In August, I was fortunate enough to trade the heat of Arizona for the heat and humidity of Louisiana in order to visit the set of The Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds, a ring that makes him powerful, Mark Strong, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard.

I can’t say much about the visit yet (because of the court order), and I wasn’t the only one there (which is why they added “conspiracy” to the charges), but the set visit did yield a ton of really cool information about the film, and FSR will be delivering it straight to your brain like no other site can.

While you wait on pins and needles awaiting all that comic book goodness, check out these two pieces of concept art that you’ll only see here (and several other websites). They both feature the design of Oa – the planet where the Green Lantern Corps makes its headquarters – and they’re both worthy of hanging up on your wall next to your poster for The Last Starfighter: The Musical.

Don’t let evil or these concept pieces escape your sight, and remember to click to make the images much, much bigger:

So what are you looking at?

The first is a mountain outcrop on Oa which looks like Memorial Hall – a place of dedication to fallen Lanterns. If you look closely, you can see Hal Jordan going to meet Sinestro, and what looks like Morrow (the Lantern version of Cryptkeeper) floating around. In the distance, you can see the massive tower that acts as the Guardians Chamber, housing the Guardians of the Universe as they lord over the Lanterns and the charge of keeping an orderly universe.

The second is a clear, wide-open shot of Oa with a great green beam shooting out of the chamber deep underground where the Lanterns meet and get assignments.

Stay tuned, dear readers, because we’ll have a ton of Green Lantern stuff coming down the pipe soon. We’ll answer burning questions like:

  1. Did Warners build an entire planet in order to shoot on Oa?
  2. What does Sinestro think about the mid-term elections?
  3. Is Ryan Reynolds really as dreamy in person as he seems?

Plus, we’ll dig deep into the production from all angles, including costuming, design, direction, acting, scoring, CGI, and DC Comics’s role.

The Green Lantern hits theaters June 17th, 2011.

What do you think? What are you most looking forward to?


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