In conjunction with the release of Green Lantern #61, DC has included an exclusive glimpse at Tomar-Re from the upcoming Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Tomar-Re is apparently a member of the Green Lantern Corps. I’m not going to pretend I know much about Green Lantern, but I can tell you that Tomar-Re roughly translates to “To take Re” in Spanish.
“Growing up on the planet Xudar, Tomar-Re comes from a peaceful avian race that focuses their efforts on the arts and sciences instead of war,” explains DC writer and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns in the accompanying text, “His nature to examine everything has led the Guardians of the Universe to appoint him the archivist and protector of the sacred Book of Oa. When not studying the nature of the Corps, Tomar-Re patrols the sector of 2813 where he developed a close friendship with neighboring sector 2814’s Green Lantern, Abin Sur. Tomar has taken an interest in Abin’s replacement, Hal Jordan. Though Hal is not one for details, Tomar hopes to teach Hal what it means to be a Green Lantern.” [Daily Blam via ComingSoon]
Anyone else think “green lantern” would be a pretty good name for a bong? (*takes puff of inhaler*) Anyway, very fascinating. Wait, did you say Avian race? That’s strange, I would’ve pegged him as a sea creature. All I know is, if I had gills, I’d spend a lot of time watching Ryan Reynolds swim.