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Green Lantern's Suit Will Be Completely CG

 

(Fan poster courtesy of hyzak at DeviantArt.)

Can't say I saw this one coming.

Peter at Slashfilm claims he has word from three independent sources that Ryan Reynolds' suit in the upcoming Green Lantern film will be completely computer generated. The suit is apparently "a grey tracking motion/performance capture suit with LED lights," perhaps not too far from what Garrett Hedlund and Co. are wearing in Tron Legacy.

The announcement that (begin Matrix voice) there is no suit (end Matrix voice) came as a bit of surprise, but after a little more consideration about the project, the idea actually makes a lot of sense. In the film, the suit is worn by all races who wear the green rings, and Hal Jordan is the first human to wear the suit. Providing an other-worldly look to the suit should help it stand out from what has become the standard spandex model (see: Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, etc.) in superhero films today.

Peter also reminds us that Ngila Dickson, the costume designer for The Lord of the Rings, The Last Samurai, and The Illusionist (among others) is in charge for Green Lantern, and I think her track record speaks for itself. I can't imagine why anyone would freak out about this news - does anybody really want just another typical superhero suit? - but if you are, I'd say to wait it out until we actually see a real image from the marketing department at Warner Bros. Remember, this isn't a 20th Century Fox film (*cough Daredevil cough*) we're dealing with here - this is the same studio that gave us Nolan's Batman films, so I'm willing to give them (and Legendary Pictures) the benefit of the doubt.

Here's some more bullet points from their report:

  • That leaked set photo of the silver ship is indeed Abin Sur’s crashed spaceship
  • Temura Morrison looks legit as Abin Sur, although his head isn’t as elongated as in the concept art photos leaked awhile back.
  • Peter Sarsgaard’s makeup tests with the enlarged head look cool. He has wild hair, kind of like Jason Lee in “My Name is Earl” and, of course, the kind of traditional Hector Hammond stache.
  • I’m told that Reynolds is awesome in the part. He’s knocking it out of the park so far.
  • The screenplay that leaked online is a very old draft. I’ve been told that the villains have changed a bit and that the rewritten script is supposedly way better in the end.
  • What do you all think about a CG Green Lantern suit? Does the suit design really have enough power to change your stance on seeing the movie?

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