Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
In what was certainly not intended to be the first widespread glimpse behind the scenes of Green Lantern, an ABC affiliate in Louisiana took cameras to the set of the film and managed to capture…well, not a whole lot.
Thrill to a searing discussion of Louisiana tax incentives! Gasp at a small crowd of cheering extras! Cower before the realization that the production needed to find an airport in which to shoot…and then did! It’s all after the break.
Entertainment Tonight would certainly never stand for a set visit like this. There’s not even a glimpse of Ryan Reynolds or Peter Sarsgaard, much less an interview with them. Instead, we see the extras in one of the first scenes from the movie — I’m guessing they’re onlookers at an air show as test pilot Hal Jordan (Reynolds) lands a plane or performs a mid-air feat. Or is it a scene from Jordan’s childhood, as he watches his pilot father in action? The boy we see running forward at one point could be the young Hal Jordan. (We know Jenna Craig plays the young Carol Ferris, but I’m not sure who is playing young Hal.)
The only big details to come out of this are that 80 days out of 100 have been shot, and that six weeks out of that 100 day count will be shot at this airport. And the environment around the airport will be augmented with CGI to create the story’s city.
[via Bleeding Cool]
Here’s the official synopsis info:
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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.
Campbell directs “Green Lantern” from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.
The film also stars Blake Lively (upcoming “The Town,” TV’s “Gossip Girl”) as the spirited Carol Ferris, a test pilot and the heir apparent to her father’s aviation company; Peter Sarsgaard (“An Education,” “Flightplan”) as scientist Dr. Hector Hammond; Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes”) as Sinestro, Jordan’s powerful mentor in the Green Lantern Corps; Jay O. Sanders (“Revolutionary Road”) as Carl Ferris, Carol’s aircraft designer dad; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars” Episodes II and III) as Abin Sur, Jordan’s alien predecessor; Taika Waititi (TV’s “The Flight of the Conchords”) as flight navigator Tom Kalmaku, Hal’s good friend and confidante; Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as enigmatic government scientist Amanda Waller; and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins (“Mystic River”) as Hector’s influential father, Senator Robert Hammond.