Set for release in June 2011, Green Lantern is a sci-fi space epic starring Ryan Reynolds in the titular role. Green Lantern is one of the top selling superhero comic books for publisher DC Comics, though the character is not as well-known as pop culture icons Batman, and Superman. The big budget film adaptation is expected to introduce the character to the general public and increase its global profile.

The Green Lantern Corps are an intergalactic police corps formed by the Guardians of the Universe, who are headquartered on the planet Oa. There are many different sectors in space populated by alien races, and each sector is assigned a Green Lantern. Individual Lanterns are selected based on their ability to overcome fear. Each Green Lantern possesses a power ring that channels the bearer’s willpower, enabling them to turn thought into reality. The ring is one of the most powerful weapons in the universe.

Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) becomes the first Green Lantern from the planet Earth when the Corps’ finest warrior, Abin Sur, is critically injured by a powerful fear-entity called Parallax. Abin Sur crash lands on earth, and his power ring seeks out the most deserving candidate as his replacement, the hotshot pilot Hal Jordan. Hal Jordan must learn to harness the incredible powers of the Green Lantern ring as he travels to Oa and joins the other members of the Green Lantern Corps in the battle against Parallax. Joining him is the Korugarian Sinestro, Abin Sur’s best friend and one of the greatest Green Lanterns in the Corps. Other notable members include Kilowog, a hulking alien from the planet Bolovax Vik, who serves as a trainer for rookie Lanterns, and Tomar-Re, a bird-like scientist from the planet Xudar, who serves as Hal Jordan’s spiritual advisor. The film will feature vibrant CGI-rendered alien worlds and creatures and will be shown in 3D.

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