More Than 15 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Green Lantern
06.07.11 by BJSprecher
Warner Bros. (WB) has been making the otherworldly, hard sci-fi elements of its latest comic book adaptation, Green Lantern, one of the major selling points of the movie, even hyping it as the Star Wars of superhero movies, with Ryan Reynolds' character, Hal Jordan, the Han Solo of superheroes. But, the movie doesn't just take place on the digitally-created planet of Oa where digital aliens wield digital power rings, so WB has released nearly 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage (B-roll) of the making of the movie to show some of the great actors assembled to play out the human drama that takes place on Earth and some of the incredible practical stunts employed by director Martin Campbell.
The first B-roll compilation primary focuses on Reynolds, showing him filming the scene where Hal recites the Green Lantern oath for the first time, as well as being hoisted 75 feet in the air for his "first flight," a nice play on words that, coincidentally, happens to be the sub-title of WB's first Green Lantern animated movie, released back in 2009.
The video also includes footage of Peter Sarsgaard in full makeup as the mutated Hector Hammond and a look at the crash site of Hal's predecessor, Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison).
The second compilation offers the first extensive look at Academy Award-winner Tim Robbins as Hector's father, Senator Hammond, and includes more of Sarsgaard in and out of his mutated makeup and in his laboratory where he analyzes Abin Sur's corpse.
The third begins with some blue screen footage of Reynolds doing a flight scene, shows Mark Strong doing some fight choreography for the scene shown in the trailer where his character, Sinestro, tries to instruct Hal in ring construct combat, and also includes footage of Michael Clarke Duncan in the studio lending his booming voice to alien Lantern Kilowog.
Green Lantern was written by Michael Green, Greg Berlanti, and Marc Guggenheim. The cast includes Blake Lively as Carol Ferris and Angela Bassett as Amanda Waller, with Academy Award–winner Geoffrey Rush providing the voice of alien Lantern Tomar-Re.