GREEN LANTERN is next DCU Animated Feature (Mania.com)

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009
Source: Mania

The 'Wonder Woman' DVD landed on our doorstep this weekend. We watched the movie and it's a great flick, but that's not what we're here to write about today.

Included as an extra on the DVD is the exclusive first look at DC Universe's upcoming 'Green Lantern' animated movie!

We were surprised to see this, since we hadn't even heard about the film before. Color us even more surprised when it's revealed that the film is due out later this year.

The first six minutes of the ten minute feature focuses on bringing the uninitiated up to speed with who and what the Green Lantern is, in terms of the history of the comics as well as the character.

But then producer Bruce Timm, director Lauren Montgomery and voice director Andrea Romano begin to take us behind the scenes of the movie, introducing the cast along with artwork from the production.

So who's voicing Hal Jordan in the movie?

None other than Christopher Meloni of 'Law & Order: SVU' fame.

The story follows Hal's acquisition of the ring and his journey into the Corps where he meets his mentor (and soon-to-be nemesis) Sinestro, played by Victor Garber of 'Alias'.

The film looks to be heavy science fiction featuring space faring adventure rather than Earthbound action. In fact it looks as if dozens of GL Corps members will appear, with Kilowog, Boodikka and Ch'p figuring prominently.

Michael Madsen ('Kill Bill') voices Kilowog while Tricia Helfer ('Battlestar Galactic') plays Boodikka.

No actual animation from the film is revealed, but the preview does show lots of design drawings, story boards and animatics, some of which we present below.

The "first look" closes with the declaration that 'Green Lantern' will be on DVD and Blu-Ray Summer 2009!

Hal Jordan as he appears in the GREEN LANTERN animated movie

Storyboard featuring the Green Lantern Corp from the GREEN LANTERN animated movie

Hal Jordan design from the GREEN LANTERN Animated Movie

Sinestro design from the GREEN LANTERN animated movie

Sinestro storyboard from the GREEN LANTERN animated movie

 



Series: Green Lantern: First Flight