Detailed Description of the GREEN LANTERN Movie Suit, Ring and Power Battery

Fans of the character were taken aback by the first image of Ryan Reynolds in his CGI rendered movie suit, but they will be happy to know the full design is very much more closely modeled after the comics.

Green Lantern

Recently, I became privy to several high resolutions stills and storyboards which may be associated with Martin Campbell’s superhero adaptation Green Lantern, showcasing the film’s star, Ryan Reynolds, wearing the title character’s iconic suit. Two months ago, Entertainment Weekly revealed the first image of the star in the CGI rendered costume, which caused distress to many fans of the comic hero. Those fears of seeing a completely different suit from what they are used to in the comics will be put to rest when the first Green Lantern trailer hit theaters before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 this November; since the film version of the suit very closely resembles it’s comics counterpart. Until then, since I cannot show you the images, I will attempt to describe them to you as best possible.

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[Artist rendering by qBATMANp]

* Warner Bros was contacted before this article went live in an attempt to secure the validity of these images, but their representatives refused to comment.

  • Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) does not don the suit until his first trip to the planet Oa; which takes place when his power ring acknowledges his need for training after he creates his first construct on Earth.
  • When the suit, which is created out of a “hard light” construct from the power ring, is in its solid form, the mask, boots, shoulders, chest, abdomen and back are a distinct, rich green, while the arms, legs and waist areas are a deep black.
  • The suit has definitive lines which segregate the green and black colors.
  • The glowing, green textured lines which encompass the suit fluctuate in intensity as Jordan gains more control over the power ring, which channels his willpower. The more focus he has, the less it "bleeds" energy.
  • The front, green section of the suit does not extend below and around Jordan’s crotch as depicted in many of the older comic books. Instead, it ends in a sharp point at the base of his abdomen in the modern fashion.
  • When flying, or traveling through space, the suit emits a faint green glow around the ring bearer. Jordan flies, of his own will, many times throughout the film.
  • The ring is comprised of a solid silver band. Over its front, a translucent green attachment is centered with a jewel which visibly “flows” with energy.
  • The individual power batteries each Lantern Corp member carries are much different from the comics’ versions. These are mostly comprised of the same green, translucent material which covers the power ring. The handle of the battery is squared off, and immobile. A large jewel rests at its center as well.
  • An inscription around the jewel appears to be the Green Lantern Oath, which each member of the Corps must recite to charge their rings.

As for constructs, fans will be happy to know that the filmmakers have gone to great lengths to include many complex ones; aside from the basic shields, swords and power blasts which are featured as well. Though several of these may not make it into the final cut of the film, I have seen designs for a Semi truck, dune buggy, fighter jet and anti-aircraft gun.

Green Lantern is scheduled to hit theaters June 17th, 2011.

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Interesting John  |  Web Developer

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Hopefully this will cool some heads Big Grin

Pietro Filipponi  |  Managing Editor

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Interesting John wrote:

Hopefully this will cool some heads :D

... seriously? You really believe that?

Anthony3

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Sounds awesome!

Krysalid

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Although it was a little bit shocking the first time I saw it, I think that they actually took a good art direction for it. I think once we see it in action a lot of people will change their minds. I know I'm dying to see the final one.

greenlanternfury

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So basically the artist illustration of Green Lantern in the article is how Reynolds will look in the movie, right??

Interesting John  |  Web Developer

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Basically, yeah, except with black.

Pietro Filipponi  |  Managing Editor

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Interesting John wrote:

Basically, yeah, except with black.

It is black. I updated the image accordingly. good sir BLAM!

Clear your cache Wink

Interesting John  |  Web Developer

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Haha, I hadn't scrolled back up yet.

ecksmanfan

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That looks....er....sounds much better. Those previous images, while not terrible, just didn't sit right.

Interesting John  |  Web Developer

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Hey P, I made some other slight graphic tweaks to the article Wink

greenlanternfury

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They way you describe the suit ease my worrying for the movie! I just don't get the muscular lines, they don't need to be part of the suit.

Interesting John  |  Web Developer

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greenlanternfury wrote:
They way you describe the suit ease my worrying for the movie! I just don't get the muscular lines, they don't need to be part of the suit.

I think you'll find that each uniform has a different texture and that it's pulled from each wearer's physiology, it's a cool concept, I doubt it'll even be that noticeable.

Wadey

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sounds EPIC!
i now have two reasons to go see Deathly Hallows Part I this November!
awesome scoop!

Sweetre15

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This movie just sounds better and better the more I hear about it,Keep up the good work Pietro Big Grin

Gaston

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OH GOD PLEASE POST THE PICTURES
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gtrman

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Say what you will, I would have liked the gloves to have been white. I won't gripe, though. I'm still thrilled to be getting a GL film. I put my faith in Campbell and Reynolds.

And incidentally, I'm glad these scoops are here now. Let other CBM sites get their own scoops.

ThePaintedMan

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completely speculating but maybe white would have been harder to CG and would have faded out or maybe even have distracted viewers. I'm not a graphic artist type though

gtrman

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Completely plausible, it's just a preference though. I'm happy CBM's are being made at all. There was a time when they simply were not taken seriously as a profitable venture.

greenlanternfury

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Now bring us the description for Sinestro, por favor! Wink Wink

Phinehas

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Ohhhh...what a time we live in! gtrman, it is also best (IMO) that they haven't been dealt with. Considering that they couldn't possibly have done before what they can do now with the evolution of CGI. Mr Green

ckal

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I think it looks better without the white gloves. Just don't think it would look right on screen. The black and green is bad ass though.

I can't get over those knees in the picture! They look like they are about to snap at any second!

Really looking forward to all the constructs...I wanna see some crazy stuff

Alex

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I don't wanna wait for this movie! Sad I wanna see it now! Sad

Bryan Kritz  |  Managing Editor

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ckal wrote:
Really looking forward to all the constructs...I wanna see some crazy stuff

After hearing of some of those initial designs, I believe you will have your request answered...in spades.

I'd really like to hear who they are getting to do the voice overs for the other Corps members.

Phinehas

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Bryan Kritz wrote:

I'd really like to hear who they are getting to do the voice overs for the other Corps members.

More specifically, the Guardians. That could be really great!

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Phinehas wrote:
Bryan Kritz wrote:
I'd really like to hear who they are getting to do the voice overs for the other Corps members.

More specifically, the Guardians. That could be really great!

As long as they get the accents right! Big Grin

Phinehas

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Bryan Kritz wrote:

I'd really like to hear who they are getting to do the voice overs for the other Corps members.

Phinehas wrote:

More specifically, the Guardians. That could be really great!

Bryan Kritz wrote:

As long as they get the accents right! :bigsmile:

Always thought a panel of older English actors would have been the best! Hopkins, Ian McDiarmid, Ian Holm, Terrence Stamp would steal the movie! Inadvertantly of course.

Gaston

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Bryan Kritz][quote=ckal wrote:

I'd really like to hear who they are getting to do the voice overs for the other Corps members.

I would love it if Mickey Rourke were to voice Killowog.
I can already hear him saying poozer this and poozer that.

InstigatorGIRL

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Awesome stuff! I can't wait to see a trailer and the movie. I like the way things are turning out. WB is really gonna deliver with this flick. Laughing out loud

dnno1

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Green Lantern Toy
Green Lantern Jet
(image taken from License Global Magazine)

Well, I'm sure that the fighter jet construct will be in since WBCP already has a toy like that being marketed.

Samaritan

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I was never concerned with this film ever since the first pic showed up. I thought it looked great but from this informative description, all I can say is that I am 99% behind this film. The 1% is waiting to see it all in action when the trailer releases.

claybo4131

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No shock the trailer will be released during Harry Potter, I called that a while back, studios do that all the time with upcoming blockbusters.

greenlanternfury

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I would love it if Mickey Rourke were to voice Killowog.
I can already hear him saying poozer this and poozer that.[/quote]

I want Ron Pearlman voicing a Corp member! Tomar-Ra, Kilowog anyone! JUST. GET. RON. PEARLMAN!!

ThaMessenger07

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Hey Guys!!!! The Picture looks awesome, I always kind of thought thats how it was gonna look.....

Loving The Site!

Keven  |  Senior Editor

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cant wait for this. i like the costume now. at first it freaked me out - but I'm cool with it now. it grows on you. grows on you in a creepy non gropey kind of wat

Samaritan

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Keven wrote:

cant wait for this. i like the costume now. at first it freaked me out - but I'm cool with it now. it grows on you. grows on you in a creepy non gropey kind of wat

I Agree. The new look is balanced well. I love that is keeps the traditional design and modernizes some features. It grows on you with so much WillPower!

wheels1.5

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I'm glad somebody clarified the look, I was afraid Martin Campblell's effect's team was going to be eaten alive before the movie came out! As for the suit over all, I like the streamlines, this feels like an extension of Hal's personality as a pilot.

Starsapphire

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Bring on the pics! Big Grin

Interesting John  |  Web Developer

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Starsapphire wrote:
Bring on the pics! Big Grin

Were that an option, we totally would Wink

wheels1.5

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I wonder if any concept art for the suits will be officially released. Question This is good enough for now.

The Space Monkey

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All of it sounds awesome! June 17th can't come quick enough Big Grin

NoPurposeNaji

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I don't think that's a possibility at the moment, or we could have another ban on our hands.I guess we'll have to make do with descriptions and Illustrations of said renders.Hi btw.i feel like a stalker now Tongue

NoPurposeNaji

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Starsapphire wrote:

Bring on the pics! :bigsmile:

I don't think that's a possibility at the moment, or we could have another ban on our hands.I guess we'll have to make do with descriptions and Illustrations of said renders.Hi btw.i feel like a stalker now Tongue

Interesting John  |  Web Developer

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Hey Naji Wink

Superman7

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Poni!

No homo, but i miss ya over at CBM so i created an account here.
And i can't wait to see what juicy GL news you've got in store.

Pietro Filipponi  |  Managing Editor

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Superman7 wrote:

Poni!

No homo, but i miss ya over at CBM so i created an account here.
And i can't wait to see what juicy GL news you've got in store.

Plenty more coming your way, pal BLAM!

Pietro Filipponi  |  Managing Editor

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Superman7 wrote:

Poni!

No homo, but i miss ya over at CBM so i created an account here.
And i can't wait to see what juicy GL news you've got in store.

Plenty more coming your way, pal BLAM!

Superman7

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Interestingjohn, Naji, starsapphire! nice! its like CBM away from CBM!

Superman7

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you can't tease me like that... i get all sorts of excited and next thing ya know i have to change.. its just not nice. lol

Superman7

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Inerestingjohn:
That is the sickest GL mask I've seen.... where did you get that from?

Interesting John  |  Web Developer

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www.xtremedesignfx.com

I painted it myself with createx airbrush paint.

Glad you like Wink