‘Green Lantern’ Synopsis Unveiled
We couldn’t begin to guess how ComicBookMovie.com got their hands on the official synopsis to June 17, 2011’s Green Lantern movie, but we’re delighted to share the contents with you.
“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.
“Martin 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.”
Additionally, Warner Bros’ Consumer Products and Games announcements
recently identified a robust program to push Green Lantern to
Chairman and CEO of Time Warner’s Turner Networks unit, Phil Kent, told
an audience that Green Lantern: The Animated Series will appear
as a CGI animated production to run on their Cartoon Network. The game
plan indicates the series will debut in 2013. Prior to that, a second DC
Premiere animated Green Lantern movie will be released despite
the underperformance of the first
release last year.