‘Green Lantern’ Test Footage Filming In New Orleans?

Warner Brothers’ highly anticipated “Green Lantern” movie — starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan — is set to begin filming later this month. However, a news story out of New Orleans indicates that the film’s production may be starting sooner than anticipated.

Nola.com is reporting that test footage for “Green Lantern” will be filmed tomorrow morning at a section of Lake Road in Madisonville, Louisiana. The report also states that the film crew will be shooting test runs with a stunt car, according to Bill Doyle — the supervising location manager for “Green Lantern.”

It’s worth noting that there is a car accident in Hal Jordan’s backstory. During the first issue of “Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn”, Jordan was behind the wheel of a car wreck that seriously injured his best friend and jeopardized his job as a test pilot before he was given the Green Lantern power ring. The stunt car could potentially be used in preparation of that scene.

Back in January, “Green Lantern” director Martin Campbell stated that the film would strike a balance between the scenes set on Earth and the scenes set in Space.

“There are a couple of bits [on Earth] in between [the space scenes],” said Campbell. “I think there will be enough [of a balance between space and Earth] to satisfy everybody.”

Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins are all signed to appear in the “Green Lantern” film. It is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2011.

Which “Green Lantern” comic series do you think should be used for Hal Jordan’s origin: “Emerald Dawn” or “Secret Origin”? Repeat the Lantern oath and let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section below or on Twitter!