One of the most notable characters left out of the concept art for DC’s Justice League film was none other than Green Lantern, whether it be Hal Jordan, John Stewart, or otherwise. While it was later confirmed that Green Lantern will still very much be a part of the DCCU at some point, there wasn’t any mention of when fans can expect to see another film in the franchise, or an appearance in one of the other team-up films.
It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con last year that the studio was working on a Green Lantern Corps movie though, that would introduce not just one, but multiple Green Lanterns into the onscreen universe, so the surprising lack of Green Lantern news has been strange, to say the least.
Mentioned briefly in Entertainment Weekly‘s new Batman v Superman issue though, producer Charles Roven revealed that we won’t see Green Lantern appear in the cinematic universe until at least Justice League Part 2, if not later:
“Every beat of the movie is not yet worked out. So there’s the possibility that he may or may not be in Justice League 2. For now, we felt that we were introducing enough characters that the best possible place we could put Green Lantern is some introduction in Justice League 2, or barring that, a movie after.”
In reference to the failed, Ryan Reynolds-led standalone film from a few years ago though, it’s clear that the creative team are well aware of the quality they need to deliver on the next film for the character, but it sounds like that also means waiting a bit longer than some of you had probably hoped. President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Greg Silverman, said the following:
“[Green Lantern] is an incredible character. He’s actually multiple incredible characters. There’s real opportunity there. We didn’t do a great job on that first Green Lantern movie. This is a character who deserves to be treated in the same way that Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman are being treated now, which is with great reverence. I guess I can say to the Green Lantern fans: if they can be patient with us, I think they’ll be really happy.”
As disappointing as this is, because of how interesting and integral a part of the DC universe that the Green Lantern lore and characters have become, I’d rather have the studio make sure they were giving fans the Green Lantern adaptation they deserve first, rather than just rushing one out for rushing’s sake.
Green Lantern Corps will assumedly be hitting theatres on June 19th, 2020.
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