Ryan Reynolds, Mark Strong and Martin Campbell speak
Why does Abin Sur needs a spaceship?
One aspect of Hal Jordan's comic book origin that never made any sense was why Abin Sur was in a spacecraft that crashed on Earth. As a Green Lantern he should be able to fly through space and survive all sorts of trauma. The reasoning for his journey at the beginning of the "Green Lantern" movie is that Sur is on a mission to help evacuate a planet of its lifeforms who live underseas. He needs his gigantic cathedral-like spacecraft to bring them to safety. As eventually depicted in the trailers (although considered a "spoiler" at the time of our visit), Parallax attacks Abin's ship and in the process mortally wounds him and infects him with the Parallax virus (see Hector Hammond later on in this gallery). Abin is able to escape into an escape pod (inspired by a Leonardo da Vinci design) and make his way to the nearest sentient planet which just happens to be Earth.