New Green Lantern Theatrical Trailer Reveals More Epic Goodness

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Stick with this new theatrical trailer for “Green Lantern”. Yes, the first half is almost entirely stuff you’ve already seen before countless times, but after a minute into it, it starts throwing a ton of new footage at you, including Hal Jordan getting his taste of some Lantern training, Michael Clarke Duncan voicing Kilowog, your first look at the Guardians, and all manner of other Intergalactic goodness.

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, Michael Clarke Duncan and directed by Martin Campbell.

Saving the world June 17, 2011.

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  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    That was frickin epic

  • Shazam!

    A lot of the comments here are classic…

    Am I correct in reading that the majority of people here are claiming that they would prefer to see NOTHING until it is entirely polished and done? So you’re saying that none of you would be cruicifying DC and WB for showing nothing when the movie is only months or weeks away? I’m sorry good people, I have trouble believing that.

    As has already been pointed out – we fanboys (and girls… I apologize) are as fickle as they come – worse I dare say than sports fans. If we don’t see anything we think that sucks and when we do see something we think that sucks – which in the end doesn’t matter at all because we’re just going to say everything sucks compared to the Dark Knight. Am I right?

    As for this TRAILER (some of the comments sound as though you’ve already seen the movie) I think it’s a great progression of what we’ve seen. THE SNIPPETS we’ve seen (please don’t say scene because nothing we’ve been given has any context at all) are meant to TEASE – hence the word TEASER. It’s sad to read people slagging the story – BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS!!! I’m actually glad to read comments about the mask, because at least it’s something we’ve seen – my only addition is that things look much different in motion than they do as a still photo. Lots of things look dumb when you slow them down and pick it apart.

    My one beef – and I hope this changes – is that the voices of Kilowog and Tomar Re don’t sound finished – they sound like they’re in front of the characters instead of coming from them. I would make the comparison of Megatrons voice in the first Transformers movie to the second. In the first he had this great grainy, metalic tone added to his voice – I like to hear some grumbly life added to Kilowog.

    Bring on the Corp!!!

    • Lexavi80

      @Shazam!: Sorry bud, but I haven’t seen no one here mentioning not wanting to see nothing of the movie. In order to sell the movie is necessary to release photos, trailes and short clips, however you need to be smart about it. You can’t just release whatever it comes first, and worst of all, non-finished takes. Is like releasing “green-color Coke in cool new bottle”, but in the advertising the bottle have the same design but two sizes too small, and it shows dark classic Coke inside.

      As a fan I base my oppinions on what I see, and what I’ve seen so far has being disappointing. This latest trailer is the best looking one so far but still doesn’t make me feel hyped, and I’m not the only one feeling that way. That’s not the fans to blame, thats simply a B-A-D J-O-B S-E-L-L-I-N-G T-H-E M-O-V-I-E.

      Now that I’ve said that, I think that at this point in time (just weeks before the movie hit theaters) to say that “this trailer it’s a great progression of what we’ve seen” is lame. By now the movie shouldn’t shown progression but excitement. That’s what a trailer should do. A true teaser trailer is a piece of well done scene or audio that makes you drool, like the very first teaser trailer for The Dark Knight were you only get Alfred talking, but at the very end you hear the Joker saying something and laughing while the Batman symbol is being destroyed. THAT got me wanting for more from day 1.

      Just my humble opinion.

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

        Agreed! This has some last minute marketng at it deserved more than that. I’m glad they’re finally pushing it but its almost too late. I know why (cg wasn’t finished) but still. In defense though, they really had to get the CG to a decent point before putting something out, and even then people hated. So its a doubloe edged sword! Definitely shoulda had a bigger push though.

      • Shazam!

        While I hear what you’re saying, I’m still not sure I agree with you. Folks are saying they don’t like what they’ve seen – ergo arguing that waiting is better. Take a look at the early trailers for any CG heavy film and you’ll see tons and tons of incomplete shots – but studios have to create a buzz – they have to put things out there. The first teaser trailer for Episode II consisted of only a few shots – the first trailer for the first x-men film consisted of shots of cyclops waving his head around with red light around him and nothing coming out of his visor. Do you remember the flack that Peter Jackson got about how Kong looked when the first trailer for that was released? He looked terrible, but again, they couldn’t wait and they also don’t have any finished shots.

        TDK is a poor comparison because the film wasn’t CG heavy – they could choose what ever they wanted. GL on the other hand is a film that relies heavily on the visuals so naturally they want to show it off. You can’t blame them for having lots of flash.

        You are fully entitled to say that the latest trailer is the best – that’s what the studio is hoping, and that’s why my main point was.

        • Lexavi80

          Fair enough on TDK trailer. The movie was not CGI based so doesn’t count, however I have 2 examples that hits right in the spot:

          The teaser trailer for the first Transformers movie. I honestly thought that a Transformers movie wouldn’t work until I saw the trailer were they passed images of the shuttle on Mars and then the robot shadow came in. That made me gasp, and made me wanting to see the movie right there, and that scene wasn’t even on the movie!!.

          The Tron Legacy teaser is another fantastic example. Great teaser. It was raw, test footage that was shown on a ComicCon, but it was received with a big HURRAY, and almost made my pants wet!!. The movie was crap, but anyway…

          Anyway, again, I’m completly agree the studio must release trailers and sneak peaks of the film, but man… you gotta show something cool!. Remember Dragon Ball Evolution?. That movie died on day 1. First pics and trailers ruined completely. Music, effects, story, acting… and that’s what we got from the trailers. Nobody went to see that movie, not because everybody knew it was going to be crap, but because the marketing was poor as hell.

        • Lexavi80

          Fair enough on TDK trailer. The movie was not CGI based so doesn’t count, however I have 2 examples that hits right in the spot:

          The teaser trailer for the first Transformers movie. I honestly thought that a Transformers movie wouldn’t work until I saw the trailer were they passed images of the shuttle on Mars and then the robot shadow came in. That made me gasp, and made me wanting to see the movie right there, and that scene wasn’t even on the movie!!.

          The Tron Legacy teaser is another fantastic example. Great teaser. It was raw, test footage that was shown on a ComicCon, but it was received with a big HURRAY, and almost made my pants wet!!. The movie was crap, but anyway…

          Anyway, again, I’m completly agree the studio must release trailers and sneak peaks of the film, but man… you gotta show something cool!. Remember Dragon Ball Evolution?. That movie died on day 1. First pics and trailers ruined completely. Music, effects, story, acting… and that’s what we got from the trailers. Nobody went to see that movie, not because everybody knew it was going to be crap, but because the marketing was poor as hell.

          • Shazam!

            Fair enough – some good examples – but by all that is holy and pure may Green Lantern not turn out like Dragon Ball!!!!

            I agree that it’s not unfair to say that WB and DC have been slow in getting images out on this movie – but on the other hand I can completely understand why. As we can see from the first image that was released of the costume (all white and green) the vision is evolving. It was a loooong time before we saw anything from Avatar and that movie was in production for almost 4 years!

            I am hoping and praying that good things come to those who wait! I’m excited for this film and I’ll say again, I continue to be impressed with how things seem to progressing as they release new footage, trailers, etc.

            Good rantin’!

          • Lexavi80

            Agree!. I don’t want Green Lantern suffer the same fate as Dragon Ball. Most likely it wont.

            I red the GL books (from Rebirth until Blackest Night) just a few months ago, so I was waiting this movie so bad!.

            I remember that I was a bit underwelmed when I saw Ironman first trailers, but when I saw the movie in the theater I was blown away.
            Taking that into account, Green Lantern still stand a good chance to be a magnificent piece of movie.

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

            100% agree with you!

            Sent on the go.

          • Shazam!

            Fair enough – some good examples – but by all that is holy and pure may Green Lantern not turn out like Dragon Ball!!!!

            I agree that it’s not unfair to say that WB and DC have been slow in getting images out on this movie – but on the other hand I can completely understand why. As we can see from the first image that was released of the costume (all white and green) the vision is evolving. It was a loooong time before we saw anything from Avatar and that movie was in production for almost 4 years!

            I am hoping and praying that good things come to those who wait! I’m excited for this film and I’ll say again, I continue to be impressed with how things seem to progressing as they release new footage, trailers, etc.

            Good rantin’!

  • Shazam!

    A lot of the comments here are classic…

    Am I correct in reading that the majority of people here are claiming that they would prefer to see NOTHING until it is entirely polished and done? So you’re saying that none of you would be cruicifying DC and WB for showing nothing when the movie is only months or weeks away? I’m sorry good people, I have trouble believing that.

    As has already been pointed out – we fanboys (and girls… I apologize) are as fickle as they come – worse I dare say than sports fans. If we don’t see anything we think that sucks and when we do see something we think that sucks – which in the end doesn’t matter at all because we’re just going to say everything sucks compared to the Dark Knight. Am I right?

    As for this TRAILER (some of the comments sound as though you’ve already seen the movie) I think it’s a great progression of what we’ve seen. THE SNIPPETS we’ve seen (please don’t say scene because nothing we’ve been given has any context at all) are meant to TEASE – hence the word TEASER. It’s sad to read people slagging the story – BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS!!! I’m actually glad to read comments about the mask, because at least it’s something we’ve seen – my only addition is that things look much different in motion than they do as a still photo. Lots of things look dumb when you slow them down and pick it apart.

    My one beef – and I hope this changes – is that the voices of Kilowog and Tomar Re don’t sound finished – they sound like they’re in front of the characters instead of coming from them. I would make the comparison of Megatrons voice in the first Transformers movie to the second. In the first he had this great grainy, metalic tone added to his voice – I like to hear some grumbly life added to Kilowog.

    Bring on the Corp!!!

  • Shazam!

    A lot of the comments here are classic…

    Am I correct in reading that the majority of people here are claiming that they would prefer to see NOTHING until it is entirely polished and done? So you’re saying that none of you would be cruicifying DC and WB for showing nothing when the movie is only months or weeks away? I’m sorry good people, I have trouble believing that.

    As has already been pointed out – we fanboys (and girls… I apologize) are as fickle as they come – worse I dare say than sports fans. If we don’t see anything we think that sucks and when we do see something we think that sucks – which in the end doesn’t matter at all because we’re just going to say everything sucks compared to the Dark Knight. Am I right?

    As for this TRAILER (some of the comments sound as though you’ve already seen the movie) I think it’s a great progression of what we’ve seen. THE SNIPPETS we’ve seen (please don’t say scene because nothing we’ve been given has any context at all) are meant to TEASE – hence the word TEASER. It’s sad to read people slagging the story – BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS!!! I’m actually glad to read comments about the mask, because at least it’s something we’ve seen – my only addition is that things look much different in motion than they do as a still photo. Lots of things look dumb when you slow them down and pick it apart.

    My one beef – and I hope this changes – is that the voices of Kilowog and Tomar Re don’t sound finished – they sound like they’re in front of the characters instead of coming from them. I would make the comparison of Megatrons voice in the first Transformers movie to the second. In the first he had this great grainy, metalic tone added to his voice – I like to hear some grumbly life added to Kilowog.

    Bring on the Corp!!!

  • Shazam!

    Bottom line – I think we totally over hype ourselves! We have an image of something in our minds – something that is so amazing that no movie could ever satisfy and so we get bumbed out when stuff doesn’t meet our standards. Let’s be honest, we’d probably just be crapping about different stuff if Nathan Fillion was the one wearing the ring – or if the mask was real instead of CG.
    I guess that’s the battle we’ll fight everytime they take any property from the limitless medium of comics and try and make it “real” in a movie. Personally, I wish DC would just fork over the cash for BLUR to make a full length feature film in the same style as the DC Universe Online trailer – I would die happy if that came to pass!

    Can I get an A-Men?

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

      Amen my brutha Amen!

      Sent on the go.