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Green Lantern trailer released

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Green Lantern Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

Love 'em or hate 'em, this summer's theaters will be dominated by live action comic book adaptations. Thor, Captain America, X-Men: First Class and Green Latern are looking to pull in the hardcore comic book fans and casual movie goers alike. 

Trailers for all of these flicks have already been released and it looks like Green Latern has jumped ahead of the pack with an incredible four minute trailer just released at this year's Comic-con in San Francisco. 

Regardless of your familiarity with the Green Lantern franchise,  the trailer will have fans and casual movie goers salivating for more. The new clip shows off actor Ryan Reynolds donning a Green Lantern costume. We also get to see the Green Lantern world Oa as well as some of the main characters like love interest Carol Ferris, Kilowog, Sinestro, and the soul consuming villain Parallax. 

Unfortunately there weren't many shots of Reynold's using his ring's powers, but there is one scene where dreams up a machine gun as a weapon. 

If you're not familiar with the Green Lantern franchise, you can get at brief background from this Wikipedia entry. Also, Warner Bros. has released an animated version of the origins of the Green Lantern that stays true to the comics  Green Lantern: First Flight.

The DC Comics superhero adaptation is scheduled for release on June 17. Check out the full trailer in HD below.

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