‘Green Lantern’ 3D Trailer

Why studios are releasing 3D trailers online and calling them “3D trailers” when we can’t watch them in 3D is beyond me. Paramount did it earlier today with Transformers: Dark of the Moon and now Warner Bros. has done it with Green Lantern. But, unlike the Transformers trailer, this Green Lantern trailer is totally different from the previous one and, like almost everything that’s been released from this film, it’s even better looking than the last thing. Case in point: Ryan Reynolds doesn’t even appear for a minute and a half into this one. It’s all about the Corps. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

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It’s happening. Christopher Nolan is now filming The Dark Knight Rises and some actual urban set photos have emerged. Want to see what they are shooting? Also, what is the film going to cost and why is the guaranteed blockbuster causing stress at Warner Bros.? Plus, who won’t be appearing in X-Men First Class, who will be appearing in The Avengers, director Martin Campbell comments on Green Lantern 2 and more. Only in today’s Superhero Bits. Which starts right now. Read More »

‘Green Lantern’ Set Visit Video Blog

In early August 2010, I had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans to visit the set of the big screen adaptation of Green Lantern. After returning from the set, I recorded a video blog with Frosty from Collider — an in depth discussion about what we saw during the visit and our early impressions. Keep in mind, we didn’t see any completed computer effects rendered footage.

My big takeaway from the visit is that Warner Bros isn’t just making a superhero movie, but that they are making a big space opera. The scope is huge and very ambitious and I’m excited to see if they can pull it off, and if mainstream America are willing to accept the abundance of hard sci-fi elements. I can tell you, I’m excited (despite some of the early unfinished special effects shots).

Watch our set visit video blog embedded after the jump. And throughout the week we’ll be posting transcripts of some of our on set interviews.

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‘Green Lantern’ Trailer #2

After months of waiting and speculation, Warner Bros. and DC have released a second trailer for Green Lantern, the June 17th release directed by Martin Campbell and starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong. You can expect to see it in front of many prints of Thor this weekend. And no, it’s not just a rehash of the Wondercon footage. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

Last night during 30 Rock and American Idol Warner Bros. premiered a new TV spot for Green Lantern, but the spot was really more of a recut trailer. At 1:30, it is essentially a shortened version of the WonderCon footage that was shown off not long ago. But there are a few new bits sprinkled here and there in this edit. and it is good to see that Green Lantern looks like a properly cosmic, more than a little bit weird movie to rival the two Marvel films hitting this summer. Read More »

The first trailer for Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, hit theaters in November and was mostly panned by fans and non-fans alike. Since then, we’ve seen an extensive amount of footage and promotional materials from competing summer superhero movies like Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and X-Men: First Class but Green Lantern, scheduled for release June 17, has been a non-entity. According to Warner Bros. motion picture group president Jeff Robinov, a final trailer should be attached to Thor on May 6 and the reason why we haven’t seen any new marketing materials is because the intricate special effects scenes are taking longer to compete than originally anticipated. Read more about this after the break. Read More »

Well, it’s not quite Batman casting news, but here’s a new ‘walk and talk’ photo from Green Lantern.Hardly the most exciting image in the world, but I’m running it because it serves as a reminder that Peter Sarsgaard is on hand playing Hector Hammond, one of the villains of the piece. And that could be a very good thing. His smarmy work in An Education was one of my favorite performances in 2009, and I’m imagining that energy channeled into a guy who is a comic book scientist, and a bad guy to boot. Could be a lot of fun watching him go over the top, especially once he’s under prosthetics.

There’s speculation that we see Tim Robbins there in the background — he’s Hector Hammond’s father in the film — but I’m not positive. Green Lantern also stars Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Temuera Morrison, Jay O. Sanders, Taika Waititi and Jon Tenney. Martin Campbell directed the film, which opens in 3D and 2D theaters on June 17.  Click the image to enlarge. [CinemaTeaser via ComingSoon]

As the summer inches closer, not only will we be seeing more posters, commercials and trailers for all the huge, blockbuster movies coming out between May and August, we’re going to start seeing a lot of merchandise too. In the last few years, the revelation of the merchandise is often how we get our first, sometimes best, looks at these films. Those in charge of the books, toys and games are a lot less strict with their securities than are movie studios.

For example, we’re barely two weeks into 2011 and it was a toy that revealed our first look at Megatron in Transformers: Dark of the Moon and now the covers to four Green Lantern activity books have provided our best look yet at Kilowog and three alternative views of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan in the CGI suit. Check out the images after the break. Read More »

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