Ryan Reynolds won’t be wearing a suit in Green Lantern. How is that possible you might ask? Well, /Film reports that Warner Brothers will mostly use CG to create the suit:
The suit that Ryan wears on set is a grey tracking motion/performance capture suit with led lights. I’ve heard that Ryan Reynolds has been joking on set that Warner Bros is going to make him into a Na’vi when the final cut is released. His joke, not mine. The Green Lantern suit you will see in the final film will be almost entirely created using computers.
My source within Warner Bros assures me that the suit will look cool. Don’t let the words “Computer generated” scare you.
More details after the jump.
I’ve heard that when the cg is complete, the suit will look like a manifestation of his power. And while I couldn’t confirm this, I’ve heard that DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has seen the designs and given them his blessing.
The suit is lined with white LEDs, which I initially thought might be used to give a practical glow (kind of like how Billy Crudup wore blue LEDs to give the actors around Dr. Manhattan a blue glow in Watchmen), but I’ve since been told might just be for mo-cap tracking purposes.
Green Lantern will hit conventional and 3D theaters on June 17, 2011.