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“Green Lantern” Film Not Extinguished Yet

Green Lantern Corps is “still in the works,” according to David S. Goyer, who is co-writing the DC Extended Universe film.

Goyer, who worked on Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, made these comments during the winter press tour of the Television Critics Association, where he was promoting his upcoming series Krypton.

Plans for a Green Lantern movie were first announced in October 2014, with the title provided the following summer. It will be unrelated to the 2011 film which starred Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, as that movie (the first attempt DC Comics made to make a cinematic universe like rival Marvel) did not meet studio expectations.

The title implies that there will be multiple Green Lantern protagonists. In the comic, the Green Lanterns are a group of space cops, and several humans hold the title simultaneously. It is unknown which will appear in the film, though speculation focuses on Hal Jordan, John Stewart and Guy Gardener.

An alien Green Lantern was briefly seen in Justice League, helping to defend the Earth from Steppenwolf; that film implies a longstanding conflict between them and the evil New Gods of planet Apokolips.

Goyer also acknowledged that fans are justified in being unsure, as the status of different DCEU projects can easily become confusing. Indeed, Warner Bros. has announced somewhere around twenty different films, only for many to get put on the back-burner, never be mentioned again or be fundamentally altered as time goes on. So far, only five films have been released, with three more (Aquaman, Shazam and Wonder Woman 2) set for release in the next two years. Green Lantern Corps is tentatively set for 2020.

Justice League Reveals Its Green Lantern’s Identity?

Fans may have identified the Green Lantern seen sacrificing his life at the beginning of the new Justice League film.

The theory was posted on Reddit by a user called StrandingDeath, who deduced that the fleeting shot was of a minor alien character named Yalan Gur.

Justice League features the formation of the titular superheroe team, made up of some of the biggest names in DC Comics. Traditionally, one of the founding members is Hal Jordan, who goes by the superhero name Green Lantern. (Green Lanterns are a corps of space police, so there are many at any one time.) He has not appeared in any of the other DC Extended Universe films, nor was he advertised, but many fans were hoping for a surprise reveal, especially since the tagline “Unite the Seven” was used in early marketing.

In the end, the team was only made up of the six members who were previously stated to appear—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg. However, early on the film discusses the first time that the villain, Steppenwolf, attacked Earth, and showed that a mysterious, unnamed Green Lanterns was ammong our planet’s defenders.

Since this scene is set in ancient times, it obviously is not meant to be Hal Jordan or any of the other well-known Green Lanterns; for that matter, the character in question does not seem to be human. His identity was a mystery that some fans naturally had to investigate.

Saying “In case there was still any doubt about who THAT was in the History Lesson…,” StrandingDeath posted some screenshots from the movie beside some images of the character from the comics. Though the Justice League version is shadowed and hard to see, he appears to fit the figure of Yalan Gur well: he seems to have a cape, has Yalan Gur’s sort of snoutlike face, pointed ears and so on.

Official word is that the Green Lantern in question is not supposed to be any character in particular. For that matter, it should be noted that in the comics, Yalan Gur lived in the tenth century C.E. and ultimately turned villainous; this version was alive thousands of years before that and died heroically against Steppenwolf. Nevertheless, it is likely that the character’s design could at least be an Easter egg, even if it’s not the “real” Yalan Gur.

Ricky Whittle to Play A Green Lantern?

Michael Green, who co-wrote the script for the 2011 film Green Lantern, he would personally choose Ricky White to play the character John Stewart in the upcoming unrelated DC Extended Universe film Green Lantern Corps.

Debuting in 1971, Stewart (who is in no way based on a certain comedic news anchor, despite the name) he was DC Comics’ first black superhero. He is one of multiple humans chosen to join the Green Lanterns, a group of interplanetary cops from all over the galaxy. He is generally more staid and thoughtful than his brasher co-workers, Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner, and more experienced than relative newcomers like Kyle Rayner.

While Hal Jordan is generally the most notable Green Lantern in the comics, many will be familiar with Stewart from his appearances on the popular cartoons Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.

At this point, little is known about the upcoming Green Lantern Corps film; however, it is supposed to be about a team of Lanterns, so it would make since for Stewart to be a major character along with his fellow human colleagues.

The Green Lantern film from 2011, however, only used Jordan. Overall, the movie was not well-received, but Green, an aptly named writer for the project, says that he still has a good idea who could fill Stewart’s role in the upcoming DCEU entry.

“I’ll probably get angry texts if I don’t say what’s in my heart which is that Ricky Whittle would make a fantastic John Stewart.”

Whittle plays Shadow Moon in the TV series American Gods. He is a bit young to play Stewart, generally depicted in his forties or so, but could be a good choice if that detail is ignored.