“Entertainment Tonight” has your first look at Ryan Reynolds in motion as Hal Jordan.
We’ll all get a better look when a REAL trailer is almost-surely in front of “Harry Potter,” but I took some screencaps for a (somewhat) closer inspection:
Pretty sure that’s Kilowog at 00:26. Awesome.
First thing a lot of people are noticing: Either “Entertainment Weekly” got a really bad shot of him for the infamously poorly recieved “cover debut,” or there’s been some significant redesign since then because the CGI-suit costume looks A LOT better than it did previously: You can distinctly see the black (darker green?) arms and legs seperate from the green upper-torso, closer to the source material and more “superhero”-looking, and the “energy vein” thing doesn’t seem to be constant.
Otherwise… look, trailers are trailers and trailers are usually misleading in one way or another, but with that in mind I’m not loving the “tone” here – they’re obviously going for “Iron Man” re: featherweight macho flippancy, but this character and “world” – what with the galaxy-spanning scope, space-opera backstory, etc – would seem to call for something more in the vein of “Avatar”… y’know, something conveying a “you will be amazed” sense of cosmic-AWE. The brief glimpses we see of space, Oa, etc. would seem to suggest that, so hopefully that’s closer to what we get.
Worth noting: This is actually supposed to come out a month AFTER “Thor,” which means that the two most “out-there” superhero movies in a long time will be out within weeks of eachother, with “Captain America” a month later. This means that, at a certain point in the summer of 2011, I will be able to walk into a movie theater and choose from any one of THREE superheroes I never, ever would’ve expected anyone to make a movie out of.