Detailed Description of the GREEN LANTERN Movie Suit, Ring and Power Battery
Published: September 30, 2010 - 2:37pm
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.
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.
[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.