First Official Images of Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern [Updated]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 16th, 2010 at 11:25 am,

green lantern filming 3d First Official Images of Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern [Updated]

[Update: We now have a high-res pic of Reynolds as GL along with other new images!]

EW has posted a preview of their latest issue, which focuses on the upcoming 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. Gracing the cover of the issue is one of the biggest films that will be a major focus of this year’s Comic-Con: DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of Green Lantern.

Ryan Reynolds is playing the titular hero, Hal Jordan, and a few months back we learned that Green Lantern will be wearing a CGI costume in the film. Now you can see how the F/X-heavy outfit has turned out.

The first reaction I’m having to seeing this Green Lantern costume is “Weird.” It echoes the traditional GL costume we know and love, only with more of an “organic suit” kind of feel that is reminiscent of the black symbiote suit from Spider-Man.

This is yet another superhero movie costume that is going to split fanboys down the middle of the love/hate divide. Check it out:

green lantern movie costume hi res 2 First Official Images of Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern [Updated]

Am I off the mark for calling this strange? I mean I get why it’s being done this way – the early Green Lantern concept art suggested that the film was going for a more “alien organic” aesthetic, and some early set photos suggested that Green Lantern’s emerald power ring was going to have a similar organic rock/mineral look to it. So, at least they’re keeping things consistent…

Fanboys who look at this and are revolted by it: I get why you’re displeased. It isn’t what you would call “traditional” Green Lantern and in some ways it makes Reynolds himself look slightly like a CGI mo-cap character. However, Green Lantern is a superhero who flies through the deepest recesses of space while having epic battles with what are essentially mentally controlled lasers. A hybrid alien spacesuit/armor design is (admittedly) a pretty logical way to make all this cosmic warfare seem believable onscreen. We’ll see how it holds up when the first footage from the film is presented.

The cool folks over at iFanboy put up some of the other images found inside this issue of EW – Check ’em out:

As the cover indicates, it’s all going down next week at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. Be sure to stay tuned to Screen Rant’s Official 2010 Comic-Con Page for the latest updates.

Green Lantern will be in theaters on June 17, 2011.

Source: EW

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  1. It’s a night I’d rather not speak of greenknight I was drunk and lonely and zorb-ale was there and availible… What was I suppose to do?

    In all seriousness though the costume is full of veins and I just bet in live action we get to see them Throb.

    Maybe Alien penis is excessive so maybe it’s more like a guy who drank 2 gallons of Gwen paint and got turned inside out or had his skin ripped off by an evil willow.

  2. Whoa, whoa there, he looks like someone skinned Kermit the Frog! I’m no fan of the character but there’s no way he should look this crappy, what with all those striations. Strangely enough out of uniform i look at Reynolds and see Hal Jordan!

  3. Its 2010 not 1960 or whenever the green lantern was created. Look what happend to daredevil when they stayed true to the comic.

    • Yeah but to be fair with your argument you have to admit it’s not 1984 either. :/ You know what might be cool is if normally it was mostly black but then it takes on this anatomical look when he’s powered up and when he is this way you can see all the movement of the musculature, or at least the neatest parts. Like when he reaches back to punch or the stretching and deforming when he blocks a blow. Like what they did in the martial arts documentaries where they show what happens on the inside of the body. As Lantern gets hurt the darker the suit becomes in those parts. It could be a very visual and neat way to portray the physical story. A visual feedback that you’ll be able to feel. Owww the feelies have arrived. 790™ might have a point about this 3-D stuff…

  4. I think he looks really cool.. i mean the mask was a bit weird the first time i saw it.. but now i find it looking alright :)

  5. Am I the only one who thinks the suit kind of makes him look like a plant?

  6. Any fans of the comics? if so doesn’t he look like more a Kyle Rayner then a Hal jordan

  7. Yyyyyeah…I guess there is some Kyle Rayner going on there…

  8. I will reserve my complete judgement of the suit until I see it in live action. Still, I am kind of ok about how they are going with this. The suit is made by the ring, one would think it would have a energy like effect , instead of cloth or rubber. Though I have to ask, What about the women who have the Green Latern mini skirts on as part of their costume? Whatever. Looks solid.

  9. just bought this issue of EW and it also shows more pics of Thor and Odin, Andrew Garfield article about Spider-Man, and some reviews so if any have questions, I’d be happy to answer.

  10. I’m honestly more concerned with the hairdo. It’s a bit too curly, and kinda clashes with the suit to be perfectly honest… but that’s just me.

    • Are you serious? the hair…

    • Really!!!! The hair?????

  11. Still looking forward to this. I honestly think he looks great…………..

  12. Hmm…give this guy a suit and a hat and what have you got? Brit Reed a.k.a. The Green Hornet!

    Oh well, costume re-designs aren’t exactly new, especially when it comes to making live-action versions of comic book characters. I mean, to make the character “believable” in live action, there has to be a logical reason as to why their costumes will be different from the comic book. Just look at Batman, live action=all black composite, bullet proof costume vs. comic book=grey “sweat shirt” type, body hugging overalls with dark blue cape and cowl, and a bright yellow bat emblem on the chest (not to mention the blue briefs worn on the outside); and the X-Men (live action=all black leather, skin tight costumes vs. comic book/cartoon=to each his own costume.

    With this Green Lantern live action version…let’s just wait and see the sneak previews. I just hope he won’t end up looking like the green version of Dr. Manhattan!

  13. I think the suit works well in the photo. Hal gets the suit via the ring so I would image that it would look something like the photo. On another point this suit looks similar to the Ion suit that Kyle Ryner wears in the new editions of Green Lantern by Geoff Johns

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