When the first trailer for Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Green Lantern” emerged, fans weren’t exactly thrilled about it. The studio is now making it all better again by showcasing new footage / trailer at WonderCon. Check it out below.
As G4TV also puts, this new trailer completely “destroys” the first one, in that it does precisely what that one should have done: gives comic book fans (and not only) something to look forward to about this film.
The first trailer placed too much emphasis on Ryan Reynolds, who plays Hal Jordan, a mortal suddenly being bestowed the power of the Green Lantern, his buffed up physique and how funny he can sometimes be.
This made many fans talk about how the film would play out as some sort of tribute to Reynolds, which was actually the last thing they wanted.
This new trailer, comprised of footage showed at WonderCon, takes them into the Green Lantern world by offering context to what they’ve already seen in the first trailer.
It also comes with lots of more action, which, in turn, offers the best chance to confirm that Warners has really spared no expense in the making of this film.
But there’s more about this trailer that makes it so awesome.
“Mark Strong’s Sinestro (not quite revealing himself a villain, yet) gives an inspirational speech to the Green Lantern Corps about the horrific threat of powerful alien entity, Parallax,” G4TV writes.
“We then see the famed emerald ring's journey to Hal Jordan on Earth, as its owner Abin Sure is mortally wounded by the entity and escapes to Earth in his dying act. A befuddled Hal suddenly finds himself the new Green Lantern,” the e-zine writes.
“Green Lantern Tomar-Re has the job of exposition, giving Hal (and consequently, us) the Corps’ F.A.Q. as we experience the sublime majesty of the ring’s power and an impressive gathering of myriads of Green Lanterns of all shapes and species in a shot that in itself probably cost more money than you’ll ever make. It’s quite a sight to see,” G4TV says.
Since “Green Lantern” will also play in 3D (out on June 17, 2011), it’s easy to imagine how these scenes will look like, and to say that no fan of comic book-inspired movies should miss out on this.
Below is the trailer made from footage shown at WonderCon 2011. Enjoy.