The DC fans are waiting in great anticipation for the next big Justice League trailer to get a glimpse of their favorite superheroes. When Warner Bros. last dropped full-length trailer of the Justice League, it set the internet on fire. The DC fans are pumped and thrilled to see their favorite superheroes on a big-screen. The massive reception that the first trailer received has injected new life into DCEU, many are even saying that with this kind of hype the movie may break the box-office records of “The Avengers”.
But the news coming now could actually change the destiny of DCEU. In the marketing campaign, DC promised to “unite the seven”, we have seen five members, sixth is the Superman who will be resurrected and seventh is Green Lantern. At the San Diego Comic Con, an official poster for the movie was released which had Superman in it, a major departure from previous posters. Fans were expecting the posters of members of Green Lantern Corps, Hal Jordan or John Stewart who will officially unite the seven.
Recently, DC confirmed Green Lantern Corps to be part of the DCEU. They will first appear in Justice League and then a possible spin-off movie. It’s been termed as a Lethal weapon in space. The movie will follow the life of two iconic Green Lanterns – Hal Jordan and John Stewart. There will be elements of Green Lantern origins, his struggles and may even introduce a great DC villain Sinestro.
There have been rumblings of possible casting for the Green Lantern corps movie, and the most prominent name is Armie Hammer for the protagonist. He was cast in Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp, but the movie floundered on the box-office. He is still a good actor with an amazing body and looks of a superhero, in fact, he was once considered for the role of Batman. He suffered a shoulder injury recently, so he was asked if he is now ruled out for the coveted role. He first said he is still in the running for the role as Warner Bros. haven’t hired anyone yet. But now in an interview with ET Canada, he said “No, no one’s called me. No one’s called me. No, nothing.”
Another guy in the running has been Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson as a possible Green Lantern. He has shown enough interest for the role and is lobbying hard for it. He said in an interview:
“Yeah, I would love to do it. Ya know I had a couple of meetings at Warner about it. I just think that they’re still trying to figure out what the move is. I would love to officially confirm but I can’t, and if they go in a different direction, I think they know what’s best for the movie, but the fans started this campaign and all I’ve done is made use of my social media to let folks know that I’m interested.”
In fact, to everyone’s surprise, DC was initially planning to bring Dwayne Johnson’s character Black Adam as the possible seventh character. But then it didn’t feel right. Here’s what The Rock said to Fandango:
“We’ve had great conversations with Geoff Johns and everyone over at DC. It’s an exciting time right now for everyone at DC because they are in a process now where they are building out [their DC universe] really nicely. We have a really cool surprise for Black Adam that I can’t reveal, in terms of where we will see Black Adam being introduced.”
The DCEU producer Charles Roven told Entertainment Weekly that a Green Lantern might appear in Justice League 2, but not before then:
“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’, or barring that, a movie after.”
But nothing is officially confirmed or denied regarding Green Lantern’s appearance in upcoming Justice League. It may be possible that we may see Green Lantern Corps in a post-credit scene.
According to a theory by credible handle DarkseidDescends, it is not hard to imagine if Steppenwolf attacked Earth’s Lantern protector, destroyed him and turned him into one of his para-demon soldiers. He understood that the Lanterns could be a formidable force to thwart his evil plans of retrieving the mother box and destroying the planet. So he took them out one by one and turning them into super soldiers.
Another theory by Nerdinator2029 builds on the first theory but adds more elements. He believes that Steppenwolf has been planning an attack on the most prominent threat for a while, he realized that they need to be eliminated to make Earth totally vulnerable. Superman is dead, Lantern guardian is off the board, now is the time to strike for Steppenwolf and Justice League will bleed.
This is not the first time the Green Lantern movie has been attempted. Previously, Ryan Reynolds starred in a movie based on the character and it was undoubtedly an unmitigated disaster both in terms of entertainment value and box-office collections. It was a dud of massive proportions which almost ended the consideration to ever think of doing a Green Lantern movie in the future. Although, Ryan Reynolds wanted Green Lantern to succeed at the box-office and he did everything he could to make it work. There are numerous plotlines and stories that have potential to be adapted for the big screen, but till now DC hasn’t envisioned to resurrect the superhero and craft an intriguing & entertaining Green Lantern movie. But this time it feels different and DC will definitely do something special with Green Lantern.
Here’s hoping for a Green Lantern film which could explain the mysticism surrounding the character and at the same time make an exciting, adrenaline-filled superhero film.
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