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Wondercon 09 - DC’s Green Lantern: First Flight

Posted by YBMW Staff on February 28th, 2009
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green_lantern_corps.jpgAt the Wonder Woman DVD Premiere at Wondercon, many lucky fans caught their first glimpse at DC Universe’s upcoming Green Lantern animated movie.

Titled, Green Lantern: First Flight, this new animated feature will be produced by none other than Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montogomery (Wonder Woman). Christopher Meloni (Law & order: SVU) will voice Hal Jordan while Victor Garber (Alias) plays his mentor/nemesis Sinestro. Michael Madsen (Kill Bill) voices Kilowog and Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactic) plays Boodikka.

The teaser shown at the Wonder Woman panel was brief. It opened with quick flashes of Abin Sur’s ship, and his ship crashing on earth. Hal discovering the ship and Abin Sur. Abin Sur giving Hal the ring. He becomes engulfed by the emerald flames (very AHHHH Dragon Ball Z moment, but awesome). We see shots of other GL Corps members - Kilowog, Boodikka and Ch’p. We see a shot of Sinestro in his Sinestro Corps yellow costume. We see quick flashes of Hal in space fighting some aliens. (Hal picking up a bench and hitting some alien?) Also, Hal was shown in his regular GL costume and not the armored one that’s been making rounds online from the Wonder Woman DVD.

Overall, the film looks to be heavy science fiction as most of the shots took place in outer space (Of course, this was only about a 30 second teaser). The teaser finally ends with the print stating that Green Lantern: First Flight will be out this Summer 2009!

Green Lantern fans probably won’t have anything to worry about. Although the teaser did not show much, it showed enough of what to expect and if it’s anything like Wonder Woman, it will blow you away.

***UPDATE***
OFFICIAL RELEASE world renowned DC SUPER HERO EMBARKS ON HIS INITIAL MISSION IN GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT FROM warner home video on JULY 28, 2009!

Emmy Nominees Christopher Meloni & Victor Garber Top Stellar Voice Cast for Fifth DC Universe Animated Original Movie

BURBANK, CA, (February 27, 2008) – The fabric of intergalactic justice is threatened – until Hal Jordan arrives for his initial mission – in the animated Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated hero’s first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def for $29.98 (SRP) and $34.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). Order due date for all versions is June 23, 2009.

Acclaimed actor Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) fills the lead voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni is joined by fellow Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic) as the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as the voice of Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Kilowog.

Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is helmed by heralded director Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) and scripted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).

Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

Green Lantern: First Flight - 2 Disc Special Edition versions will include incredible bonus features such as:

* Over three hours of extra content
* Two Featurettes
* Digital Copy Download
* Widescreen (1.78:1)
* Two Episodes of Justice League hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm

Green Lantern: First Flight Blu-Ray versions will include all the great extras as the 2-disc

Special Edition as well as an additional two episodes of Justice League picked by Bruce Timm.

“Warner Premiere along with our partners at DC and Warner Home Video has enjoyed great success with the DC Universe titles, and we’re proud to present this first feature-length animated Green Lantern film,” said Diane Nelson, President, Warner Premiere. “‘First Flight’ is a compelling story and a great vehicle to tell this iconic character’s story to both new and longtime fans.”

“In all of his incarnations, Green Lantern has stood as a fan favorite, and Warner Home Video is excited to provide fans with the character’s first full-length animated adventure,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. “Green Lantern was the perfect hero to follow movies featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the entire Justice League.”

“Warner Bros. Animation is known for creating outstanding animated properties and has a legacy built upon some of the greatest characters ever imagined,” said Warner Bros. Television President Peter Roth, who also oversees television animation for the Studio. “Producer Bruce Timm and his creative team continue that rich tradition with this terrific DVD feature.”

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“As one of the true core DC Super Heroes, Green Lantern has captured the imagination of pop culture enthusiasts with his illuminatingly human approach to justice throughout the universe,” said Gregory Noveck, Senior VP ­ Creative Affairs, DC Comics. “Alan Burnett’s script captures the essence of DC’s canon of Green Lantern tales, and provides a fine launching point for future stories with this character.”

Apart from this animated release, Warner Bros. Pictures is currently in pre-production on a new “Green Lantern” theatrical motion picture, to be directed by Martin Campbell, bringing the popular DC Comics super hero to the big screen for the first time.

Marketing Support

Green Lantern: First Flight Single Disc, 2-Disc Special Edition and Blu-Ray will be extensively marketed with a national TV, online, print, and radio media campaign.

BASICS
Green Lantern: First Flight - Single Disc
Street Date: July 28, 2009
Order Due Date: June 23, 2009
Languages: English and Spanish
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: Estimated 75 min.
Price: $19.98 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 882929069958
Green Lantern: First Flight – 2 Disc Special Edition
Street Date: July 28, 2009
Order Due Date: June 23, 2009
Languages: English and Spanish
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Rating: PG-13
Runtimes: Disc 1 – Estimated 75 min.
Disc 2 – Estimated 180+ minutes
Price: $29.98 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929069941

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Green Lantern: First Flight – Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def
Street Date: July 28, 2009
Order Due Date: June 23, 2009
Languages: English and Spanish
Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Rating: PG-13
Runtimes: Disc 1 – Estimated 75 min.
Disc 2 – Estimated 210+ minutes
Price: $34.99 SRP / No MAP
UPC: 883929070633


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