Finally the wait is over. The first trailer for the movie adaptation of my second favourite superhero has arrived. Say hello to the Green Lantern!

The movie follows the exploits of ace pilot Hal Jordan, who becomes Earth’s first member of the Green Lantern Corps, a sort of intergalactic police force who are the protectors of peace and justice in the Universe. Stubborn and headstrong Jordan will be one of their toughest recruits, but also the one with the biggest potential.

Ryan Reynolds plays Jordan, with Blake Lively cast as his love interest Carol Ferris. Mark Strong is on villain duties once again with the rest of the cast composing of such acting luminaries as Peter Sarsgaard, Jay O. Sanders, Temuera Morrison, Taika Waititi, Jon Tenney, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins. Goldeneye and Casino Royale director Martin Campbell is behind the camera for what is sure to big one of the biggest movies of 2011.

Green Lantern lights up cinemas from June 17th, 2011.

Synopsis:

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 ringthat 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.

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