A few weeks ago we had our first official look at concept art for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's upcoming Green Lantern and today we have our first look at some actual video footage of the superhero epic.
The highly anticipated Green Lantern trailer is set to release attached to Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 next weekend but Entertainment Tonight aired a preview which features our very first look at Ryan Reynolds in action as Green Lantern.
While brief, the video does showcase several scenes and angles of Ryan Reynolds in the CGI Green Lantern outfit. It also includes shots of him flying, some of the Green Lantern ring's powers and one of Kilowog, an alien Green Lantern sure to be a fan favorite. This might be the best we get until next week so enjoy:
The early Green Lantern footage at Comic-Con didn't show much of what is presented here so if you missed that, you didn't miss much. This footage definitely emphasizes the more comedic tone of the movie and hence, the comparisons to Marvel's Iron Man series, especially considering that Reynolds is the star.
The big point of contention will be on how people feel about the somewhat awkward looking CGI-rendered Green Lantern costume that Ryan Reynolds is sporting here. I found the glow and effects to be rather underwhelming, even when considering the film is not coming out until next summer.
Green Lantern and its colorful science fiction nature will be testing the other end of the superhero spectrum when compared to the grounded and gritty Batman films by Chris Nolan. It will be intriguing to observe the reaction of mainstream audiences to this as we approach the path to possible cameos or crossovers in the future between characters of the DC film universe.
This is but a brief taste of what's to come, so let's hold judgement until see the HD trailer for Green Lantern, which we can expect within a week.
Green Lantern arrives in 2D and 3D theaters on June 17, 2011.