Late last week there were some rumours floating around that the concept art for Green Lantern’s suit in the upcoming movie had leaked online. While it may or may not be legit, /Film landed an interesting scoop on the nature of Green Lantern’s suit this week that indicates that we probably won’t be seeing any early set photos of Ryan Reynolds wearing the costume any time soon. The reason is that the suit will be nearly 100% computer generated, and will probably not be fully revealed until the film enters post-production. The only thing that Reynolds is wearing while he shoots the movie is a grey motion capture suit.
I guess the idea is that since the suit is created by the power of an alien ring, it should look like something completely different from all the other superhero spandex and tights we’ve seen over the years. I get that, but is it possible that they’re being a little too ambitious with this? I don’t know. It’s kind of expected at this point that any major comic book movie should be pushing the envelope in terms of special effects. If they can do fully CG characters, I don’t see why a suit would be a problem. On the other hand, I haven’t read many Green Lantern comics so I don’t know how the suit has been portrayed in the past and what it’s capable of. What do you think, is this a cool idea, or is it cause for concern?