Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing one of the most popular DC Comic superheroes on the big screen – Green Lantern in 3D. Releasing on 17th June it ranks in the TOP 5 in popularity and is among the top-selling DC Comics titles worldwide! Given its existing traction and anticipation amongst the audiences, Warner Bros. Pictures is very consciously going to make Green Lantern a huge franchise over the years and hence it has collaborated with Mattel toys, e-Xpress Interactive Software and Bioworld Merchandising to create awareness of this superhero marvel.
Talking about the overall collaborations, George John, Director, Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures, India, said, “Green Lantern marks the theatrical debut of this legendary live action comic super-hero – Hal Jordan. All super-hero fans can immerse themselves in the innovative and inventive toys, games as well as buy merchandise that capture the spirit of the film. We are offering the fans a full 360 degree experience of Green Lantern".
Through Mattel Toys, young fans across the country can defend the galaxy with an array of action figures and Role Play items that let kids relive Green Lantern's greatest adventures! Talking about the launch, Mr. Karun Gera, Commercial Director, Mattel Toys said, “Considering the evergreen appeal of superheroes, Mattel is truly delighted to launch the range of Green Lantern toys. This latest launch of the classic Justice League superhero delivers a new benchmark in bringing the world of fantasy and role-play alive for kids across the world and in India. I am sure these fabulous fun-filled toys will be a great hit with our little customers". The Green Lantern range from Mattel Toys is available across all leading shopping malls, toys and departmental stores across the country.
The game by e-Xpress-Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by the feature film, which brings the enduringly popular DC hero to the big screen. Playing as gifted pilot Hal Jordan -- the first human Green Lantern -- gamers create an arsenal of ring constructs and take flight in outer space and beyond to restore intergalactic order. Use the Power Ring to build an array of weapons from green energy to defeat the Manhunters -- an evil android race bent on destroying the Green Lantern Corps. “This is a great marketing initiative and we glad we could participate in the same. We are hoping that this new game will become quite a rage in superhero fans" says Anand Khemani, Director, e-xpress Interactive Software Pvt. Ltd.
This tie up marks the introduction of Green Lantern"s" collection of merchandise by Bioworld Merchandising comprising of superhero graphic tees which is the current trend amongst college crowd. This exclusive range is now available at modern retail outlets including Lifestyle, Boy London & Aura (Mumbai), Total Mall (Bangalore), Standard Max (Delhi), Akyas (Pune) and Myntra.com among other retail chains as well. “With the largest partnership in the country with Brand owners, we partnered with Warner Bros to launch the specific range of Green Lantern movie merchandise. We have a long standing partnership with WB for all their other superhero franchisee"s which led to a natural progression to tie-up for the movie as well. The exclusive range of merchandise will not only create a buzz before the release of the movie with the demand of the youth heating up for superhero tee"s but would also keep it high post the movie," said Panjak Sikka, Manager (Licensing), Bioworld Merchandising.
This 360 degree approach will undoubtedly create hype for Green Lantern in India.