Warner Bros. Basically Admits First Green Lantern Trailer Was Bad
Your mileage may have varied on the first trailer for the Ryan Reynolds-led Green Lantern -- not to be confused with The Green Hornet or the never-happening Deadpool movie -- but one thing is inarguable: The thing looked weird. That suit! The sorta bad special effects! Peter Sarsgaard's giant deformed head! As it turns out, Warner Bros. totally feels your perplexed pain.
At WonderCon this weekend, the studio plans to show fans some new footage from the film, which will hopefully ease the tension.
"Part of the reason the response to the first trailer was lukewarm was that the big-scale sequences weren't ready to show, and we suffered for it," Warner Bros. worldwide marketing president Sue Kroll told the Los Angeles Times. "We can't afford to do that again."
Nope, probably not! As Jon Favreau said last November, summer 2011 is going to be a "blood bath" for big-budget releases. Will Green Lantern wind up as one of the causalities? The new trailer for GL -- which will likely be attached to fellow tenuous-summer-release Thor on May 6 -- should give everyone a better idea.
Check back to Movieline this weekend to follow Jen Yamato's reports from WonderCon.
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