Green Lantern is making a big splash at WonderCon in San Francisco, where stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have been in promotion mode all day. Four minutes of footage from this DC Comics adaptation was shown, and is rumored to be making its way online tomorrow.
The one thing missing from this footage is Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, who many fans hated when they first saw her in the much derided teaser trailer launched late last year. The actress seemed fine with the exclusion, and even revealed that if Green Lantern 2 gets the proverbial green light, fans will get to see her turn into the villain Star Sapphire.
Here is what Blake Lively had to say.
"What made me want the role that much more is that my character is a strong, militant, powerful woman who really challenges Hal. They're rivals and are always butting heads. She comes in and says, 'Men are weak too.' It was just a really special female counterpart in a superhero film. In this film, Carol is completely human and on earth. But she turns into a villain in the later comics, so potentially if it became a franchise I'd get to explore that, which would be so much fun. I would love that. What you don't see [in this film] is when they're kids. They're each other's first loves. Where the movie picks up, they're ex-lovers. So there is that tension - that rivalry - but also that love. They're each other's soulmates."