New ‘Green Lantern’ Poster Shows Off Oa

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:02 am,

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The first Green Lantern trailer debuted to much fanfare this week, giving fans their first good look at Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond, Mark Strong as Sinestro, and Blake Lively as Carol Ferris.

While some of the team here at Screen Rant, myself included, weren’t totally sold on the trailer, I still think Green Lantern could turn out to be a pretty great movie. Yes, we can quibble over the unfinished special-effects for the Green Lantern costume, or whether Blake Lively’s acting is up to snuff, but there is one thing that can’t be argued: Green Lantern will be a pretty epic Space Opera.

For those unfamiliar with the term, Wikipedia offers this convenient definition: “Space opera is a sub-genre of speculative fiction that emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space, generally involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced technologies and abilities.”

The key word in the definition of space opera is definitely “space.” While Christopher Nolan’s Batman films work because they are grounded in reality, Green Lantern’s origins necessitate something much more fantastic. The movie revolves around what is essentially a corps of galactic police officers. That’s why, more than anything else, I’m eager to see what the “space” portions of Green Lantern look like.

Luckily, that’s just what we get with this newly released Green Lantern poster. Depicting the Green Lantern home planet of Oa, the poster shows off Hal Jordan in full costume, with hundreds of other Green Lanterns behind him in the distance and (what we guess is) Sinestro standing on the peak. Check it out below. You can click the image for a high-res version.

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While I wasn’t keen on the somewhat cartoonish feel of the Green Lantern trailer, I do recognize that the film shouldn’t be too grim and serious. I think the way to strike the right balance between fun and drama is to commit fully to the fantastical science-fiction elements of the movie, while still making Hal Jordan a fully-realized character with defined flaws and goals.

My guess (or at least my hope) is that Martin Campbell struck this balance with the film, and that subsequent trailers and clips will show off more of the grand scale of the Green Lantern universe. Now that the trailer has dropped, we shouldn’t have to wait long for new materials either, so make sure to check back to Screen Rant often in the coming weeks.

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

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  1. The Lantern in the background does carry himself like Sinestro seems to… Perhaps a subtle hint at his betrayal?

  2. You know, this almost redeems that campy trailer. Almost…

  3. That’s actually pretty freakin awesome. I’m holding out for effects polishing before the release even though the trailer wasn’t the best in that regard.

  4. Everyone still talking about the trailer above don’t worry they still have 6 more months working on the CGI
    I’m sure it will be fantastic at the end.
    and I love this poster i have it setted up as my screensaver!

    • They can’t spend too much time on the CG b/c they have to convert the film in 3D.

      • If they filmed it in 2D and plan to convert it post production, they might as well not even bother. Or did you not see “Clash of the Titans?”

        • Yeah, I saw ‘Clash’, but in 2D. The 3D for ‘Clash’ was crap b/c they converted the film at the LAST MINUTE, and only post-poned the film for a whole week. It’s no wonder it turned out like crap. Given enough money and time, a post-conversion can work. Even Avatar had scenes that were post-converted.

          • Screw the 3D
            would you like to see a movie coming at you with bad CGI
            or a movie good CGI and bad 3D
            I vote the second one
            Honestly when did post-conversion 3D work out?

            • I really don’t care how the 3D turns out b/c I’m seeing it in 2D. When did a post-converstion turn out good? Certain scenes in Avatar were post-converted, thats when. All a filmmaker needs is the right amount of money and time, and it can work.

    • Jose, remember how people were bitching about the cartoonish/crappy effects in that Iron Man Superbowl spot (a mere 4 months before it was released)? If your logic holds true, then Iron Man shouldn’t have looked as polished as it did. Also, didn’t The Dark Knight finish filming in October 2007? And it was released in July 2008? Funny how that works.

      The real truth is that there is no set rule as to when a film needs to be finished before it’s release date – as long as it’s ready to be distributed in time for the release. And Green Lantern will get more polished over the next few months of post-production.

  5. I want that poster on my wall! It’s freakin Sweet!!!!!!!
    This film is gonna rock! Haters be damned!

  6. Could be like ironman 1 was …

    Big issue behind the tank being shot with the small missle scene in the trailer looking like a video game but looked realistic once the movie was released.

    I will say though, it is starting to look like an ironman/Tony Stark clone of a movie.

    but will prob end up watching it anyway.

  7. Space Opera. I like the sound of that.

  8. I saw it on the big screen today and it really does look awesome. I am sure they will fix some things but to really get the full scope you have to see it on the big screen.

    • yh i saw the trailer durin the previews before deathly hallows