New 'Green Lantern' Movie Website Debuts, Confirms Villain Rumors

Green LanternWarner Bros. has launched a new website for 2011's "Green Lantern" movie, and while there's not a lot to do on the site at this point, there is an Easter Egg of sorts hidden there.

Located at greenlanternmovie.warnerbros.com, the new site features an animated representation of the emerald energy that the Green Lanterns wield. The orb of energy then morphs into the Lantern symbol of the cosmic police force, with "2011" below the familiar symbol.

But that's not all you can find on the site. Consider this a SPOILER ALERT and read on at your own risk.

Some keen code-hunters over at io9 discovered that the source code for the website reveals at least one key element of the film that had previously been the stuff of rumor: the presence of the evil, fear-fueled entity known as Parallax.

Here's what you can find when you view the page's source code:

"GREEN LANTERN - 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 ring that 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."

What does this mean for known villain Hector Hammond? Well, it looks like we'll have to wait until 2011 to find out — unless, of course, there's another section of the site that explains that plot point, too. We'll keep you posted.

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