The upcoming Green Lantern Corps film set to release in 2020 is scouting for its leading man. The rumor mill has pushed out the shortlist for possible contenders to take on the role of the Emerald Crusader. As we mentioned in a previous piece about the film, there hasn’t been much released about what we can expect other than the main characters will be the Green Lanterns of Earth: Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, and Guy Gardner. This morning, The Wrap, dropped some names for who might take on the role and a surprising top of the list has a little experience with the character.
The nerd community took a major hit with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lanternin 2011. Reynolds even took some pot shots at the flick in last year’s Deadpool, but all jokes aside, will the upcoming Green Lantern Corpsbe any good? It’s already coming into a questionable cinematic universe alongside DC’s lackluster releases of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad so hopes are high and fingers are crossed that the next venture into the world of Hal Jordan and company fares better than it did the last time. Fellow nerd and filmmaker Duncan Jones has gone to Twitter to share his opinions on what we should get when Green Lantern Corps hits theaters in 2020.
Last night’s Dawn of the Justice League special was full of new tid-bits for the observant DC Comics fan. Before he special aired DC revealed the new Wonder Womanmovie logo on Twitter, during the special they also revealed the logos for The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Green Lantern Corps. You can check them out after the jump. (more…)
Green Lantern fans can let out that breath and take a big sigh of relief. The movie that everyone was wondering about just got a little clearer. When Warner Bros. announced their big movie schedule it was titled Green Lantern, which made a lot of people wonder if it would be a reboot of the Ryan Reynolds disaster and another origin story, but now we know. (more…)
Green Lantern opens next week and to keep your interest piqued Warner Bros. has released a slew of clips. Eight clips in total are available and they give you a very abridged version of what we can expect from the flick, each one covering a specific point in the film. Obviously, these tend to be pretty spoilery, so if that’s not your thing I wouldn’t check these out.
I’ve brought the final clip, and by far the best, up to the front to make sure you give it a watch. This clip comes from the what I’m guessing is the final battle of the film. So again, duh, spoilers. What’s great about this clip is we get to see Hal (Ryan Reynolds) creating some constructs. The constructs are what the Green Lanterns are known for, their incredible imagination to create just about whatever they need to get the job done. In the clip below Hal makes a catapult, a spring, and a giant turret gun. Badass.
After watching these clips a lot of my fear and trepidation about this movie is lifting. It looks like a lot of fun, and that’s what a summer action flick, and a Green Lantern movie, should be. Plus, I think some of the final post-production work they did on his suit and mask have payed off, it looks a little less fake. Green Lantern opens nationwide June 17th.
So this second Green Lantern trailer will be hitting theater screens soon, most likely before Marvel’s US release of Thor (May 6th). I think I liked the first one better. When I compared how the “Oath” sounded in the two trailers, the first just seemed to project it better. I got chills hearing it, this time not so much, although hearing Micheal Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile, Daredevil) as Kilowog made me giggle like a school girl. This trailer looks geared toward a wider audience, the world threat, the love interest, the training period, less humor. Take a look and let NerdBastards know what YOU think.
The Green Lantern is going to be released on June 17, 2011 in both regular format and 3D.
If there is one thing Green Lantern won’t disappoint us with it’s their aliens. Fans of the corps know the interstellar police are teeming with all sorts of different races and it looks like Warner Bros. new movie is chocked full of diverse aliens. MTV’s Splash Page is releasing summer movie goodies all week and their first exclusive is a preview of the corps’ line-up.
The promotional banner features 12 members of the elite Green Lantern Corps including Hal Jordan, Sinestro and Kilowog. Click the above image for a larger, hi-res version. Can you name the other nine lanterns?
I’m really digging how they’ve individualized each Lantern’s costume and I’m impressed with the little skin the lady aliens are showing. Shocked, in fact. I guess they’re not Star Sapphires so of course they’re more conservative of dress . Sheesh! Can you imagine what those CGI outfits will look like when and if they introduce the Sapphire to the film series!?
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2011 is set to be a big year for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. thanks to super producer, animator Bruce Timm and his bad ass ideas. With a live action movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, set be in theaters June 17th of 2011 how can it get any better for the Silver age hero of sector 2814? How about a animated series and a “sequel” to Green Lantern: First Flight for the fan’s of the DC universe to settle their superhero fix? What exactly will be involved for green suited hero? MTV Splash page sat down with DC’s own Bruce Timm and discussed just what can be expected in the coming year.
Will Green Lantern: The Animated Series be retelling the origin of Hal Jordan from Green Lantern: First Flight?
“We’ve already done the origin story in ‘First Flight,’ and I’m sure we’ll be re-releasing that to take advantage of all the ‘Green Lantern’ publicity next year…The movie itself is going to be his origin story, so people will know his origin story and we don’t have to waste time with it yet again.”
Since we already know how Hal became a Green Lantern from the previous films and DC sticking to their guns on keeping the origin based from the film just what will each episode of the animated series contain?
“…the series will generally involve standalone episodes, but the “broad arc” for the first season (26 episodes) will feature the rage-fueled Red Lanterns.”
Red Lanterns, are you kidding me! Enraged space creatures from all over the universe with power greater than any army as season one villains. That’s a pretty ballsy move for DC to make and draw in their audience. Hopefully doesn’t make parents restrict their kids from watching the show. If their throwing the red rings in this early however does this mean we’ll get to see the Black Lanterns by the end of the season?
“We don’t get into the whole Black Lantern thing…Hopefully the show is a big hit and will go on for six or seven years, and we’ll do the Black Lanterns somewhere down the line, but for now we don’t have any plans to go down that route..”
Aw shucks, at least we’re going to see an occasional team-up from members of the Justice League. Right?
“It’s a science-fiction show, so this means Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, they’re not showing up…It’s all about the Green Lantern Corps.”
Way to cock block a superhero crossover but hey, it’s all about the green and a perfect way to do that is with movies. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is planned as the follow-up to the 2009’s First Flight but don’t just call it a sequel. Following the way of Batman: Gotham Knight, Emerald Knights will consist of six separate tales focusing on one Green Lantern for each story. Does this mean we have a Ch’p story in our future? Fingers crossed people, fingers crossed.
Green Lantern the movie will hit theaters June 17th, 2011. Green Lantern: The Animated series is set to premiere in the fall of 2011 and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is slated for a June, 2011 release.
Hey Bastards, guess what? Warner Bros. upcoming Green Lantern film has just recently wrapped principle photography in New Orleans. As the cast and crew celebrate with hookers and cupcakes (I’m guessing) what does that mean for us? Well, nothing. It just means after the hookers and cupcakes (Dude, I so have to host one of those parties) the director and crew will now return to Los Angeles to start the the long post production process.Yep, that’s it.
What? Is that news not exciting enough for you? Fine. Here’s a first look at Kilowog.
What the fuck is a Kilowog? Well, in short he’s a big brute of an alien that is member and trainer of the Green Lantern Corps. (league of alien races that each wear a magical ring and defend the universe, an intergalactic police force…or something). He also likes hookers and cupcakes…and puppies (I may have made that part up). According to Comic Book Movie the image above comes straight from the art department. You may remember some concept art for the character popping up online earlier this year, but it appears that he’s undergone a few changes since. His skin, which appeared gray in the first image, now actually has some hue and the shape of his mouth has changed considerably. Upon further inspection I can for say certain that he has an uncanny resemblance to this bizarre growth I have on my left testicle (I should get that checked out). The tumor on my nut not withstanding it should be no surprise that Kilowog is and will be %100 CGI. And, from what we the hear the same goes for the rest of the Green Lantern Corps. To what degree will Kilowog and other members of the corps. have in the movie? I have no idea. If I were to guess, there will probably be some scene ala “Men in Black” wear Hal Jordan (The Green Lantern) is taken to the Green Lantern Corps head quarters and we seem him pass all the goofy looking aliens. Of course, in the comics Kilowog did train a young Hal Jordon. So, he could have a pretty prominent role. Will know more in time.
For now have a full look at my ballsack cancer Kilowog after the jump. Along with the concept art, as well as a look at the character as he was drawn in the comics.