We talked about Fan Films on one of the previous Major Spoilers Podcasts, and I’m always amazed at what fans can put together when given enough time and passion.

This trailer for a never to be made Green Lantern film has Nathan Fillion playing Hal Jordan, and if the final movie is half as good as this trailer, then I’ll be happy.

Take the jump for a breakdown of shots.

This is my vision for a Green Lantern movie with Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan. He won’t be Hal for real, but all the more reason for a fan trailer!

Shots I adapted from the following movies, tv shows, and trailers:
Planet of the Apes
Serenity Trailer
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Stardust Trailer
The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring
Dragonball Evolution Trailer
Galaxy Quest
The Fountain Trailer
Superman Returns Trailer
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Justice League TAS
GI Joe Trailer
Star Trek Enterprise
Star Wars Episode III
The Mutant Chronicles Trailer
Iron Man
Star Trek Trailer
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Cutscene
The Chronicles of Riddick
Kamen Rider
Bedtime Stories
Escape from Witch Mountain Trailer
The Matrix Revolutions
The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian
White Noise 2

Special Thanks to Mike Afford for a few brief clips from his Fan Trailer including the final logo:

Zbrush Forum Artists: Gnom, rinals, BladeFlush & Muyu for character model bases (for Tomar-Re & Galius Zed) Logo design by Lepios.

Voice Audio clips from Justice League TAS, The Batman, Battle for Terra Trailer, Justice League: The New Frontier, and The Lord of the Rings.

The music is “Forces of Destiny” and “Freedom Fighters” by Two Steps from Hell.
You may recognize “Freedom Fighters” from the the recent “Star Trek” trailer.

This is an independent, non-profit, artistic expression created purely for fun and is in no way connected to, or endorsed by Warner Bros. or DC Comics.

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Ringo
    May 26, 2009 at 8:29 am — Reply

    I love the includence of Ch’p and especially the “Sounds like some superhero, ‘Captain Tightpants’ bulls**t to me” line (from White Noise 2). Fits perfectly for the theme of the story.

  2. May 26, 2009 at 9:48 am — Reply

    Wow, that was great!

  3. Lifeisaglitch
    May 26, 2009 at 9:58 am — Reply

    HAHA that was actually pretty great.

  4. Kirby
    May 26, 2009 at 10:05 am — Reply

    Probably the best faux-trailer I’ve seen in a long, long time.

  5. OS Perry
    May 26, 2009 at 11:30 am — Reply

    For the actual movie… I expect nothing less than this. They had better deliver… because this trailer sure did. Awesome work.

  6. May 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm — Reply


  7. Dboy Mugg
    May 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm — Reply

    That was fantastic…unfortunately they will probably have some dilweed in charge of the film, instead of someone who actually knows how to pull things off like this trailers creator. Its guys like this who should have a crack at hollywood. That was great.

  8. George McBain
    May 26, 2009 at 2:19 pm — Reply

    (In a Peter Griffin voice) That was … AWESOME!

    Where/how did they pull in the “other lanterns”? I am pretty sure the squirrel was from one of the Narnia movies.

  9. May 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm — Reply

    Sign me up!!

    That was awesome.

    Why can’t Hollywood do this kind of thing more often. They had a great animated series in Speed Racer, threw the Wachowski Bros at it and failed miserably.

  10. Brother129
    May 26, 2009 at 5:40 pm — Reply

    Yep…that was cool.

  11. Ricco
    May 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm — Reply

    That was cool! I’de pay 20$ to watch that movie.

  12. Jim
    May 26, 2009 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    In a way, making something that looks this good from other, often unrelated resources is even more creative than simply shooting actors on a green screen. If I saw this trailer in the theater, I would totally watch it again when I got home.

  13. May 27, 2009 at 1:19 am — Reply

    I had the hardest time convincing my girlfriend that this wasn’t going to be a real film and that a fan made it. She was really surprised and said she would actually go and see it, and she doesn’t even share my (our) love for comic books!

  14. Rayne and Rath
    June 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm — Reply

    O My Sweet good Land You are such a %#%&$#@$%& I thought for a Min DAMN
    argh Why why could that not be real He would make a great Hal Jordon

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