No stranger to superhero movies, Ryan Reynolds (Blade: Trinity, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, probably three other movies with colons in the title) finally gets to headline as DC Comics' most fashion-conscious do-gooder, Green Lantern. Hal Jordan was a cocky test pilot who gets bequeathed a powerful ring by a dying alien and then becomes an intergalactic supercop. Reynolds is Jordan, and this is DC's first real attempt to go beyond the "Big Three" (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) and start putting some spotlight on the rest of their roster. The first trailer recently debuted from Warner Bros., and this is what we were able to pick out...
Hal Jordan is popular with the ladies. He's also, apparently, a spooner.
True fans will note that in this scene Hal is wearing the exact same pair of BVDs the character wore in the classic DC crossover "Crisis on Infinite Menswear Outlets"
Yeah, you know it, honey. That's some willpower, huh?
Hal heads to work at Ferris Aircraft. Anyone know the significance of that? Anyone? Anyone? Something "o-v-e-interest." Love interest.
That'd be Carol Ferris, played by Gossip Girl Blake Lively. Her family owns the company, which is why she's allowed to hang out re-enacting scenes from Top Gun all day. (She's always Ice Man, FYI)
OK, so Carol actually is a pilot, too. But check out the little star on her helmet. SPOILER! In the comics, Carol actually becomes the villain Star Sapphire...
Notice a very similar little star on her...um...crotch? Well, something had to distract from the cleavage, right?
A crashed alien spaceship! Those always have fun shit in them, like viruses, blobs, things that turn you into plants, or, if you're lucky, Jeff Bridges and David Bowie.
This one has Lantern Corp veteran Abin Sur in it. He's as vital to the origin of Green Lantern as Krypton is to Superman and bullets are to Batman.
You see, because Abin isn't doing too well and he needs to find someone worthy of this very special ring. OMG! He's going to ask Hal, guys! OMGOMGOMG! Will he say "yes"? OMG, you guys! Can you believe it! Mrs. Hal Jordan-Sur!
Three months salary, but soooo worth it. Because, Hal? He's worth it.
Hal's new ring, naturally, does some funky stuff. Like whisk Hal off into outer space. Where stars live!
Hal ends up on Oa, which is the homeworld for the Lantern Corp - basically, the galaxies police force. Mr. Fish over there is also from the comics, his name is Tomar-Re . Think he's silly? There's actually a Lantern who's a friggin' squirrel. Not a joke.
Hal meets another Lantern named Sinestro (Mark Strong). Spoiler - He later becomes a bad guy. Actually, no. Not a spoiler. The dude is NAMED SINESTRO. What kind of background checks do these assholes do? "Hey, man, they partnered me with BackStabbitor. Hope I can trust him."
Double Rainbow on Oa!
Never play "Rock Paper Scissors" with a Green Lantern.
This guy is Hector Hammond (played by Peter "Stop Calling Me Stellan" Sarsgaard), and he's a major baddie from the Lantern comics. He also, on occasion, pops up as "Mr. Noodle" in the Elmo's World segments of Sesame Street.
This Green Lantern Corp member is named Chewb--um, Kilowog. He appears for the sole purpose of making that fanboy in the row behind you squeal like he just discovered deep-fried Lembas Bread.
Hey, Hector! Have you done something with your hair?
Hal and his buddy do the whole "fitting room" montage scene from Pretty Woman.
"No, no...it looks good. Seriously..."
Green Lantern hits theaters June 17, 2011. So, you know, you've got time.