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    Billions of years ago, the Guardians of the Universe use the green essence of willpower to create an intergalactic police force called the Green Lantern Corps. They divide the universe into 3,600 sectors, with one Green Lantern per sector. One such Green Lantern, Abin Sur of Sector 2814, defeats the malevolent being Parallax and imprisons him in th...

    Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan: A test pilot for the Ferris Aircraft Company whose will to act qualifies him to become the first earthman ever inducted into an intergalactic peacekeeping force fueled...
    Blake Lively as Carol Ferris: The vice president of Ferris Aircraft and a long-time love interest of Hal Jordan. One pseudonymous writer citing unnamed sources said Lively was among five leading co...
    Peter Sarsgaard as Hector Hammond: A scientist who is exposed to the yellow energy of fear from Parallax, which causes his brain to grow to an enormous size and grants him psionic powers. Regarding...
    Mark Strong as Thaal Sinestro: A Green Lantern and Hal Jordan's mentor. Strong affirmed that the film will follow the origin story, "the film closely follows the early comics. Sinestro starts out a...


    In early 1997, Warner Bros. approached cult filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith, who had then just finished writing Superman Lives, to script a Green Lantern film. Smith turned down the offer, believing there were more suitable candidates to make a Green Lantern film. At one point, Quentin Tarantino was offered the chance to write and direct. Warner also considered the property as an action comedy; by 2004, Robert Smigel had completed a script which was set to star Jack Black in the l...


    By December 2008, the writers had written three drafts of the screenplay and Warner was preparing for pre-production. However, by February 2009 Berlanti was no longer attached to the project and Martin Campbell entered negotiations to direct. The release date was set as December 2010, before being moved to June 17, 2011.Speaking about the experience in 2016, Berlanti confirmed that he was fired as both director and writer, stating "I had nothing to do with the finished product". Bradley Coope...


    With a production budget of $200 million, Green Lantern was initially scheduled to begin filming in November 2009 at Fox Studios Australia. The start date was pushed back to January 2010, but the production moved to Louisiana, where, on March 3, 2010, test footage was filmed in Madisonville involving stunt cars. Principal photography began on March 15, 2010 in New Orleans, which doubled for Coast City, California, a fictional city in DC Comics. Nine days after filming began, Angela Bassett jo...

    The soundtrack was released in stores on June 14, 2011. The soundtrack was composed by James Newton Howard, who also worked on the other Warner Bros./DC Comics-based films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with Hans Zimmer. The soundtrack was published by WaterTower Music.


    The world premiere of Green Lantern took place on June 15, 2011 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California,and was released in North America and the UK two days later on June 17.

    Home media

    Green Lantern was released on DVD and Blu-rayon October 14, 2011. The Blu-ray release includes an extended cut, which adds an extra nine minutes of footage to the running time, totaling 123 minutes.


    Marketing and promotion of the film cost $100 million. The first footage of the film was shown at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. The footage was widely released online in November 2010 with thirty seconds of footage airing the following day on Entertainment Tonight. The first full theatrical trailer for the film was shown before screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and became available online in November 2010. This initial trailer was met with a poor reception from fans...

    Box office

    Green Lantern opened on Friday, June 17, 2011 in North America, earning $3.4 million in 1,180 midnight runs. The film went on to gross $21.4 million its opening day, but fell 22% on Saturday for a weekend total of $53.2 million, earning it the No. 1 spot. In its second weekend Green Lantern experienced a 66.1% decline, which was the largest second-weekend decline for a superhero film in 2011. Green Lanterngrossed $116.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, as well as $103.3 million internationally...

    Critical response

    On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 26% based on 241 reviews and an average rating of 4.64/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Noisy, overproduced, and thinly written, Green Lantern squanders an impressive budget and decades of comics mythology." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 39 out of 100 based on 39 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScoregave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale. Justin Chang of V...

    Cancelled sequel

    In 2010, director Martin Campbell confirmed the possibility of a Green Lantern trilogy. Warner Bros. originally planned on Green Lantern being the first entry of a new DC film series, and commissioned a script for a sequel from Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim while filming for the first film was underway. In August 2010, Michael Goldenberg was still attached to write the screenplay, based on the sequel treatment. The scene in the film's end credits showing a resurgence of th...


    In June 2013, David S. Goyer confirmed that Man of Steel is the first film in the DC Extended Universe. This confirmed that should the Green Lantern property be featured in an upcoming DC film, it will be a rebooted version. Later that year Goyer stated that he had interest in making a new feature film based on the titular character. In July 2015, Warner Bros. announced plans to release a solo Green Lantern film titled Green Lantern Corps, with an original release date scheduled for June 19,...

    Television series

    A 10 one-hour episodic Green Lantern television series separate from the film is currently in development for HBO Max from Marc Guggenheim and Seth Grahame-Smith with Berlanti Productions producing the series. The series will focus on the Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz and Alan Scottversions of Green Lantern alongside Sinestro and Kilowog.

    The Arrowverse crossover event "Crisis on Infinite Earths" establishes that the 2011 film version of Green Lanterntakes place on the world of Earth-12.

    The disappointing performance of the film is occasionally a target of mockery from superhero-related comedies. The 2016 film Deadpool, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, refers to the film in two scenes: the opening scene which features a drawing of Green Lantern, and a later scene where Reynolds' character (who has the ability to ...

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  3. Green Lantern (2011) - Financial Information Green Lantern (2011) Summary News Box Office International Video Sales Full Financials Cast & Crew Trailer Synopsis In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite, powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps.

    • June 17th, 2011 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
    • 113 minutes
    • PG-13 For sequences of sci-fi action violence
    • October 14th, 2011 by Warner Home Video
  4. Jun 18, 2011 · Saturday update: Warner Bros.' "Green Lantern" opened to $21.6 million Friday at the domestic box office. The first-day total, which included about $3.4 million in midnight receipts, puts the film...

  5. Jun 20, 2011 · Green Lantern 's start landed behind X-Men: First Class 's $55.1 million and Thor 's $65.7 million, and its Friday-to-Saturday drop of 22 percent was steeper than those movies' eight percent. The...

  6. Green Lantern PG-13 2011, Action/Adventure, 1h 54m 26% Tomatometer 248 Reviews 45% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings What to know critics consensus Noisy, overproduced, and thinly written, Green...

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