Green Lantern Updates: Origins & Villains

Published 4 years ago by , Updated January 23rd, 2013 at 6:56 am,

green lantern origin ryan reynolds as hal jordan costume Green Lantern Updates: Origins & Villains

With pre-production on the upcoming DC/Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of Green Lantern well underway and casting announcements now coming out weekly, there’s a lot of buzz on the web for fans of the emerald knight.

Today we’ll be looking at some little tidbits of information for the movie and its cast coming from interviews with director Martin Campbell and star Ryan Reynolds. We’ll look at how much of the movie will take place in the outer reaches of space, Ryan Reynolds’ thoughts on the casting of co-star and love interest Blake Lively, the origin story the film may follow and who the main villain may be in this movie.

Villains are Bad

With Peter Sarsgaard being brought in to play the character of Dr. Hector Hammond, the suspected main villain of the movie, fans were wondering what role Sinestro (Green Lantern’s main villain in the books) would play. Shortly after the Sarsgaard news, Martin Campbell revealed that Mark Strong was in talks to play Sinestro.

Well, it sounds like we’ll be seeing Sinestro introduced while he’s still a part of the Green Lantern Corps. and set up as the feature villain for the sequel(s).

“I think it will stick closely to the origin story, but we all know Sinestro, for an example, is a character who goes over to the dark side, and of course, Carol, played by Blake Lively, in later versions becomes a bad guy as well. I think people will be able to see forward to the characters that in the comic went on to (become bad guys)… but people will be ahead of us on all that I think.”

I hope it plays out that way as I’d love to see Mark Strong working alongside Ryan Reynolds with the excitement knowing what’s to come between them in the future.

Source: SHH

Space, The Final Frontier…

As anyone familiar with the Green Lantern comics will know, the story largely takes place in space due to its intergalactic premise. How much of the movie will explore this setting? MTV asked director Martin Campbell just that:

Source: MTV

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  1. From this point based on what I've seen I'm hoping they can retain a sense of realism. I wonder if a contrast motif of daylight scenes off world and Earth scenes that are dark in one way or another would give the film a unique look. Start with an evening scene going to night then early dawn scene and finally an Earth scene in the day but during a raging storm with dark ominious clouds.

  2. I like your ideas of using light and dark, but how can you expect this movie to maintain any level of realsim? Its chocked full of aliens and other worlds, and glowing power rings that give people super human abilities.

    The Dark Knight this will not be.

  3. but the emerald knight this will be!

  4. this is gonna be nice, i just hope their special effects team doesnt mess things up, and that the movie looks somewhat realistic.
    this might actually be really good movie considering they way it sounds like its going (the plot characters etc)

  5. I hope so!!!

  6. I keep hearing people using the word realistic, and it makes me laugh.

    Comic book movie. Aliens. Intergalactic travel. Power rings. 'Nuff said really.

    Why cant people just enjoy it, and not suffer for false realism.

  7. Sam,

    I think what people mean is that even though it will be in space they want it to be believable, not neccessarily realistic. There is a similarity while being two different things.

  8. Well people should say what they! You and I can clearly tell there is a difference between the two words, and in that case yes, I want it to be be believable, but I do not want it to be realistic in any way.

  9. I agree wholeheartedly Sam. If their is one thing I absolutely HATE about The Dark Knight is that everyone wants everything to be realistic, or set in the “real” world. Batman and Ironman have no super powers so setting them in the real world makes a lot more sense then does Green Lantern, Thor or any other fantasy hero. It's called fantasy for a reason. Enjoy and bask in the comic book movie awesomeness that we now inhabit.

  10. The more realistic you make even a fantasy film, the easier it is to get into it and suspend disbelief. Of course at some point you have to jump the tracks to get into the fantasy aspect, but if everything else is made to be plausible as POSSIBLE, then it makes the film better.

    That's what helped make Iron Man so good – sure, the armor is super-powered beyond any reasonable tech, BUT concentrating on the mechanical aspects and details plus not making it invulnerable helped “sell it” to audiences.

  11. But GL isnt really like Iron Man, it is far more sci fi and fantasy led, aliens and distant planets and the like.

    It will be an interesting movie because although it is based on a comic, it is far more sci fi than most of the mainstream ones.

  12. Well for starters, one of the things that can be done is adopt as much real science as possible. That means nothing obviously stupid like materials lighter than air and stronger than steel. Anything like that would have shown up on the periodic table a long time ago. And yes I know steel isn't on the periodic table it's just a saying. Take into account inertia, gravity, mass, and kinetics.

    It would help if they actually watched the best flying animation out there and copy the best camera positions and the best way to hang people in realistic positions. You want to see lousy, Storm in “X-Men” and Gene in “X-Men Last Stand.” That was some of the lousiest flying I've ever seen. It would really help and Vic's right I'm willing to suspend disbelief but I don't want to leave my brain at home.

  13. Well for starters, one of the things that can be done is adopt as much real science as possible. That means nothing obviously stupid like materials lighter than air and stronger than steel. Anything like that would have shown up on the periodic table a long time ago. And yes I know steel isn't on the periodic table it's just a saying. Take into account inertia, gravity, mass, and kinetics.

    It would help if they actually watched the best flying animation out there and copy the best camera positions and the best way to hang people in realistic positions. You want to see lousy, Storm in “X-Men” and Gene in “X-Men Last Stand.” That was some of the lousiest flying I've ever seen. It would really help and Vic's right I'm willing to suspend disbelief but I don't want to leave my brain at home.

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