2011’s Green Lantern is one of the most notorious superhero flops of the modern era. Originally conceived as Warner Bros.’ equivalent of Iron Man, the movie was intended to launch a DC cinematic universe. Unfortunately, it was rubbish from top to bottom and was hated by critics and shunned by fans.
Nowadays, Warner Bros. would probably prefer you pretend it didn’t happen, which is easy, as it’s a monumentally forgettable movie. Because of this, the studio has been rather coy about the Green Lantern Corps place in the DCEU, but now it’s being rumored that Justice League will reintroduce us to the emerald crusaders in style.
This comes courtesy of Heroic Hollywood and The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzales, who said the following (on his Inside Fanboy Periscope):
“In Justice League, there will be not one Green Lantern, but two Green Lanterns. Let’s see if it sticks and they keep them in or if they cut it out.”
Based on what we know of the already announced Green Lantern Corps (scheduled for summer 2020), a pair of Lanterns turning up in Justice League would make a good amount of sense. Word is that we’ll be seeing all the significant Green Lanterns from Earth in Corps, namely Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart and Guy Gardner. Given the central position the Lanterns occupy in DC Comics and a number of excellent storylines that revolve around them, it’d seem like a no-brainer for DC to get its wheels spinning early and re-introduce audiences to the idea of the Corps.
At this point, I think it’s a no-brainer that at least Hal Jordan will appear in Justice League. After all, Geoff Johns is producing the DCEU movies and, as comic fans know all too well, Johns adores Hal Jordan above all other superheroes (for better or worse). But who could the second Lantern be? I’d say it’s a toss-up between Rayner and Stewart – with Stewart probably a smidge more likely.
What do you think, though? Let us know in the comments section and look for Justice League to open on November 17th.
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