When Warner Bros. announced its extensive slate of DC films, they included solo films for just about every major character (including Aquaman and Cyborg) and a two-part Justice League team-up. Most of these character, too, were cast — Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. One who still isn’t cast and we still know very little about is Green Lantern. The reason why, as it turns out, is because there’s a major possibility we won’t be seeing the character conceived on screen for some time.
Amid Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and its growing cinematic universe, producer Charles Roven says we’ll see Green Lantern fully former in Justice League: Part 2…if we’re lucky.
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.
We still don’t know if we’ll see Hal Jordan or John Stewart or another incarnation, but we do know that a Green Lantern reboot is scheduled for theaters on June 19, 2020. During last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it was as Green Lanterns Corps., implying multiple Lanterns will be realized. In any case, the DC team is well aware that it needs to be better than the Ryan Reynolds-led original.
Said Greg Silverman, president creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros.:
[Green Lantern] is an incredible character. He’s actually multiple incredible characters. 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.
In short, hang tight. For the time being, at least, it looks like our Justice League will consist of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg.