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Green Lantern trailer and synopsis released

Green Lantern

Story by Jack Foley

WARNER Bros has released the first trailer for the keenly-anticipated Green Lantern movie, as well as an official synopsis.

The film, which is due to open in UK cinemas on June 17, 2011, stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong.

The plot brings the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time under the direction of Martin Campbell (Casino Royale).

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.

View first-look photos

Watch the first trailer: