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Parallax Revealed as ‘Green Lantern’ Movie Villain in Official Synopsis

Despite the regular rollout of casting announcements and set photos from Ryan Reynolds’ “Green Lantern,” somehow the actual premise of the 2011 3-D film has eluded fans. Warner Bros. has now (appropriately) shone some light on the subject, with an official synopsis explaining just what’s in store for Hal Jordan and company.

Here’s the heart of the synopsis from Comic Book Movie:

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.

Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax … he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

The synopsis seems to confirm that Mark Strong’s Sinestro won’t be full-on evil in this first installment, although it doesn’t mention whether Peter Sarsgaard’s Hector Hammond head will pose an immediate threat to the ring-slingers. Most importantly, it indirectly points out that Hal Jordan’s childhood sweetheart was 11 years younger than him. Totally not creepy!

Kicking of a GL movie with Parallax seems like a logical move if Warner wants to follow Geoff Johns’ GL storyline without bogging it down in Silver Age continuity. It might even serve as a springboard for some kind of Sinestro infection that could kick off a rainbow ring war full of colored corps (although a “Blackest Night” installment would seem unlikely).

What say you, GL fans? Intrigued?

[Via Spinoff Online]

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