As you may recall, just prior to the release of The Dark Knight, Warner Brothers Animation released Batman: Gotham Knight, a direct-to-DVD anthology of six animated shorts, chronicling the exploits of the Caped Crusader between the events of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
To prepare fans for the June release of Green Lantern in theaters, WB has given the same treatment to Hal Jordan and the GL Corps. Based loosely on the 1998 comic arc by Ron Marz and Kevin Dooley, and following in the animation style of Green Lantern: First Flight, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will tell the tales of some of the Corps top Lanterns, including Kilowog, Arisia, and Abin Sur. However, unlike Gotham Knight, this will not be a setup for the theatrical film. Check out the trailer below!
All I can say is, it’s about time Nathan Fillion got to be Hal Jordan! Many fans (including this one) had been calling for it ever since the GL movie was first announced.
The voice cast also includes Elisabeth Moss as Arisia, Jason Isaacs as Sinestro, Kelly Hu as Laira, Henry Rollins as Kilowog, Roddy Piper as Bolphunga, Arnold Vosloo as Abin Sur, Wade Williams as Deegan, and Michael Jackson as Ganthet.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be released on June 7th, just in time for the GL big screen debut.