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Comic-Con: Green Lantern Panel
Green Lantern news!
11:12 Am Hey guys! Getting an early start in Hall H with screened.com's Rorie for the Warner Brother's panel where we should get some Green Lantern images and news. We're 30 minutes away, so please stay tuned because the panel starts at 11:45 AM...
11:53 Director of events says the same thing he's been saying everyday.... New guy comes up talking about Green Lantern... Geoff Johns comes out.
12:00 Footage time.... here we go! Short footage. Constructs looks really cool, all two of them we've seen. Some of the quick action they showed look a tiny bit cheesy. I hate to say that. Hector Hammond looked really cool, and the CGI Tomar-Re looked awesome, even for a non-final CGI version... People who worked on the film coming out. Now cast. Peter Sarsguard (Hector Hammond), Mark Strong (Sinestro), Blake Lively (Carol Ferris), and Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan). Ryan admits going into the project that he didn't know much about it. He learned more and more about the character and he felt it was a character he hadn't seen on film in quite some time. "Who wouldn't want to play that for a movie, let alone two or three." Blake Lively is quickly asked about everything and she giggles and applauds. Peter Sarsgaard didn't know he was going to have a large head in the film until he had it on him. "It's a total blast. I had more fun on this movie than I've had in a long long time." The head was very heavy.
12:05 Martin Campbell on tone. "the relationships between the characters is very real... it's just terrific entertainment... The costume: "It's always a work in progress. We've lost the white gloves." The suit is more of a skin than an actual costume. Donald Deline on space: "It takes you into a new realm. It's part space opera as well. We have great creature designers." Lots of the famous Green Lantern characters in there... Salaak, Bzzt, Boodikka included.
12:10 Geoff Johns: An exec originally wanted to do the film without the ring. Ryan Reynolds praises New Orleans... They have 3 weeks left of shooting. Blake Lively talks about her character, Carol Ferris. She says the typical stuff that many actors say, and she's incredibly attractive. "I can't wait to kick his butt." On Ferris eventually turning into Star Sapphire.
12:14 Question time: What attracted you to the project? Peter Sarsgaard... It felt like a great journey for a character. Could this be the beginning of a shared DC universe to Johns? Johns can't comment on it at this time. Did Ryan go to the prod company or did they come to him for the part? Martin Campbell came to him and showed him the art department, and Ryan was then "begging" for the job. They made him work for the job. How much emphasis will be placed on the relationship between Hal and his father? Martin Campbell: The death of his father plays into his fear and is a part of the end of this film. Will there be a JLA film? Johns: There's always a possibility. The success and scope of this film is what they are focusing on now.
12:20 Lil kid question: What does it feel like to say the Green Lantern oath? Ryan comments on how cute the kid is and says the Green Lantern oath. People applaud and the kid looks scared. Ryan reveals he has the ring on and signs a book for the adorable kid. Reynolds accidentally, maybe, says Parallax is in the film, but doesn't mention any other big names. Some lead singer in a band, which he promotes, asks a lame question. No real answer... Will there be Mogo? Johns: "There's a lot of Green Lanterns in this film."
12:28 Out of time.... Ryan wants to say something.... He's going to give his ring, from the set to someone.They left a piece of paper under the seat... Neither myself or Matt Rorie from Screened.com got it... I am upset. Panel over. Harry Potter stuff next... Bye bye!