Green Lantern is a tough sell to moviegoers who aren’t well-versed in the logic of comics. There are a lot of us out there, enough that Warner Bros. needs to draw a pack of us into this bizarre alien world to make money on the property. The marketing department is busting its ass to spread the gospel of the Green Lantern Corps., releasing another second behind-the-scenes featurette to follow up on Tuesday’s entry. The simple title says it all: “World of Green Lantern.”
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, and Tim Robbins star. Green Lantern, directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), opens in 3D on June 17. Watch the featurette and the new footage within after the break.
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.