The Green Lantern movie is going to be quite like the Thor movie in that both films take the superhero genre someplace it hasn’t really been in cinema: while Thor goes fantasy, Green Lantern will be going straight up scifi. And for those worried that Green Lantern was going to be woefully Earthbound, new concept art that’s been popping up at io9* shows lots of aliens looking very alien.
First up we have the Guardians of the Universe, the little blue guys who are the bosses of the Green Lantern Corps. They live on the planet Oa, in the center of the galaxy. I like that this design adds some slightly weirder features to them; in the comics the Guardians are just essentially blue dwarfs. Though, this one makes it look like they’re kind of depressed blue muppetish dwarfs. There’s a large part of me that wants the Jim Henson Company doing the effects work.. practical and CGI. It could be a total disaster, but if it works it could be really cool.
Do you get the feeling they modeled the Guardians on Bob Newhart a bit?
And here’s a look at Kilowog, who was more or less Hal Jordan’s boot camp instructor in the comics. His art is interesting for a look at the costume design, mostly. The Green Lantern costume is one of the most iconic and beautifully realized oh all the superhero costumes. If this is what they’re thinking about, then it keeps with the basics. Is anyone else wondering what the material or look of the costume will end up being? I’m afraid that it’ll look like spandex or leather… when it shouldn’t.