Ryan Reynolds Greets Troops at Green Lantern Premiere

Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds meets the troops‘Green Lantern’ opens in theaters today — can’t wait to see it — and Ryan Reynolds has been busy making the talk show rounds and greeting the troops. Yesterday he posed with marines at the Bob Hope Theater, Marine Corps. Air Station in Miramar, California, where an advance screening took place.

I bet there was plenty of talk about who the real heroes are, but they all looked like they had a blast. In celebration of Father’s Day, other advance screenings for troops and their families were scheduled across the country. Very cool.

Green Lantern‘ is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action. It’s playing in 2D and 3D, and stars Reynolds as the iconic Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. Things get really crazy when he becomes a member of the Green Lantern Corps., a brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, with each Lantern wearing a mystical ring that grants him superpowers.

With the encouragement of childhood sweetheart and fellow test pilot Carol Ferris (Blake Lively – because every test pilot looks like Blake Lively, right?), Hal may become the greatest Green Lantern of all, helping to restore order to the universe after the evil Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Directed by Martin Campbell (‘Casino Royale’), the all-star cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Jon Tenney, Geoffrey Rush, Tim Robbins, and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds meets the troops
Ryan Reynolds with the real heroes | Warner Bros.





  1. Melanie Avatar

    Don’t forget the Kiwis in Green Lantern! The obvious ones are director Martin Campbell and Temuera Morrison playing Abin Sur.

    The face less well known to international audiences is our local golden boy Taita Waititi who is playing Thomas Kalmaku. He’s won a SLEW of big international awards as a director. Last year he won the Best Feature Film award at the Berlin International Film Festival for his movie “Boy” and the Audience Favorite for Best International Feature Film at the AFI Fest for the same. He was also nominated for an Oscar for his short film “Two Cars, One Night”. If you haven’t see “Boy”, you should and if you haven’t see “Two Cars, One Night” it is available online!

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      Thanks for the intel on the Green Lantern Kiwis, Mel. I will search out more from Taita Waititi, including ‘Boy’ and ‘Two Cars, One Night.’

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