New Image: Tomar-Re From ‘Green Lantern’

The first Green Lantern trailer only showed glimpses of some of the all-CGI characters that will make up part of the interstellar Green Lantern Corps. We see a great shot of the massive Kilowog, and one medium shot and a couple long shot looks at the bird/fish/thing Tomar-Re. Most of the characters look good in that brief context, but I think a lot of people want to see more. So here’s a new shot of Tomar-Re that shows him dead-on, and in some good detail.

Here’s the primary shot of the character from the trailer:

And this is the new shot, courtesy of CBM:

I’m curious to hear how this guy, and the rest of the CGI characters, will be voiced. That’ll be part of the make or break for those guys. And since I’m less interested in the Earthbound aspects of the film than the far-flung heroic sci-fi of the plot threads that involve the Corps, I’m hoping for the best.

Tomar-Re introduced pretty early in Green Lantern’s comic book run, in 1961. Here’s some background on the character, which could prove spoilerish for the film:

Tomar was a scientist on the planet Xudar before joining the Green Lantern Corps. He became a pivotal member of the Corps, training new members, like Arisia, and serving in the Honor Guard. He investigated reports of abuses of power by Sinestro on Korugar. He was close friends with Abin Sur, Green Lantern of neighboring sector 2814. He was also the first Lantern to meet Sur’s replacement, Hal Jordan, and the two got along equally well. In the Post-Crisis timeline, that friendship is deepened further in that the rookie Jordan met him soon after being recruited. Jordan was brought to him by his power ring to help with his difficulties with handling the weapon and Tomar-Re not only guided the Terran to GLC headquarters for the optional training program, but also provided valuable emotional support during this difficult time.

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