E.T. Teases the Green Lantern Trailer — Look, Footage!

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Looks like Entertainment Tonight will be giving us our first real good look at the “Green Lantern” trailer later next week on Tuesday. Until then, here’s their 30-second teaser, which features plenty of actual footage and gives you some idea of how the movie will look and feel. It looks kind of like a fun kid-friendly action-adventure? I could be wrong…

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Jenna Craig, Jon Tenney, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett, Taika Cohen, Jeff Wolfe and directed by Martin Campbell.

Green is in June 17, 2011.

Get more images and videos in our “Green Lantern” preview page.

Update: Swapped the ET preview with the actual trailer.


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  • ULIK

    Hmmm. This is too quick to judge but something just doesn’t seem right with the tone so far. This movie should have it’s own tone and not feel like Iron Man. This is one movie where Ryan Reynolds needs to be Hal Jordan not Ryan Reynolds and so far it seems like he he’s being Ryan Reynolds here. Ryan can be Ryan as Deadpool all day but not with Green Lantern. Plus the CGI looks very bad so far. I hope I’m proven wrong when the officially trailer is released.

    • B-Flash

      I argee with everything you just said, I was like what the hell was that I didn’t even have one omg moment, don’t even get me started on the CGI.

    • B-Flash

      I argee with everything you just said, I was like what the hell was that I didn’t even have one omg moment, don’t even get me started on the CGI.

  • Vampelle

    oh man this may not turn out what everyone is expecting???
    well from my point of view.
    ryan is too much comedy type.

  • Anonymous

    As snippets go, it doesn’t look bad. The suit doesn’t look as 1982 “Tron”-ish as I feared and presumably, Jordan is going to be cocky, even a little power-trippy, at the beginning but mature/grow some as he goes on. The shot of Kilowog is a nice bit of fan-servie

  • ULIK

    So far the tone is wrong, Hal Jordan is more like HAN SOLO, cocky,confident but not a comedian. The tone of this movie should be a mix between Nolan’s BATMAN AND Donner’s SUPERMAN, a Majestic and Dark tone. Of course there should be some comical moments for comic relief but so far it looks like they’re trying to achieve the same tone of Iron Man and that’s wrong for this character. Looking forward to an official trailer to make somewhat of a fair judgment.

  • The Strongest There Is

    I think you guys may be jumping to conclusions. I think the clips they showed were the moments where he it was comical for the character because he is dealing with a power that is new to him. The CG is obviously not done completely and Ryan Reynolds can be serious. I point to the movie Chaos Theory if you want to see a great movie. It still has its comical moments but the story is anything but funny. They show him being blown away by having super powers, geeking out, and interacting with a female. Thats the only scenes we really got that had any speaking. The serious parts were the quick cuts and moment of fighitng we got at the very end. At least from the comical parts it does look like a new age Donner film.. The Trailer will hold the serious bits I think.

    • Edward M Zarnawski

      Your right. Ryan Reynolds can be a very good serious actor. He wasn’t my first choice to play Hal Jordan but I thought if done correctly he could deliver. I’m not sure if it is even necissarily his acting that is the root of my problem. The CGI is brutal for one. The whole tone of the movie looks too campy. Maybe that is what the director is looking for, who knows? Maybe Cambell watched Batman & Robin too many times!?!?!?!?

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I agree with you completely. ALot of issue was given with “First Flight” because people said Jordan didn’t have a true moment of astonishment or awe when he got the powers, (which I disagree with) but now they’re saying this is too comedic. I’m sorry I’d have moments like that if I just got new powers. I mean seriously, he’s showing his best friend what he can do how seriousis he suppsoed to be? I look forward to the finished trailer with better effects, but from what i saw it doesn’t look bad. Hal isn’t a super serious character, and a “Dark Knight” approach would’ve been too dark for a space-swashbuckling adventure. There shouldn’t be anything dark about this film other than the villains, and since we didn’t see those we can’t really judge. I really think Reynolds can pull this off, as he really can do serious. As TSTI said “Chaos Theory” is a good example, as well as the “Amittyville” remake.

  • baddog

    A huge Ryan Reynolds fan, not so much a green lantern fanboy. That being said, I hope that short clip is not the final product. Because those shots were a little cheezy. I will go with your guys take on how Ryan should play Hal. I hope as well that this movie stands on its own and not try to coat tale onto Iron Man.

  • baddog

    A huge Ryan Reynolds fan, not so much a green lantern fanboy. That being said, I hope that short clip is not the final product. Because those shots were a little cheezy. I will go with your guys take on how Ryan should play Hal. I hope as well that this movie stands on its own and not try to coat tale onto Iron Man.

  • B-Flash

    You know what I had a bad feeling about this film when I saw this vlog of these two guy’s talking about the film because they got to see the set and some footage, and they didn’t sound as happy as I thought they would and now that I’ve seen that little teaser I know why.

    It looks like someone gave Van Wilder powers.

    • ULIK

      LOL! That’s funny but it shouldn’t be.

      • ULIK

        I hate to be going on and on about this but another thing that I’m interested in is knowing what the purpose will be for the eye mask.I’m well aware that is just how the character has always been portrayed,as to hide his identity.BUT I’m sorry,in no way in this day in time is that going to work,no eye mask is enough to hide a persons identity.So I’m wondering if DC & WB added a power to the eye mask for GL to be able to see in various light spectrum due to the eye mask.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

          Doubtful, but that wopuld be pretty cool. And the whole identity thing really doesn’t matter, as most of the world wouldn’t know Hal. PLUS alot of his time will be spent in space. I’m really hoping that he only fights one Earth villain a film and the rest is in space or at least off planet.

      • ULIK

        I hate to be going on and on about this but another thing that I’m interested in is knowing what the purpose will be for the eye mask.I’m well aware that is just how the character has always been portrayed,as to hide his identity.BUT I’m sorry,in no way in this day in time is that going to work,no eye mask is enough to hide a persons identity.So I’m wondering if DC & WB added a power to the eye mask for GL to be able to see in various light spectrum due to the eye mask.

  • zoombahzoom

    yeah, right…this should fit in nicely between a couple episodes of “Sesame Street”…thanks for saving me some $$$ by posting this….30 seconds was MORE than enough…

  • Juggernaut

    I’m convinced, without Christopher Nolan directing, all of DC’s films will tank! This looks like a giant waste of time! I was expecting a serious, sci-fi/action film in the vein of the Star Trek reboot and Ironman not a hokey, toungue in cheek family fare. What a dissapointment. Besides the terrible CGI, it looks like it will be a camp fest! I was a little hesitant when I first heard that Ryan “I’m SOOOO Funny” Reynolds was cast as one of DC’s most iconic heroes. I guess I should have expected this. If this project was handled differently it could have been a tentpole film for WB/DC. Unfortunately it seems as though like Superman Returns, Green Lantern too, will be a DC franchise that will not live up to the hype.

    • ULIK

      I agree. RR shoulda just stuck with Deadpool instead of being greedy trying to do both.

      • Juggernaut

        Absolutely. His personality fit the Deadpool film perfectly. Now it seems as though he killed the Deadpool movie and made a dumb ass Green Lantern in one fowl swoop. What a dick!