First Preview Clip from Green Lantern Features Kilowog, Plus an Interview with Michael Clarke Duncan
05.27.11 by BJSprecher
Academy Award–nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan (Green Mile) dropped by G4's pop culture program Attack of the Show! yesterday to promote his appearance in Martin Campbell's Green Lantern adaptation as the voice of Kilowog, the "drill sergeant" of the Green Lantern Corps of intergalactic peacekeepers. His interview segment lead-in was an exclusive, never-before-seen preview clip from the movie. G4 did not include the first preview clip from Green Lantern in the video clip they released online of Duncan's segment, but Green Lantern-themed fan site BlogOfOA (named after the Green Lantern Corps' homeworld, Oa) was kind enough to record the entire segment and upload it to YouTube for your viewing pleasure.
In the preview clip lead-in, new Green Lantern recruit Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), the first Green Lantern chosen from the planet Earth, meets Kilowog for the first time. After sniffing the Earthling and finding him to be "funny" smelling, Kilowog creates a miniature star with his power ring to teach Jordan a lesson about factoring in the effects of gravity when flying in space: "The bigger you are, the quicker you burn."
Other than the fact that Duncan admitted to being a "big fan" of DC's Green Lantern comic book on which the movie is based, the interview segment following the preview clip did not really contain any useful information (unless you're interested in the fact that Duncan has six cats, two dogs, and three fish, and that he can curl a petite talk show host). However, G4 did release a short video interview with Duncan in which he does talk a bit more about the movie and the mythology behind it.
Green Lantern was written by Michael Green, Greg Berlanti, and Marc Guggenheim. Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Blake Lively, Temuera Morrison, Angela Bassett, and Academy Award–winners Tim Robbins and Geoffrey Rush, who provides the voice of alien Green Lantern Tomar-Re.