I’ve always wanted a Green Lantern video game. There was one in development for the Super Nintendo at one point, which was going to star Kyle Rayner, but it never saw the light of day. Now that we’re finally getting the Green Lantern movie the character has deserved for years, Warner Bros. Interactive will be releasing a game to tie into it. This, of course, is a double-edged sword.
On one hand, there’s going to be a Green Lantern video game where we’ll likely be able to create constructs with the ring. On the other hand, it’s a movie tie-in game, so it’s probably going to suck, and break my heart. The game, announced via press release, will star Ryan Reynolds as the titular hero, and will, as you can surmise from the title, focus on the relationship between Green Lanterns and the Manhunters. For those of you who don’t know, the Green Lantern Corps is a universal police force created by the Guardians, mysterious overwatchers of the galaxy. The Corps were not the first police force created by the Guardians though. That distinction belongs to the Manhunters, the emotionless robot hunters were exiled after they became obsessed with their “No man escapes the Manhunters.” mantra, and rebelled against their creators.
I’m not sure just where this game will fit in with the film, but by the sounds of it, the game has to at least take place after Hal Jordan has been Green Lantern for a short while. The actual plot of the film is unknown at this point as well, so perhaps there’s a hint of what we can expect to happen in the movie in the title of the game. Though the film will deal primarily with Hal first getting the ring, and being mentored by Sinestro, that’s all we know. The Manhunters would make a pretty decent opposing force for the film, particularly if we find that Sinestro has been manipulating them all along by the end. Oops, did I just spoil that for you?