On Tuesday, Warner Bros. will unleash upon the web a first teaser trailer for next year’s superhero gamble, Green Lantern. I say gamble not because it’s bound to make or break the future of superheroes at Warners — they do still have one more Batman flick coming from Christopher Nolan — but because it’s the first non-Batman superhero flick of a new era. It’s an era that follows restructuring, retooling and the rethinking of how they will use the heroes in the DC Comics catalog. Like Jon Favreau’s Iron Man for Marvel, Lantern will set the tone for what is to come. Whether that means a slow build toward a big team-up movie or not is yet to be determined. But projects like The Flash and a long-gestating stab at Wonder Woman may hang in the balance.

So the start of WB’s return to making big superhero movies starts here, with a preview of a trailer from Entertainment Tonight… What makes it most interesting is that while it’s got some silliness, there is certainly a bit of a spark in there. See what I mean after the jump.

Trailer (sort of):

As you can see, Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, a human test pilot who is chosen to become a Green Lantern, an interstellar guardian who is given a power ring and asked to defend Earth and her home galaxy from the forces of evil. This first film (said to be part of an impending trilogy) will plot out Jordan’s origin as a Lantern, from his days as an arrogant test pilot to his training on the distant planet Oa, and of course it’s all capped off with him rising up to become a hero. He may also get the girl, if my math is correct. Either way, the Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) directed film has a cleanness to it. And Reynolds is hella-charismatic. It should work out just fine. The above teaser is enough to get us interested enough in seeing the actual trailer.

The only hitch is that damned CGI suit. There’s nothing slick or subtle about it. We’ll see, of course, whether it’s still a work in progress (as Campbell said it was a Comic-Con) or if we’re stuck with computer generated lumpiness.

Green Lantern hits theaters on June 17, 2011.


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