After Thor and X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern is next on the 2011 superhero movie chopping block. Despite the increasing quality of the trailers, the film still has some hurdles to get over with regard to the CGI, costume, and mask, before fans are completely satisfied.
Well, perhaps this will help – today, we have a massive gallery of hi-res images from Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern featuring various images from the trailer as well as a few new ones. In these new hi-res images, star Ryan Reynold’s costume and mask look more convincing than ever.
Check them out below:
Out of all of the images, possibly the most interesting one is the header, with Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan and Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) as Carol Ferris. Not so much for the Blake Lively/Carol Ferris element, but because Ryan Reynolds actually looks like Hal Jordan, which is something that has seemingly been missing in all the other media we've seen so far. Look at how casual he is with his ring on in public and his brown leather flight jacket! Just like Hal Jordan!
Also, even though we're still not entirely sold on the design of the costume and especially that mask (shape-wise, it looks a bit like a green butterly in the middle of Reynolds' face), at least they're both starting to look convincingly physical.
Take a look for yourself:
Previously, the mask has sort of looked like a 2-dimensional floating green blur in the general vicinity of Ryan Reynolds' head. Now it genuinely looks like it's taking up space on his face, thanks to details like shape, shadow, and lighting. The same goes for the rest of the costume, which also looks to be getting more and more detailed.
But what do you guys think? Have these images assuaged your fears about the costume and mask, or are you still on the fence? Furthermore, are you looking forward to Green Lantern in the wake of Thor and First Class, or are you starting to get superhero overdose?
Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Mark Strong, hits theaters June 17th, 2011. The animated companion piece, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is now available on Demand (to Verizon, Cablevision and Comcast subscribers) and hits shelves June 7th, 2011. Be sure to check out our official review HERE.
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