New ‘Green Lantern’ Poster & ‘Captain America’ Image

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2011 at 11:11 am,

Captain America Green Lantern New Green Lantern Poster & Captain America Image

With Thor already in theaters and X-Men: First Class releasing in three weeks, there are still another two major superhero blockbusters still to come later this summer. One of them will take us into space and the other, back to World War II.

A brand new poster for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s Green Lantern has debuted, featuring the film’s primary antagonist. On the Marvel Studios side, a new still featuring an enemy combatant has been officially released.

First up is the new Green Lantern character poster for Dr. Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) which features the character after his unfortunate transformation and head enlargement. While it’s not confirmed, many speculate that the entity known as Parallax takes on Hammond as a host and hence, his eyes glow yellow. In the ‘Secret Origins’ comics however, Hammond comes into contact with Abin Sur’s crashed alien ship and a meteor fragment causes him to transform. The latter theory is more in line with what we see in the Green Lantern trailer with Hammond becoming affected while examining Abin Sur’s body.

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Next is an official still taken from Captain America: The First Avenger which showcases the costumes and weapons used by Red Skull’s Hydra forces. The tech is way ahead of its time and looks nothing like the attire and firearms used in WWII. The over-the-top Hydra designs and vehicles may make Captain America a tougher sell due to its loss of authenticity, but if what we hear of the the film’s plot details – and how it ties into The Avengers – are true, it shouldn’t be a problem for Marvel fans.

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No one can deny each studio’s respective efforts at staying true to the source material in bringing the characters and costumes from page to screen.

Directed by Joe JohnstonCaptain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans stars alongside Neal McDonough’s Dum Dum Dugan, Tommy Lee Jones‘ Colonel Phillips, Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury,  Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Derek Luke as Gabe Jones.

Green Lantern is directed by Martin Campbell and stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond, Mark Strong as Sinestro, Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur, Geoffrey Rush as the voice of Tomar-Re, Tim Robbins as Senator Hammond, Michael Clarke Duncan as the voice of Kilowog and Angela Bassett as Dr. Amanda Waller.

Green Lantern hits 2D and 3D theaters on June 17, 2011. Captain America hits theaters July 22, 2011.

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  1. If you look closely at the trailer, Hammond touches Abin Sur’s wound (where he was hit by the Parallax) and something yellow “zaps” his finger. So it’s probable that he’s touching some piece or remnant of the yellow energy of the parallax, which causes his transformation.

    Also, later in the trailer (the 4-minute WonderCon preview) it looks as though the Parallax is “consuming” Hammond. So it’s possible that he dies at the end of the movie (or else the Parallax is just taking back the piece of itself that was inside Hammond and he’ll be left with his mutated brain).

    • This is kind of a SPOILER, but not exactly b/c it was in the trailer. Anyway, in the most recent GL trailer, you can see Parallax with the head of Hector Hammond, so they fuse in the film.

  2. So excited for Captain America! GL looks better and better too…

  3. Green Lantern Looks absolutely phenomenal. Anyone complaining about the costume is a stick in the mud. I just hope it’s a decent movie overall; not just visually elaborate.

  4. I think this is a far better interpretation of the Hector Hammond for the movies than his comic book incarnation simply because it ties in to the bigger story (Parallax, the threat of the Sinestro Corps, which you know will be the primary focus of the sequel) better. I am liking the idea of incorporating Hector as the first GL villain better now.

    In fact, let’s not kid ourselves. The primary antagonist of the first movie isn’t Hector Hammond, it’s Parallax.

    • In that regard all superhero titles are the same. I will respectfully disagree with you. Green Lantern is a very unique story that has nothing to do with Iron Man.

      • Well the comics they are different but i’m talking about the film interpretations . I know it may be too early to tell but from all the footage thats being released from this movie I see Hal Jordon as a copy of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.

        Hal Jordon wakes up next to a blond followed by a joke “water is on the tap” to me is a Tony Stark moment. Then him having dialogue “Now let’s get these pants off and fly these planes” Sounds alot like something Tony Stark Would say to Pepper Potts.

        Maybe the sequel will be unique but as for this Green Lantern movie It’s just by the numbers origin story

        • Frank, I can kind of see your point, but that was all in the first trailer. In the first trailer, the marketing folk were clearly trying to play up Reynolds as the “funny guy” since that’s what people know and like him for (think of his character in Blade Trinity). However, the more recent trailers have shown a much more serious Hal, so it’s very hard to tell what his character is going to be like overall in the movie.

          I personally DON’T think that they decided to make him a carbon copy of Robert Downey Jr. because, so far, it looks like they are trying to stay true to the comics (and people like Geoff Johns are directly involved with the film), so they will most likely stay true to the original character of Hal Jordan. Still, Reynolds is a funny guy and he has a way of doing comedy in serious situations and playing it very well, not cheesy, so it won’t be such a bad thing if they showcase his talents just a little bit.

    • That can also be said for Spider-man, Batman, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and just about every other Super hero film.

      • Very True, all superhero movies are the same but not with batman.
        In the Original 1989 Batman had already started and he was just trying to stop the joker and live both as bruce wayne and as Batman. He already has his responsibility.

        In Batman Begins he has already gain his responsibility and he’s just trying to form it and shape it to use. He doesnt spend the whole movie unable to control it, he’s got it and you watching him use it. That’s what separates batman begins from other superheros.

    • BOO THIS MAN!!

      • lol…

    • “What’s new about it? That there’s a training montage in space with aliens. Ive seen this with spiderman and iron man.”

      I had no idea that spiderman and iron man had training in space…

      And Green Lantern is (In my opinion) a very good character, but too complex for a live action/origin movie…

      I strongly belive that captian america will be the better of the two, CGI aside…

      • You got me there. I worded it wrong. I meant Green Lantern is just something I seen before and it’s like Iron Man and Spider Man. A simple by the numbers Origin Story that really offers nothing new. The only thing new Green Lantern offers is just training in space. I also agree Captain America will be better

    • Nah, that sounds more like the Human Torch from the Fantastic 4 movies. Both are cocky, smartass test pilots with nice abs who get flashy powers from space.

  5. I like the picture up at the top it looks like cap and GL are getting ready to throw down although I’m pretty sure cap would kick his ass…all he’d have to do is throw a banana at him. I mean come on the color yellow that’s pretty sad

    • Thanks :)

  6. If you look at it as “just the color yellow” it is but in the GL universe yellow is the color of Fear across the spectrum of the rings, hence Parallax. Though it was shown veteran GL’s can overcome this. There is another reason why but I won’t say it as it might play a part in the movie 😀

    • ok that makes sense I guess I always associated fear with black

  7. Green Lantern CGI looks poorly integrated and very fake. I know what everyone is going to say? How can it look real if it’s make believe? Well, there’s no interactive lighting on Ryan Reynolds face. No weight to the animation. There are shots were the aliens look like miniature wax figures. All you have to do is compare the aliens in this to Avatar. If this film does well the filmmakers should strongly consider using another VFX company other than Imageworks who does very poor quality work. That’s all I ask.

  8. Why do they keep showing that CGI costume of captain America? It looks really cool, but I don’t think it will be in the movie.