Warner Bros. Producer Reveals When We Will See Green Lantern in the DCEU

Friday, 04 March 2016 - 11:26AM
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Friday, 04 March 2016 - 11:26AM
Warner Bros. Producer Reveals When We Will See Green Lantern in the DCEU
We're all aware that this year is a huge one for fans of DC Comics. Between Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman, more than a dozen classic DC characters will be coming to the big screen in 2016. In Batman v Superman later this month, the titular heroes will be joined by an array of Justice League founding members, including Wonder Woman and Aquaman. But that's just the start, because over the next 5 years we'll be seeing all of these characters and more getting their own solo movies, starting with Wonder Woman in 2017 followed by The Flash and Aquaman, and so on.

During this time of massive expansion, we'll also be getting two Justice League movies, the first of which is slated for release in November of next year. Here we'll see, for the first time, a live action gathering of DC's most prestigious heroes. But, as the concept art for the movie showed, there's one big name missing from the line-up. 


In June of 2020, DC Comics and Warner Bros. plan to give us a new Green Lantern movie, bringing back a name that has been dragged through the dirt courtesy of the 2011 Ryan Reynolds movie. Green Lantern is one of DC's most beloved comic book heroes, and he's also a key member of the Justice League. But unlike his fellow Justice League members, there's been no mention on whether or not we'll see Green Lantern introduced in advance of his 2020 solo outing. That is until now, because Charles Roven, the producer behind every major DC Comics movie from Batman Begins to Batman v Superman, has just given us our first clue.

Speaking with EW, Roven revealed that Warner Bros. are, understandably, treading carefully with bringing the Green Lantern Corps back to the big screen, and as such, it could be quite a while before they make an appearance. There had been rumblings that Green Lantern could be given a cameo in one of DC's many earlier movies, with many hoping that cameo would come with the 2017 Justice League movie. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's going to happen, because Roven says it's unlikely we'll see Green Lantern before Justice League Pt. 2.

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"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," Roven says. "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."
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That means we won't be seeing Hal Jordan or John Stewart on the big screen until at least 2019. Good things come to those who wait though, right?

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