First official trailer for Green Lantern hits the web

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One of Hollywood’s biggest superhero films of 2011 has a trailer. Today, Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Green Lantern, a comic book superhero film starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Martin Cambell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale). Speculation about the story and criticism over the style of the movie have already exploded on the Internet.

The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a test pilot who another Green Lantern, Abin Sur, deems to be without fear and worthy of the honor of serving in the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic squadron who keep peace in the universe. He is given a ring created by ancient beings that can manifest his imagination and willpower into energy to keep the peace. The comic book first debuted in 1940.

If successful, Green Lantern will be one of the first DC Comics superheroes outside of Superman and Batman to have big screen success. In the last decade, Marvel Comics heroes–The Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, etc–have dominated the silver screen. DC’s biggest success lately has come from Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Nolan is currently working on a new Superman film with his brother Jonah and a third Batman film, called The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Bros is so confident in Green Lantern that it is rumored to have back-to-back sequels already in early development.

The film hits U.S. theaters on June 17, 2011.

What do you think of the trailer? It appears to stay faithful to the origins of the comic book, for the most part and has a tone similar to Iron Man, with Reynolds playing a sarcastic, cocky guy thrown into a position of power. The formula has worked well for Iron Man and Ryan Reynolds’s entire career, but is it right for Green Lantern? The decision to make his suit entirely CGI is also being questioned by many blogs. Good or bad? Do you mind a computer generated hero?

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