Will Warner Bros. Reveal Multiple Green Lanterns at San Diego Comic Con?

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 9:45AM
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 9:45AM
Will Warner Bros. Reveal Multiple Green Lanterns at San Diego Comic Con?
2011's Green Lantern is widely recognized as one of the most disappointing superhero movies of all time, so there's an enormous amount of pressure on Warner Bros. to get it right this time around. And if recent rumors are to be believed, they are at least taking a very different approach. According to the newest report from Collider, the solo film and the Justice League series will feature not only Hal Jordan, but also John Stewart and Guy Gardner.

The comics have always featured multiple Green Lanterns, as the Green Lantern doesn't only refer to a specific superhero, but to an interstellar law enforcement agency called the Green Lantern Corps, all of whom call themselves "Green Lanterns." However, one superhero is generally known as "the" Green Lantern at any one time, with Hal Jordan considered the classic version of the character. But after Hal flopped in 2011, it makes sense that Warner Bros. would want to shake things up a bit, and Collider claims that they are considering the inclusion of two of the heroes who eventually took up the mantle.

"We're hearing possibly two or all three-Jordan, Stewart, and Gardner-could be the leads of Warner Bros' Green Lantern reboot. Furthermore, the franchise will continue to focus on different Green Lanterns and never on just one, so really the Green Lantern movies look like they'll be more about the Green Lantern Corps, which is an interesting approach."

This sounds like a prudent way to distinguish the Green Lantern movies, not only from the 2011 stinker, but from other superhero movies in general. If this is true, it would also allow for some much-needed diversity in the Justice League franchise, as John Stewart is generally drawn as black. 

Collider also claimed that "there's a real possibility that Warner Bros. will introduce the Green Lanterns at Comic-Con this year at their panel in Hall H on Saturday." We predicted that the full Justice League would be revealed in one of Hall H's biggest moments of the weekend, and if the highly anticipated Batman v Superman panel introduced multiple Green Lanterns, it could very well be the biggest moment (aside from whatever Star Wars has up its sleeve). 

This is all very interesting, and it could be true, although Collider never names a specific source, so take these rumors with a grain of salt. And even if the sources are reliable, the Green Lantern movie doesn't come out until 2020, so they admit that everything is still in flux: Keep in mind that the movie is still in early development and a lot of things can change, but we're hearing that the new Green Lantern movie will focus on more than one human Green Lantern.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out on March 25, 2016, while Justice League pt.1 comes out on November 17, 2017, part two comes out on June 14, 2019, and Green Lantern is released on June 19, 2020.
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