The much anticipated trailer for Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, is now online.
Reynolds, who, incidentally, has just been named as “sexiest man alive” by US magazine, People, stars as Hal Jordan, who is recruited by the Green Lantern Corps.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Green Lantern is set to tell the story of a brotherhood of warriors who maintain intergalactic order using rings that grant them superpowers. When Hal, an air force test pilot, finds himself as their latest recruit, he has to overcome his fears, with help from childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (played by Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively), in order to save the universe from a new enemy called Parallax.
Mark Strong, who we last saw playing Frank D’amico in Kick-Ass, also features as Green Lantern Sinestro, who becomes Hal’s mentor. Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins also star in this adaptation, Martin Campbell is directing, whose TV drama series, Edge of Darkness, won him the British Academy Television Award for Best Director in 1986.
The studio is reportedly already working on at least one sequel script in the hope that Green Lantern does well, but seeing as comic book fans are notoriously hard to please when it comes to cinematic interpretations, we’ll have to wait to see if it gets the go-ahead.
Green Lantern isn’t due out until next summer, but you can check out the trailer below for a taste of what’s in store!