‘Green Lantern’ TV Trailer Features Dark & Epic Action

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

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Things have definitely been on the up and up for Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern movie since its showing at WonderCon a few weeks ago. The company has released some pretty sick TV spots since then, as well as hi-resolution imagery of Ryan Reynolds’ CGI costume and some eye-catching moments – like when Hal Jordan (Reynolds) uses his Lantern powers to summon a mini-gun.

Last night a new extended television promo/trailer for Green Lantern was released as well; it boils down to a condensed version of the WonderCon preview – with a few new shots sprinkled here and there – but it still packs a (giant green) punch all the same.

Similar to the WonderCon trailer, this new Green Lantern TV preview focuses more on the darker elements of the story: Jordan’s acquisition of the Lantern ring from a dying Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison), the imminent arrival of the creature Parallax on Earth, and Hector Hammond’s (Peter Sarsgaard) subsequent transformation into a destructive monster after he inadvertently comes into contact with the fear-inducing monstrosity.

Green Lantern won’t be all ominous drama and action, though; Reynolds has spoken out before about the balance of light and dark elements in the film, and this new television preview still retains the bit of humor when Jordan first attempts to activate his powers (this is still a movie that stars Ryan Reynolds, after all).

Check out the new Green Lantern TV trailer below:

There’s a whole lot of CGI on display here – between the Oa landscape, alien creatures like Tomar-Re (Geoffrey Rush), and (of course) the Lantern costume – but it all looks pretty convincing to me so far. We’ve not seen much in the way of material that isn’t heavy on the F/X, but that’s to be expected at this point.

On that note: Warner Bros. has taken an overall different tact with teasing Green Lantern than Marvel has with its own upcoming superhero movie, Thor, in that regard. There’s been plenty in the way of promotion for the God of Thunder’s big screen debut, but a good deal of the footage released from the film has focused on the (relatively) quieter Earth-set portion of Thor – and early reviews for the movie peg that as being one of its weaker elements.

That could mean Green Lantern is being made to look better than it actually is, given what little footage we’ve seen of Jordan not in costume. However, I’m personally quite optimistic about the film – and the fact that Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) held the directorial reins on the pic makes me think it’ll strike a nice tonal balance between its more serious and light-hearted sections.

Green Lantern arrives in theaters this summer on June 17th.

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  1. lol, i posted the link to this trailer in the open discussion this morning, beat you guys to it ;)

    wouldn’t happen to need a new team member for the screen rant team would you :) just kidding, don’t ban me

    • Give this man a cookie.

      • He can have Kahless’ gagh. :-D

    • BANNED!

      Nah, just messing with you, it’s all good. 8-)

  2. I will be there.

  3. awesome trailer, but wouldve been that much mroe awesome if they hadnt skipped part of the oath

    • @Ojex, Agreed!
      The trailer looks cool, and the movie looks like its going to be epic! I seriously can’t wait!!

  4. Let the RING SLINGING BEGIN!!!!!!!!!

  5. What a year this is going to be. :)

  6. Nope, didn’t watch the trailer. I was sold long ago and don’t need to see anymore.

  7. The more I see of this film, the more I can’t wait ’til June 17th.

  8. The mask looked much, much better!

    • Agreed!! Although I still think the green is a bit off.

  9. This is BY FAR the best this film has looked to me, but no matter how cool the trailers look, and I didn’t realize that Campbell was at the helm of the film…Ryan Reynolds looks completely ridiculous and unconvincing to me as Hal Jordan. All I keep thinking when I see him is when George Clooney was tapped to don the cape and cowl. To me, this film is going to be bomb, and be lambasted by critics and reasonable moviegoers as well. Green Lantern, in my not-so-humble opinion is one of the richest characters in the pantheon of DC’s gallery…it’s a sad story. Again, thank goodness for Chris Nolan.

    • I agree with you on some points. I may be one of the hardest pre-assumption critics for this movie but this trailer is the best so far. I also agree that Ryan has never looked or even felt right for the part of Hal Jordan. I lol’d when you mentioned the nightmare of the clooney-bat. All of the green lantern stories are some of the most horribly sad and twisted-plot comics ive read and i just wish that DC would take the GL movies more serioulsy. From what I’ve seen, the paralax scenes look like the *madeforTVmovie* “Ben 10: Alien Swarm” on cartoon network. Hopefully this movie doesnt dissappoint.

      • To be honest though, some of the Hal Jordan stories in comics just wouldn’t wash with viewers. Don’t forget, some of these dramatic stories were invented to get RID of Hal Jordan and make way for a new Green Lantern, just as Flash’s death in Infinite Crisis was designed to get rid of Barry Allen as well. They also completely degraded the character to the point where there was almost no return, and even now, I actually think it’s ludicrous that Hal Jordan is a Green Lantern again in the comics, though the new stories are quite good.

        On the bright side though, if people really don’t like Ryan Reynolds, there is nothing to stop them from just going ahead and introducing and featuring either Guy Gardner, Alan Scott (even though he’s not actually a GL in the comics, he could easily be in the movies) or Kyle Rayner in future installments.

  10. I got to admit, this is looking better and better, but I still think that Hector Hammond just looks dumb, and I know that is how he looks in the comics and all, I still think he looks kinda stupid, thats just me though.

    • Yeah, Hector Hammond wouldn’t have been my choice either for the initial villain of the GL movie. But he was probably easier to write than most of GL’s rogues. And they did have to show Sinestro as a “good guy” before he turned bad, probably the best way to go on that character.

  11. Should’nt he be wearing a black mask???

  12. At the end there, was that a shot of Sinestro being color-converted? Looked like he was being gobbled up by the Yellow.

    • I’m pretty sure that was Hector Hammond.

  13. This GL film is looking better and better! Can’t wait to see more character posters popping up in the movie theaters!

  14. so cant wait till this comes out

  15. Kind of interesting that these two movies, Green Lantern and Thor, will both have two different settings. And that the Earth scenes are apparently going to be the weaker parts of both movies.

    Should tell people something — people may just be ready for an almost entirely off-Earth superhero experience. Why not? Hopefully we get that in the sequels.

  16. I feel happier and happier every time I see some new hints and revelations for this film. The opening cannot come fast enough…

  17. The first time I heard Ryan Reynolds say the oath I got goosebumps…and I’m still getting ‘em…

  18. Considering how horrible the first trailer was it’s not surprising we’re getting this desperate CGI-laden footage. So much has already been spoiled: Hammond’s origin, Parallax, Oa, and dozens of Lantern cameos… Might not be any surprises by the time the movie hits theaters, you know?

  19. I have to admit that the trailer looks fantastic, but I have a question and I’m probably gonna get chewed out for it but the truth it I’ve never read a GL comic in my life and I was just wondering who the villain is if it isn’t Sinestro?

    • It seems it will be Parallax, a fear entity, perhaps working with(perhaps working through) a corrupted Hector Hammond on Earth. Likely, he corrupts Sinestro by the end of the film, setting up the sequel.

      • ok, thanks Archaeon, I just spent the last twenty minutes reading up on the two of them on Wikipedia and the movie should be good

  20. I love the use of Parallax in the death of Abin Sur. Makes me wonder if they’re setting up a trilogy around a GL Blackest Night.

  21. Dark and epic? Seriously, this is the same garbage re-cut slightly. The costume still looks terrible. Hate the design. And the villain looks like the Elephant Man. I bet you they don’t do anything with the hundreds of Green Lanterns you see standing there for the speech. Imageworks is not capable of doing a full on epic battle. They should’ve used Weta or ILM.

    More like EPIC FAIL. I’ll pass on this “super hero” film.

    • Good. More popcorn at the concession stand for those who WILL be at the theater to see the film… :D

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