'Green Lantern: First Flight' Gets New Trailer And Release Date

'Green Lantern'While news has been hard to come by regarding the live-action "Green Lantern" movie (although Chris Pine dismissed rumors that he'd been offered the lead in the film), the animated "Green Lantern: First Flight" received a pair of big updates this week. Along with a new trailer for the film -- the fifth of DC/Warner Brothers' animated feature films featuring the publisher's iconic characters -- "First Flight" also received a new release date.

Originally scheduled for release July 28, "Green Lantern: First Flight" will now hit shelves a week earlier, giving fans a chance to pick up the PG-13 feature on July 21. You can watch the new trailer for the film after the jump, featuring the voices of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actor Christopher Meloni as Hal Jordan, "Battlestar Galactica" actor Tricia Helfer as Boodikka, "Reservoir Dogs" actor Michael Madsen as Kilowog and "Milk" actor Victor Garber as Sinestro.

Earlier this month, we gave you the rundown on the "Green Lantern: First Flight" DVD and Blu-Ray specs, while the film itself will trace the origins of the ring-bearing hero, including his tutelage under Sinestro.

"The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps," states the official breakdown of the plot. "Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe."

Planning to pick this one up? What do you think about the voice casting? Any thoughts on the trailer? Let us know!