/Film posted a rather interesting scoop yesterday which, if true, means we probably won’t be getting any official images of Ryan Reynolds in costume as the Green Lantern for a while.
The suit that Ryan wears on set is a grey tracking motion/performance capture suit with led lights. I’ve heard that Ryan Reynolds has been joking on set that Warner Bros is going to make him into a Na’vi when the final cut is released. His joke, not mine. The Green Lantern suit you will see in the final film will be almost entirely created using computers.
Well this is certainly different to what every other superhero has done in previous movies. It’ll cost a lot more too, although there is a reason for this technique…
Remember, the Green Lantern suit is something that should look alien — it needs to seem other worldly. It encompasses any creature that wears the ring, and Hal Jordan is the first human to ever wear the suit. This was a chance for [costume designer Ngila] Dickson to do something different. You also have to consider that Hal changes into the suit multiple times in mid scene, and the cg also allows him to do this.
It makes a lot of sense too, considering Hal Jordan will be travelling places and he won’t have his wardrobe nearby and it’s unpractical for him for to wear the costume under his clothes like Spider-Man and Superman.
What do you think of this CGI suit idea? Have Warner Bros. gone CGI crazy, or are you actually looking forward to seeing this on screen?