Thanks to the trailer released after Wonder Con – which seemed to take itself more seriously while improving the much-ballyhooed CGI – Green Lantern has actually become one of the more highly-anticipated comic book movies of summer 2011.
While we’re still waiting for more footage, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have released various high-res images from the most recent trailer to show off some of those improved effects. Additionally, courtesy of Green Lantern issue #65, we now have a semi-complete list of the major members of the Green Lantern Corps.
Check out the images below released by Warner Bros. (click to enlarge):
And check out the scans from Green Lantern issue #65, with a note from Creative Executive Adam Schlagman, regarding Oa and the Green Lantern Corps (click to enlarge):
Here's the note as text:
Green Lantern is an epic sci-fi adventure!
The feature film transports us on a journey through the stars to the alien planet Oa – the precinct of the Green lantern Corps.
With an abundance of futuristic spacecraft and ancient alien architecture and unique Green Lanterns, Oa is a world like no other. Production Designer Grant Major and Sony Imageworks have put great effort into the creation of the planet, its detailed features and the Corps members that inhabit it. On this very page you can catch a glimpse of the Great hall featuring the Green Lantern Corps gathered together.
The Green Lantern Corps is composed of thousands of unique alien creatures spanning the universe from diverse worlds, extraterrestrial cultures and strange societies. Many of these Lanterns are featured in the film. Playing key roles are the legendary Abin Sur, drill-sergeant extraordinaire Kilowog, the detail-oriented Tomar-Re and of course the greatest of them all, Sinestro.
But there are many other fan-favorite alien corpsmen sprinkled throughout. See if you can spot some of these fearless Lanterns when the film comes to theaters:
- Boodikka, one of the fiercest warriors
- Bzzd, the smallest and boldest
- Hannu, the Lantern who would prefer to use his fists before his ring
- Larvox, the friendly insectoid
- Green Man, the most dedicated and loyal
- Medphyll, the experienced veteran plant life-form
- Morro, the caretaker of the Crypts
- R’amey Holl, the recent majestic recruit
- Rot Lop Fan, an enigma
- Salaak, the ultimate multitasker
- Stel, the battle-driven sentient robot
- Voz, the no-nonsense Warden of the Sciencells
And come June 17, they’ll be joined by the very first Earthman: Hal Jordan!
– Adam Schlagman, Creative Executive
I have to say, of all the images we’ve seen of Ryan Reynolds 'all Green Lanterned up,' as it were, the one with him wielding a ring-constructed mini-gun (a la Jesse Ventura in Predator) is by far the most impressive.
Maybe that’s because he’s not wearing that shoddy mask and we can’t see his “running socks," but I also think the image most successfully exemplifies the reason for using a CG suit instead of actual real-life fabric. Still – why couldn't they at least give him a real mask?
Martin Campbell's Green Lantern hits theaters June 17th.
Source: Collider & Green Lantern Issue #65