Two members of the Green Lantern Corps may appear in Justice League thanks to Joss Whedon's take, but not the members many would expect. Warner Bros. is gearing up for the full expansion of the DC Extended Universe when Justice League hits theaters this fall and introduces audiences to their entire lineup of superheroes. The DCEU has already firmly established Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), but the movie will also fully introduce the rest of the League: Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).
However, as most fans realize, there is one key component missing from the Justice League lineup, that being any presence of the Green Lanterns. WB has a film in development and rumors have persisted that Green Lantern would be in Justice League in some form, and now rumor has it that two members will be appearing.
The Wrap's Umberto Gonzalez stated in a recent Periscope session that the Green Lanterns will have a bigger role than previously believed. While previous rumors (from Umberto in fact) said a Green Lantern would be included, Gonzalez said that now "there will be two Green Lanterns" in the movie. He said this information came from sources who read Whedon's script and could still be cut before the film hits theaters, so take this with a grain of salt.
Stating that two Green Lanterns will appear automatically brings Hal Jordan and John Stewart to mind, especially with them set to star in Green Lantern Corps. However, that does not appear to be the case as Umberto said he knows the name of one of the members, but not the other. He went on to debunk a few suggestions from the live-chat including Abin Sur, Tomar-Re, and Kilowog.
Since this scene has likely already filmed at this point, it would make more sense for these to be alien Green Lanterns instead of humans. There is no information on how big of a role they will have, so they may not even have lines. If they did, it would be easier to keep the identity of who voiced these characters a secret than if they had cast a major member of the Corps.
Even though the presence of the Green Lanterns will more than likely not mean Hal, John, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, etc. will appear, it does help set up their future appearances. Steppenwolf already said in the most recent Justice League trailer that there are "No Lanterns" on Earth, so that quick line and their possible introduction will tease the future of the cosmic franchise. Who knows, maybe the Green Lanterns will be part of the rumored two post-credits scenes.
Source: Umberto Gonzalez
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- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020
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