Although few fans have seen the upcoming Green Lantern trailer, rumors are buzzing around the Internet describing the content of the preview. Fans are also arguing about how close the filmmakers are to following the source material. The main concern seems to focus on the look of alien Green Lantern Abin Sur.
movie trailer description from Comic Book Movies:
“They show Abin Sur crashing, then you see Hal Jordan standing over Abin, they made him look a little different than what we’ve seen in the comics and movies, instead of a mostly human shaped face, he seems to have these (for lack of a better description) what looks like curved horns pointing down from his jaw line. They’re not horns but the best way I can describe it (MrDCU: What he is referring to is the almost elastic looking way Abin’s Skin is if you have seen the ComicCon pictures you know what I mean). Then they show him with the ring. There’s a scene with Hal and Carol in the
locker room going back and forth a bit, Hal makes a comment about her helping him with his pants. There’s a scene with him talking to Tom about him not having fear and his friend gives him a look and he goes “yeah I know”. Another scene where Tom’s sitting on a couch and Hal goes “Check this out” and he instantly changes into his costume. Tom goes “That’s cool” Hal: “I know” Tom: “What do we do now?” Hal shrugging: “Go fight some bad guys”. A scene where Hal makes a huge fist construct to right hook a bunch of bad guys. The construct looks solid with what seems like mist coming off of it, don’t know if they’re trying for an excess energy look…, There’s also a scene where he’s taken up to what looks like a ring in space that shoots him into hyperspace to Oa. It was a quick long shot of it, but that may be the way they are explaning what Abin Sur crashed in. They show Oa briefly. There’s a shot of Hector looking normal, then there’s also a quick shot of Hector with a bigger head.
MrDCU: I will explain some of the bits where the guy doesn’t make sense. Abin
Sur doesn’t crash because of the hyperspace ring, he crashes because a Parallax
possessed Krona attacks him when he is carrying the body of a dead Lantern
(Sector 2015) to their home planet, which causes him to crash to Earth. Hal goes
into hyperspace because of a fail safe in the rings where when he flies for the
first time, he is automaically sent into hyperspace and to Oa for training.”
Abin Sur is the mortally wounded alien from Ungara, who crashes on Earth. With his dying breath, Abin Sur passes his Green Lantern ring on to earthling and test pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds.) Fans are being picky about whether Abin Sur has horns on his jaw or not. They are also debating the method of transport Green Lantern uses to travel to the Guardians of the Galaxy’s home world of Oa.
Despite the turmoil, the Green Lantern preview is teaming up with the feature “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” which is due out in theaters on November 19th. The marketing strategy by Warner Bros. is sure to stir up excitement from fans and non-fans alike.
The Green Lantern film is due out in theaters on June 17, 2011. Besides Ryan Reynolds, the film also stars Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard. Martin Campbell directs this superhero epic.
“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!”