Behold, Ryan Reynolds in all his Green Lantern glory! We got our first look at the fighter pilot-turned superhero earlier this month, complete with glowing green suit, Lantern logo and pulsing power ring. Then at Comic-Con over the weekend, we glimpsed Reynolds in action, as DC Comics unleashed the first-ever footage from the upcoming big screen adaptation.
As devoted comic geeks know, however, Reynolds' character — the pilot Hal Jordan, who transforms into a superhero thanks to his all-powerful ring — is not the only Lantern in the universe. Rather, he is but one hero in the Green Lantern Corps, a crew of intergalactic peacekeepers. And speaking with MTV News at the Con, Reynolds revealed exactly which other Lanterns will pop up in the film when it opens on June 17, 2011.
"You're gonna see Sinestro. You're gonna see Tomar-Re. You're gonna see Kilowog. You're gonna see Bzzd," Reynolds told us.
We've already got a first look at Sinestro (Mark Strong), the purple-skinned alien mentor to Jordan. And the Comic-Con footage showed us the alien Tomar-Re for the first time. [But the news that Bzzd — an insect Lantern killed off in the current DC Universe — will be in the film came as a welcome surprise.
Later at the panel, producer Donald De Line added to the list of Lanterns: Salaak, Boodikka and Green Man. That's a lot of superheroes to handle, but Reynolds has supreme confidence in the talents and vision of director Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale").
"He's less of the director and more of a general," Reynolds told us earlier. "He just really knows strategies, he knows the intricacies, and his attention to detail! It's infectious. I sat down with him, and I could not even believe what he was saying. When I went to the meeting, I was entirely cynical. I thought, 'What the hell, I'll see what they have to say,' and I left the room with a completely different perspective."