Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Exciting GREEN LANTERN Opening You Never Saw in Storyboards by Michael Anthony Jackson

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 0

Green Lantern (2011) storyboards by Michael Anthony Jackson

Check out Green Lantern storyboards by Michael Anthony Jackson!

The movie Green Lantern (2011) was a box-office failure and got mixed reviews. But what if it had opened with a much larger battle between Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison) and Parallax?

I came across some storyboards that look like they're based on an early draft of the script for the film by Michael Anthony Jackson.

Jackson is an illustrator and storyboard artist for Hollywood films like Iron Man (2008),X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).

The boards are from Jackson's portfolio on his IMDb page.

Check out the rest of the images after the jump (click to enlarge).

It's interesting to note a few changes from the storyboards to the screen. First, the villain is called Hannu. The only Green Lantern character in the comics named Hannu is a giant rock-like warrior. So, it's either code for Parallax or they were radically changing the original character. The second point is it really sets up the power and ability of the Green Lantern ring and Abin Sur.

In the fight in the film, Abin Sur has his butt handed to him in less than a minute. It's a pretty awesome fight and would have made a great opening.






















Here's the video of the original opening.



See more of Michael Anthony Jackson's amazing portfolio on his IMDb page.

Click on the links if you want to see more of Michael Anthony Jackson 's work and Green Lantern on my blog.

What do you think of the storyboards? If you've seen Green Lantern what did you think? Would this opening have helped the film?

Official Green Lantern Synopsis
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice has existed for centuries. They are the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Bringing the popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, Green Lantern also stars Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Peter Sarsgaard (Orphan), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Academy Award®nominee Angela Bassett and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins.
Director: Martin Campbell
Cinematography by Dion Beebe
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Clarke Duncan
Release date: June 17, 2011
Official Site: http://www.greenlanternmovie.com/

©Copyright 2011 Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Entertainment, De Line Pictures. All rights reserved

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