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Official Synopsis Revealed For Green Lantern Movie

A little more than a year away from the release of Green Lantern, it appears as if the official synopsis for the highly anticipated Warner Bros. film has hit the Internet.

Comic Book Movie has the information on the Martin Campbell-directed adaptation, courtesy of promotions company Allied Integrated Marketing. Here’s the meat of the synopsis:

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.

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 Parallax … he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

Green Lantern stars: Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan; Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) as test pilot and aviation-company heir apparent Carol Ferris; Peter Sarsgaard (An Education) as scientist Dr. Hector Hammond; Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes) as Jordan’s mentor Sinestro; Jay O. Sanders (Revolutionary Road) as aircraft designer Carl Ferris; Temuera Morrison (Star Wars Episodes II and III) as Jordan’s alien predecessor Abin Sur; Taika Waititi (The Flight of the Conchords) as Hal’s friend Tom Kalmaku; Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do with It) as government scientist Amanda Waller; and Tim Robbins (Mystic River) as Hector’s father Sen. Robert Hammond.

The film opens on June 17, 2011.


  • Zach

    Amanda Waller? That's interesting

  • Z Squared

    Dang, Parallax already? Now the question is whether it'll be in it's original gigantic yellow cockroach form or maybe Hector Hammond will be it's “host” for most of the movie. Consider my interest piqued.

  • Manuel Pitt

    Angela Basset as Amanda Waller?

  • Gunslinger

    government scientist Amanda Waller?Scientist!?Since when?

  • Lee

    ugh, why didnt they just get Pam Greir back for Waller or hell CCH Pounder she voiced her in JLU, she fits the part. Angela Basset is just so off character

  • Kolymar

    Too early for Parallax, I think. Angela Bassett as Waller isn't bad as she can play toughest meanest bitch in the room but the Wall as scientist? Hmm… What about the Waller's excess weight? I don't think Bassett will be shown as a fat lady and I'll miss that. It's a minor detail but it bothers me. Queen Latifah could have played the part perfectly (no scientist, just the old-fashioned ball-buster :p) without losing sex appeal. :)

  • Kapell

    What? No mention of GUY? The Best Green Lantern ever. Vest? Check. Turtleneck? Check. Big old Ass Kicking Boots? Check. Guy Gardner should atleast get a shout out.

  • Black Lantern Tony

    Martin Campbell as Director spells disaster for this film.

  • Lance

    This sounds really dumb and underwhelming already. Ryan is wrong for the role. He's more of smartass like Deadpool than a disciplined military guy. And from the sound of it, this movie better has a a huge budget for the special effects or else it's going to be cheesy and suckier than it sounds!

  • dash

    They site “humanity” as if it's a wonderous thing… OK lets see…constant war mongering and profiteering, destroying our air and seas, polluting our bodies with drugs, selling children….and THIS is supposed to be the savior of the UNIVERSE???? good luck with that!!!!

  • matt

    “he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity.”

    this sounds terrible

  • LucasT

    Hal Jordan is not a “disciplined military guy”, quite the contrary.

  • Joe

    yeah, that worried me to.

  • The Collector

    I don't have much faith in DC as far as making good comic movies like Marvel has. Outside of The Dark Knight, DC has no movie credibility. I am pumped for the Green Lantern movie but am not expecting much. I just hope they don't make Ryan Reynolds do his normal humor. Hal is a sarcastic guy but not a comedian so I hope they temper the humor somewhat. Also, Parallax!?! Very cool villain and concept for a 2nd or probably 3rd movie but for the origin movie? I'm skeptical.

  • gwangung

    The director of Casino Royale and the Mask of Zorro? Um, right.

  • Tom

    Angela Bassett, huh? Pretty cool.

    Gotta say, this seems like the origin story a GL film needs, as well as referencing some of the bajillion and a half things Geoff Johns has come up with during his run. Can't wait.

  • dumbsaint

    Humantity/care bare stare stuff is lame, I agree. It should be about Hal finding strength and 'the will to power'.

    I can understand bringing in Parralax if they show it as a ginormous space insect. Sinestro, while cool is visually anti-climatic.

    What I don't understand is shoehorning Waller into a scientist role when there a tonne of cool scientist characters in the dcu. Ray Palmer anyone? Professor Stein? That scientist who brought in J'onn? DC could learn a lot from:

  • Redhawk

    It makes the Porno Parody SO much easier to write.

  • demolitionist

    Yeah, because Superman: The Movie, with the greatest comic book movie casting ever in Christopher Reeve, isn't any movie credibility. That goes to Marvel for Ben Affleck as Daredevil and Topher Grace as Venom, right?

  • Joe Young

    Me Three

  • Mark

    Marvel didn't make Spider-Man, Daredevil, X-Men, Elektra, Wolverine.

    You can only judge Marvel films by Iron Man 1 & 2, Hulk reboot

  • Coopster

    AH ahhhhhh
    He'll save ev'ry one of us!

    AH ahhhhhh
    Savior of the universe!

  • Jimmy Quentin Trapp

    I'm so glad Tim RObbins will be in this movie! One of my favorite actors!

  • comicsaredead

    There is a rumor of a Guy cameo.. according to a long ago leaked script when Abin's ring searches out a new host it flies past Guy to find Hal. Same rumor also included a Clark Kent cameo, who ring also passes by.

  • comicsaredead

    DC has no movie credibility? What about Superman 2? Batman 89'? V For Vendetta, even…

  • lead sharp

    I had such high hope for this. DC's Iron Man if you will but…

    It just sounds so cheesy and wrong and lacking any smarts.

  • mfactor00

    I thought the First Supeman was cheesy. Superman II stands out as the best Superman movie

  • comicsaredead

    Is Punisher: War Zone also a Marvel Studios made movie?

  • Code Geass R3

    You know, despite what people think, I reckon the CGI'd suit will look awesome. Does anyone remember how good Iron Man looked – and alot of it was CGI? People need to stop complaining.