Five Things To Look For In Green Lantern Movie

Posted on June 18, 2011 by

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“Green Lantern” brings its emerald glow to theaters this weekend, and just like so many other projects making the leap from page to screen, it’s packed with call-outs to its comic book source material.

1. STAR SAPPHIRE

In the Green Lantern comics, Carol Ferris eventually gains powers similar to Hal’s and becomes a supervillain known as Star Sapphire. You can see the Star Sapphire symbol on Carol’s flight helmet early in the film.

2. AMANDA WALLER

Amanda Waller, the government agent played by Angela Bassett in the film, isn’t just a throwaway character. In the DC Comics universe, she’s a hard-nosed character who’s made it her mission to keep super-powered beings in check by any means necessary, and has connections to a lot of the other superhero and supervillain teams around the DC Universe. If Warner Bros. wanted their own version of Marvel’s Nick Fury or Agent Coulson to tie films together, she’d be a good option.

3. ALIEN SPOTTING 101

Sure, you know Sinestro, Tomar-Re, and Kilowog, but did you see Bzzd, Galius Zed, Stel, and Isamot Kol? What about Ch’P? (Okay, Ch’P isn’t actually in there…)

4. RISE OF THE YELLOW LANTERNS

Green Lantern comic fans should recognize that symbol burning within the yellow energy — it’s the sign of Yellow Lantern Corps, and hints at some of the troubling things to come for the Green Lantern Corps.

5. POST-CREDITS SURPRISE

Make sure to stay through the credits after “Green Lantern,” because there’s a pretty great scene that comics fans will love.

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