Of the three solo superhero movies hitting theaters this summer, Green Lantern has so far been earning the most mixed buzz from fans. We’ve already broken down Ryan Reynold’s CGI GL costume shot by shot and speculated about how the suit’s look will affect the film as a whole, so there’s little point in carrying on about it more until another trailer or the movie itself is released.
Four new Green Lantern wall posters have been unveiled, and while they don’t feature Reynolds as Hal Jordan in the flesh, his illustrated counterpart looks pretty slick with the glowing outfit on.
Here’s an official synopsis for Green Lantern, for those whose memory needs a little refreshing:
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.
These new wall posters feature a look at Jordan’s fellow Green Lanterns, including the pig-faced Kilowog, and should provide enough glistening eye candy to satisfy those who’re been eagerly awaiting director Martin Campbell’s big screen adaptation of the classic DC comic book series – until the film itself is released, of course.
Check them out (via The Daily Blam!) in the gallery below:
The official Green Lantern trailer left a sour taste in many viewers’ mouths, in large part thanks to the bits with Reynolds being (for lack of a better term) all “Reynold-ish,” and of course the Lantern’s incomplete, computer-animated suit. However, those who either paid more attention to the second half of the theatrical trailer or just watched this recut GL preview instead are likely more optimistic about how the final product is going to turn out.
Couple that with early reports that the movie’s screenplay reads as more serious and quite epic in tone, and who knows – maybe Green Lantern will surprise its detractors and be the best comic book flick of 2011. We’ll have to wait and see.
Green Lantern arrives in 2D and 3D theaters this year on June 17th.
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