The origins of the ultimate intergalactic police force are revealed across six interlocking tales of the legendary Green Lantern Corps in the all-new 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, 2011 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.
The full-length animated Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.
Or – “Why The Best Leaders Aren’t Always Obvious…”
I’m a firm believer that it’s never a good idea to try and fully apply real world thought processes to the adventures of our four-color imaginary friends. (Faithful Spoilerites who pay attention will note that I break virtually all of my rules anyway, on a shockingly regular basis.) Recent noise out of Marvel Comics seems to indicate that a coming storyline will deal with a split in ranks the X-Men, leading to two factions, one of which will be led by Wolverine. The ridiculousness of Wolverine leading anything brought me to an important and faintly shocking revelation: Super-hero team leadership is very seldom about actually being a leader.
Those heading out to WonderCon 2011 are in for a treat, as Warner Bros. has a full day of Green Lantern activities planned, on Friday April 1. The day will end with the world premiere of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Following the movie, Warner Bros. will host a panel featuring the filmmakers and voice cast members.
A couple of years ago when Geoff Johns began revealing the various OTHER colored Lantern Corps, I had a niggling worry in the back of my head that it would all get silly and overblown and ridiculous with that many different characters and colors and powers in play. Now, as Krona prepares to capture all the inflatable dino-bugs that represent the seven spectrums, part of me just wants to laugh at the silliness of it all. Does this issue have the wherewithal to overcome the inherent goofiness of it’s source material?
Warner Home Video sent Major Spoilers a new image from the upcoming direct-to-DVD animated movie, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is an all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie that weaves six interlocking stories of the Green Lantern Corps’ rich mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan (voiced by Nathan Fillion, Castle) mentors new recruit Arisia (Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men) in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra (the first Green Lantern) and several of Hal’s comrades – including Abin Sur, Kilowog, Laira and Mogo. In the end, Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro and the entire Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona. Penned by comic book luminaries Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Peter J. Tomasi, Eddie Berganza, Alan Burnett, Todd Casey and Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights arrives June 7, 2011.
DC released their own teaser poster for a big Green Lantern event that his just around the corner. Who is involved, and what issues it will cover is still a guess, but I bet we find out sooner than later.
While many of the Polls of the Week have focused on fisticuffs between heroes (or villains), or which franchise is better than the other. This week, instead of throwing players in a ring and having them duke it out, we’re asking you to sit and think.
Teams and organizations are always trying to grow their membership. In the case of the Jedi and the Green Lantern Corps, membership is limited, but each have their privileges. We want to know which would you rather be a member of?
DC Comics announced the other day that a direct to DVD animated movie exploring the Green Lantern Corps is on the way in June, and the merchandise for the movie isn’t far behind. The company announced an 11.6-inch high Sinestro statue will make its way to shelves in July.
No word on price just yet. And if the solicitation for the statue is a clue, expect to see Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Arisia, and another statue or two showing up real soon.