Here we have the first look at one of the aliens from one of 2011′s many superhero flicks, Green Lantern. Its name is Tomar-Re and looks to be a sort of fish like bird creature, who is a scientist from the planet Xudar before joining the Green Lantern Corps. I’m sure to fans of the comic book this will all make sense.
So far the studio have only released a trailer for the film, and it looks incredibly generic and dull. The film is directed by Martin Campbell, who reinvented the James Bond franchise stunningly with Casino Royale, I don’t see any reinvention of the superhero genre going on here. Least the character design is moderately interesting.
A background to the character, provided by Slash Film is below:
Tomar was a scientist on the planet Xudar before joining the Green Lantern Corps. He became a pivotal member of the Corps, training new members, like Arisia, and serving in the Honor Guard. He investigated reports of abuses of power by Sinestro on Korugar. He was close friends with Abin Sur, Green Lantern of neighboring sector 2814. He was also the first Lantern to meet Sur’s replacement, Hal Jordan, and the two got along equally well. In the Post-Crisis timeline, that friendship is deepened further in that the rookie Jordan met him soon after being recruited. Jordan was brought to him by his power ring to help with his difficulties with handling the weapon and Tomar-Re not only guided the Terran to GLC headquarters for the optional training program, but also provided valuable emotional support during this difficult time.