In January we learned that the big screen adaptation of the classic DC comics series Green Lantern, which stars Ryan Reynolds in the lead role, will begin filming this month. Today we learn that the film will be jumping on board the hugely popular 3D bandwagon and will be filmed in 3D:
What kinds of green constructs test pilot Hal Jordan dreams up to fight the darkest evil of the galaxy in Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment’s “Green Lantern” may remain in doubt, but one thing is for sure for the 2011 superhero film: it will hit screens in 3 Dimensions. A Warner Brothers representative has confirmed for CBR that Martin Campbell’s “Green Lantern” will bow in 3D in 2011. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Mark Strong, the action film based on the classic (and currently chart-topping) “Green Lantern” series begins filming shortly in New Orleans. As CBR reporter earlier today, it appears as though test shooting will soon be underway for the film, though more details about cast, plot and how the movie will tie in with a proposed “Justice League” picture remain unconfirmed.
Woot!! As a big fan of 3D films, I am ALL for this news! Green Lantern, and his magic ring, is sure to bring the FX fun to the big screen … how awesome will it be to see his superpowers extend out of the screen and into the audience?! Oh yes, I am really excited now. I can see it now … the big battle scene between Green Lantern and Sinestro — ring vs. ring — exploding before our eyes in digital 3D. If they do it right, and I’m certain they will, Green Lantern in 3D will be really very cool. I’m also really excited about this proposed Justice League movie … it makes sense that it would be worked on concurrently with other DC superhero films like Green Lantern. All of this is very good news to me. Ugh … how will I be able to stand the wait? The film hasn’t even begun principal filming yet.