Official Look at ‘Green Lantern’s’ Kilowog

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One of the most highly-anticipated films of summer 2011 is Green Lantern. It’s also one of the more dreaded, as a number of die-hard fans are terrified that the little they’ve seen via the Green Lantern trailer – the Ryan Reynolds-ness, the unconvincing CGI – is indicative of the overall quality and tone of the film.

Today, courtesy of Bleeding Cool and Green Lantern #62 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke, we get our best look yet at Kilowog, the pig-faced, alien drill sergeant with a heart of gold in the Green Lantern Corps.

If you look closely, you’ll notice there are two Green Lanterns in the larger of the two images. The first is obviously Kilowog, and the second, over Kilowog’s left shoulder, is Bzzd, the wasp-like alien of Sector 2261. In the comics, Bzzd gets a lot of crap for his size, which is probably why he has a tendency to create oversized green energy constructs. Despite his size, though, his willpower – the thing that powers all Green Lantern rings – stacks up with the best of them.

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The image is a (slightly) better version of the one we wrote about back in August. This time, though, we get to see the entirety of Kilowog’s massive extraterrestrial body. I still stand by my assessment that his face looks like Outback’s blooming onion, but I suppose that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

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The full-body image is more impressive than the close-up – where, again, the CGI is completely unconvincing – but remember, these images are at least as old as July or August, which means the current quality of the CGI should be several steps upward at least.

What’s your take on the images? Does this Kilowog look like the Kilowog you know and love? Does the CGI impress or underwhelm? Let us know in the comments!

For a better look at the above images, check out Green Lantern #62, on the shelves now.  Meanwhile, Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Mark Strong, hits theaters July 17th, 2011.

Source: Green Lantern #62 [via Bleeding Cool]

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  1. My uncle had a dog that looked alot like him.

    • haha

  2. I fail to see how he could look any better than that. This film is gonna be great!

  3. I love me a good bloomin onion and the movie looks good, too.

  4. Looks pretty solid. No complains. The comic was version of him looks dodgier…

  5. I fail to see the comparison to the bloomimg onion unless you’re being cheeky. I agree with Dr. Sam and I think it is going to be a blast!! I hope all the naysayers like crow.. ;)

    • Heard a rumor the guy who voiced him in Justice League is coming back to voice him in the film. But they also said the same guy who voiced Tomar-Re in First Flight would also come back so I would tke that rumor with a grain of salt.

      Would be pretty awesome though.

      • Michael Madsen Voiced him in First Flight

    • It’s gonna blow all the other movies away this summer. I still think the trailer looks great, adapting GL is such a huge undertaking and I think it will be awesome.

      • As much as I like the first trailer Im dying for a 2nd one. They need to show us some indication of what the action scenes would look like, other than that I can’t wait.

        • True. I’m looking forward to getting a better look at Sinestro. And Oa.

  6. Love it. Can’t wait to hear him yelling “POOZERS!”

  7. I honestly don’t think the CGI is as bad as hes making it out to be.. plus like he said its bound to get better since it was an early cut. This is my most hyped comic/superhero movie of the year. Based purely on the trailer I feel this looks wayyyy better than cap america, thor, and the sub par xmen trailers. Of course this is all based on trailers but usually they are a pretty good indication on how the film will turn out. Cap America could be decent but I have a feeling Thor and Xmen will be pretty underwhelming…

  8. wish he looked a little piggier(?) but ill take it!

  9. Seeing his body only makes him look worse. Rhino skin, REALLY??? I am past beginning to hate how they did all the GL uniforms.

    They anthropomorphized him WAY too much. I mean where are his pig like characteristics? Were they somehow afraid if they did him correctly, the audience would somehow be repulsed and not be able to connect with the character? I don’t know what that thing is but it is most certainly not Kilowog.

    THIS is what he should have looked like either of these:

    It’s very telling and sad when a childs toy can get much closer to the actual comicbook look that a supposedly big budget movie.

  10. Approved!

    • I think it looks like a good adaption of the Character, Poozers!!!

  11. I thoroughly enjoy that they are going beyond just the “known” Lanterns. Bzzd is one that I probably wouldn’t even have thought of, but seeing him here (hoping he is in the movie) makes me happy. Wonder if we will see Ch’p and Kreon, two of my other favorite Lanters (for 2 completely opposite reasons)

  12. To be completely honest I think it looks like a very nice painting or drawing in a comic book. Not that that’s a bad thing I just don’t think that it wil work on film.

    Why couldn’t they use animatronics or costumes give it a more real like quality like the original Star Wars. But I’ll wait until I see the movie before I judge it.

  13. I think the only improvement could be that his lower jaw should be a little bigger.

  14. This article asks if the movie gets it right. Something I don’t see a lot of people asking, when it comes to comic book movies, is whether the COMIC got it right. The comic photo of Kilowog is a prime example – in the comics, this is a really dumb looking alien. The movie rendition is actually an improvement. Just because a character looks a certain way in the comics doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon (or shouldn’t be improved upon). In my opinion, sometimes the comics get it wrong with certain characters. The Watchmen graphic novel is a great example. The costumes in the novel (and all the illustrations actually) are atrocious and poorly done. Yet Snyder made the costumes look fantastic in the movie by tweaking and changing them just enough. The movie was a vast improvement over the book. Just my thoughts.

  15. I’m looking forward to this movie 105%

  16. I think he looks appropriately imposing…as a tough trainer and veteran ring-bearer should. I agree, also, that this film version looks much better than the comic version.

    I am extraordinarily excited for this film!

  17. GL is gonna be awesome….I see the 3D version is going to make it a box office smash hit. Most movies are better in 2D but GL in my opinion was meant to be seen in 3D. Can’t wait to see Blake Lively as Star Saphire in 3D :p


  19. Heeeeeeeyyyy! There he is. The big Poozer. He looks great. He is one of my favorite GL Corp members.

  20. I’m thinking this movie is gonna be as bad as Green Hornet….The key to this is how good (and bad) Sinestro is portrayed. Guess I’m still 50/50 on this, till I see another trailer.

  21. i agree, these images were made a long time ago. I thought he looked good in the trailer.

  22. Hal has classic heroic beginnings.

  23. He looks like a rhino. Why is the art so muddy and low contrast?