Green Lantern: First Flight
Green Lantern First Flight Cover Art
General Information
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Produced by: Bruce Timm
Written by: Alan Burnett
Music by: Kevin Manthei
Duration: 77 mins
Budget: $3,500,000 (Estimated)
Next Film: Green Lantern: Emerald Knights



Test pilot Hal Jordan is recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps after the death of his predecessor Abin Sur and placed under the supervision of respected senior officer Sinestro. The newly recruited officer of sector 2814 soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

The storyline is unique to the movie and unrelated to the events in the comics. Several events, details, and characters were altered or created for the film.



Green Lantern: First Flight is a 2009 direct-to-video animated film adaptation of the DC Comics Green Lantern mythology. Centering on the first mission of Hal Jordan, the film is written by veteran DC Comics animation collaborator Alan Burnett, produced by Bruce Timm, and directed by Lauren Montgomery. It is the fifth in the line of DC Universe Original Animated Movies released by Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Animation, with the most recent releases being Batman: Gotham Knight and Wonder Woman.

Home Video

Green Lantern: First Flight was released on standard DVD in single and double disc editions, along with a high definition Blu-ray release on July 28, 2009. Features outlined for the double disc edition in the press release include two production featurettes, digital copy download, and two episodes of Justice League picked by Bruce Timm. The Blu-ray edition will have all the features of the double disc standard definition release including two additional Justice League episodes picked by Timm.


Notable Differences

Movie Comic
Green Lantern rings are lethal Rings don't become lethal until the end of the Sinestro Corps War
Everyone has a Green Lantern symbol Only acquired after rookie training
Boodikka, Sinestro, Kilowog and Tomar-Re find Hal has Abin Sur 's ring and escort Hal Jordan to Oa, after Kilowog tries to remove Hal's ring. Hal gets sent to Oa after finding the Green Lantern Power Battery
Boodikka and Sinestro betray the Green Lantern Corps and go after the Yellow Element (in the movie the colors are rocks) Sinestro is the only one to go after the Yellow Impurity, whereas Boodikka is a respected Lost Lantern (See Lost Lanterns) who gets promoted to Alpha Lantern (See Alpha Lanterns)
Qward is in sector 324 Qward is in the anti-matter universe
Kanjar Ro is a warlord who found the yellow element and tried to turn it into a ring before Sinestro killed him and got the ring himself Kanjar Ro is a dictator from Dhor, who was at one point imprisoned on Oa. Sinestro learns about the yellow impurity from Parallax while imprisoned in the battery on Oa.
Abin Sur's killer is Cuch (a character made up for the film) Abin Sur's killer is Atrocitus
Yellow and Green are elements (depicted as crystal-like shards) Yellow and green are part of the emotional spectrum


  • Carol Ferris is voiced by Olivia d'Abo, who previously voiced the same character's supervillain alter-ego, Star Sapphire, on several episodes of "Justice League" (2001).
  • The Guardian Appa Ali Apsa is a major player in the DC Comics crossover event "Millennium".
  • The costume Sinestro uses in the final battle is the same one he adapted in the comics, around the time of "Sinestro Corps War" storyline.
  • According to director Lauren Montgomery, Hal Jordan's origin story had been previously covered in Justice League: The New Frontier (2008): "We really didn't want to spend a whole lot of time telling
  • The blue alien Hal Jordan saves from Kanjar Ro bears a distinct similarity to Saint Walker, the Blue Lantern from the "Blackest Night" event in the "Green Lantern" comics.

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