These days, being a comic book fan is akin to being a sadomasochist as films based on decades of material are altered to meet studio executives’ needs and often hurried into production. Warner Bros arguably has the keys to a stable of the greatest comic book creations in print (an opinion held even by Marvel EIC Joe Quesada!), yet legal troubles and other concerns have hampered production of these creations for the big screen.
When a relatively obscure second tier hero Green Lantern was announced, the comic book realm rippled with anticipation mixed with worry. A wonderful blend of science fiction and superhero action, the emerald gladiator was custom-made for a major motion picture rife with CGi treatment. But… what if it all goes wrong? What if the wrong actor is cast as the devil-may care test pilot Hal Jordan, if the costume is altered, what if the back-story or supporting cast are changed in order to appease what the studio thinks is necessary in order to appeal to the movie-going public?
With high hopes and concerned fans, the initial Green Lantern trailer was less than impressive. A goofy performance by Ryan Reynolds solidified the opinion that he was wrongly cast, the depiction of Hal Jordan as a slacker with a penchant for a bachelor’s life left fans groaning as it appeared that their beloved character was going to be reduced to an ironic joke on superheroes rather than a celebration of the comic book idiom.
Premiered this year’s WonderCon, the new Green Lantern movie trailer has been changing opinions (for the better).
The new trailer reflects the gravity of the comic, addresses the humor of Hal Jordan tempered by his maturity into the hero that I hoped we would get to see on screen. Color me surprised and excited.
Get your own ring and join the Green Lantern Corps!
‘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!’In a vast and mysterious universe, a small but powerful force has existed for millennia. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. Cosmic warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants superpowers.
When a new enemy threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, the fate of the Green Lanterns and of the Earth lie within the hands of the Corps’ newest recruit – the first human ever selected: gifted but cocky test pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). With determination and willpower, he possesses one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. Jordan must quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears to defeat the enemy and become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
This prop replica of the Green Lantern Power Ring was created from a cast of the actual ring used in the movie! Featuring a distressed metal band and a translucent green faux crystal, the ring comes packaged in a two-part box foil-stamped with the Green Lantern movie logo and with protective foam inside. Available in a men’s ring size 13, although the ring is a prop replica ONLY and is not meant to be worn. Limited Edition of 4000 pieces.