3rd April, 2011: In Brightest Day…

You may have noticed I’m a fan of superheroes. In fact, I write superhero fiction and have one and a half superhero novels coming out next year (Seven Wonders is the one and Empire State is the half, mainly because while it has superheroes in it too, but I don’t think of it specifically as a superhero book).

I therefore read an awful lot of superhero comics, Green Lantern being about my favourite. Starting with Green Lantern: Rebirth, then through rest of the trilogy with The Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night, Green Lantern has been some of the best science fiction/space opera I’ve read in any format.

Yesterday, four minutes of footage from the forthcoming Green Lantern movie was released. I’m not going to embed a flash version here, because I recommend downloading the full high definition 1080p version and watching it on your HD TV (if you have one – if you don’t, just go with the largest version you can watch).

While it is still difficult to judge a two-hour film on just four minutes of footage, it’s better than the regular trailers.

For me personally, the footage left me speechless. It is just incredible. Of course it’s a total CG-fest, which may be offputting to some, but I think it suits Green Lantern very well.

Those four minutes show why I love superheroes and why I write superhero fiction. I just hope the rest of the film stands up… but the early indications are: hell yes it will.

Project: Hang Wire (serial killers and superheroes in San Francisco)
Words yesterday: 2,110
Words total: 68,532/100,000 (68%)
Total words for 2011: 98,513

  • Agreed, it looks epic. I love the fact that ‘The Powers That Be’ decided to just go balls to the wall on the intergalactic opera; involving all species instead of just focusing on Hal and some Earth-centric origin story. I was astonished and excited by the fact that, for more or less 90% of it, the trailer focused on none of the Hammond stuff.

    Just bigger, bigger, and bigger.