The first official picture of Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, for the upcoming movie was recently released and some of the authors of ACB sit down to discuss.
Mason Moyer: The overall design of the suit reminds me of muscle fibers, and seems to help convey the idea that the suit is a construct of the ring, and an extension of Hal’s body. The most noticeable differences are the lack of white gloves and (apparent) lack of black in the costume. Until we see some full body shots, I can’t fully judge the costume because it’s incomplete. But I will tell you that I don’t like the mask.
Gauntlet: In the past we have had guys like Spider-Man and Superman, who have had more traditional outfits. Batman’s outfit may not have been traditional, but it had pointy ears and a bat symbol … can’t really go wrong.
And now GL.
You know … somehow I thought they would translate the “symbol siren” thing that’s going on in the comics. But, no, none of that here. It actually reminds me a little of Carnage, with all the lines and such. Not really in a bad way. It’s just very unexpected. Is the entire thing just green, then?
The article says it looks otherworldly and I must agree. Other than the domino mask (which looks just a tad out of place) it’s definitely a departure from the more standard type of superhero costume we’ve seen even in movies. However, the ring is still the same. As is the symbol! Which is very good.
I don’t dislike it, but it’ll take some getting used to.
John Barringer: My very first thought: “Dang, that looks like Kyle Rayner.” I want to see it in action before I can fully love it or hate it but so far, I like it. Partly because it’s nothing like I expected. And although it’s always a gamble for me when a costume veers too far from the comics but this looks like a) something you don’t slip into, instead something that was formed over you (as the suit does in the comics) and b) something not made by humans. Ok, scratch what I said, I love it.