EW Debuts First Peek at Ryan Reynolds as ‘Green Lantern’

Photo: Entertainment Weekly / DC Comics

I’d say this looks decent and certainly better than the downright awful latest photo from Thor, which looks like a bunch of grown men in plastic outfits playing dress up. Of course, that’s essentially what they’re doing, but it isn’t supposed to look like that’s what they’re doing.

Today’s superhero topic of conversation comes from Entertainment Weekly as they’ve debuted their Comic Con issue cover and it’s graced by the presence of Ryan Reynolds from Green Lantern, the latest comic book property being adapted over at Warner Bros. (I’ve added a larger version to the bottom of this post.)

In the film Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, a cocky test pilot who becomes a ring-wearing intergalactic superhero. You know, sort of like the Schwartz. The official plot synopsis reads as follows:

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.

Now if you are thinking the photo looks like a whole lot of CGI, well, that’s because it is… In fact, the whole outfit is CGI as SlashFilm first revealed back in April and then MTV confirmed it a month later with the pic of Reynolds on set in his motion capture suit, which I’ve added just below the EW cover.

Green Lantern is set to hit theaters in 2D and 3D on June 17 and I’d expect we’ll be hearing more and more about the film over the next few weeks as Comic Con gets rolling.

Photo: Entertainment Weekly