Warner Bros/DC Comics’ cosmic hero ‘Green Lantern’ debuts in theaters today.

Created in the 1940s, The ‘Green Lantern’ has been one of DC’s (and its predecessor companies) main superheroes for the last 60+ years. The original ‘Green Lantern’ was bestowed with magical powers and his adventures continued until after WWII.

The ‘Green Lantern’ has been revived a number of times since 1959 and has been portrayed by a number of characters including Alan Scott (the original), Guy Gardner, Klye Rayner and Hal Jordan, who will be featured in the new film.

The Hal Jordan version of ‘Green Lantern’ was created in the 1970s and portrayed him as a rebellious test pilot that is untrusted with an alien technology given to him by Abin Sur. Sur is part of an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.

About the ‘Green Lantern’ film:
‘The Green Lantern’: 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.