In 2011, Hal Jordan will have to have the ability to overcome great fear — because he’s going to be taking on Parallax.
PR from the film has been circulating around the Internet, but here’s a quote from the Coventry Telegraph:
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.
I’ll be honest, if this means we don’t have to see Legion in this movie (he was the villain of previous drafts of the script), I will be thanking my lucky stars.
In the comics, Parallax was originally a renegade Hal Jordan’s new identity, after he killed the entire Green Lantern Corps in an ill-fated attempt to rewrite history and restore his destroyed Coast City. When Geoff Johns took over the title, it was revealed that Parallax was in fact that entity of fear, and that the destruction of Hal’s home had left him vulnerable to possession from the cosmic parasite. In a lot of ways, however, this means the idea of conquering fear — one of the main high concepts of the current comics run — will be in the film, which will give the franchise legs.
The Telegraph has the rest of the synopsis, but we wanna know — what do you think, Rama readers?