The Green Lantern trailer has been long awaited by fans of this comic book. The buzz built up at the San Diego Comic Con this year. After people either rejoiced or complained about Ryan Reynolds getting the lead role, I think everyone was looking forward to the first trailer for Green Lantern, just to see what it looks like. I would say this is a teaser trailer, but it certainly is not. I would call this the first full trailer for the movie as it sits at 2:30 minutes. I know nothing of the back story to this movie or anything about the comics. I usually bring a comic friend to these movies to explain the little nuances that they seem to include in the comic movies. By the way, if you did not know already, that Green Lantern suit is totally CGI. I don’t know what Ryan is actually wearing for those scenes, but I would love it if it was very little. I love the sense of humor he brings to the movie. The scene at the end of the trailer is hilarious.
Other than Ryan Reynolds, the movie also stars Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Taika Waititi, Temuera Morrison, and Angela Bassett. Blake Lively has been getting a lot of substantial movie parts since her success in Gossip Girl, but I don’t think she fits in very well with this movie. She is too young.
Green Lantern is in theatres June 17, 2011.
P.S. I don’t think there was any coincidence in the timing of this trailer being released and Ryan Reynolds being named the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine. (very sarcastic)