TWO new figures have been added to our DC PVC Dolls and Figures Collection and they’re hot off the mean streets of the DC Universe Online MMO!
SUPERMAN and GREEN LANTERN look stunning in as 7-inch mini-statues that capture their dynamic looks in the epically-sized DC Universe game. Superman is posed ready for a fight and Green Lantern prepares to use his Power Ring. They stand on great display bases bearing their superhero insignia and are sure to look impressive on any fan’s toy shelf.
Briefly mentioned in our last post, Ryan Reynolds will be taking on the roles of not only Marvel anti-hero Deadpool, but also DC star Green Lantern. IOL‘s got the news!
[Reynolds] is in the final stage of meetings for the much sought-after lead in the upcoming Warner Brothers movie based on the 1940s comic book hero, beating off competition from a host of stars including Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto and Justin Timberlake.
Director Martin Campbell and producers Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti have spent several months finalising casting after they each favoured different actors for the part.
If negotiations go well, Reynolds – who recently starred in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ and is to appear in the spin-off ‘Deadpool’ – will be the only actor to have played superheroes for both Marvel and DC Comic brands.
The ‘Green Lantern’ comic follows a pilot called Hal Jordan who is given a power ring and battery by a dying alien. By receiving the gifts, the otherwise ordinary man is instantly transformed into Green Lantern – a man who is “utterly honest and born without fear”.
At present, ‘Green Lantern’ is scheduled for release on June 17, 2011.
It’s pretty exciting stuff and the films for rival comic book companies will definitely help Reynolds show off his versatility–or just his ability to look awesome in full-on action sequences. Although for some, the news of his casting is little more than a disappointment; for quite a while now, a fan campaign has been pushing for Nathan Fillion to nab the coveted role as Hal Jordan. And when an impressive fan trailer hit the web, the desire to see the former Firefly/Serenity star take on the Green Lantern hit a fever pitch. Here’s a look:
And finally, more for Green Lantern fans! DC Direct has a line of Green Lantern: Blackest Night figures on their way. From Boodikka to Kryb to Atrocitus, you’ll find Lanterns of every colour (and the Sinestro Corps) in this 6” collection. You can pre-order now and have them shipped to you in a couple months, or you can check out the collection that’s already in-stock. Just click the pic below!
Green Lantern fan? Then you’re probably looking forward to the upcoming “Blackest Night” event (info at the wiki), drawing all four of DC’s main Green Lanterns (Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner) into an epic battle not only for the world, but for the universe.
It all begins July 15th and DC Direct will start rolling out the merch in October, including Boodikka, Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman, Blue Lantern Saint Walker and Red Lantern Atrocitus. The second series will hit shelves in November, featuring Indigo Lantern, Yellow Lantern Kryb, Black Lantern Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern John Stewart.
You can already pre-order those items, but if you’re looking for something here and now, check out the rest of our Green Lantern Collection!