The first official Green Lantern photo of Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison) has been released. Temuera Morrison’s Abin Sur was first seen in the Green Lantern (2011) Movie Trailer near its beginning but was not featured in the Green Lantern (2011) Entertainment Weekly July 2010 Photos. Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern (2011)’s plot synopsis: “A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.” Green Lantern also stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Tim Robbins, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett, John Larroquette, Dennis Haysbert, and Mark Strong.
For your edification, Abin Sur is
a member of the Green Lantern Corps and is best known as the predecessor of Green Lantern Hal Jordan, whom Abin Sur’s power ring chose as his replacement. In the Post-Infinite Crisis continuity, he was revealed to be a brother-in-law of Sinestro and uncle of his daughter, Soranik Natu.
Originally a history professor on the planet Ungara, Abin Sur is appointed Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814 in the mid 1860s. As a child, he became best friends with Ruch Ehr and later, by association, Munni Jah. The two of them were a couple and Abin secretly loved Munni, but never spoke openly of this.
Recruited by the Green Lantern known as Starkaor, he is known to have come to Earth on several occasions. In the American Old West, he teams up with an ancestor of Hal Jordan’s to battle an alien named Traitor (who was responsible for the death of Starkaor). DuringWorld War II, he encounters Starman and Bulletman when the three battle an alien being under the control of Mr. Mind. On a later visit, his ring’s power is neutralized by the foe he was tracking. He discovers the unconscious forms of Alan Scott and Jay Garrick, and borrows Scott’s slightly different ring. He used it against his adversary, taking advantage of the ring’s effectiveness against the color yellow. He also visits Earth at some point between the Golden and Silver Ages, when he encountered the Martian Manhunter.
While on patrol, he is attacked and pursued by the being known as Legion while on its way to Oa. Badly injured and with his spaceshipseriously damaged, he makes an emergency landing on the nearest habitable planet (Earth). Due to his injuries, Sur was aware that his death was inevitable and he uses his ring to search for a successor. The first possibility was Clark Kent. Since he was not native to earth, he is not chosen. The next candidates were Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner. As Jordan was closer, the ring chose him as the most suitable replacement right before Sur’s death.
I found it very interesting that Abin Sur’s ring first wanted to be given to Clark Kent. Look at the Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur Green Lantern photo below and leave your thoughts on it. Click to enlarge. Green Lantern is currently scheduled for release in 3D and 2D on June 17, 2011. Green Lantern will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Temuera Morrison, Green Lantern