THE GREEN LANTERN CORE. The gravest threat the core ever faced was Parallax, an entity that fed on the yellow power of fear. After defeating the core’s finest warrior, the search for a successor began, and for the first time the ring chose… a human.”
In Brightest Day,
In Blackest Night,
No Evil Shall Escape My Sight,
Let Those Who Worship Evil’s Might,
Beware My Power – Green Lantern’s Light!
Green Lantern takes off on a different tangent from other origin stories, straying from the storyline of animated films Green Lantern: First Flight and Emerald Knights and portraying a fresh, new outlook on the life of Hal Jordan and his initiation into the lanterns. The film starts with the trailer introduction then fades into a scene where we see Hal sleeping in bed – a woman at his side. Instantly we have a glimpse of his character – the naked woman (covered by a blanket) instantly gives the impression that the man is not married, and most likely has little relational commitment, preferring the bachelor life. He wakes up with the start of his alarm clock and jumps out of his bed, wearing only his underwear. He throws on his clothes, and rushes out the door, turning only to tell the girl, “Make you at home! There’s… water in the tap” – this guy is definitely no Tony Stark. From this point, we get a quick look at Hal’s life – he’s a fighter pilot working for the United States military, today he’s been given the challenge of testing out the capabilities of two freshly engineered automated fighters by engaging them in battle. He displays a show of recklessness and overall carelessness in his work, taking the situation quite likely, even when he’s at the brink of death. During Hal’s theatrics he is also distracted by continual flashbacks of the past, where a young Hal watches his father emerging from the cockpit of his plane, only to be killed by an explosion, much to his horror. MORE STORYLINE INFORMATION TOMORROW…