GREEN LANTERN MOVIE COSTUME CONCEPT DESIGN - VERSION ONE
Although Hal Jordan, Kilowog and Kyle Rayner are some of the most well known and highly regarded Green Lanterns - I always liked the character of "Hal Jordan's back up" - John Stewart
Really done justice in the Justice League cartoon shows...
And if there was a movie made tomorrow - I'd love him to be in it along with the others..
Heres a Concept maquette for a possible Movie costume design for the Movie version of Green Lantern.
MOVIE STORY - please bear in mind this changes comic continuity and condenses 40 plus years of story..
John Stewart is a broken man - a man who has lost everything - except his Architect business "Shining Light" and even that isnt as successful as it could be - he is a man close to the brink of sucide...
He has lost the ability to walk and his wife Katma Tui - apparently killed - due to his failure in saving the Planet Xanshi exploding and because of that disaster he has been expelled from the Galactic peace keeping force -
The Green Lantern Corps
He has lost his purpose in life...
But fate is to give him purpose again - the Green Lantern Corps Guardians of the Universe contact him - giving him a 2nd chance...
He is to investigate the disappearance of his best friend and fellow Green Lantern... Hal Jordan
The Guardians will reinstate him temporarily to active duty and give him the ability to walk again - on one condition.
In the event of Hal's Death - He has to train Jordan's replacement - Kyle Rayner
A young intern graphic artist in John's Architecture company.
Something that rankles with Stewart as hes being replaced as Jordan's backup with some "punk Kid" - but due to his failure to save Xanshi and his wife Katma - he feels its no less than he deserves
John Stewart is glad to be back to active duty, glad to be able to walk again, glad to be given a 2nd chance to redeem himself
But he is a man plagued still by many personal demons and having another Lantern with him on this mission maybe what he needs to stop himself from doubting himself and focus on the matter at hand...
However what they will find when he discovers Jordan - very much alive - will rock him to the core
For Hal and Katma are not dead and brainwashed have joined forces with the worst enemies of the Green Lantern Corps
The Parallax Corps - Led by Ex-Green Lantern SINESTRO!
Can Stewart Train Kyle in time (Gotta have a MONTAGE! :D) to help him defeat this threat?
Can Stewart break the brainwash conditioning of Hal and Katma and together - the four fight off this insidious menace?
Or will he fail and the Light of the Lanterns be extinguished in an Emerald Twilight...
THE B.E.A.C.O.N. battle suit
After the events of Emerald Twilight and Rebirth, and with the new threat of the Sinestro Corps - The Green Lantern Corps decide they need an edge in the oncoming galactic war
So Kilowog and Stewart create the B.E.A.C.O.N. GL armor - Biomechanical. Exo Mantle. Armor. Containing. Oan. Nucleus
I always loved the Darkstars exosuits and wanted to combine some of their design mechanics with the Lantern costume
But give the overall aesthetic a more realistic Xmen/Batman movie look than the comicbook costume
So this is a Darkstar exo-mantle frame adapted to serve as an auxilliary weapons and life support system should the GL powerring run out of energy or be destroyed - which has always left the GL having to improvise without their main weapon or die in the past - Now while those stories were a great read and showed the resourcefulness of the GLs without their powers
Its not something the Guardians - being the supertintelligent beings they are - would actually leave to chance...
I wanted my movie concept of the Green Lanterns to look more like a consolidated galactic police/military force - so made the whole costume more like a SWAT-like tactical armor that could be worn by either sex and adapted to fit other non human races
I also wanted a feel of an astronauts suit to it...
The costumes based loosely on the Batman Forever Kilmer batarmor
I gave it a pure black satin finish over a leathereen flightsuit
the only colors being:-
~ on the Emerald Green transparent Visor - again giving him a look like Sam Jacksons SWAT character in the movie of the same name - which simulates the look of the classic GL Domino mask and updates the look in a more SciFi way.
~ on the signature green GL symbols on the shoulders, back, and Front - the shoulders and back carrying the GL patrol sector designation and their name - Kinda like a Cops badge number and name tag
John Stewart is resculpted from an afro-american 12" THE CORPS action figure (which I thought was very apt considerinf the toylines name :D ) -
lips, jawline, nose have been resculpted, eyes have been filled with flourescent Fimo so his eyes will glow under blacklight
I dremelled the figures hair off and repainted the head in Citadel beast brown and ochre tones and sculpted a light black beard and painted it in Citadel chaos black
Armor was carved from an empty 12" Batman Forever bubble bath figure - carving out the parts individually with a super sharp exacto knife
I added ribbing details from a broken 12" Movie Mr Freeze figure from my 12" fodder bins and sculpted the Moon boots using a more chiselled version of Guy Gardners big boots...
I then sculpted the shoulder, back and chest symbols from flourescent Fimo - again it will glow under black light....
I used spare fodder 12" Darth Vader Gaunlets for his hands - the gauntlets were big enough to hide the crowning touch -
a small but very powerful green LED keyring powered by two 3 Volt watch batteries
I cut a hole in the gauntlets fingers to let the LED light shine thru it
snapped the keyring chain off and after melting with a heated knife a space in the figures forearm, installed the keyring setting it with miliput the glove fitted over snugly...
Lastly I scratchbuilt sculpted a very thin semi transparent Power ring plug over the gauntlet's finger hole
when the right forearm gauntlet is squeezed hard - The power ring LED light shines forth!