Thompson on Hollywood


One of the memorable moments at the Con came during the Warner Bros. panel, when Ryan Reynolds delivered the Green Lantern oath for a young fan. While I remain cool toward this project--for whatever reason, Green Lantern (which peaked in the 40s and 50s) never made an impact on me--the interaction between movie actor and star-struck fan reflects the power of these super-hero movies.

Directed by Martin Campbell, the movie, which uses CGI to ripple a green costume over Reynolds' impressive musculature, co-stars Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and ubiquitous baddie Mark Strong, in a refreshing change, as mentor Sinestro. It's set for release next summer, June 17. (Here's the Green Lantern Wikipedia history.)

Reynolds' oath, press conference highlights and other Green Lantern Comic-Con coverage is below.

The Oath:

The press conference highlights:

Reynolds walks the press line:

More press conference: