GREEN LANTERN Unlikely To Show Up In The DC Films Universe Until JUSTICE LEAGUE 2 Or Later

GREEN LANTERN Unlikely To Show Up In The DC Films Universe Until JUSTICE LEAGUE 2 Or Later

While several members of the Justice League will be making an appearance in Batman v Superman, Green Lantern most definitely won't be among them. In fact, he may not show up until 2020...

Conspicuous by his absence in the concept art we've seen for the Justice League movie is Green Lantern. It's clear that Warner Bros. are taking their time with the character after so badly botching him in the 2011 movie starring Ryan Reynolds, but it now sounds like we may have to wait longer to see him than previously expected. Is the studio really that scared of moviegoers rejecting him a second time? It seems so. 

"[Green Lantern] is an incredible character. He’s actually multiple incredible characters," Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice producer Greg Silverman explains to Entertainment Weekly. "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."

Patient is something most of us aren't, but we may have no choice in this instant, because Warner Bros. are in no rush to introduce the hero. "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." It was previously rumoured that Green Lantern would show up at the end of part one, but it's clear that no firm decision has been made. As a result, it could be a very long time until we get any casting news. 
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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Batman vs. Superman" 3/3/2016 Source: Entertainment Weekly
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