Another day, another look at a possible CGI design for an alien Green Lantern for the upcoming movie. This time out, the folks at ComicBookMovie.com have what may or may not be the final design for Xudarian bird-dude, Tomar-Re.
Tomar-Re appeared way, way back in Green Lantern No. 6 in 1961, and was one of the most respected Lanterns despite failing spectacularly in one of his missions. How spectacularly? He was supposed to prevent a planet from exploding. Krypton. Yeah, that one.
I suppose if you have to screw up, inadvertently giving the galaxy one of its most powerful heroes is the way to go. We didn’t find out about his failure until years later in Superman No. 257.
He’s actually not doing too bad for a character who died almost 25 years ago in a Post-Crisis crossover. The fin-headed peckerface (I mean that in a supportive way, of course) bit the dust at the hands of Goldface. He chose John Stewart as his successor, and John’s ring returned to Hal Jordan, who had quit being Green Lantern around that time.
Yeah, for all the characters who appeared in Crisis on Infinite Earths, Hal Jordan and Green Lantern wasn’t one of them.
It will be interesting to see how they tackle the character, voice-wise. Last time around, he was voiced by John Larroquette of “Night Court” fame. That would be fine by me for this adaptation; Larroquette has also lent his pipes to the opening narration of the original (and remake of) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and he had plenty of sci-fi geek cred, as he played one of the Klingon crew in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.”
Regardless, with each successive revelation, this movie looks more and more promising.