Parallax! Yup, the embodiment of fear is to be the main bad buy in the upcoming Green Lantern movie. The synopsis from Comic Book Movie reads:
“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.”
So Mark Strong, while playing Sinestro, is not going to be bad in this installment. As for Parallax as the main baddie…I’m curious about how this is going to work. After all, Parallax is quite the heavy hitter of villains in the Green Lantern universe and for Hal Jordan to immediately have to deal with such a threat this early on in his superhero career messes with my sense of disbelief. Also, as Green Lantern fans are perfectly aware of, Hal got consumed by Parallax after his hometown, Coast City, was destroyed by Mongul. So either there’s gonna be a hell of a lot taking place in this movie or there’s going to be some screenwriting shenanigans to go around how the whole event actually took place. Still, I’m looking forward to seeing what the filmmakers will do.