Fan Art of Ryan Reynolds in Costume as the Green Lantern
by Alex Billington
July 19, 2009
It didn't take long for the Green Lantern fans to whip up some early fan art of Ryan Reynolds in costume as Hal Jordan for Martin Campbell's Green Lantern movie. It was confirmed just recently that Reynolds was officially cast. You might've already seen this art somewhere around the web, but if not, you can see both of them below. The first one comes from GeekTyrant and is a simple Photoshop job. The second one, which seems to be everyone's favorite, comes from SlashFilm and is a bit more complex. It was created by "Josh MC" and is a much more cinematic version of the Green Lantern than the one seen in the comics.
Hal Jordan is the main character from Green Lantern, a test pilot who is selected to wear a very powerful ring after a spaceship crash lands on Earth. Jordan is chosen because he has the most willpower out of anyone on Earth, and thus is deemed worthy of wearing the Green Lantern. I think that art on the right is proof that Reynolds was a great pick to play Jordan. That mask looks a bit goofy, so I hope they decide to contemporize it with something like a facemask or otherwise. I know that might upset the die hard fans, but really, doesn't it look too weird for the big screen? Remember, this is just fan art, it's not from the movie!