With Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett, Zachary Levi, Trevor Donovan and Jason Bateman also on hand, Reynolds explained what sets “Lantern” apart from other films that have come out of the booming superhero genre.
“A lot of the current iterations of superheroes are a little bit darker and more serious in tone. The thing I distilled from diving into that mythology and that universe is that there's a tone that's different.”
Ryan continued, “He's not overly funny, but he's witty. I always say he's that guy who can throw a punch, tell a joke and kiss the girl. It was mostly just finding out who Hal Jordan was and also distilling what it is that the fanboys love about him and making sure that that can be found up on screen because if they love it there's a good chance that a broader audience will love it."