Must Watch: Awesome WonderCon 'Green Lantern' Footage is Online

April 2, 2011
Source: Apple

Green Lantern Footage

"In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power… Green Lantern's light!" In turn-around mode from the negative reaction to the first trailer, Warner Bros has released the full 4-minutes of footage from Green Lantern shown at WonderCon & CinemaCon this past week (watch my video blog) online via Apple. Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, and Mark Strong as Sinestro. I think this footage is impressive, even the "alive" CGI suit looks great, but I'll let everyone form their own opinion. There's also a new poster via The Daily Blam below!

Watch the 4 mins of WonderCon footage from Martin Campbell's Green Lantern:

You can also watch the Green Lantern footage in High Definition on Apple

A test pilot (Ryan Reynolds) is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping the peace within the universe.

Green Lantern is directed by veteran New Zealand filmmaker Martin Campbell, of Defenseless, GoldenEye, The Mask of Zorro, Vertical Limit, Casino Royale and Edge of Darkness previously. The script was written by Greg Berlanti ("Everwood", "Eli Stone"), Michael Goldenberg (Peter Pan, Order of the Phoenix), Michael Green ("Everwood", "Kings") & comic book writer Marc Guggenheim ("FlashForward") and is based on the DC Comics superhero. Warner Bros is bringing Green Lantern to theaters in 3D everywhere on June 17th!

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why can't they just release a second trailer?

ron on Apr 2, 2011


The second trailer will be attached to Thor, so only a few more weeks until they release that. But... a 4 minute montage of clips/footage isn't better than a 2 minute trailer, which is just a montage of clips/footage as well?

Alex Billington on Apr 2, 2011


Wait, Marvel and DC are actually working together for once?

Anonymous on Apr 3, 2011


if you both get owned by Disney...your bound to work together....

Jericho on Apr 4, 2011


DC is owned by Warner Bros.

MithunOnThe.Net on Apr 4, 2011


i'm pretty disappointed with his mask.. it just seems off

Jonah on Apr 2, 2011


I still can't stand the mask. And this kinda has an Avatar feel to it in the sense of CGI everything...but it does look better now than the first trailer.

Zakabitz on Apr 2, 2011


i know right? i think they could have done something better. still, the movie looks good

Jonah on Apr 2, 2011


Wait what? When I watched Avatar, I totally forgot I was watching CGI. So if that's the reference you're making, for me that's a VERY good thing. But I agree the mask just seems a bit... odd.

Alex Billington on Apr 2, 2011


my issue with Avatar was that the first watch was great and you got used to the CGI but when I revisit it now or even the other times in theaters, the CGI just stuck out and I felt like I was watching a video game. Especially when you watch it in SD it just looks...strange.

Zakabitz on Apr 2, 2011


agreed. sometimes, the cgi in movies with a lot of cgi just looks like cgi (redundancy ftw). but yeah, in movies such as avatar, or transformers 2, or apparently this one, the cgi reminds me of (really high quality) videogame cutscenes. something doesn't seem human or natural about it.

gpak on Apr 2, 2011


I concur. But I would add that the CGI in this film is like poorly executed video game cut scenes done. It doesn't hold a candle to the best in video games like Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2 and Blizzard Entertainment.

Third on Apr 2, 2011


Third, I understand your concerns, but don't forget--this footage was most likely cut together using effects that were probably a few months old, at best. It takes time to sweeten and polish things. The movie doesn't come out 'till June, so they'll keep working on it up to the release date. And believe me--I've seen poorly executed video game cut scenes...and to me at least, the stuff from GL looks WAAAAYYYY better. But that's just me.

Marc McKenzie on Apr 2, 2011


"something doesn't seem human or natural about it." Well, gpak, it might look that way because parts of the film take place on an alien planet with thousands of extraterrestrial beings...who sure as shootin' ain't human. I understand the concerns you have with CGI, but let's wait till the finished film comes out. And to be brutally honest, it is a hell of a lot harder to do things in CGI. Try reading an issue of CINEFEX magazine and you'll see.

Marc McKenzie on Apr 2, 2011


I whole heartedly agree with you, gpak.

Marc McKenzie on Apr 2, 2011


which part of the 'CGI' stuck out? The characters or the vast jungle vistas or the rest of the entire damn movie as every shot had animation.

Waxecstatic on Apr 2, 2011


I agree the mask looks odd. I was hoping it would more like the green mask from the green hornet. I thought that kinda mask would have suited better. Cant say much about the movie though.

Ron on Apr 2, 2011


This footage shows that the movie has a lot more weight and depth than the first trailer had me believe. Seems like it will have a much more serious tone to it as opposed to the silly comedy vibe the trailer gave me. Yeah, I'm not a fan of the CGI suit or the mask, but I am definitely looking forward to this again after being initially disappointed.

Anonymous on Apr 2, 2011


Same here. But then again, I also felt that a lot of criticism heaped on the first trailer was too knee-jerk, too quick on the draw. And while some may have trouble with the CGI, I don't. Remember, they're going to be working on it up to the film's release. Frankly, I don't see how much of this movie would have been possible _without_ CGI...and I mean a sensible use of it.

Marc McKenzie on Apr 2, 2011


The footage showcases more of the same scenes from the first trailer revealing and re-emphasizing the apparent flaws. I'm not impressed. The CGI alien lanterns look quite ridiculous and laughable. The costume design albeit less specular is still inherently wrong. This is not a Green Lantern movie made by anyone who knows and loves the source material. With that said I will save my hard earned money on a far better crafted comic book film in the future.

Marc Mckenzie on Apr 2, 2011


wow, this was cool, i dont care about the mask, in comparison to the 1st trailer, this footage looks awesome! i just hope its not gonna suck...

Piotras A on Apr 2, 2011


Piotras, it's certainly much, MUCH better than the trailer...but remember, this is still only four minutes. It certainly looked great, though, and had the epic, space opera feel of the GREEN LANTERN comics...but again, we'll have to see the finished film to really judge whether the cast and crew succeeded. I'm still hopeful, though, because Martin Campbell, at least to me, has a pretty good track record--GOLDENEYE, THE MASK OF ZORRO, and CASINO ROYALE kicked @$$. Let's wait and see what he can do with GL!

Marc McKenzie on Apr 2, 2011


Ok, maybe I was wrong about this. Hearing him say the oath was pretty sweet!

DwainIBe on Apr 2, 2011


Holy shit that Abin Sur part blew the frist trailer out the park. Ok Geoff I believe you this looks sick.

Neoslyfer on Apr 2, 2011


Wow that was amazing footage!

TechNextTf on Apr 2, 2011


this falls somewhere in between the trailer and anyone's best hope for a GL movie.... which is to say surprisingly good. definitely has taken me from "what a disaster" to "i can't wait to see the final product"

cknyc72 on Apr 2, 2011


the serious parts and the green lantern world helps me accept this movie a little more. it looks like its going to have some goofy looking stuff once in a while.

Anonymous on Apr 2, 2011


the serious parts and the green lantern world helps me accept this movie a little more. it looks like its going to have some goofy looking stuff once in a while.

Anonymous on Apr 2, 2011


ok, now im on board.

Nick S. on Apr 2, 2011


Ok...I'm sold....

Chris A. on Apr 2, 2011


This definitely convinced me! I am excited!

Ron on Apr 2, 2011


I just noticed how his eyes slowly goes green when he saying the oath! So cool!

Ron on Apr 2, 2011


I totally agree, I was like "Oooh shit, that's boss." True story.

Buttass on Apr 3, 2011


OMG, this looks so ridiculously silly.

Marty on Apr 2, 2011


His mask looks like one of those 99 cent ones that kids wear during Halloween. Like a bad Zorro mask, the one with a elastic string keeping it attached. To be host I am disappointed, but we'll see.

DavidPD on Apr 2, 2011


Its weird that all the other green lanterns looks awesome in their suits, but when you put a real actor in a cgi suit it looks off....

Coviekiller23 on Apr 2, 2011


Om my god. This must be a flop...

Ryderup on Apr 2, 2011


Yeah, this was pretty awesome footage for the most part. Everything looks cool--except for his stinking mask!! Why does it look so bad?? I can't decide, but I think it might be better if they had a little black on the edges of the green or something. Anyway, it's distracting and weird, and you'd think this would be one of the most basic and easy things to get right. But I am actually excited about this movie again, when I haven't been for the last month or so.

Scm1000 on Apr 2, 2011


Abin Sur runs like a coward?! The Corps find out about his death and just chant “We are the Corps!”? The tone is all wrong. Test pilots are near Edward’s Airforce base in the DESERT. The story is all wrong. The CGI still looks artificial and rubbery. I’m not sold on the costume either. I’m not paying to see this film.

Rpin on Apr 2, 2011


Rspin's not going to pay to see this film everyone! Thanks to his wisdom I can now stay at home and enjoy reading Blackest Night while grumbling about how the movie must "suck". (not) It's a movie. Get off your high horse.

Tyler Morgan on Apr 2, 2011


much improved...liking it alot

Da305kratos on Apr 2, 2011


So #fail. Speech scene=pass

Anonymous on Apr 2, 2011


This is more awe inspiring than the first trailer. I was on board before regardless but now there's no question!

Big R on Apr 2, 2011


I'm in. Way better than the craptastic trailer. That poster is pretty cool, too.

Taylor Lee on Apr 2, 2011


The aliens looks like a Saturday morning cartoon. Green Lantern looks crossed eyed. Why is he fighting the Elephant man at the end?

Odin on Apr 2, 2011


Video game only not as good.

Brad on Apr 2, 2011


Costume still looks bad, just less shiny than before. I'm not fooled. I'm going to do my part and stop Hollywood from making bad comic book films just like bad video game movies. I'm simply not going to pay to see Green Lantern just like I did not pay to see Sucker Punch.

Hal Jordan on Apr 2, 2011


So what do you want--a @&*(ing medal or something? Jesus...get off your high horse. So you're not going to see it. Big deal--the world continues spinning and life goes on....and you'll still sound like the typical "I know this is going to suck so I'm not going to watch the film but I'll still scream how the film will suck even though I will never see it!!" type. The only way to really judge anything--a movie, TV show, anime title, or book--is to watch it or read it. Have a nice day.

Marc McKenzie on Apr 2, 2011


Well said.

Cruzer on Apr 2, 2011


Are you a studio plant or something? You're such a WB nuthugger.

Third on Apr 2, 2011


How about you remember the oath, McKenzie and chill out? Your behavior is not very worthy of the Corps.

Hal Jordan on Apr 2, 2011


That's so cute that you think your lone opinion is gonna make a difference

Geoffrey Shauger on Apr 3, 2011


I was with you until that crack about Sucker Punch. You have gone from upset fanboy to hater. Let's just wait for the finished product before we criticize a film.

Lamar on Apr 4, 2011


The CGI in the Green Lantern Wondercon footage stuck out like a sore thumb. Horribly done. I completely agree with the critics. The story is poorly constructed as well. Abin Sur is the most powerful of them all yet he didn't put up much of a fight and fled like a coward.

Marc McKenzie on Apr 2, 2011


Do you realize that wasn't the entire fight scene shown in the footage? Of course you don't because you think he's a coward. Go read a comic book..

SeanJ8 on Apr 3, 2011


Don't care what the naysayers say...this looks awesome. Definitely a must-see in the theatre. Something to look forward to on June 17!!!

Anonymous on Apr 2, 2011


The film makers will care what the naysayers aka fan boys have to say when they vote for their money like they did with Sucker Punch. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Joker on Apr 2, 2011


umm.........ok, that was probably the coolest f##king thing ive ever seen

John.E on Apr 2, 2011


Most of you guys need to get laid (hint: it's a movie).

97point6 on Apr 2, 2011



Croniccris on Apr 3, 2011


Super Cool. I still miss the white gloves though. Plus why didnt they just use a real mask? Regardless this is probably my most anticipated; in between Xmen and Harry Potter.

Michaelangelo on Apr 3, 2011


That was AMAZING for me. I wasn't one who doubted it after the first trailer, but I'll agree the first trailer was terrible. With just Sinestro in the first few seconds, I was sold, and then PARALLAX! stunned, overwhelmed, and very impatient June is too far away.

PyroDark on Apr 3, 2011


Yes, yes yes yes yes! Looking fantastic! can't wait, I'm freaking stoked!

Rooneyman on Apr 3, 2011


People there's also a TV Spot being shown with additional footage. Nicks Kids Choice Awards. And I just checked my AT&T Uverse menu. It seems like they're replaying the Nicks Kids choice awards at 10pm est who ever has HD and DVR just check it out

Blueorangeny31 on Apr 3, 2011


i was iffy when the trailers came out but my god am i so sold now

Anonymous on Apr 3, 2011


Way better than the first trailer!

McWilly on Apr 3, 2011


hmm cool, i might actually watch this now

dave on Apr 3, 2011


To all the haters, if you think you can do a better job, why not do your own movie? Oh that's right, you can't because you're all fucking peasants!

Asdfasd on Apr 3, 2011


Complain, complain, complain! That's all I read from half of the comments. Sure, the mask doesn't look good right now, but this isn't the finished project. One of the producers said during WonderCon that they've finished 50% of the visual effects at the moment. That also explains why we are given this instead of a trailer. They want to show the best scenes put together into a two and a half minute trailer when this effects are finished. Still, this footage is awesome, but it won't be in theaters because it's way too long. And Avatar? Really guys? This looks nothing like that. Green Lantern is not a rip off sci-fi version of Pocahontas with a wooden script. Some of you need to enjoy movies for what they are and stop critiquing every detail. It's a few minutes of footage, not an entire movie. This looks so much better than the first trailer. It's obvious they rushed the first one out way too early to be released with Harry Potter. But I still think Green Lantern will be better than Marvel's three movies coming out this summer. None of them are on the scope Green Lantern stands on. In the end, the wait was well worth it to bring this amazing footage. Bring on June 17!!

SeanJ8 on Apr 3, 2011


well said Sean, couldn't agree more

Bigmike23 on Apr 4, 2011


I agreed up with you up until you contradicted yourself by bashing Avatar and then telling people to enjoy movies for what they are in the next sentence. I also agree with everything after that. This definitely looks way better than anything Marvel is releasing.

Awtan90 on Apr 6, 2011


Also, without CGI, how do you expect to make a Green Lantern movie? Make a billion props?

SeanJ8 on Apr 3, 2011


Dark Knight had over 800 CGI shots. Could you tell? NO. Green Lantern's CGI looks like something you'd expect a substandard Visual Effects House like Imageworks. WB needs to go with either Weta, Framestore, or ILM for their tent pole films.

DJ on Apr 3, 2011


Compared to GL's over 1500 shots. It's on a much bigger scope than most movies. I'm pretty sure some of the filmmakers they brought on who helped make Lord of the Rings for production sets and costume design know what they're doing.

SeanJ8 on Apr 3, 2011


I thought Chris Nolan doesnt like CGI?

Ditz on Apr 4, 2011


umm, two-face effects, bat-pod ejection sequence, chicken with the semi, the entire sonar scene at the end, "everything burns" scene just to name a few, our brains can always tell us when something just doesn't look real, we go to be entertained not point out faults

Bigmike23 on Apr 4, 2011


Im sold. and thats saying something from a hardcore Marvel, anti DC fanboy. I feel like, aside from nolans amazing batman movies, DC has nothing good to offer but green lantern. The first trailer looked like a dumbed down Iron Man movie, but this footage definitely sold me. STOKED

Anonymous on Apr 3, 2011


ummmmm Am I missing something. I have no idea about the comic, but do generally enjoy comic book movies, however this was cringe worthy awful. Terroble CGI in parts, laugh out loud for the wrong reasons dialogue and the weird looking monstor things looked they were drawn by a gifted four year old. Will not be seeing this film. It looks like a Razzie in the making.

Chris Garry on Apr 3, 2011


go back to watching jersey shore lol

A_lethom on Apr 3, 2011


Why? Is that your favorite show, A_lethom?

Your MoM on Apr 3, 2011


5 bucks says Chris Garry wrote this comment. lol

SeanJ8 on Apr 3, 2011


HA! I'm with you on this. The CGI is laughable. The dialogue is a joke. Ryan Reynolds acts like an insecure teenager. Green Lantern is this summer's Sucker Punch.

Raj on Apr 3, 2011


Where's the "You're an idiot" button?

Geoffrey Shauger on Apr 3, 2011


"This summer's Sucker Punch." Why do so many people hate on this movie? Are you gay? "Ryan Reynolds acts like an insecure teenager." Dude he was an ordinary guy now he's in an intergalactic police force with aliens and power rings, how would you feel.

Lamar on Apr 4, 2011



Bigmike23 on Apr 4, 2011


wow, i wasn't looking forward to this at all, it previously looked like it was going to suck, but after watching that i can't wait to see this film now!

Rattplatt on Apr 3, 2011



karatekid17 on Apr 3, 2011


This definitely looks a lot better than the first trailer! Got my hopes back for this movie.

Nate on Apr 3, 2011


fellas and ladies, If you haven't seen yet, there's 2 TV SPOTS with additional footage

Blueorangeny31 on Apr 3, 2011


HOOLY EFF. Ryan Reynolds just turned me gay. 😛

xDuke on Apr 3, 2011



Bigmike23 on Apr 4, 2011


wow! completely better if this was the second trailer. i was really turned off by the first one. i felt that as long as it was a 95% serious film as portrayed in this footage then it would be a kick ass film. i just hope they don't have much stupid romcom-type comedy like in most of Reynolds' films. i really like him, but i think this is the type of film that needs to be almost entirely serious.

Tim on Apr 3, 2011


Wow, no need to see the movie now, That trailer just told me everything that happens.

Jimbob on Apr 3, 2011


yeah...the other 140 minutes of the movie will consist of a black background and no sound.

Geoffrey Shauger on Apr 3, 2011


More like 140 minutes of talking heads and a whiny Ryan Reynolds.

Raj on Apr 3, 2011


Okay now the trailer was okay, but that was immensely better. I am a lot more anxious for this one now.

jjboldt on Apr 4, 2011


holy shit although the trailers were a bit on the downside which i still liked but this sold it for me 10000%!!!

A5J4DX on Apr 3, 2011


What? The Green Hornet was awesome.

Lamar on Apr 4, 2011


This looks so awesome, I think this is going to be the best superhero adaption ever! I can't wait for this to come out!

Dominatr37 on Apr 4, 2011


Martin Campbell at the helm gives me a lot of hope that this is going to be a well told story. This man breathed life into the Bond Franchise twice. Casino Royale added a new dimension to a character that had become a shallow adaptation of the original. Expect a similar reverential treatment here. I would expect it to better than when Campbell last worked with Temuera Morrison though. Vertical Limit was not his best work.

cinemabandit on Apr 4, 2011


I got a rather Meh feeling...we'll see.

Anonymous on Apr 4, 2011


there is nothing about this that looks good. the CG is TERRIBLE!

Hitler on Apr 4, 2011


looks good im in 🙂

Anonymous on Apr 5, 2011


"BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR" green lantern

Staticdb1 on Apr 5, 2011


CGI is just icing on top. I want to eat the cake! Don't let me down on character and a damn good plot!

Boon on Apr 5, 2011


Come on...You guys have to complain about sth I guess...this time it's the mask. loll The tone of this selected footage is really intense and serious. No more funny sidekick and girl ishh. this is serious action. They heard us with the complaints and they sorted the CGIs When reciting the oath his eyes turning green is AWESOME!!! The action scenes are fun and sinestro looks alright!

Gh on Apr 5, 2011


And for those who want more : 2 tv spots with extra cool footage (thanks to whoever posted it above in the comments)

Gh on Apr 5, 2011


after that Scarlett Johansson would regret having separated from him perhaps 🙂

Gh on Apr 5, 2011


The Green Lantern Corp looks like miniature wax figures, the cheap kind. I'm not impressed at all. I really wish WB had gone with a real Visual Effects company like ILM, Weta, or Framestore. Sony Imageworks does poor work time and time again.

VFX Geek on Apr 5, 2011


How about creating your company and propose your services to WB instead of whining about? loll Where is your film btw? YAWN

Gh on Apr 6, 2011


i just don't his clothing... it's just weird... kind of disappointed me there... But it's the kind of thing you can forget during the movie (hopefully)

Mila on Apr 13, 2011

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