For some time now, there has been a lot of speculations surrounding Green Lantern’s involvement in the upcoming Justice League film. While the film is already highly anticipated all on its own, there are many who are fixating on the seventh member of the League, who we are all assuming is to be Green Lantern, namely Hal Jordan. Of course, there are other possibilities such as Shazam, who has yet to be cast, Martian Manhunter, there has been no word on his involvement in the DCEU, and of course the very unlikely, but still plausible, Hawkgirl/Hawkman. With reports that a Green Lantern is set to make his appearance in Justice League, it appears that Green Lantern is more or less confirmed to be the seventh member. Don’t lose hope in the other possibilities though, who knows what Warner Bros. has planned for us fans.
Umberto Gonzalez, an infamously known tipster, made claims that the Zack Snyder directed film will feature a Green Lantern. While he refused to say exactly which one, he did drop a hint that the character has a “funny sounding name”, which would point to anyone from Abin-Sur, Sinestro, Kilowog or maybe even Tomar-Re. Now all of those characters have had significant involvement in most Green Lantern centered stories so it really could be any of them, more so the former because of his role in bringing Jordan into the Lantern Corps. However, given that the first lantern film would hint that Jordan is already a seasoned Lantern, people have started to move away from that theory. Of course, there are many other lanterns that could be this rumored lantern, even Ganthet, so all we can do now is speculate and be patient.
Given the critical and commercial failure of the 2011 Green Lantern movie, Warner Bros. has been rightfully careful in handling the character’s return to the big screen. It was also confirmed awhile ago that Hal Jordan and John Stewart will lead the 2020 scheduled Green Lantern Corps DCEU film, described as “Lethal Weapon in Space”. Reports have stated that David S. Goyer, who has worked on the script for both Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, would be co-writing the film alongside Justin Rhodes. All these new information prompted fancastings for both Jordan and Stewart, with Armie Hammer gaining a lot of popularity for the former. There has also been speculation that Hammer has already been cast and will appear towards the end of Justice League – at this point, we can just hope and pray that it is true, because that would be pretty epic.
For now, we will just have to patient and wait till Justice League drops on November 17, 2017.