"In Brightest Day ... in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight, let those who worship evil's might, beware my power ... Green Lantern's light!"
That is the oath that will be heard around the world on June 17th, 2011, as comic book fans everywhere rejoice in the fact that one of the greatest and most beloved characters of all-time is finally coming to the big screen. Green Lantern is based on the popular DC Comics character that first appeared in "All-American Comics" issue #16, way back in 1940. And he has kept up his popularity for almost sixty years. While the character has gone through many changes over the decades and several different people have wielded the powerful ring, the film will tell the tale of Hal Jordan, the most prominent and popular of all the Lanterns. Jordan was a test pilot before the death of Abin Sur, the Lantern assigned to protect Earth's sector of the universe, when Sur's ring chose Jordan as Earth's new protector. Upon taking the Lantern's oath, Jordan was propelled into a world of extra-terrestrial creatures, emerald power rings and outer-space adventures.
In August, we had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans and visit the set of the exciting new movie. While we were unable to witness any actual filming, we were given a sneak peak at some of the pre-visual effects created for the film, two fully cut scenes, the Green Lantern uniform, the ring, the lantern itself and a few of the outer-space creatures that will be seen in the movie. In addition to that, we also had the opportunity to speak with actors Ryan Reynolds (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), who will play Hal Jordan, and Mark Strong (Kick-Ass), who portrays Jordan's mentor and future archenemy, Sinestro, as well as director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), producer Donald De Line (The Italian Job) and DC Comics writer Geoff Johns ("Green Lantern: Rebirth," "Infinite Crisis").
We wanted to let you know that coverage of our visit to the set of Green Lantern will begin running soon. So be sure to charge up your power rings and check back with us in the next few weeks to learn everything you need to know about the Green Lantern!