You may or may not have heard, but DC Entertainment is making a little movie out of one of it’s most currently popular heroes: Green Lantern. It stars a pretty unknown actor named Ryan Reynolds in the lead role, as well as Mark Strong and Blake Lively as the support cast.
Now, according to a scoop over at Comic Book Movie, we have the plot synopsis for the film, which gives insight into an as of yet announced villain – so be aware of minor film spoilers.
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.
Green Lantern stars: Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan; Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) as test pilot and aviation-company heir apparent Carol Ferris; Peter Sarsgaard (An Education) as scientist Dr. Hector Hammond; Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes) as Jordan’s mentor Sinestro; Jay O. Sanders (Revolutionary Road) as aircraft designer Carl Ferris; Temuera Morrison (Star Wars Episodes II and III) as Jordan’s alien predecessor Abin Sur; Taika Waititi (The Flight of the Conchords) as Hal’s friend Tom Kalmaku; Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do with It) as government scientist Amanda Waller; and Tim Robbins (Mystic River) as Hector’s father Sen. Robert Hammond.
The film opens on June 17, 2011.