A disclaimer before we begin: This is not an official "Green Lantern" trailer. We repeat, this is not an official "Green Lantern" trailer. But lord knows we wish it was.
Given the absence of much official info regarding the much-anticipated DC here's live-action debut, Jaron Pitts, a young video editor from Dallas, fabricated a trailer for his own vision of "Green Lantern" by splicing together clips from a multitude of other film projects. The trailer features fan-favorite actor Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan, utilizing clips from Fillion's work on "Firefly" and "Serenity" in the trailer. The actor himself loved the fan trailer so much that he even endorsed it on Twitter.
"I LOVE THIS!" Fillion proclaimed. "This guy rocks!"
In addition to the aforementioned Fillion films, the trailer features retooled clips from superhero films "Superman Returns" and "Iron Man." Pitts even makes use of "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" in the trailer by putting the titular Surfer in the role of Abin Sur and awesomely reframing the widely-reviled Galactus-as-a-cloud scene to feature Green Lantern booming into a batch of mysterious space substance.
The voiceover work is taken from a variety of previous DC Comics properties, including "Justice League: The New Frontier," "Justice League: The Animated Series" and the recent "The Batman" series. One particular audio clip seems to feature Hugo Weaving's voice as Elrond from "Lord of the Rings," re-contextualized in a villainous tone akin to Sinestro.
Indeed, if the actual "Green Lantern" is even half as impressive as this trailer, we're in for a fantastic movie.
What do you think of the fake "Green Lantern" trailer? Does it make you want to see Nathan Fillion in the title role? Will the actual film be as good as this one? Give us your thoughts in the comments section!