Rumors have been circulating recently concerning the plot for the upcoming Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan. Now, an updated and official synopsis for film has been released.
In a press release posted by Comic Book Movie, the official synopsis for the film provides some key plot points and directs to a villain that I don’t think any of us thought Warner Brothers would go for.
I think it’s safe to say that we all thought we’d basically see the origin story of Hal Jordan and maybe a similar plot line to that of Green Lantern: First Flight, but I think we’re getting an entirely different animal.
I’m a fan of Green Lantern, but as usual I try not to get excited about comic book movies, but after this news, I’m definitely looking forward to this film and all of its sequels.
Spoilers abound, so click the jump for all of the details.
For those that don’t want spoilers, Green Lantern is scheduled for release on June 17, 2011.
Guys, one word… Parallax
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.
Head on over to comicbookmovie.com for more details on the film and to see the full press release approved by Warner Bros.
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