Green Lantern Movie to Feature DC's Department of Extranormal Operations

<i>Green Lantern</i> Movie to Feature DC's Department of Extranormal Operations

A recent casting addition to Martin Campbell's superhero adaptation reveals another fictional government agency's involvement.

Though it's already been established that the Green Lantern movie will not feature cameos of well known DC superheroes, that isn't stopping them from delving deep into DC Comics mythology.

One of the latest names added to the film's casting sheet is Armando Leduc. His role may be small, but it is very revealing. He will portray one of the movie's government agents from the Department of Extranormal Operations (or DEO for short).

The Department of Extranormal Operations has a considerable history in DC comics mythology. Their role is to monitor those with metahuman and supernatural powers and to prevent any threat to the general public. It's most prominent character is Mister Bones who, after many years as a low-level super villain, reformed and joined the superhero team Infinity, Inc. He later became the DEO's Regional Director for the Eastern Seaboard. In the late 90s, DC released a limited comic series titled CHASE which followed the story of a DEO agent, Cameron Chase.

What connection does the Department of Extranormal Operations have with our ring-slinging hero? Aside from routine monitoring of his activities in the United States, not much. In one storyline, though, rogue DEO agents convince Green Lantern to use his ring to scan various superheroes in an attempt to uncover a shape-shifting villain. In actuality, they were using the data Green Lantern acquired from the heroes for a villainous purpose. The rogue operation was eventually uncovered and dealt with by Green Lantern with the help of Director Bones.

With Checkmate, another fictional government agency, and it's director Amanda Waller (portrayed by Angela Bassett) already having a presence in the Green Lantern, how will the Department of Extranormal Operations fit in? After all, if Armando Leduc is playing the part of DEO Agent #2, he isn't going to be alone.

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Unmasked - 4/22/2010, 10:50 AM
Interesting. Nice Find Poni!!
bleedthefreak - 4/22/2010, 10:56 AM
cool nice find man
BryEL - 4/22/2010, 11:06 AM
Man, Green Lantern is making more nervous than any other of the Marvel films. I'd rather Thor (well, maybe not Cap) mess up than Green Lantern.

First time of hearing DEO, but I do agree, the more added, the merrier. I LOVE Mister Bones.
LEEE777 - 4/22/2010, 11:17 AM
Hmmm interesting, i like stuff like this!!!
JLanphear - 4/22/2010, 11:19 AM
@MULTI - Agreed. Waller would be a better fit as the rope that ties the heroes together, over Pipe.
CorndogBurglar - 4/22/2010, 11:24 AM
@ Bryel

Green Lantern isn't part of Marvel. its a DC movie.
thegreek - 4/22/2010, 11:27 AM
Multi- Great find yet again ...

I am thinking that with DEO and Checkmate possiblity is the way they are going to inter connect the other super-heros... Like in Iron Man when Nick Fury talks to Stark ...

what do u guys think?
MercWitaMouth88 - 4/22/2010, 11:28 AM
@ Bryel....come on man really calling Green Lantern a Marvel movie?? Someone needs to go back to Comics101 and brush up on sum of the basics.
Faust1973 - 4/22/2010, 11:42 AM
Bryel wasn't saying GL was a Marvel movie...he was saying that hearing everything about the GL movie is making him more nervous than anything he's heard about the Marvel movies...he's comparing DC's movie-making with Marvel's movie-making...
BmanHall - 4/22/2010, 11:47 AM
@ MultiPurposePoni: Hahaha, you're cracking me up with all this GL news, dude. By the time this movie comes out I'll feel as if I've already seen it. Still, great stuff. Keep it up.
Nightwing09 - 4/22/2010, 11:48 AM
InTylerWeTrust - 4/22/2010, 12:22 PM
Hmmmmm............very interesting....
CorndogBurglar - 4/22/2010, 12:26 PM
@ faust

oooooooohhhhhhhhhh, i read that wrong.

@ Bryel

my bad, i misread you're comment. :)

in that case, yeah i agree, GL does have me a little worried...
the99 - 4/22/2010, 12:48 PM
i believe green lantern movie could many villain, green lantern villain is very good big becuase they other space galaxy, i cannot wait see movie all dc marvel muovie
r0r5ch4ch84 - 4/22/2010, 1:38 PM
CorndogBurglar - 4/22/2010, 2:01 PM
@ the99

me too...
HelaGood - 4/22/2010, 4:17 PM
thats such a lame name... always hated it...

rodsvilaca - 4/22/2010, 4:52 PM
As a GL fan I am very shocked to realize that I had never know about this agency called DEO.
rodsvilaca - 4/22/2010, 6:04 PM

Creepy looking doesn't it?
Phinehas - 4/22/2010, 6:10 PM
It'd be cool if they mentioned the Department of Metahuman Affairs. But I guess that would have to come later.
KevinBacon01 - 4/22/2010, 10:40 PM
Can anyone explain, is Cheek Mate, like Marvel's S.H.E.I.L.D.? I think i understand what the Department of Extranormal Operations is, it's basically like the Men In Black. lol
SuperPowered - 4/23/2010, 7:10 AM
They definitely should have cameos from other DC superheroes.
CorndogBurglar - 4/23/2010, 9:42 AM
@ gtrman

i don't think you're missing anything. DC/WB is just run by a bunch of monkeys, apparently. they would rather stick to oldschool ways, that don't work so well anymore, while Marvel seems like they're trying to move forward. you're right, its idiocy...
Angelus - 4/30/2010, 9:55 AM
I dont want this movie to have cameos of other superheroes. The movie should be a stand alone, though only Green Lantern heroes should be mentioned, maybe the exitence of a crazy bat like guy and a scout boy. Nothing more, at the best, nothing.

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