Ever since #BatmanvsSuperman, regardless of how you felt about the movie, fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the #Justiceleague. So far, from the trailers and promotional art, the entire league is accounted for. However, there is been one notable League member whose been absent from the promotional material. No, it's not #Superman. It's our very own Emerald Knight, #Greenlantern.
Recently, rumors have surfaced that some form of Green Lantern will show up in the upcoming Justice League. Casting news is also rumored with many actors for the role. However, no news about which Green Lantern #WarnerBros and #DCComics are considering for the new live action adaptation of the character.
With that being said, I'm here to do my own casting for the role. With several humans taking up the mantle of Green Lantern, we are going to go over all of the main ones that can appear. As well as go over how they can be introduced into the #DCEU.
Colin Firth (Alan Scott)
Alan Scott was the original Green Lantern from the Golden Age of Comics. He has been apart of the Justice League and the Justice Society of America. If he did show up in the DCEU I would imagine him being some sort of mentor for the newer Lanterns. Having another older version of a character, like Batman's role, will bring a nice dynamic between the veteran superheroes.
So, who should play him? Will I vote for Colin Firth. Firth has proven time and again that he has what it takes to be a superhero. Most notably, I'm going of this role in #Kingsman, where he plays a super spy. He's older, and can handle a mentor role training future Lanterns to wield the power ring.
Theo James (Hal Jordan)
Hal Jordan is the Green Lantern almost everyone knows. He has been one of the founding members of the Justice League in every incarnation of the group. Back in 2011 we did finally see a Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds. However, due to a bad script, and god awful CGI, the movie was panned as one of the worst superhero films in film history. Although I seriously doubt Hal Jordan will be the one they choose for the upcoming film, it's still a safe bet they will use him.
I chose Theo James for the role of Hal Jordon. Recently I watched the #Divergent series, and while the movies weren't that great Theo James was one of the outstanding characters. His mix of seriousness and comedy I thought would make a perfect Hal. I mean the dude just looks like a superhero.
Trai Byers (John Stewart)�
John Stewart, for me and many other 90s babies, was our first exposure to Green Lantern. He was the Lantern of choice in the Justice League cartoon in the early 00s. He was the third human to take up the Green Lantern name and fought along side the greatest heroes on Earth and beyond.
My choice for Stewart is Fox's #Empire star Trai Byers. Like Divergent, I recently watched the first season Empire, and Byers character is one of the stand outs for me. The way he deals with his character's mental illness shows the guy has range. I know Idris Elba, and Tyrese Gibson are people's go to choices for the role, but I think Byers would be a better fit into the DCEU.
Dylan O'Brien (Kyle Rayner)
For a long time I wanted Dylan O'Brien to play a superhero, and I think he would be great as Kyle Rayner. Rayner was another one of my favorite Lanterns considering he mastered all the power rings and became the #WhiteLantern. O'Brien has proven that he can handle a superheroish role from being a main character in #TeenWolf, and the hero of #TheMazeRunner. Yes, he is on the younger side but Rayner was too. O'Brien can bring longevity to the live action character. Plus having a bunch of older veteran heroes fight along side an amateur youngster could have some great story telling. Especially if Colin Firth is his mentor.
What Do You Think?
I know l left out some other Lanterns like Guy Gardner, and recently added Simon Baz, and Jessica Cruz. I highly doubt those characters will make an appearance in Justice League, or even Green Lantern Corp. What do you think of the list? Do you have better picks? Sound off in the comments below.
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