Entertainment Tonight did their usual next-to-pointless preview to the trailer previews tonight and featured our first look at Martin Campbell‘s The Green Lantern. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as our hero, Blake Lively as female love interest Carol Ferris, Mark Strong as the villain Sinestro and Peter Sarsgaard as Dr. Hector Hammond, who has a large brain. The footage unfortunately pretty cheesy and some terrible CG going on. I hope it looks better on the big screen. Check it out below.
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.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
The Green Lantern hits 3D and 2D theaters on June 17, 2011.
What do you think of the first footage?