So here’s what we know about Green Lantern, the upcoming film from DC and Warner Bros. The story follows Hal Jordan (not Kyle Rayner or John Stewart, as speculated), Mark Strong is playing Sinestro, and Peter Sarsgaard is playing the evil Dr. Hector Hammond. Given those two roles, you would think that the main villain would be one of-if not both of-these two characters, right? Think again.
We’re just now getting word from Warner’s official one sheet synopsis of the film that the main villain will be an evil universal force known as “Parallax.” We know this name too, as it’s the creature that inhabits Jordan in the comics, forcing him to go nuts and practically wipe out the rest of the Green Lantern Corps.
The film also stars Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Angela Bassett as Amanda Waller, Taika Waititi (Flight of the Conchords) as Abin Sur, and Tim Robbins as Hammond’s father, Senator Robert Hammond.
Check out the full synopsis after the jump, and be sure to check out our coverage this year’s San Diego Comic-Con as we expect plenty more news about the movie and maybe even some scenes too.
Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, “Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”).
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.
Campbell directs “Green Lantern” from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.