Looks like Green Lantern is being set up as D.C.’s next big comic book property, which is a surprise, because I always thought either Wonder Woman or the Justice League would beat him to the big screen. With the live-action movie set to hit in the next year or so, D.C. is paving the way with an original DVD movie titled “First Flight”, which traces the origins of test pilot Hal Jordan and how he came to be Green Lantern. From the trailer, it looks like a lot of the action (if not most of it) will take place in outer space instead of Earth, which is probably smart. There ways always something ridiculous about watching Green Lantern making giant hands with his ring to capture bank robbers and the like.
Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.
Starring the voices of Christopher Meloni as Hal Jordan, Battlestar Galactica beauty Tricia Helfer as Boodikka, Michael Madsen as Kilowog, and Alias’ Victor Garber as the villainous Sinestro. Lauren Montgomery, who also helmed the Wonder Woman animated DVD movie for D.C., directs “First Flight”.
Green Lantern and the Corp. arrives on DVD July 21, 2009. The live-action movei
Trailer via Yahoo! Movies.