On the heels of New York Comic Con, Cartoon Network has released the complete first scene from Warner Bros. Animation’s Green Lantern: The Animated Series from the producer, artist and animator of Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League.
The stylized CG cartoon launches Nov. 11 with a special premiere that will lead into next year’s regular series that’s a part of the new DC Nation programming block.
It already looks more promising than Ryan Reynold’s live-action blockbuster.
As Earth’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan is used to being in dangerous
situations ‹ but he’s never faced anything like this! Set at the farthest
reaches of deep space, Green Lantern: The Animated Series finds Hal on the
Guardian Frontier, where he must face down an invasion by the Red Lantern
Corps. Powered by pure rage, the evil Red Lanterns have sworn to destroy the
Green Lantern Corps and everything they stand for. Dispatched on the
experimental spacecraft The Interceptor, Hal is soon joined by an all-new
group of heroes on a mission to protect Guardian Space — and the Green
Lantern Corps itself!
‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an epic space adventure that has
something for everyone, and we are delighted for fans to see it November 11
on Cartoon Network. We can’t wait to show the world this fresh take on an
iconic hero — one that represents not only the first Bruce Timm series to be
produced in CG, but also the first time Green Lantern has been rendered in
CG,” said Sam Register, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, Warner
Bros. Animation, who also serves as an executive producer of the series.
³Green Lantern: The Animated Series is inspired by current and classic Green
Lantern mythology, but it’s also an all-new story — one that is the perfect
vehicle for the great Bruce Timm¹s take on the character.”
“It’s exciting for me to see Hal Jordan re-imagined in such a compelling
way, with fantastic CG and visual effects that only enhance the story,”
stated Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment and longtime
writer of the Green Lantern comic book series. “Working with Warner Bros.
Animation and Cartoon Network to create Green Lantern: The Animated Series
has been a great experience, and most importantly, we’ve created a show that
I can¹t wait for people to see.”
Based on the DC Comics super hero, Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an
all-new CG animated action series from Warner Bros Animation. Bruce Timm and
Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) are the
executive producers. Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Avatar: The
Last Airbender) is the producer, and Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm) is the
producer/story editor. The voice cast for Green Lantern: The Animated Series
includes Josh Keaton (Transformers Prime) as Hal Jordan, Jason Spisak (Young
Justice) as Razer, Kevin Michael Richardson (Young Justice, ThunderCats) as
Kilowog and Grey DeLisle (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) as Aya.
DC Comics will release a Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic book as a
companion to the new series and the first issue will be released to coincide
with the November special on Cartoon Network.