Word from Collider is that WB are looking at focusing on multiple human Green Lanterns in their upcoming Green Lantern movie, suggesting a Green Lantern Corps buddy cop type movie (umm yes please). Everyone seems to have their own favourite Green Lantern from Hal Jordan to John Stewart, so this could be a great way to showcase the different fan favourite characters.
Remember that Green Lantern movie that came out in 2011? Well WB reallllyyyyy don’t want you to remember it, hence giving the Green Lantern reboot a date of 2020 (soooo far away). Green Lantern is a tricky property to put on the big screen. Dealing with that mythology is hard because it requires a deep exploration of world of the Guardians and the Corp. You can’t just put the audience into the world of the Green Lanterns and expect them to get it.
But if you lay out the groundwork well enough for the movie, there are some really cool things you can do with the property. I mean they are space cops, who doesn’t love space cops!
Even though the 2011 Green Lantern movie focused on Hal Jordan, apparently WB plan on mixing things up a little, by choosing to not just focus on one, but at least two. The main contenders are Hal Jordan, John Stewart or Guy Gardner.
The obvious pairing would be Hal Jordan and John Stewart as they seem to be the favourites amongst most Green Lantern readers. Also if they were to position the movie as a buddy cop type movie, then the personalities of Hal Jordan and John Stewart work perfectly for that. Hal will be funny and cocky one, and John will be the straight one.
It would be surprising if they chose to go with Guy Gardner, seeing as he’s the one everyone loves to hate, but it could work. I would love to see the Green Lantern movies introduce the different colour corps, so maybe Guy Gardener could be our introduction to the Red Lanterns. Red Lanterns are fueled by their rage, and up until recently Guy Gardener was part of the Red Lantern Corps. Introducing characters like Sinestro and Carol Ferris could also help introduce the Sinestro Corps and Star Sapphires.
Of course the main focus should be on building up the mythology of the Green Lantern Corps first. One of the best parts of the failed Green Lantern movie was the parts on OA and the rest of space. Nobody could give a shit about him fighting a cloud on earth, the battle should have been kept in space. So hopefully after Guardians of the Galaxy, and after Star Wars starts dominating the theatres again, WB will be confident enough to set the majority of the Green Lantern movie in space with the rest of the Corps.
Collider also goes on to say that if there were sequels to the Green Lantern movie, each movie would focus on a different Green Lantern, which is interesting. Perhaps we will get to characters like Kyle Rayner if that were to happen.
And if they do go with Hal Jordan and John Stewart, my guess is that they will structure the story similarly to how the comics have been using those characters recently. Maybe Hal Jordan will be part of the Justice League, and John Stewart will be leading the Green Lantern Corps. Hal Jordan seems to be the likely member of the Justice League when looking at their current roster, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they used those characters in that way.
Of course this is all still just a rumour, and the movie is still 5 years away (omg) so everything could change by then. With SDCC coming up in a few weeks we should know a lot more about WB’s plans for the DCCU. Collider also suggests that we may see some Green Lantern actors on stage with the rest of the Justice League at Comic-Con, which would be pretty crazy. Another rumour (so many DC rumours recently) is that Chris Pine is actually up for Hal Jordan. A few months ago we heard about that, but then the Steve Trevor rumour came up, but now the Hal Jordan rumour has returned. Yes it is all very confusing, so hopefully we will find out next month.
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