Green Lantern may be just one of many big comic book movies coming out next year, but it’s a pretty important one for Warner Brothers as it is their first attempt to draw from their stable of DC properties and branch out beyond Batman and Superman. A lot of people were understandably concerned when they saw the early preview footage from Entertainment Tonight, and while there is still a decidedly light-hearted tone to the whole thing, I think the trailer itself is pretty solid. For one, I’m excited to see so much focus on the Green Lantern Corps and various scenes in space, which I think will help set this apart from a lot other recent comic book flicks.
The thing that still seems like it could be an issue, however, is Green Lantern’s suit. When it was first announced that they would be making the suit itself entirely CG, there was definitely some concern from fans, and, in fact, it does stick out like a sore thumb. However, the rest of the effects look pretty awesome, so perhaps it will all work out in the end. Green Lantern is directed by Martin Campbell and stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Saarsgaard, Mark Strong and Tim Robbins… does it look like everything you had hoped for? Green Lantern hits theatres on June 17th, 2011; watch the first trailer in HD over at Apple.com, or check out an embedded version after the jump.