Reynolds Revealed As Green Lantern
Is This The Photo That Broke The Internet In Half (Today)?
today and then spilling all over the internet, next week's
Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Preview gives us
our first official look at Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern.
sculpted... as is Reynolds.
been excited every time we've gotten a glimpse of what we
thought would be the official logo. Everyone half-squinted
and cocked their head when told that Reynolds would be wearing
a motion capture suit, and that the GL Corps Uniform would
now... everyone seems to think Sinestro had a hand in all
click on the picture at right, you'll see a lot more detail.
While the symbol may be right, somehow the suit being painted
on just doesn't look right. Oh, right, because it's painted
on. I'm going to assume that the grooves in the suit, when
in motion, will be pulsing with light shooting all through
him. Maybe that will look cool in the movie.
the mask looks like it's just photoshopped on him. Still
seeing pupils (slightly) through the white eyes of the mask
might make him creepier than anyone would want for a character
that kids are going to be screaming for toys of later. Actually,
after staring at it for a moment, the mask is more in the
shape of the mask of Power Ring, the evil Green Lantern
of Earth-3's Crime Syndicate.
production team had to update the look, others
have already made efforts to redesign the costume in a way
that paid homage to the original design while still looking
functional. Check out either Green Lantern: First Flight
or even DC Universe vs. Mortal Kombat, for an excellent
take on the suit that looks a lot more practical than the
original sleek spandex.
bearer of the ring... hey, at least THAT looks right.
franchises have messed with the costumes, and the good movies
have allowed those changes to grow on us. So it's all still
relying on the content, people, even though the fashion
may not please us.
check out the other pics from Green Lantern that
will also be in Entertainment Weekly. Though we've
got a slightly blurred look at Peter Saarsgaard as Hector
Hammond, it's nice to see Tim Robbins as his father and
Angela Basset nominally in character as Amanda Waller. (I
still think it should be Pam Grier.)
still gives off the right kind of swagger for Hal Jordan,
and Blake Lively doesn't look too bad as Carol Ferris, though
a much bigger age difference than the characters should
It could have been worse, and you know it.
cheesecake. You, too, Blake.
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