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Comic-Con: Green Lantern Reads The Oath

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 29, 2010 at 12:57PM

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.
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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:

This article is related to: Festivals, Genres, Studios, Comic-Con, Comics, Action, Warner Bros./New Line


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.