Tomorrow's issue of Entertainment Weekly features the exclusive first look at the Green Lantern movie, with the first glimpse of Ryan Reynolds in the GL uniform featured on the cover. The image hit the net today in the kickoff of what will be a push to get some initial exposure for the film. More pictures have come to light as today has progressed showing Reynolds as Hal Jordan and some of the rest of the cast.
I'll admit that I'm a little surprised by the uniform - I'm torn between the interesting new look and the traditionalist in me who wants to see a more literal translation of GL's iconic uniform from the comics. It's hard not to get so excited by seeing my favorite character brought to life. I mean, it's not like they gave the costume bat-nipples or anything, right?Okay, well after looking at the image a lot today I do hope this isn't the final version. My hope, and an idea that others on the Internet have mirrored, is that this is Green Lantern as the uniform is being created on him by the ring and not the final product with Warner Brothers orchestrating this to get some press before revealing the actual uniform in the movie footage that we should be seeing in the next week or so. But it does bear a striking resemblance to the uniform that Tomar-Re was wearing in the concept art that was leaked a while back. To me that's a big gamble since this is a major publication that is capable of reaching a far bigger audience and might turn some people off. It's also a promotional image and there's a tiny chance that if this isn't a mid-transformation image it could not be the finalized uniform.
|Hal preparing for battle|
|Hal and Carol|
Other promotional images that hit the Internet today include a first peek at Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, coming with the first official photo confirming that she would be coloring her hair for the movie. It also shows Reynolds wearing Hal's iconic bomber jacket. Another picture shows Hal with a ring hovering over his hand. Other images reveal Hector Hammond's "before picture" and Hammond in the secret bunker next to the remains of Abin Sur just prior to having the accident that gives him his abilities. Rounding out the images was promotional photo of Tim Robbins as Senator Hammond and Angela Bassett's Amanda Waller looking at the deformed Hector Hammond portrayed by Peter Sarsgaard.
|Amanda Waller watches the Hammonds|