As the world gears up for the flurry of news to come out of San Diego Comic Con, a surprise first look at the Green Lantern movie has appeared in the pages of Entertainment Weekly.
Next week, the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly (detailed here) will provide a behind the scenes look at the highly anticipated movie.
Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, a cocky test pilot who becomes a ring-wearing intergalactic superhero in this massive sci-fi epic from director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale). Though Reynolds has prior experience in the superhero realm from his role as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, playing Green Lantern involved some major challenges, like getting hurled through the air on a wire at up to 60 feet per second to create the illusion of flight. “The first time you do it, you’re seriously considering an adult diaper,” Reynolds says. Still, he couldn’t resist the chance to play the beloved DC Comics hero, whose power ring can conjure virtually anything he can dream up. “Will and imagination are his superpowers,” Reynolds says. “We need a circus of Timothy Learys to think of things Hal would invent with his ring.”
The costume seems in line with what we have seen from all the concept art leaked from the productions, and while it differs from the comic book costume quite significantly, I believe that it looks a lot more organic and natural. Granted, without seeing Ryan Reynolds and the costume in action, I cannot be sure. Here’s hoping some footage will be shown at Comic Con!
The full cover of the issue is located below the jump, as well as all the other concept art of various characters that have been leaked.