While Ryan Reynold's Hal Jordan will have to face off against the psychic Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) in Green Lantern, he will also have to battle the living embodiment of fear itself, Parallax - and now we have a better idea of what that villainous creature will look like in the film.
Readers may recall the following excerpt from the official Green Lantern synopsis:
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
It was revealed six years ago, in the comic book retcon miniseries Green Lantern: Rebirth, that Parallax is in fact an alien parasite that wreaks havoc on planets by causing their populations to destroy themselves out of fear and paranoia.
The Daily Blam! has provided the following picture - which reportedly comes from an upcoming issue of the Green Lantern comic - of the creature Parallax, much like it will appear in the movie adaption:
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The fact that Parallax will appear in Green Lantern, in combination with the monster's shared history with Hal Jordan from the original comic (Parallax was behind the character's villainous turn back in the '90s), suggests that the film may overall strike a darker tone, similar to the recut Green Lantern trailer, rather than the more comedic atmosphere of the official theatrical preview.
It should also be noted that Parallax's presence in the Green Lantern movie suggests a trilogy arc that could include recent famous Green Lantern storylines like "The Sinestro Corps War", "The War of Light" and "Blackest Night".
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At the very least, Parallax will likely be responsible for Sinestro's (Mark Strong) eventual betrayal of the Green Lantern Corps and the creation of his yellow power ring.
Green Lantern hits 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S. on June 17th, 2011, so we'll find out for certain then.
Source: The Daily Blam!