GREEN LANTERN Movie Promo Image May Offer First Look at the Living Planet Mogo
Published: March 10, 2011 - 11:30am
The fan-favorite alien Green Lantern Corps member's appearance in the live-action film was alluded to by DC's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns at last year's San Diego Comic Con.
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
Mogo is a sentient planetoid, the largest of any Green Lantern officer, that is often referred to as male but is actually genderless. When Mogo desires to do so, its affiliation with the Green Lantern Corps is marked by moving the foilage around its equator into a green band with a Green Lantern symbol in the middle.
In addition to the standard powers of a Green Lantern Power Ring, Mogo can alter his weather and surface conditions such as plant growth, land mass manipulation and travel through space at faster-than-light speeds. Mogo has a form of sensory or extrasensory awareness of what is happening around and on it. His powers and even consciousness are partially dependent on a constant supply of the energy from a Green Lantern Power Battery. Mogo is responsible for telepathically guiding the Green Lantern Power Rings to their bearer; thus, without Mogo the Green Lantern Corps would not survive. Mogo's first appearance was in Green Lantern vol. 2 #188 (May 1985), in a story entitled "Mogo Doesn't Socialize" written by Alan Moore. (via ComicVine).
Green Lantern, directed by Martin Campbell, stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins and Angela Bassett. The film is scheduled to hit 2D and 3D theaters June 17th, 2011.