Green Lantern Production Title Revealed
If you happen to find yourself in New Orleans and want to find where Green Lantern is filming, just follow the wildlife...
The first step in attempting to keep major motion picture filming locations secretive is to usually assign them "working titles." These titles rarely have any association to the content of the film. Though Green Lantern has already been filming for five weeks in New Orleans, LA, the general public has yet to be made aware of its designated production title. No need to wonder any more! If you plan of visiting one of the many Green Lantern filming locations, all you have to do is look for these signs:
Where exactly are these locations, you may ask? They aren't too hard to find. The Green Lantern cast and crew have been making their rounds all over the New Orleans area. Here's a rundown of most of the sites which have been used so far; with a brief description of what took place in or around each:
Second Line Stages
800 Richard St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
This is Green Lantern ground zero, where most of the filming is taking place. The latest set pictures from this location show a mock air traffic control tower and giant blue screens in place for a scene that will be at the end of the film.
This location was used to film where Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) and Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison) meet. Abin Sur's ship was spotted on the set last week, and soon after revealed here at ComicBookMovie. Warner Bros stunt crews spent several days here running driving tests before filming the scene where Abin's Green Lantern ring brings Hal Jordan (in his car) to the ship's crash site.
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Dr
New Orleans, LA 70148
The UNO Science Building was used as the office/laboratory for Green Lantern villain Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard). Though filming took place indoors, cranes were spotted outside of the Science Building creating artificial rain for one of the scenes.
Old Point Bar
545 Patterson Drive
New Orleans, LA 70114
The bar was renamed 'Broome's Bar' for the movie. This location was used for the first day of filming. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jay O. Saunders, Nick Jones and several others were on set for a scene where Hal Jordan and Carol Ferris link up at the bar after Hal is given the Green Lantern ring.
Lafayette St. & Girod St.
During the first week of filming, giant framework was set up in this area for s stunt in which Hal Jordan was assaulted by three men. During the scene, Hal's ring activates and knocks one of the men across the parking lot be way of a construct.
NBC News Station
846 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
The station was briefly used to film a news report that will be used in the film; more than likely to showcase the destruction caused to Coast City after a battle.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: During my recent trip to NOLA, my rental car came from Enterprise which was right across the street from the station.]
First Bank & Trust of New Orleans
909 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 7011
The penthouse floor of this bank was used as an office for Senator Hammond (Tim Robbins). Senator Hammond is the father of Green Lantern villain Hector Hammond and was created specifically for the film.
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
Yesterday it was revealed that this location will be used for the fictitious Ferris Aircraft airfield. It is also being used to house the experimental aircraft Martin Campbell (Hal Jordan's father) will use for the film. The Lakeshore Airport air traffic control tower was used as a model for the mock one built at Second Line Stages.
One more time for the cheap seats in the back, here are the links to all the exclusive Green Lantern movie reports from the past week:
Green Lantern Set Report 1 - The Costumes
Green Lantern Set Report 2 - Roll Credits
Green Lantern Set Report 3 - Nick Jones Interview
Green Lantern Set Report 4 - The Suit
Green Lantern Set Report 5 - Poster, Trailer & Effects 411
Green Lantern Set Report 6 - Tim Robbins Scene in Downtown New Orleans
Green Lantern Set Report 7 - Martin Jordan's Fighter Jet Revealed
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