Cartoon Network will be premiering Green Lantern, the Animated Series in fall 2011, coinciding with the live-action Green Lantern movie, The CGI animated series will air on Cartoon Network starting in November, 2011, which will hit theaters in June of that same year.
The Green Lantern cartoon series represents yet another facet of DC Entertainment and Warner Bros’ plan for total brand expansion reported on DCE/WB’s latest plans for their slate of upcoming superhero movies.
Story of Green Lantern
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.
One thing is fairly certain, though; Warner Bros is putting a lot of stock into Green Lantern not just becoming one of their tent pole film franchises, but a household brand name along the lines of Batman.