We just saw the first footage from The Green Lantern at Comic-Con 2010 with Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, and Mark Strong (who are all here at the panel). The footage is still very raw seeing as the film doesn’t even come out for another year and they’re still shooting – frankly it’s impressive they had so much so soon!

The first thing that will hit you is the serious tone. Reynolds seems to have dropped his sarcastic demeanor entirely and proves that he can be more than just a comedian.

The footage begins with us the audience being told to focus on a green light and that we could control it. Once it explodes it jumps to Reynolds who is trying to learn how to control this power and then we quickly jump to seeing him get his ass kicked in a number of different ways.

This is very much an origin story. It begins with us seeing Reynolds as a test pilot being given a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that he doesn’t quite know what to do with.

We very briefly get to see some of the supporting cast including Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur in his glass case (which is the exact same case we posted photos of and Saragard as Hector Hammond for a brief moment choking Senator Hammond played by Tim Robbins. There are a number of other great Green Lantern characters that the director assures us will make appearances, the footage just wasn’t quite ready yet.

The trailer also showed the landscape of planet Oa. We’re talking mountains and volcanoes galore covered by green energy. The entire system was represented and it looked glorious.

At the end, the screen breaks into thousands of little green pieces and the music hits home. Quite hard not to get a bit carried away with something that involves you so strongly.

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