Green Lantern Movie Plot Unveiled

The trajectory of a superhero flick isn’t rocket science. Sure there might be some science involved, but when it comes to narrative it’s usually by-the-numbers stuff.

I’m not knocking superhero movies. I’m a big fan of most of them, it’s just when it comes down to it, are they doing anything new and exciting? How long will it be before film fanatics are suffering from the comic book movie equivalent of Stendhal Syndrome? It will happen, I’m telling you!

Warner Bros. have unveiled quite an in-depth synopsis for their Ryan Reynolds vehicle. It is currently in production with Martin Campbell at the helm and will feature the world’s first fully CG body grafted to an actor’s head. There’s pictures surfaced of Reynold’s in a grey leotard covered in dots…I’m sure the humiliation is worth it, what with him being paid millions.

“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.”

The Green Lantern will be saving the world in June, 2011