Mr. Mongo, Candy gram for Mr. Mongo, I Mongo !

      • What other movie has a guy punching a horse! Classic.

  14. Who is this roody-poo? It looks like a giant green jellyfish sucking Hal Jordan’s brains! Other than that, yes I am definitely up for this movie!

  15. Are you sure that isn’t just Oa?
    And honestly it looks like a bad photoshop job

  16. Looks like an amoeba.

  17. Mogo has a key role in the GL Universe since he is the entity that guides the rings to their new users..to find the most worthy to become part of the Corps. Besides if we don’t see much of Mogo he states simply in Moore’s and Gibson’s creation of him is that “Mogo Doesn’t Socialize” .. They also use Mogo’s surface to help train new GL recruits…

    This film is going to be an epic ride… I am looking forward to seeing Arkillo and Atrocitus and some of the other characters from this series. It may not be in this film but in future installemnts…

  18. Man I would love to see a picture of Mogo without Hal’s/Ryan’s face slapped on top of him. Mogo looks awesome and doesn’t need an extremely off scale face floating in front of him.

  19. The costume in the trailer looks weird. I guess it’s all CGI and it’s too melted into Reynolds body. But some of the other special effects look great.

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