Ryan Reynolds Has Gangrene In Sneak Peek Of 'Green Lantern'

by Gabe Toro
November 13, 2010 5:04 AM
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We've seen Superman and Batman from the DC Comics stable, so who's next? The ringed hero of "Green Lantern" has emerged with a first look, courtesy of "Entertainment Tonight," and they've provided a tease of new footage ostensibly for the film's trailer to be seen in front of next week's "Harry Potter And The Last Movie: Part One."

And the verdict is... well, it's not very easy to judge the tone of 30 seconds cut from a longer preview with the "Entertainment Tonight" jackholes talking over everything. But visually, we are unenthusiastic. It's a modern space opera type-deal -- you weren't expecting them to build sets or stitch costumes, were you? -- and as a result, the much-ballyhooed CGI Green Lantern costume looks like an awful gangrene has beset Ryan Reynolds' body. The gamble when doing an entirely CG-costume is that you hope it looks 1) like it's real, tangible material, and 2) as if there's still an actual person there. Two counts of failure. For fans who know nothing about the superhero, it certainly does look like he completes a transformation from stunt pilot to floaty colorform.


Fans desperate for a peek at what the 82nd most popular costumed superhero looks like will note two elements present in this clip. One is the brief peek at the alien planet Oa, which, in a quick glimpse, appears to be the default dark, rocky surface of any onscreen alien landscape. Another is the presence of fan favorite character Kilowag, a hulking behemoth who looked better in costume form in "The Fifth Element" then he does FXed up about 15 years later. When Warner Premiere released the not-bad "Green Lantern: First Flight" to DVD, he was voiced by Michael Madsen. The supporting cast in the new film is made up of the likes of Mark Strong and Peter Sarsgaard. Animation one, Martin Campbell zero.

"Green Lantern" arrives in theaters June 17th. Enjoy this sneak peek of what the trailer holds before "Entertainment Tonight" premieres the entire thing on Tuesday in between discussions of Demi Lovato's toothpaste brand and the wacky dance Nick Cannon does when he gets his mail every afternoon.


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8 Comments

  • Clementine | November 14, 2010 5:13 AMReply

    Who plays the astounded dude?

  • BradZuhl | November 14, 2010 2:15 AMReply

    Pass the Cheez-Wiz! This looks like another big budget, CGI-bloated suckfest.

  • hackattack | November 14, 2010 1:42 AMReply

    Whacked out guy is Taika Waititi - he was in Eagle vs Shark. He's the sidekick engineer to the Green Lantern.

  • TheoC | November 13, 2010 8:46 AMReply

    Can't really judge this off a shitty you tube video. The character is goofy so if it looks that way it's not a bad thing?

    Green lantern will always be a hard sell but with enough marketing you can make (some) people see a snorefest like watchmen.

    Right nowI seen Johnny Galecki (funny nerd from that show about people who don't exist) a gossip girl and a naked reynolds.

    This has something going for it, just not sure what it is.

    Warner's animated series of Movies have been really really good, I actually thought the green lantern movie was the weakest of the bunch. Justice League: The New Frontier is a highlight and gives a good short cut origin story for the green lantern (David Boreanz in that one) and in a story with Batman and Superman he comes out pretty cool.

    I'm still talking, I don't hate this clip. Yet.

  • gedn | November 13, 2010 7:58 AMReply

    Looks goofy as hell.

  • zryson | November 13, 2010 5:31 AMReply

    the sneak peak looks cheesy and uber fake. they spent $150 million on the budget, according to news sources, i'm not seeing it in the preview. and i hope they arent playing it for laughs but the peak isnt very promising. at all.

  • tut | November 13, 2010 5:06 AMReply

    Woah, wait, hold on...

    Are you saying that Michael Madsen is better than Mark Strong and Peter Sarsgaard?

  • Hackattack | November 13, 2010 3:28 AMReply

    It looks like it was made by the director who brought us Zorro

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