The Green Lantern Corps Message Board

Go Back   The Green Lantern Corps Message Board > Green Lanternverse > Green Lantern on the Screen
FLASHCHAT

GL in Animation
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-18-2014, 03:47 AM   #1
Rotten2thecorps
Alpha-Lantern
 
Rotten2thecorps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Qward
Posts: 2,486
Default Movie costume.

Kid lantern had me thinking about what a GL movie costume Should be. So I figured as far as it sit now,out of all the current media GL versions you have seen wich costume do you think would be best suited for a new GL movie?


Right now I am leaning towards, The DC vs MK version.

Also here is a quick doodle I did of an armor costume idea I drew while on the phone. If you have a drawing concept show us.


http://www.thegreenlanterncorps.com/...1&d=1390020407
Attached Images
File Type: jpg glmovie.jpg (97.1 KB, 23 views)
__________________
Green Lantern.... I use to read that.

Last edited by Rotten2thecorps; 01-18-2014 at 03:49 AM.
Rotten2thecorps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 10:56 AM   #2
CeltiC5-27
Weaponer of Qward
 
CeltiC5-27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California
Posts: 716
Default

I liked the idea they had for the GL movie, having the costume be like a second skin. But I think they should just do an armor suit for the Green Lanterns in future movies. Something like the costumes from First Flight/Emerald Knights.




Or even something like Hal Jordan's suit in Injustice.
CeltiC5-27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 11:10 AM   #3
Deadpool
Fight like a man: with your words, not your fists.
 
Deadpool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The bed of whoever pays for the night.
Posts: 5,788
Blog Entries: 5
Default

Probably something more armoured like people here have said. Either way, as long as it's not that awful CGI thing again, I'm happy. In fact just ban CGI all together.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by IonFan View Post
(even if the ear sucking helped get me off faster)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Daddy Caesar View Post
If I had things like the internet and a laptop as a kid, I never would have left my room as a teenager.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quaker View Post
I am the Geoff Johns of the GLCMB.
Deadpool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 03:53 AM   #4
Rotten2thecorps
Alpha-Lantern
 
Rotten2thecorps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Qward
Posts: 2,486
Default

I have mixed feelings about the CG costume. Granted it is not as bad as it looked when first leaked. I really don't like the Green on green, and if it cost as much as the WB claimed they sure did not get thier money's worth.

I was looking at the Injustice GL fig and I was thinking with some color changes the Regime costume would not be so bad.
__________________
Green Lantern.... I use to read that.
Rotten2thecorps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 05:19 AM   #5
Coad14
Guy's Drinking Buddy
 
Coad14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 209
Default

i didn't mind his costume in MK vs DC Universe
Coad14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 07:36 AM   #6
Rotten2thecorps
Alpha-Lantern
 
Rotten2thecorps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Qward
Posts: 2,486
Default

Yeah I think the MK one is pretty cool too. I am not saying I am 100% sold,but I would love to see some Costume prototypes that look more like that.
__________________
Green Lantern.... I use to read that.
Rotten2thecorps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 08:03 AM   #7
Michael Heide
Heide Finition
 
Michael Heide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cologne, Germany
Posts: 11,309
Default

I want black rubber, like a diving suit, with day-glo plasticky green parts. Almost fetishy, like a life-sized action figure. Not CG, not fabric like the Spider-Man suits.
Michael Heide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 01:07 PM   #8
Space Cop
The Dandy
 
Space Cop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Third State
Posts: 25,199
Blog Entries: 2
Default

The MK outfit is awesome, one of my favorites, but I'm not sure it can be pulled off in real life.
__________________
Space Cop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 11:11 PM   #9
Rotten2thecorps
Alpha-Lantern
 
Rotten2thecorps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Qward
Posts: 2,486
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Heide View Post
I want black rubber, like a diving suit, with day-glo plasticky green parts. Almost fetishy, like a life-sized action figure. Not CG, not fabric like the Spider-Man suits.
I was with you until you said Fetishy. My main 2 unbreakable rules for movie costumes now are No leather and It can't look Gimpy or S & M like. I would like to see something that looked kinda has a Space suit feel to it. Not as thick as a normal Space suit,but something that looks like it eveolved from a couple thousand years.
__________________
Green Lantern.... I use to read that.
Rotten2thecorps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 08:08 AM   #10
Ωmega Man
Guardian of the Universe
 
Ωmega Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East TN
Posts: 12,059
Blog Entries: 2
Default

GL suits resembling this more than all the weird textures, with one less villain, and the movie itself wouldn't have been half as bad....



~KL~
__________________
Ωmega Man is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 10:42 AM   #11
Michael Heide
Heide Finition
 
Michael Heide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cologne, Germany
Posts: 11,309
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotten2thecorps View Post
I was with you until you said Fetishy.
Well, I said almost fetishy... I don't want a gimp suit.
Michael Heide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 12:36 PM   #12
Rotten2thecorps
Alpha-Lantern
 
Rotten2thecorps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Qward
Posts: 2,486
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Heide View Post
Well, I said almost fetishy... I don't want a gimp suit.
Fair enough, I am just so tired of bad costumes. I get there has to be some change for merchandising sake but Ihonestly feel less changes is more.
__________________
Green Lantern.... I use to read that.
Rotten2thecorps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 11:07 AM   #13
Rotten2thecorps
Alpha-Lantern
 
Rotten2thecorps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Qward
Posts: 2,486
Default

I know it is a contraversy but the real big costume question is. To white glove, or not to white glove. I am pro white glove. I get why others don't like it but I think white really pops on the costume.
__________________
Green Lantern.... I use to read that.
Rotten2thecorps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 12:52 PM   #14
Space Cop
The Dandy
 
Space Cop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Third State
Posts: 25,199
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotten2thecorps View Post
I know it is a contraversy but the real big costume question is. To white glove, or not to white glove. I am pro white glove. I get why others don't like it but I think white really pops on the costume.
Well I'm very much pro-white gloves in the comics but I'd have to see them on a movie costume to know if they'd work. For instance I think the GL movie costume would've looked even worse with them.
__________________
Space Cop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 01:13 PM   #15
Deadpool
Fight like a man: with your words, not your fists.
 
Deadpool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The bed of whoever pays for the night.
Posts: 5,788
Blog Entries: 5
Default

I'm not so keen on white gloves. I like to keep the number of colours to a minimum. They just don't look quite right in live action. Plus with black hands and green armbands, the ring stands out better and is a good look in general. Fully green gloves though are not really wanted either.

Maybe this for a basic design would look good.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by IonFan View Post
(even if the ear sucking helped get me off faster)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Daddy Caesar View Post
If I had things like the internet and a laptop as a kid, I never would have left my room as a teenager.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quaker View Post
I am the Geoff Johns of the GLCMB.
Deadpool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 04:51 PM   #16
Rotten2thecorps
Alpha-Lantern
 
Rotten2thecorps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Qward
Posts: 2,486
Default

I saw a picture some one photo shoped of the Movie costume where the dark Greens Were black and the gloves where white and I thought it made it look a little better.

Movie costumes is a really hard thing. Everyone has an idea in thier head of what is right and what is wrong with them. It weird because I have a friend who hates spandex costumes. Wich to an extent I get,but I personally think leather costumes are far more cheesy. Because it restricts motion.

Or How I like 89 Batman suit,but I agree with the people who point out if you are going to fight crime realsticlly you need to be able to turn your head. Movie costumes designer is a job I do not envy.
__________________
Green Lantern.... I use to read that.
Rotten2thecorps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 06:29 PM   #17
Deadpool
Fight like a man: with your words, not your fists.
 
Deadpool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The bed of whoever pays for the night.
Posts: 5,788
Blog Entries: 5
Default

Well it's better than what we got.....

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by IonFan View Post
(even if the ear sucking helped get me off faster)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Daddy Caesar View Post
If I had things like the internet and a laptop as a kid, I never would have left my room as a teenager.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quaker View Post
I am the Geoff Johns of the GLCMB.
Deadpool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2014, 08:38 AM   #18
CeltiC5-27
Weaponer of Qward
 
CeltiC5-27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California
Posts: 716
Default

I honestly liked the Green Lantern movie suits and thought they looked good. I mean just look how skinny Sinestro would've been if he didn't have a cgi suit! haha
+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
CeltiC5-27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2014, 04:37 PM   #19
Deadpool
Fight like a man: with your words, not your fists.
 
Deadpool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The bed of whoever pays for the night.
Posts: 5,788
Blog Entries: 5
Default

Sinestro's meant to be skinny.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by IonFan View Post
(even if the ear sucking helped get me off faster)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Daddy Caesar View Post
If I had things like the internet and a laptop as a kid, I never would have left my room as a teenager.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quaker View Post
I am the Geoff Johns of the GLCMB.
Deadpool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 10:31 PM   #20
Kane2814
Weaponer of Qward
 
Kane2814's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 760
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotten2thecorps View Post
I saw a picture some one photo shoped of the Movie costume where the dark Greens Were black and the gloves where white and I thought it made it look a little better.
I did this when the photo first came out...


And of course this is how Star Sapphire should have looked had she appeared...

Last edited by Kane2814; 09-16-2015 at 06:52 PM.
Kane2814 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 10:33 PM   #21
Deadpool
Fight like a man: with your words, not your fists.
 
Deadpool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The bed of whoever pays for the night.
Posts: 5,788
Blog Entries: 5
Default

That mask would have made all the difference. In fact that whole colour scheme is just better. Why DC, why.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by IonFan View Post
(even if the ear sucking helped get me off faster)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Daddy Caesar View Post
If I had things like the internet and a laptop as a kid, I never would have left my room as a teenager.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quaker View Post
I am the Geoff Johns of the GLCMB.
Deadpool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 10:54 PM   #22
Dantius
Kilowog's Recruit
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 65
Default

I will probably enlist a great deal of hate for this, but I personally loved the design of the 2011 suit. Believe it or not, I also legitimately like the fact that it was CGI. But I will explain...

The suit is meant to be made of energy. Having it 100% CGI gives it a very unearthly feel and makes it stand out from your usual superhero costume. It solidifies the fact that GL is a space-based superhero with a suit generated from energy projected from a ring created by aliens. I also loved the smoky green glow effects.

As for the design, I personally am happy to see the absence of the white gloves. As a suit made of energy, it makes sense that the suit is purely green, with areas of very dark green to resemble black to break it up slightly. I also liked the lining texture, as the suit's designer said she wanted it to look aerodynamic and to show off human anatomy. I personally love the idea that each Lantern's uniform is designed to show off their physiology, as it allows their species to stand out among the Corps.

However, as for what I would personally go for:

It would be tight like a second-skin, confirming to and outlining every bodily muscle and detail (except for certain obvious attributes). So mostly the classic tights there. The costume's design needs to show off the wearer's physiology, as I mentioned earlier.

No lining on the costume like the film. The green would be smooth, but it would have a noticeable wavy texture as energy seems to flow through it like gentle water. Imagine a texture like wood that seems to flow and sway. Waves of brighter energy would also emanate out from the emblem. However, the whole thing would have a slight shine to it.

I would have green gloves as the film did. As for whether or not the green would stop at the waist or descend downward between the legs like the classic leotard design I am unsure. (Thoughts? I actually kind of like the classic design as it covered the torso completely, which makes it seem like each different colour completely covers a different body part, which I kind of like.)

The black is simply a much darker green.

The whole thing glows with crackles and arcs of green energy. The green parts would also emit light themselves, so everywhere he goes would be slightly illuminated by the green glow of his costume.

The white around the logo would just be very brightly glowing green instead.

As for how I would make it in a movie, the costume would be full-body black tights, and the green would be added via CG. I believe that would keep it grounded while still giving it the unearthly alien effect I liked in the original.

Last edited by Dantius; 06-19-2016 at 10:56 PM.
Dantius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2016, 01:20 PM   #23
Space Cop
The Dandy
 
Space Cop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Third State
Posts: 25,199
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dantius View Post
As for the design, I personally am happy to see the absence of the white gloves. As a suit made of energy, it makes sense that the suit is purely green, with areas of very dark green to resemble black to break it up slightly. I also liked the lining texture, as the suit's designer said she wanted it to look aerodynamic and to show off human anatomy. I personally love the idea that each Lantern's uniform is designed to show off their physiology, as it allows their species to stand out among the Corps.
I think most of the fan criticism about the suit (and certainly mine) was more of this failed anatomical look (the bacon suit as it was dubbed here) than the CGI per se.

Since the idea that the suit is a construct has ruled the day for years now in the comics I don't think anyone objects to that idea so much. Certainly I didn't hear anyone literally bemoaning the lack of spandex. I don't recall anyone saying the missing white gloves were a problem. There's a big contingent of anti-white gloves here.

Light/glow elements as such are fine. He just looked a little too nude and I'm not sure I ever bought that they looked like an under-the-skin model. Tomar's bumpy texture, for instance, looked much more like skin than muscle.
__________________
Space Cop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2016, 03:36 PM   #24
Dantius
Kilowog's Recruit
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 65
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Space Cop View Post
I think most of the fan criticism about the suit (and certainly mine) was more of this failed anatomical look (the bacon suit as it was dubbed here) than the CGI per se.

Since the idea that the suit is a construct has ruled the day for years now in the comics I don't think anyone objects to that idea so much. Certainly I didn't hear anyone literally bemoaning the lack of spandex. I don't recall anyone saying the missing white gloves were a problem. There's a big contingent of anti-white gloves here.

Light/glow elements as such are fine. He just looked a little too nude and I'm not sure I ever bought that they looked like an under-the-skin model. Tomar's bumpy texture, for instance, looked much more like skin than muscle.
The "Bacon Suit"? That is personally hilarious, and I definitely see where they are coming from. Indeed, I see what you mean, in that it did not really have the human muscle texture that they were possibly going for. I certainly would have fixed that if I could.

I have heard a few people expressing their deep-seated love for the white gloves, but I am glad this forum seems to be all for green gloves instead. Although a popular idea seems to be the idea of the uniform resembling armour, and while I see why they want that, it does not really seem fitting for a Corps of various alien species to me. Plus, the suit is still made of the same energy, so I doubt armour would be much more protection than the suit already offers.

I see what you mean about the suit making him look oddly naked. I cannot help but notice that the toes and naval are visible through the material as well. Though I am personally accepting of it for the most part. It is something I would imagine real aliens would do for their Corps members to, as I said, highlight the physiology of each species. Although something worth noting is that the reason so many superheroes in comics wear tights is because artists seem to be comfortable basically drawing naked anatomy first and then just colouring afterwards.

A funny thing about the aliens though. Several designers actually modelled the aliens naked first, and then literally just put black and green texture over their bodies. The same was done with Tomar-Re, which is why his suit looks more like his scales are just spray-painted green; because they are. Have a look at Tully Summer's portfolio to see several GLs in all their naked and untextured glory: http://www.tullysummers.com/works.html

Last edited by Dantius; 06-20-2016 at 03:38 PM.
Dantius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2016, 04:08 PM   #25
Space Cop
The Dandy
 
Space Cop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Third State
Posts: 25,199
Blog Entries: 2
Default

^I had never seen those concepts before, thanks. Of course, scales wouldn't help the argument since you would assume the equivalent of our muscles would be what's beneath the scales.

I have heard people suggest armor. I guess I was thinking strictly in terms of CGI vs. tights. Between those three options, I'd still pick CGI with a glow to it, but a little less anatomical than what we got. Really, though, the suit was not my #1 problem with that flick. If the plot had been solid, the pacing tight, and the lead villain great, the suit would have just come up under the category of "how it could have been a little better."
__________________
Space Cop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.