Awesome fan-poster for Green Lantern movie

Unimpressed by the forthcoming movie's official poster, Signalnoise artist James White wanted to do something about it.
The Green Lantern happens to be my favorite hero, and out of disappointment for the official film poster release (can't even see his damn ring!) I took it upon myself to create my own poster the way I would like to see it ... The process behind this poster was extremely different then what I'm used to, but it was an excellent journey to nail down the effect I wanted. Having to create that hand from scratch was a strange one, but I'm happy to say it's ME wearing that Green Lantern ring.
Read the extremely detailed and useful how-to guide.


  1. Fantastic work, as usual.

    Unfortunately I think they got rid of the white gloves completely in the film. From the trailer it look like he’s not wearing any gloves at all.

  2. Thanks Shawn! You’re right, they ditched the gloves for the film and have his hands covered with that black/green of the costume. I’m sure it will look cool onscreen, but the contrast of the green ring on white gloves makes good design sense. I wanted my poster to be the classic costume. :)

  3. This guy makes awesome posters. His Tron stuff was equally as good (and better than the actual posters). It seems some of the bigger studios are killing movie posters by committee these days.

  4. While I appreciate the geeky earnestness, creativity and hard work that went into this fan poster, any poster for the up-coming Green Lantern film that does not prominently feature Ryan Reynolds is an automatic fail, in my opinion.

  5. The trailer appears to confirm the worst of my fears: that the film’s creators went for shlock instead of mind-blowing effects.


  6. SOoooooo dope, James!
    This genre was made for you.. or you were made for it? Whatever.
    You’re the master!

  7. I just saw the trailer yesterday and it looks like a generic blockbuster made from a generic blockbuster checklist. On the other hand, Ryan Reynolds is in the unusual position of having a better body in real life than his superhero counterpart.

    1. Not to mention the studio trailer is almost completely indistinguishable from the cut-and-paste fan trailer that was featured right here on Boing Boing last year. Except the fan trailer was better.

      As far as I’m concerned, The Matrix was the first Green Lantern film. If they couldn’t do better than that they should’ve left it alone until somebody more inspired came along.

      (Should have been cast: Reeves as Hal Jordan. Will Smith as John Stewart. Denis Leary as Guy Gardner. All three seem face-slappingly obvious. And GL is a mental power so age should not be relevant.)

  8. Look at the cover for the comic containing the character’s first appearance for an example of an attempt to sell Green Lantern to an audience who’d never seen Green Lantern before:

    It demonstrates what his general abilities are and typifies the kind of action scene you can expect to see in one of these stories.

    Superman ’78 and Batman ’89 built campaigns around their characters’ iconography, but they had been preceded by extremely popular incarnations of those characters in other media (especially television.)

  9. I love James White’s work, and the Green Lantern also happens to be my favorite superhero. Unfortunately, I’m not too optimistic about the upcoming film. And by “not too optimistic”, I mean “completely dreading it.”

  10. Let me know when they make the Guy Gardner movie. Or Hitman, Deadpool, the Thunderbolts, etc.

    they never make movies out of the few western comic series I really enjoyed.

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