New pictures showing Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern have hit the internet.

The new CGI-enhanced images show the 34-year-old star in action dressed as the superhero.

After some trepidation from hard-core fans about how the costumes would appear in the new film, the outfit looks similar to that which appears in the original DC comic.

Ryan has recently admitted that he had to work hard to get in shape to look good in the costume and said the movie's director Martin Cambell "beat him up" to encourage him to get fitter.

He said: "I had to wear that suit, so I put in my required time in the gym. But I'm not one of those actors who romanticises his trials working out and brags that he can bench press a Panda now.

"Martin Campbell was more dangerous than the training. He pushes you so hard on the set that he beats you up. I came away with a separated shoulder and a torn abdominal muscle."

'Green Lantern' is set for release on June 17.