Here’s the hot scoop on GL’s uniform in the new movie – it’s all CG, and Ryan Reynolds wears only a mocap rig.
Remember, the Green Lantern suit is something that should look alien — it needs to seem other worldly. It encompasses any creature that wears the ring, and Hal Jordan is the first human to ever wear the suit. This was a chance for Dickson to do something different. You also have to consider that Hal changes into the suit multiple times in mid scene, and the cg also allows him to do this.
At first, I said to myself, WTF? But the more I think about it, the more I think they can do cool glow effects and animate the thing coming out of his ring. CG ain’t what it used to be, when Jar Jar ruled the silver screen. Somebody suggested a hovering lantern logo on his chest, and that sounds pretty groovy.
Fingers crossed for this flick! I hope it’s good.