So much for the now almost requisite anecdote from every superhero movie about the lead actor being too well-equipped for his costume.
/Film reports that according to sources, it’s almost certain we won’t be seeing photos of Ryan Reynolds in green spandex for the upcoming “Green Lantern” film anytime soon.
Why? Well it seems that the costume itself will be entirely computer manufactured. Reynolds won’t be strutting around the New Orleans set in the buff though (perish the thought), rather the actor will be decked out in a “grey tracking motion/performance capture suit with led lights”.
So why go CG instead of the usual spandex/lycra? “the Green Lantern suit is something that should look alien – it needs to seem other worldly. It encompasses any creature that wears the ring, and Hal Jordan is the first human to ever wear the suit… Hal changes into the suit multiple times in mid scene, and the CG also allows him to do this… the suit will look like a manifestation of his power.”
A couple of other ‘Lantern’ tidbits can be found in the original article here.