Some new 'Green Lantern' concept art has surfaced online thanks to Warner Bros. (via Screenrant) and gives us have a peek at 'Oa'. For those of you not in the comicbook loop, Oa is the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps and their founding fathers, the Guardians of The Universe. Oa is also an integral part of DC and its mythology, having played pivotal parts in many story archs not limited to just Green Lantern. These pictures offer a preview of what we can expect to see in the movie, and based on the art I can only imagine it is going to look surreal on the big screen if done right. The first picture shows us what regular settlements look like on Oa, and that green beam you see in the middle is the source of its power, all thanks to the almighty Lantern Corps. Next in line is a picture of Oa's mountainous terrain, which also serves as a sort-of graveyard/memorial for fallen members of Lantern Corps. That imposing peak at the end of the line is probably the Guardian's Chamber. If you're not sure what all this means there's always Wikipedia, a ton of comicbook websites, and the regular IT guy across the street who'd be more than willing to explain all this to you in detail over a span of 56 hours...minimum.
So now we know what Ryan Reynolds looks like in a green suit, we've seen Peter Sarsgaard in costume as Lantern's nemesis Hector Hammond, and we've also had a glimpse of Kilowog, Hal Jordan's ally from outer space. Add to that the fact that we now know what Oa looks like and I'd say this movie is pretty much in proper gear, leaving out only a trailer, which should be screening next month in front of 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1'. Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is the first human to be bestowed with the powers of the Green Lantern. He's then met by his rival, Hector Hammond, who other than his gigantic forehead and outdated mullet, is also a pretty dangerous fiend to deal with. Honestly, I'm on the fence here. While the visuals seem to be stacking up pretty nicely, DC's superheroes (except for Nolan's 'Batman' series) have a track record of cheese. Mystical planets, ridiculous-looking villains, and a powerful ring can really make one cringe if not handled with enough tact. That being said, Ryan Reynolds is a superb actor and I'm sure he'll bring something worth seeing to the table. Plus, I have faith in Warner and DC. 'Green Lantern' hits cinemas on June 17th, 2011, in both 3D and 2D obviously.