Green Lantern Wonder-Con 2011 Footage and a new Green Lantern Movie Poster has premiered. The 4-minutes of Green Lantern (2011) footage starring Ryan Reynolds, Temuera Morrison, and Mark Strong shown at this year’s Wonder-Con is extremely encouraging. “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!” Loved it. I had my doubts about this superhero movie. It seemed far too jokey for my tastes, withdrawal from the Christopher Nolan‘s Batman films (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises) I guess. This Green Lantern Wornder-Con 2011 footage at first put all of those doubts to bed but there is a problem.
Having seen the Green Lantern (2011) Movie Trailer, I know that the joke factor is still present. The person that cut this footage simply cut out all those segments and left in the serious bits. Why couldn’t the entire movie have this tone? “Green Lantern’s Light!” The movie in this footage is the Green Lantern movie that fans want. The half serious version is the one they will be saddled with. Damn, too bad.
Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern plot 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 (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.”
Green Lantern also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Geoffrey Rush, Dennis Haysbert, Tim Robbins and Angela Bassett.
Watch the excellent Green Lantern Wonder-Con 2011 footage below, look at the new Green Lantern movie poster (click to enlarge), and leave your thoughts on them. Green Lantern will be released in theaters in the US on June 17, 2011.
Green Lantern 2011 Movie Poster