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Parallax is the Villain in “Green Lantern”

Posted: November 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Anyone that has followed the production of Green Lantern knows that Parallax was revealed as the villain sometime ago.  But now fans are given their first look at what Parallax will look like on the big screen.  As part of the marketing campaign for the film, DC is releasing a new image and small description from the movie in their monthly Green Lantern series.


Who or what is Parallax? If you are like me, then you have no idea, but Parallax is actually one of the most popular Green Lantern villains.  The image offers up this description:

An ancient horror, Parallax the living embodiment of fear, a demonic parasitic entity which would travel from world to world, causing entire societies to destroy themselves out of fear and paranoia. It is known to ravage planets and strike terror into the hearts of even the Guardians of the Universe.

Sounds villainous to me, but how exactly does this fit into the story of how Hal Jordan becomes part of the Green Lantern Corps.  The film’s official synopsis :

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.

We got hammered pretty hard in the past week with Green Lantern promotion.  We got the first trailer, a new poster, new screen shots of Hector Hammond, and now this.  I would imagine promotion would slow down a little bit until April, but who knows.

What do you think of this image?  What do you think of the overall look of the film?  Let us know in the comments below.