Update: Now with more pictures from the issue after the jump.
Entertainment Weekly has released a preview shot of their upcoming July 16th issue featuring our first look at Ryan Reynold as Green Lantern.
The film is currently being shot in New Orleans with Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale) in the directors seat. Green Lantern stars Reynolds, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, and Blake Lively. The film’s synopsis is as follows (courtesy of IMDB):
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 (Ryan Reynolds).
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 Parallaxhe will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
The image comes fresh on the heels of rival Marvel Comics photo and casting announcement blitz for all of their heavy hitting comic book adaptions. This is our first look at what the costume will look like post-production, as the entire costume is computer-generated in place of a grey jumpsuit worn by Reynolds during filming. Speaking of which, we had better see some live action footage from the film at Comic-Con; hopefully it’ll be the scene where Abin Sur (played by Temuera “Jango Fett” Morrison) gives Hal Jordon the iconic ring, which was one of the first scenes they filmed. Let the speculation begin.
What do you think?
Green Lantern is set for a June 11, 2011 release.
Scans from Entertainment Weekly. Click to enlarge.