DC Direct released the solicitation information for the Green Lantern movie tie-in products, which includes maquettes, busts, prop replicas and more.
June 17, 2011 is closer than you think, and that means it’s time to turn the hype machine for the Green Lantern movie into overdrive. IF you are someone who doesn’t know jack about Green Lantern or the supporting cast, and IF you are curious about the events that occur before the movie, DC Comics has you covered.
The company has announced five one-shots that look at what happens before the opening shot of the film.
Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) lead a diverse array of performers as the voices behind Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Building up to the release of the highly anticipated live action film, Green Lantern, in theatres June 17, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights arrives on Blu-Ray™, DVD, On Demand and for Download June 7 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.
Mattel has announced that the limited edition 3 3/4-inch Green Lantern action figure with die cast ring is now available at Toys R Us.com. It’s a limited edition figure – only 2,814 units are available. The good thing is the online toy store is limiting it to one figure per customer, but I still have a feeling those who really want one will still need to go trolling on eBay in a few weeks.
When Free Comic Book Day arrives on May 1, 2011, you’ll want to be sure to pick up DC Comics’ Green Lantern/Flashpoint special edition. As the title indicates, a preview of the big Flashpoint event will appear in the book – probably very similar to the Brightest Day tie in from last year.
This is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers who can’t wait to see the “Green Lantern” major motion picture from Warner Bros.! Discover how and why Hal received the power ring that changed his life forever with this reprinting of GREEN LANTERN #30, a pivotal chapter of the Green Lantern: Secret Origin graphic novel. No comic fan can afford to miss this exclusive first sneak peek of FLASHPOINT, DC’s blockbuster event of 2011, by the all-star team of Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert.
Apparently there is are a large number of people on eBay that sell pre-production action figures long before the Average Joe can get their grubby hands on them. There is an auction currently going on that features the six inch version of Tomar Re from the upcoming Green Lantern movie.
Expect to see a lot of Green Lantern toys on the store shelves as the movie draws ever closer. Mattel is showing off the new Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern figure (over at Daily Blam) and it doesn’t look terrible.
At least they didn’t simply rip the head off the DCUC Green Lantern, give it a paint job, and pop a Reynolds head on it.
And speaking of Green Lantern and the DCUC figures, Blackest night is appearing in Wave 17 of the popular series. Take the jump for a look at all those figures, including the Black Lantern Hal Jordan that was all the rage some months ago when it was a comic book convention exclusive.
The Daily BLAM! got the exclusive first look at Tomar-Re from the upcoming Green Lantern movie, and he certainly looks like an alien fish-bird thingy.
Growing up on the planet Xudar, Tomar-Re comes from a peaceful avian race that focuses their efforts on the arts and sciences instead of war. His nature to examine everything has led the Guardians of the Universe to appoint him the archivist and protector of the sacred Book of Oa. When not studying the nature of the Corps, Tomar-Re patrols the sector of 2813 where he developed a close friendship with neighboring sector 2814′s Green Lantern, Abin Sur. Tomar has taken an interest in Abin’s replacement, Hal Jordan. Though Hal is not one for details, Tomar hopes to teach Hal what it means to be a Green Lantern.
To quote Rodrigo, “I Like It!” There is certainly a lot of CGI going on, but it sure beats a really skinny guy in a cheap rubber mask. And really, in the day and age of computer post production taking over the world, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most/all of the aliens, along with the Green Lantern ring effects are all going to be CGI. Ten to One says I enjoy the heck out of this movie regardless.
Or – “I’m Starting To Think We’re Just Vamping Til The Movie…”
I prepared for this review by trying to remember what I could about Hal’s adventures since Blackest Night and I came to a pretty amazing conclusion… I can’t remember much of anything. With the adventures of the Green Lanterns spread out through this book, GLC, GL: Emerald Warriors, Brightest Day and such, I don’t exactly know what the status quo is for Mr. Jordan. I do know that last issue’s cliffhanger struck me exactly the wrong way, with the concept of a possessed Flash more ludicrous than scary, and I know I want more Dex-Starr. Let’s see what the Big Green Ladykiller is up to this time around, shall we?
DC Comics is getting ready to hibernate for the remainder of the year (holiday times at companies are so much fun), but before the break, the company teased us with the question “What Lantern will join the Justice League of America next Spring?”
Well, who is it going to be? To stir the pot a little bit, notice the question didn’t ask which GREEN Lantern will join the JLA, simply what Lantern.
Intardwebz Speculation Engine Go!
I don’t know who Kid LIger is, but I do know I like modern characters and themes being done up in a retro style.
If you are wondering why the Intardwebz are all abuzz this morning it is because Warner Bros. released the trailer for Green Lantern late yesterday, and every seems to be pretty excited. Take the jump to check it out, and then tell us what you think.